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Edwin David Aponte

Executive Director

“Nearly every day I say to myself, “I can’t believe that I work at the Louisville Institute.” It’s great honor to be part of something that positively impacts the lives of so many in North America.”

(502) 992-5432

Aponte CV

Edwin David Aponte graduated from Gordon College (B.A.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.A.T.S.), and Temple University (M.A., Ph.D.). As a cultural historian Aponte explores faith, spirituality and culture, especially within Latinx religions, African American religions, race, ethnicity and religion, and religion and politics. He is the author of ¡Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality (Orbis Books, 2012), and the co-author of Introducing Latinx Theologies (Orbis Books 2020). He taught history of Christianity and congregational studies at Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University. Previously he was Executive Dean of Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Christian Theological Seminary, and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Lancaster Theological Seminary.