Black Lives Matter to Jesus: The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts
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About the Author
Rev. Marcus Jerkins is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a BA in religion from Emory University, an MDiv and a ThM from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a PhD in New Testament from Baylor University. His current research concerns the importance of Black-skinned people in the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Jerkins is also the pastor of the Resurrection Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Maryland, the proud husband of Courtney A. Jerkins, and the loving father of three children, Nathaniel, Naomi, and Joanna.
"Jerkins courageously reconfigures interpretive strategy, positioning Black life in America as an entryway for interpreting Luke-Acts." --Shively T. J. Smith, Boston University
"Jerkins argues that an 'I don't see color' attitude toward race and ethnicity is not a biblical perspective, certainly not reflective of Luke's Gospel and the book of Acts." --Nijay K. Gupta, Northern Seminary
"With Black Lives Matter to Jesus, Marcus Jerkins has provided biblical warrant for understanding the pivotal role that a Black-skinned person, the eunuch of Ethiopia, played in Luke's account of God's plan of salvation for humankind. Black Lives Matter to Jesus is as significant in its content as it is timely in its release--take up and read, and do it now!" --Mikeal C. Parsons, Baylor University