Dr. Vincent Bacote believes that doctrine is central to the life of the church. He is the author of The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life and The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper. Dr. Bacote has contributed to books including Black Scholars in White Space: New Vistas in African American Studies from the Christian Academy; On Kuyper; Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions; Keep Your Head Up; and Prophetic Evangelicals. He is a regular columnist for Comment and has also had articles appear in magazines such as Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Think Christian and re:generation quarterly and journals such as Christian Scholars Review, Urban Mission and the Journal for Christian Theological Research.
Drew University: Ph.D., Theological and Religious Studies 2002
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: M.Div., Urban Ministry 1994
The Citadel: B.S., Biology 1987
Drew University: M.Phil. 1999
Areas of Expertise and Research Interests (14)
Professional Affiliations (4)
- Society of Christian Ethics
- Evangelical Theological Society
- American Academy of Religion
- Christian Theological Research Fellowship
Media Appearances (2)
New group of evangelicals seeks a more Christian approach to politics
Religion News Service online
Vincent Bacote, associate professor of theology at Wheaton College and co-founder of Public Faith, hopes voters will go to the polls and cast a ballot — if not in the presidential race, then for the down-ballot options. “There’s more on the ballot,” Bacote said. “And often, those are the more important choices.”
Wheaton College tackles the death penalty with Jesus in mind
The Washington Post online
In addition to Wheaton’s own ethicist Vincent Bacote and Mercer University scholar David Gushee, the panelists include Kirk Bloodsworth, who spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Also on the panel is Frank Thompson, former superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary who witnessed executions...
Presentations and Event Appearances (6)
Surge Network Pastor's Lunch
First Wednesday Redemption Church, Phoenix, Ariz.
The Political Disciple
Faith and Public Life Series Progressive Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill.
Princeton Faith and Action
Princeton Faith and Action Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Ind.
Spring Conference Lectures
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX
Covenant College Lookout Mountain, Ga.
Academics and Published Research (2)
- BITH 315/316 Christian Thought
- BITH 376 Theologies of Transformation
- BITH 384 Political Theology
- BITH 489 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
- BITH 489 Politics and Culture: Kuyper
- Theology and Culture
- Doctrine of the Church
- Theological Anthropology
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