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Dean of Faculty, 2004
Chair, Department 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 Graduate Studies. He also heads SFBC Center for Global Engagement (CGE). In addition to SFBC&TS Dr. Esa has taught in Bolivian Evangelical University (UEB), ISEAT Ecumenical Institute (Bolivia), and in various colleges in Asia. He has also written several articles to academic journals and books. Dr. Esa is a member of Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and Society of Pentecostal Studies (SPS).  In addition to being an elder in the Finnish Pentecostal Church of Florida (Kotikirkko), Dr. Esa is the founder and president of Missio Dei International, a non-profit ministry that focuses on bringing abundant life for “the least and the lost” through biblical education. 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: //boliviabiblia.wordpress.com/

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

  • Esa Autero, Epistle of James. Pentecostal Charismatic Commentary Series. Wipf&Stock. Forthcoming, 2021.
  • Esa Autero, “No Need to Worry or Is There? A Camba Pentecostal Reading of Luke 12:22-34. in Luke-Acts: Texts@Contexts. T&T Clark, 2018.
  • Esa Autero, “Reading the Epistle of James with Socioeconomically Marginalized Immigrants in the Southern United States”. Pneuma 39 (2017), 504-535.
  • Esa Autero, Reading the Bible across Contexts: Luke’s Gospel, Socio-Economic Marginality, and Latin American Biblical Hermeneutics. Biblical Interpretation Series. Brill Academic, 2016.
  • Esa Autero, “Epistula Apostolorum” in Lexham Bible Dictionary. Logos Bible Software, 2015.
  • Esa Autero, “Blessed are the Prosperous but Woe to the Weak. The Influence of Socio-Economic Status to Biblical Hermeneutics”. in Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities, Palgrave McMillan Academic, 2015.
  • Esa Autero, “Ghosts, Women, and Evangelism in John 20:1-18: Mapping the Exchange between Bolivia and Indonesia”. in Bible and Transformation: The Promise of Intercultural Reading. SBL Press, 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 (English and Spanish)
  • Wealth and Poverty in the Bible
  • Global Hermeneutics
  • New Testament Backgrounds
  • Greek Exegesis
  • Koine Greek (English and Spanish)
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Hermeneutics
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Beginning Hebrew
  • Introduction to Missions

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS (Sample)

  • Esa Autero, Respondent in Review panel of Reading the Bible across Contexts: Luke’s Gospel, Socio-Economic Marginality, and Latin American Biblical Hermeneutics. Society of Biblical Literature, Forthcoming November 2019.
  • Esa Autero, Respondent in Review panel of Reading the Bible across Contexts: Luke’s Gospel, Socio-Economic Marginality, and Latin American Biblical Hermeneutics. Society of Pentecostal Studies, March 2018.
  • Esa Autero, “Reading the Epistle of James with Socioeconomically Marginalized Immigrants in the Southern United States”. SPS Panel. Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Diego, November 2016.
  • 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 institution 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 institution 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.