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Daniel Castelo

Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology


Phone: 206-281-2336
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.


Books



Confessing the Triune God

Cascade Books, 2014


Holiness as a Liberal Art

Pickwick Press, 2012


Hosea (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary), with Bo H. Lim

Eerdmans, 2015

"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."

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


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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