Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology
Office: Alexander Hall
Education: BA, Lee University, 1998; MDiv, Church of God Theological Seminary, 2000; PhD, Duke University, 2005. At SPU since 2007.
Professor Castelo is a Christian theologian who is currently researching and writing in the areas of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit (pneumatology) and Latino/a studies.
People sometimes wonder about his academic title. “Dogmatics” is the formal academic field of Christian teaching and confession. “Constructive theology” has to do with the way this teaching addresses the needs of the present day. Therefore, the title indicates Professor Castelo’s desire for theology to look both to the past and the present, for only in doing so can it be helpful and hopeful.
His professional distinctions include winning the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, participating in a two-year Wabash workshop for Latino/a faculty, and guest-editing an issue of the International Journal of Systematic Theology. He has served in formal capacities within both the American Academy of Religion and the Wesleyan Theological Society. He has lectured widely in Latin America and Europe.
Dr. Castelo is an Ordained Elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church. In addition to being a prolific author, he enjoys teaching and preaching in local church settings.
Confessing the Triune God
Cascade Books, 2014
El Dios Cristiano, Sufrimiento y Maldad: Una Exploracion Desde el Punto de Vista de la Fe
Publicaciones Kerigma, 2017
“Daniel Castelo dirige a los lectores a través de una exploración reflexiva y perspicaz del problema del sufrimiento.La aproximación de Castelo honra el misterio de Dios, que no puede ser plenamente explicado y, por lo tanto, es inherentemente apopático.Su comprensión fundamental del mal es una "enfermedad o enfermedad escandalosa" Una condición de anti-dios. Con teodicea quizás la cuestión más urgente de hoy - no sólo en las aulas del seminario, sino en el mundo que se siente desamparado - el trabajo de Castelo ofrece una visión esperanzadora y terapéutica”
Embodying Wesley’s Catholic Spirit
Wipf and Stock, 2017
Holiness as a Liberal Art
Pickwick Press, 2012
Hosea (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary), with Bo H. Lim
"In this commentary Bo Lim, an Old Testament scholar, and Daniel Castelo, a theologian, come together to help the church recover and read the prophetic book of Hosea in a way that is both faithful to its message and relevant to our contemporary context."
Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition
“Pentecostalism is commonly framed as ‘evangelicalism with tongues’ or dismissed as simply a revivalist movement. In this book, Castelo argues that Pentecostalism is actually best understood as a Christian mystical tradition.”
Pneumatology: A Guide for the Perplexed
Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015
“This guide aims to elaborate and constructively engage some of the ongoing dogmatic challenges within the field of Christian pneumatology. Rather than a strict survey, the book largely represents a collection of working proposals on a number of relevant themes, including cosmology, mediation, the nature and role of Spirit-baptism, and discernment.”
Revisioning Pentecostal Ethics: The Epicletic Community
CPT Press, 2012
The Apathetic God: Exploring the Contemporary Relevance of Divine Impassibility
Paternoster/Wipf and Stock, 2009
Please view Dr. Castelo’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.
Dr. Castelo's website