Emerson B. Powery (Ph.D., Duke University) is Interim Dean (School of Arts, Culture, and Society) and Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah University. He serves as General Editor of Early Christianity and Its Literature (SBL Book Series). Among his publications are The Good Samaritan: Luke 10 for the Life of the Church (Baker, 2023), The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved (WJKP, 2016), and the edited volume True to Our Native Land: An African American NT Commentary (Fortress Press, 2007).

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