Daniel Castelo

Associate Dean for Academic Formation, William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies

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  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • M.Div., Church of God Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Lee University

Born in Guadalajara and very much a Sonorense and Californian at heart, Professor Castelo has tried throughout his teaching and scholarly ministry to maintain connections to those communities that have indelibly shaped him. During his doctoral work, he taught intensive Wesleyan theology courses in Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil, and afterward he took a teaching post at a Mexican seminary for three years. While he was teaching in the Pacific Northwest for fourteen years, he was an active participant in the Central American Methodist Course of Study program in El Salvador and served as a doctoral mentor for the Hispanic Theological Initiative.

He has focused his scholarship on the doctrine of God; the theological interpretation of Scripture; pneumatology and mysticism; the theologies of Methodism and Pentecostalism; and Latinx theologies. A list of his publications can be found in his CV.

He is a past winner of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise and has held roles in the American Academy of Religion and the Wesleyan Theological Society. In further service to the Methodist scholarly guild, Dr. Castelo is the founding coeditor of the series Wesleyan and Methodist Explorations and an associate editor of Methodist Review. He has also been a member of the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies.

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