Harold J. Recinos

Professor of Church and Society

Harold J. Recinos



Ph.D., American University, 1993; D.Min., New York Theological Seminary, 1986; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, 1982; B.A., College of Wooster, 1978

Teaching Specialties

Anthropology of religion, North American Latino/a theology, racial and ethnic studies, popular religion, urban ministry

Research Interests

Popular religion; race, ethnicity, and religion; Hispanic/Latino/a theology; Latin American immigrants/refugees in the United States, liberation theologies, congregational studies

Selected Publications

:: Stony the Road (Wipf and Stock, 2019).

:: The Coming Day (Wipf and Stock, 2019).

:: Harold J. Recinos, ed. Wading Through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

:: Harold Recinos and Hugo Magallanes, eds. Jesus in the Hispanic Community: Images of Christ from Theology to Popular Religion (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009).

:: Good News from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006).

:: Jesus Weeps: Global Encounters on our Doorstep (Nashville: Abingdon, 1992).

Professional Distinctions

Ordained elder, The United Methodist Church, Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference; Contributing Editor, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology; Recognition Award, Ann Arundel Community College, Maryland; Recognition Award, Escuela de Teologia para Ministerios Hispanos, New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; Southeast Jurisdiction Urban Network Award