United Theological Seminary


Eleazar S. Fernandez


Professor of Constructive Theology

Ordained minister in the United
Church of Christ in the Philippines

President, Union Theological
Seminary of the Philippines

Appointed 1993

B.A. Philippine Christian University
M.Div. Union Theological Seminary, Philippines
Th.M. Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Teaching and Research
Constructive theology
Theological voices from the Global Sout
Theological anthropology
Theology of religions
Exposure-immersion trips
Mission and ecumenics
Globalization and its challenges to theology and ministry

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Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World


Wipf and Stock, 2014

New Overtures: Asian North American Theology in the 21st Century – Essays in Honor of Fumitaka Matsuoka


Sopher Press, 2012

Burning Center, Porous Borders: The Church in a Globalized World

Wipf and Stock, 2011

Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil

St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2004

Books Chapters, Articles and Essays
(since 2000)

“Multiple Locations-Belongings and Power Differentials.” Multiple Locations–Belongings and Power Differentials: Lenses for a Liberating Biblical Hermeneutics. Eds. Francisco Lozada Jr. and Greg Carey. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.

“(Home) Land, Diaspora, Identity, and the Bible in Imperial Geopolitics: What does the Asia-Pacific Region have to do with Israel-Palestine.” The Biblical Text in the Context of the Occupation: Towards a new hermeneutics of liberation. Ed. Mitri Raheb. Bethlehem, Palestine: Diyar Publisher, 2012. 119–45.

Editor. “New Overtures: Asian-North American Theology in the 21st Century.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion 3 (2011).

“Theological Theme: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30; Matthew 14:13-21.” Lectionary Homiletics xxii.4 (June-July 2011).

“Theological Perspective on Psalms 51:1-12; 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33.” Feasting on the Word. Eds. David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor. Westminster: John Knox Press, 2012. Year B, Additional Essays.

“Global Hegemonic Power, Democracy and the Theological Praxis of the Multitude.” Wading through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation. Ed. Harold Recinos. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011. 53–67.

“Theological Perspective on Romans 12:9-21; 13:8-14.” Feasting on the Word: Preaching for the Common Lectionary. Eds. David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor. Westminster: John Knox Press 2011. Year A, Volume 4.

“Theological Perspective on Romans, 12:1-8. Feasting on the Word: Preaching for the Revised Common Lectionary. Eds. David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor. Westminster: John Knox Press, 2011. 374–78. Year A, Volume 3.

Diaz, Johnathan Blas. “Forward.” Towards a Theology of the Chamoru: Struggle and Liberation in Oceania. Quezon City, Philippines: Claretian Publications, 2010.

With Lester Edwin J. Ruiz. “What Do We Do with the Diversity That We Already Are? The Asian and Asian-North American in Accredited Graduate Theological Education.” Theological Education 45.1 (2009)

“From Babel to Pentecost: Finding a Home in the Belly of the Empire.” Semeia: The Bible in Asian America. Ed. Tat-Siong Benny Liew. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002.

“Theology of Struggle.” Dictionary of Third World Theology. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2000.

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