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Daniel Castelo

Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology

Email: casted1@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2336
Office: Alexander 213


Education: BA, Lee University, 1998; MDiv, Church of God Theological Seminary, 2000; PhD, Duke University, 2005. At SPU since 2007.

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Castelo is a Christian theologian who is particularly interested in divine attribution, practical theodicy, pneumatology, the theological interpretation of Scripture, the intersection between Wesleyan and Pentecostal theologies, epistemic and cultural contextualization, and Latino/a studies.

He has lectured and given academic presentations in England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Honduras, Brazil, El Salvador, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and various locations in his native countries, the USA and Mexico.

He is the author and editor of several books as well as a number of essays in academic theological journals and collections.

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. At present he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology. He has served in formal capacities within both the American Academy of Religion (Steering Committee Member) and the Wesleyan Theological Society (Intercultural Studies Chair).  

Dr. Castelo is an Ordained Elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church.


Books



Confessing the Triune God

Cascade Books, 2014


Holiness as a Liberal Art

Pickwick Press, 2012


Revisioning Pentecostal Ethics: The Epicletic Community

CPT Press, 2012


The Apathetic God: Exploring the Contemporary Relevance of Divine Impassibility

Paternoster/Wipf and Stock, 2009


Theological Theodicy

Cascade, 2012

Please view Dr. Castelo’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Personal Links

Dr. Castelo's website

Daniel Castelo

Why I Teach at SPU

Daniel Castelo, Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology

“I teach at SPU because historically and currently this place promotes and embodies a kind of evangelical catholicity. We value the transformation of the heart, the urgency of both holy reasoning and mission, and the call to lead a sanctified life. These commitments can be fostered in a number of church traditions, and SPU recognizes this reality because of its Wesleyan heritage.”

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