Daniel C. Arichea, Jr.

 Daniel C. Arichea, Jr.

AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Bishop in Residence, Duke University Divinity School

A.B., Philippine Christian University,
B.Th., Union Theological Seminary Philippines,
M.R.E., Duke Divinity School,
Ph.D., Duke University,

Bishop Arichea began his ministry by serving pastorates in Bataan and Manila in the Philippines and teaching for eight years at Union Theological Seminary. In 1969 he joined the United Bible Societies as a translation consultant working in the Philippines (1969-72), Thailand (1972-74), and Indonesia (1974-87). In 1987 he was moved to Hong Kong to become the Asia-Pacific regional translation coordinator, a position he held for eight years before he was elected to the episcopacy (in absentia) in November 1994. As bishop, he was assigned to the Baguio Episcopal Area in the Philippines. He retired from the episcopacy in December 2000. While with the Bible Society, he co-authored four handbooks for translators (Galatians, 1 Peter, Jude and 2 Peter , and the Pastoral Letters) in addition to writing numerous articles on Bible translation, most of which were published in The Bible Translator . Positions in the Philippine church include: chairperson of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, 1997-99, and President, Philippine Bible Society, 1997-98, 2001 to the present. His continuing ministry to the churches in the Philippines includes a monthly column for The Filipino Methodist entitled Biblical Passages People Love, which started in 1982. He has also written numerous Bible studies for young people and on the subject of women in the Scriptures, the latest is entitled Laying to Rest the Misconception of the Subordinate Role of Women in the Church. He is bishop in residence at Duke Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary in the Philippines where he also serves as professor of New Testament. He is married to Ruth Mandac (MRE ‘65), with whom he has three children.

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