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Jay Augustine

Instructor, Special Programs
Divinity School


Jonathan C. Augustine (a/k/a Jay Augustine) is a reconciliation scholar, author and professor. His most recent books are When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit (Fortress Press, 2023) and Called to Reconciliation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity and Inclusion (Baker Academic, 2022). His published scholarship appears in numerous journals, including the Howard Law JournalConnecticut Public Interest Law Law Journal, Loyola Law Review, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, and the Louisiana Law Review.

Jay earned a BA from Howard University, along with an active duty commission as a US Army infantry officer. Following decorated military service, he earned his JD from Tulane University and served as a law clerk to then-Associate Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Jay also earned his MDiv, from United Theological Seminary, and completed a fellowship at Princeton Theological Seminary before later earning his DMin at Duke University.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Instructor, Special Programs Divinity School