Dean of Faculty, 2004
Chair, Division of Biblical Studies
Th.M., University of Helsinki
Th.D., University of Helsinki
Expertise: Bible, Theology, Biblical Languages, New Testament
Dr. Esa Autero is a native of Finland. He graduated with Master’s in Theology (2003) and Doctorate in Theology (2014) from the University of Helsinki, Finland with a major in New Testament Exegesis. He has taught in South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary (SFBC&TS) since 2005 and currently acts as the Dean of Faculty and Chair of Biblical Studies. In addition to SFBC&TS Dr. Esa has taught in Bolivian Evangelical University (UEB), ISEAT Ecumenical Institute (Bolivia), Chiquicollo Pentecostal Bible College (Bolivia), Hyny Full Gospel Bible College (India), and Chandigahr Bible College (India), among others. In addition to his dissertation, Dr. Esa has written an article into a peer-reviewed journal (BTB), entry into Lexham Bible Dictionary, and several book chapters on the gospels and contextual biblical hermeneutics. He frequently presents papers at academic conferences. Dr. Esa is a member of Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and Society of Pentecostal Studies (SPS). In addition to being part of the leadership team of All Nations Church, Dr. Esa is the founder and president of Missio Dei International, a non-profit ministry that focuses on empowering churches and communities to bring abundant life for “the least and the lost” through biblical education in various parts of the world. Esa is married to Mia and they have three children. He likes to spend time with his family, read, teach his children surfing, and spend time on the beach.
Blog site: https://boliviabiblia.wordpress.com/
- Esa Autero, “Reading the Bible Across Contexts: Luke’s Gospel, Socio-Economic Marginality, and Latin American Biblical Hermeneutics.” Biblical Interpretation Series. Brill Academic. [Forthcoming 2016].
- Esa Autero, “No Need to Worry or Is There? A Camba Pentecostal Reading of Luke 12:22-34. in Luke’s Gospel: Texts@Contexts Series. Sheffield Phoenix Press. [Forthcoming 2015]
- Esa Autero, “Epistula Apostolorum” in Lexham Bible Dictionary. Logos Bible Software [Forthcoming 2015]
- Esa Autero, “Blessed are the Prosperous but Woe to the Weak. The Influence of Socio-Economic Status to Biblical Hermeneutics”. in Renewal Across the Americas Conference Volume. Palgrave McMillan Academic. [Forthcoming 2015]
- Esa Autero, “Ghosts, Women, and Evangelism in John 20:1-18: Mapping the Exchange between Bolivia and Indonesia”. in Bible and Transformation. Conference Volume of Bible and Transformation. SBL Semeia Studies [Forthcoming in 2015]
- Esa Autero, “Social Status in Luke’s Infancy Narrative: Zechariah the Priest”. Biblical Theology Bulletin (BTB). February 2011.
COURSES TAUGHT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
- New Testament Theology (English and Spanish)
- Acts of Apostles (in Spanish)
- New Testament Backgrounds
- Greek Exegesis
- Beginning Koine Greek (English and Spanish)
- Jesus and the Gospels
- New Testament Introduction
- Old Testament Introduction
- Old Testament Theology
- Beginning Hebrew
- Introduction to Missions
ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS (Sample)
- Esa Autero, “Blessed are the Prosperous but Woe to the Weak. The Influence of Socio-Economic Status to Biblical Hermeneutics”. Academic Presentation in Renewal across the Americas: Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements in Latin America and among Latinas/os. Regent University Divinity School. Virginia Beach. Forthcoming, Feb 28-March 1, 2014.
- Esa Autero, “Ghosts, Women, and Evangelism in John 20:1-18: Mapping the Exchange between Bolivia and Indonesia”. Academic Presentation in Bible and Transformation Conference. Free University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands. February 19, 2013.
- Esa Autero, “No Need to Worry, or Is There?: A Camba Reading of Luke 12:22-34” Contextual Interpretation of the New Testament panel. Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 17, 2012.
- Esa Autero, “Does it Matter Where We Read: Exploring Biblical Poverty Texts Empirically ”Poverty in Biblical World. Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 19, 2012.
- Esa Autero, “Primeras comunidades cristianas narran su historia”. Lecture on Early Christianity in Ecumenical Institute: Instituto Ecuménico Superior Andina de Teología (ISEAT), Santa Cruz, Bolivia. February 9, 2012.
- Esa Autero, “From Liberation Theology to Empirical Hermeneutics: How Can Empirical Research Contribute to the Understanding of Biblical Texts?” Contextual Interpretation of the New Testament panel. Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Francisco, November 26, 2011.
- Esa Autero, “La interpretación bíblica que dio lugar a la reforma”. (Biblical Interpretation and the Rise of Protestant Reformation) Academic Presentation on the Reformation Day Conference. Universidad Evangélica Boliviana, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. October 31, 2011.
- Esa Autero, “Social Status in Luke’s Infancy Narrative: Zechariah as hiereus tis”. Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament panel. Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta, November 2010.