Recently a brother on Twitter asked if I could recommend some orthodox theologians from around the world that he could read in 2019. It’s not the first time I’ve gotten such a request. So I thought I’d put together a short list of theologians and leaders from differing ethnic backgrounds for those who may be interested to diversify their reading lists.
But first, a couple of words about the list:
  • It’s clearly not an exhaustive list. Think of it as some places to start and feel free to add others in the comment section if you like.
  • Also, since the brother on Twitter specifically asked about things to read, I’ve not included a ton of preachers who would be good to consult but limited the list to folks who have written for the church.
  • I did not include people that are likely to be well-known already by TGC readers.
  • While I don’t know everyone listed here or their body of work, I’ve tried to list folks I believe to be orthodox.
  • Finally, I didn’t do all the work for you. I’ve given you names, you’ll have to chase down some of their excellent work yourself 🙂

If you’re interested in a longer list of resources including some works outside of orthodoxy, you can try lists here and here.

Soong-Chan Rah (Korean-American)
Richard Twiss (Native American)
Mark Charles (Native American)
Edwin M. Yamauchi (Japanese-American)
Nikki Toyama-Szeto (Asian American)
Latin American/Hispanic
Rene Padilla (Ecuador)
Ruth Padilla DeBorst (Ecuador)
Ajith Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Bob Fu (China)
Nijay Gupta (India)
Barbara M. Leung Lai (Chinese-Canadian)
K. K. Yep (Malaysia)
Abraham George (India)
Femi B. Adelewe (Nigeria)
J. Ayodeji Adewuya (Nigeria)
Daniel K. Darko (Ghana)
Conrad Mbewe (Zambia)
Osvaldo Padilla (Dominican Republic)
Hensworth Jonas (Antigua and Barbuda)
Middle East
Chawkat Moucarry (Born in in Syria, lives in France)
Feel free to add others you think would be edifying for readers!