Irene and William McCutchen Associate Professor of Reconciliation and Theology; Director of the Center for Reconciliation; Senior Strategist, Hispanic House of Studies
Duke Divinity School
Durham, NC 27708-0968
Colón-Emeric’s work explores the intersection of Methodist and Catholic theologies, and Wesleyan and Latin-American experiences. His teaching covers a broad range of theological areas: systematics, Wesleyan theology, ecumenism, and Latin American theology. His research brings theologians like Thomas Aquinas and Hans Urs von Balthasar into conversation with voices from the theological periphery like Bartolomé de las Casas and Óscar Romero guided by the conviction that Christian theology sounds best when it is symphonic. Colón-Emeric is the author of Wesley, Aquinas, and Christian Perfection: An Ecumenical Dialogue (Baylor University Press, 2009) which received the 2008 “Aquinas Dissertation Prize Winner” from the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and Oscar Romero’s Theological Vision: Liberation and the Transfiguration of the Poor (Notre Dame University Press, 2018). Colón-Emeric is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Annual Conference. He directs the Central American Methodist Course of Study and the Peru Theological Initiative. He serves in the United Methodist Committee on Faith and Order and on both national and international Methodist-Catholic dialogues.