Frederick Edie

 Frederick Edie
AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Christian Education;, Duke University Divinity School

B.A., Furman University,
M.Div., Vanderbilt Divinity School,
Ph.D., Emory University,

Fred Edie grew up on the Isle of Hope just east of Savannah, Ga. He holds a B.A. degree from Furman University, an M.Div. from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Edie is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has served congregations on both coasts in youth and educational ministries. At Duke, Edie teaches courses in Christian Education, youth ministry, and practical theology. His research interests include exploring the relationships between Christian Worship and Christian identity, creating rich contexts for the formation of Christians, and constructing full-bodied epistemologies.

Edie also directs the nationally recognized Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation (DYA), a community of intentional Christian living designed to assist young persons in discerning and practicing faithful life before God. Alums of DYA are training for vocations as pastors and priests, missionaries, youth workers, teachers of religion, church educators, peace mediators, and even for the monastic life.

Edie’s new book, Book, Bath, Table and Time, explores what goes on at DYA and, in particular, suggests how congregational youth ministries may benefit from attention to corporate worship as a crucial zone of formation for youth.

Edie is married and a parent to two teenagers. He professes something of an addiction to cycling.
Duke Divinity

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