Edgardo A. Colon-Emeric

Edgardo A. Colon-Emeric

Irene and William McCutchen Associate Professor of Reconciliation and Theology

External address: 
405 Chapel Dr, 148 Langford Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708


Colón-Emeric is originally from Puerto Rico. His research engages the thought of figures like Thomas Aquinas, John Wesley, and Bartolomé de las Casas with the intent of achieving mestizajes of classical
theology, Methodist experience, and Latino history. Colón-Emeric is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference; he was founding pastor of Cristo Vive UMC and continues to serve in Hispanic Ministries in Methodist churches in North Carolina.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2007
  • M.Div., Duke University 1997
  • M.S., University of Vermont 1994
  • B.S., Cornell University 1990

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “Thomas’s Theology of Preaching in Romans: A Lascasian Application.” Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas, edited by M. Dauphinais and M. Levering, CUA Press, 2012.

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “Wesleyans and Guadalupans: A Theological Reflection.” American Magnificat: Protestants Reflect on the Virgin of Guadalupe, edited by M. Johnson, Liturgical Press, 2010.

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “Dare we be human? César Chávez and the challenge of Christian humanism.” Apuntes, vol. 32, no. 3, Sept. 2012, pp. 84–103.

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “The Mestizo Symphony of Heaven.” Divinity, 2012.

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “Review of Thomas Aquinas on the Passions by Robert Miner.” The Thomist, 2010.

Colón-Emeric, Edgardo. “Singing Wesley in Spanish.” Liturgy, vol. 25, no. 2, Informa UK Limited, Dec. 2009, pp. 22–32. Crossref, doi:10.1080/04580630903476129. Full Text

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “Consorting with aliens.” Christian Century, vol. 122, no. 7, Apr. 2005, pp. 18–18.

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “Flocking together.” Christian Century, vol. 122, no. 7, Apr. 2005, pp. 19–19.

Colón-Emeric, E. A. “Truth is Symphonic’: Von Balthasar and Christian Humanism.” Christian Century, 2005.