Esther AcolatseAssistant Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and World Christianity
Duke Divinity School
Durham, NC 27708-0968
In much of her work Professor Acolatse explores the intersection of psychology and Christian thought, with interests in gender and the experience of Christianity, methodological issues in the practice of theology of the Christian life, and the relevance of these themes in the global expression of Christianity.
Her current research includes practical theology, theological dimensions of marriage and family (with emphasis on immigrant families), gender issues in pastoral care, and creation and redemption as a basis for the resurrection. Her current book projects, Fleeing From the Spirit?: Biblical Realism and the Demands of Contextual Theology and For Freedom or Bondage: An Analysis of Deliverance Practice in Ghana and the African Diaspora, are both being published by Eerdmans. Her most recent article, “Hope and God as good-enough Mother: the Development of Hope in Job,” appears in the Journal of Pastoral Theology, Summer 2013.
Prior to coming to Duke, Professor Acolatse taught theology at Loyola College in Maryland. She is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA.
B.A.(Hons.) University of Ghana
M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary