Publications

In Press
The Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World
Walton JL. The Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World. Westminster John Knox Press; In Press.
Submitted
Walton JL. Have the Sons of Africa Have No Souls?: Manliness, Freedom, and Power in the Cultural Roots of Afro-Phallic Protestantism. In: Sorett J The Sexual Politics of Black Churches. The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life Series, Columbia University Press ; Submitted.
2018
Walton JL. Afterword: Dignity as a Weapon of Love. In: Shelby T, Terry B To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Harvard University Press ; 2018. pp. 339-350.
Walton JL. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Consumerism. In: Witte J, Wheeler A The Protestant Reformation of the Church and the World. Westminster John Knox Press ; 2018. pp. 240-253.
2016
Walton JL. Split-Second Decisions that Leave Black and Brown People Dead. The New York Times [Internet]. 2016. Article
2015
Walton JL. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?. In: Dias E What Did Jesus Ask? Christian Leaders Reflect on His Questions of Faith. Time ; 2015. pp. 4-44.
2014
After Ferguson, When Will We Listen?. The New York Times [Internet]. 2014. Article
Stationed in the King's Court: Evangelicals in the Age of Obama. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society [Internet]. 2014;16 (1-2) :79-98. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This article examines the relationship of Barack Obama and an emerging generation of evangelical leaders. It argues that his 2008 presidential campaign courted centrist evangelicals by rendering the Religious Right as extreme and “out of touch” with the American mainstream while framing his longtime pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, as a coinciding extreme voice on the left. To be sure, evangelical centrists typify a longstanding religious tradition of response known as intermediation that has often had access to presidential power. Unfortunately, this strategy of religious triangulation that isolates the “extreme” Right and Left deprives the administration of the moral resources from the Left that could catalyze a robust progressive agenda.

Walton JL. Why We Can't Wait!. The Huffington Post [Internet]. 2014. ArticleAbstract

An Advent Sermon on the Prison Industrial Complex

Walton JL. Liberation and the Prosperity Gospel. In: Pinn A, Cannon KG The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology. New York: Oxford University Press ; 2014. pp. 453-467.
2013
Walton JL. The Shame of Behavioral Health. Harvard Crimson [Internet]. 2013. Article
Walton JL. Waking from a Dream. Harvard Divinity Bulletin [Internet]. 2013;41 (2 & 4) :10-13. Article
2012
Walton JL. Three Words of Caution in the Wake of Another Mass Killing. The Huffington Post [Internet]. 2012. Article
Walton JL. Stop Worrying and Start Sowing! A Phenomenological Account of the Ethics of "Divine Investment". In: Pentecostalism and Prosperity: The Socio-Economics of Global Charismatic Movements. edited by Amos Yong and Katy Attanasi. Palgrave Macmillan ; 2012. pp. 107-129. 2012_stop_worrying_start_sowing_bk_chapt.pdf
2011
Walton JL. Staying Human in a Media Age. Harvard Divinity Bulletin [Internet]. 2011;39 (3 & 4) :8-11. Article
Walton JL. Onward, Christian Soldiers! Race, Religion and Nationalism in Post-Civil Rights America. In: Logan J, Riggs M Ethics that Matters: Christian Social Ethics in the 21st Century. Fortress Press ; 2011. pp. 139-158.
Walton JL. For Where Two or Three (Thousand) Are Gathered in My Name! A Cultural History and Ethical Analysis of African-American Megachurches. Journal of African American Studies. 2011;15 (2) :133-154. 2011_for_where_two_or_three_thousand_jr_art.pdf
Walton JL. The Greening of the Gospel (and Black Body): Rev. Ike’s Gospel of Wealth and PostBlackness Theology. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. 2011;33 (2) :181-199. 2011_the_greening_of_the_gospel_jr_art.pdf
Walton JL. Will the Revolution Be Televised? TV Preachers, Profits and the Prophetic. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. 2011;33 (2). 2011_will_the_revolution_be_televised_jr_art.pdf
2010
Walton JL. Prosperity and Economic Empowerment Gospel and African American Churches. In: Patte D Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Cambridge University Press ; 2010. pp. 1014-1015.

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