Esther Acolatse

is assistant professor of the practice of pastoral theology and world Christianity. In much of her work, Professor Acolatse explores the intersection of psychology and Christian thought, particularly with respect to global expressions of Christianity. She is the author of For Freedom or Bondage: A critique of African Pastoral Practices and the forthcoming Fleeing from the Spirit? Biblical Realism and the Demands of Contextual Theology(Wm. B. Eerdmans). Recent articles address spiritual and psychological factors in care at the end of life and include “Embracing and Resisting Death: A Theology of Justice and Hope for Care at the End of Life” in Living Faithfully Dying Well: Christian Practices of Care at the End of Life, and “God as Good-Enough Mother: The Development of Hope in Job” in Journal of Pastoral Theology.