Eric Washington

Eric Washington serves as Assistant Professor and History Director of the African and African Diaspora Studies Minor at Calvin College. Dr. Washington is primarily interested in studying the African-American church from its development in the late 18th century through the 19th century.

Calvinism: Inherently Anti-Slavery?

Would Calvinism, as a theological worldview, be inherently opposed to slavery? What would a slave like Olaudah Equiano say? What about Abraham Kuyper? C’mon up for this last part of three part series on the life of Equiano.

Slaveholder, How Will You Answer God?

C’mon up and continue the series on Calvinist slave, Olaudah Equiano, looking at his Reformed view of creation and sin as seen by the horrors of slavery. This is Part II in our three-part series on the life of Olaudah Equiano.

The Reformational, Theological Olaudah Equiano

C’mon up and meet Olaudah Equiano, who wrote one of the most important slave narratives in the history of the English-speaking world in 1789 and cherished a Reformed worldview. This is Part I in our three-part series on the life of Olaudah Equiano.