William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies
- B.A. in Psychology (Lee University)
- M.Div. (Church of God Theological Seminary)
- Ph.D. in Theology (Duke University)
During his doctoral work, Professor Castelo taught intensive Wesleyan theology courses in Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil and afterward took a teaching post at a Mexican seminary for three years. Subsequently, he moved to the Pacific Northwest, where he taught dogmatic and constructive theology at Seattle Pacific University for fourteen years. He has been an active participant in the Central American Methodist Course of Study program and recently has served as a doctoral mentor for the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Dr. Castelo began his publishing career exploring the topic of divine attribution. This work resulted in the monograph The Apathetic God, for which he won a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He proceeded to consider questions surrounding a Christian account of theodicy (Theological Theodicy), the doctrine of God broadly (Confessing the Triune God), and the theological interpretation of Scripture (the co-authored Hosea [THOTC] and The Marks of Scripture). Additionally, he has focused on the theology of renewal movements (Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition and the edited Embodying Wesley’s Catholic Spirit) and Christian pneumatology (Pneumatology: A Guide for the Perplexed and the co-edited T & T Clark Handbook of Pneumatology). He currently has publishing contracts for books that explore Latinx theology and a Wesleyan doctrine of God.