Rodney S. Sadler Jr.Associate Professor of Bible and Director, Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation
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Duke University, Ph.D.
Howard University, School of Divinity, M.Div.
Howard University, B.A.
Rodney S. Sadler Jr’s teaching experience includes courses in biblical languages, Old and New Testament interpretation, wisdom literature in the Bible, the history and religion of ancient Israel, and African American biblical interpretation. His first authored book, Can A Cushite Change His Skin? An Examination of Race, Ethnicity, and Othering in the Hebrew Bible, was published in 2005. He frequently lectures within the church and community on Race in the Bible, African American Biblical Interpretation, the Image of Jesus, Biblical Archaeology, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He was the managing editor of the African American Devotional Bible.
Dr. Sadler served as a visiting lecturer and interim co-director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC, and was an associate minister in Durham, NC. He is the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation on the Charlotte campus.
Rodney S. Sadler Jr. and Emerson B. Powery, The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved (Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY)
Rodney S. Sadler Jr., Can a Cushite Change His Skin?: An Examination of Race, Ethnicity, and Othering in the Hebrew Bible (Bloomsbury T&T Clark)
Rodney S. Sadler Jr., NIV African-American Devotional Bible Indexed (Zondervan)