Anthony Bradley

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Anthony B. Bradley is an American author and professor of religion, theology and ethics at the King's College in New York City, where he also serves as the chair of the Religious and Theological Studies program and directs the Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Program.[1][2][3] He is also a research fellow for The Acton Institute.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Bradley has a BS in biological sciences from Clemson University, a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Ethics and Society from Fordham University, and his PhD is from Westminster Theological Seminary.[4] Before coming to King's, he was assistant professor of theology at Covenant Seminary from 2005 to 2009, where he also directed the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute.[5]


Bradley's 2013 book, Aliens in the Promised Land, is a minority-led conversation about racism in the U.S. evangelical church.[6]

In his 2015 book Runaway Radical, author Jonathan Hollingsworth identifies Bradley as the first to identify a new kind of evangelical legalism, in which young people feel compelled to enact their devotion to the Gospel by such radical acts as giving away all of their possessions, or dropping out of university to dedicate their lives to serving the poor.[7]


  • Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4335-1147-9
  • Black and Tired: Essays on Race, Politics, Culture, and International Development. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011. ISBN 978-1-60899-596-7; C-SPAN, Book TV [1] [8][9]
  • The Political Economy of Liberation: Thomas Sowell and James Cone on the Black Experience. New York, NY: Peter Lang Inc, International Academic Publishers, 2012. ISBN 978-1433111839
  • Keep Your Head Up: America's New Black Christian Leaders, Social Consciousness, and the Cosby Conversation. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4335-0673-4
  • Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership is Overlooked in White Christian Churches. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R, 2013. ISBN 978-1-5963-8234-3; Edited by Bradley who also wrote the first chapter.[6]
  • John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement: Justice as Unfairness. London: Lexington, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4985-0494-2
  • Black Scholars in White Space: New Vistas in African American Studies from the Christian Academy. Cascade Books: Oregon, 2015. ISBN 978-1620329955
  • Something Seems Strange: Critical Essays on Christianity, Public Policy, and Contemporary Culture. Wipf and Stock: Oregon, 2016. ISBN 978-1498283908[10]
  • Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration: Hope from Civil Society. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2018. ISBN 978-1108446297[11]


  1. ^ Peace, Madison. "Center for the Study of Human Flourishing Launches Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Program". The King's College. The King's College. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ Taylor, Aisha (13 July 2012). "Careers in Faith and Religion: Theologian Banks on Thought Leadership and Intellect Professor found purpose in molding next generation of faith professionals". Black Enterprise. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ Anderson, Brandon (19 January 2015). "How Martin Luther King's faith drove his activism". Vox. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Staff Profile: Anthony B. Bradley, PhD". Acton Institute. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  5. ^ ""A Reformed Approach to Racial Reconciliation"". World Mag. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b Nazworth, Napp (14 May 2013). "Interview: Anthony Bradley on Evangelicals and Racism, Multi-Ethnicity in the Church (Pt. 1)". Christian Post. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  7. ^ Sells, Heather (2 July 2015). "Radical for Jesus a New Kind of Legalism?". CBN. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Book Discussion on Black and Tired". Book TV. C-SPAN. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  9. ^ Nazworth, Napp (28 July 2011). "Black and Tired: Anthony Bradley Talks Race, Politics, and the Church". Christian Post. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  10. ^ Peace, Madison. "Dr. Anthony Bradley Publishes Eighth Book: "Something Seems Strange"". The King's College. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration: Hope from Civil Society". Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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