Frederick EdieAssociate Professor of the Practice of Christian Education
Duke Divinity School
Durham, NC 27708-0968
Fred Edie grew up on the Isle of Hope just east of Savannah, Ga. He holds a B.A. degree from Furman University, an M.Div. from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Edie is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has served congregations on both coasts in youth and educational ministries. At Duke, Edie teaches courses in Christian Education, youth ministry, and practical theology. His research interests include exploring the relationships between Christian Worship and Christian identity, creating rich contexts for the formation of Christians, and constructing “full-bodied” epistemologies.
Edie’s book,, explores what goes on at DYA and, in particular, suggests how congregational youth ministries may benefit from attention to corporate worship as a crucial zone of formation for youth.
Edie is married and a parent to two teenagers. He professes something of an addiction to cycling.
B.A., Furman University
M.Div., Vanderbilt Divinity School
Ph.D., Emory University
- "Liturgy, Emotion and Poetics of Being Human," Journal of Religious Education
- "Cultivating Baptismal Spirituality in High School Youth," forthcoming in Doxology
- Introduction to Youth Ministry
- Education and Social Issues
- Embodied Education: The Significance of the Catechumenate for Forming Disciples
- Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster, The God Bearing Life
- Patricia Hersch, A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence
- Charles R. Foster, Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education
- Daniel Benedict, Come to the Waters: Baptism & Our Ministry of Welcoming Seekers & Making Disciples
- G. Simon Harak, Virtuous Passions: The Formation of Christian Character
- Antonio R. Damasio, Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain