Online January Intercession Course

Baldwin, Bible & Social Justice


James Baldwin’s biblical canon in Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire Next Time will be explored to identify his use of OT/NT texts to carve out a unique expression of social justice. Baldwin’s texts, including texts to be selected by students, will help each participant to develop their own Baldwinian applied justice portfolio.

This course is aught by Dr. Fontella Irons. She has served as one of BST’s affiliate faculty for 12 years and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA. Dr. Irons currently pastors a church in upstate New York. She completed her PhD in New Testament studies at Claremont School of Theology under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent Wimbush.  Her Baldwin, Bible and Social Justice class has been a favorite for students for many years.

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Class will meet 5 times 5-7pm PST; January 9, 10, 12, 17, 19.

Auditors are welcome! You may enroll in the course as an auditor by submitting the form below and paying the $100 audit fee. All auditors may receive a transcript that documents their participation in the the course.

Enrolled students can take the course for 1.5 or 3.0 units. If you would like to enroll for credit, please contact the admissions office at or (510) 841-1905 ext. 248.

To enroll, please submit the following registration and payment forms:

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at or (510) 841-1905 ext 248.