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Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi

Professor of World Christianities and Mission Studies
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program



Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1999; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary,1990; M.Div., Evangelical Seminary in Puerto Rico,1987; B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 1984

Teaching Specialties

History of the movement of the Christian religion, including the impact of colonialism and immigration in Christianity's movement; Trends, movements and theologies of the Christian religion in the global south; Ecumenics and global Pentecostalisms; mission practices and studies with focus in the global south, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean; and Afro-Caribbean and Amerindian religious encounters with Latin American and Caribbean Christianities

Research Interests

Interpretations of the movement of the Christian religion, socio-cultural interplay between Christians and people of other faiths, theoretical and theological/missiological constructions of current interplay between cultures and religions

Selected Publications

::"To All Nations From All Nations: A History of the Christian Missionary Movement" with Justo L. Gonzalez, (Nashville: Abingdon, 2013).
::“Prophetic Dialogue from a Historical Perspective: Bending Time in History to Rediscover the Gospel", Missiology 41.1 (January 2013): 22-34.
::“Postcolonial Insights for Religious Leadership,” chapter in Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook", Volume 2, Sharon Henderson Callahan, editor (SAGE Reference Series, Los Angeles, CA: 2013), pp. 731-735.
::”¿Por qué es importante para la comunidad cristiana el diálogo inter-religioso?”  Un peregrinaje de fe y misión cristiana en el encuentro, intercambio e interacción con otras religiones, Tercer Simposio Gamaliel Ortiz Nieves: Diálogo inter-religioso: Hacia una ética de la responsabilidad y justicia social. (Bayamón, Puerto Rico: Editorial Isla Negra, 2013).
::”Una pastoral intergeneracional: Misión y ministerio en un contexto de transición cultural e intergeneracional” Revista El Discípulo (Bayamón, Puerto Rico: Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo en Puerto Rico), Marzo 2013.

Professional Distinctions

Member of the Editorial Board of Apuntes; Chair of the Governing Board of the Hispanic Summer Program; Building Bridges Award, Islamic Speaker’s Bureau of Atlanta, November 2007; Ordained Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Puerto Rico and the USA and Canada; and Delegate to Edinburgh 2010

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