Albert Hernandez

 Albert Hernandez

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Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Iliff School of Theology

B.A., Florida International University,
M.S., Nova Southeastern University,
M.A., M.Phil., Drew University,
Ph.D., Drew University,

Albert Hernández has served as academic vice president and dean of the faculty since 2009 and serves as the associate professor of the history of Christianity. He has been a member of the Iliff faculty since 2001. In addition to his professorial duties, he has also been associate dean for academic affairs and coordinator of Iliff’s master in theological studies program. .

Hernández’ teaching areas include the history of Christianity from Antiquity through the Medieval and Early Modern periods. His research interests include the history of Muslim and Christian relations beginning with the Crusades, the problem of religious diversity in medieval and early modern Spain, and the role of mystical movements in Christian history.

His book, Subversive Fire: Pentecost in Medieval and Early Modern Christianity, will be released by Scarecrow Press later in 2009. Hernández is a United Methodist layperson, and is a member of the American Academy of Religion, and the American Society of Church History. He has served on the advisory board of the Hispanic Theological Initiative, located at Princeton Theological Seminary, and has addressed numerous local, regional, and national gatherings and religious organizations about the legacies of Medieval Spain for a post-9/11 world. His current book project, co-authored with Dr. Miguel De La Torre, explores the history of Satan and the problem of evil in the history of Christianity.

Representative courses:

  • Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Medieval Spain
  • Sixteenth-Century Spanish Mystics and Reformers
  • Medieval Christianity
  • Violence and Toleration in Medieval Europe
  • Encountering God at the Margins: Latino/a Theologies
  • Historiography

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