Dr. Rafael Reyes

Asst. Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Director of Information Literacy and Library Services

Non-NYTS Affiliation(s)/Position:

  • Co-Editor, Journal of World Christianity

Educational Background:

  • BT Vaughn College of Aeronautics
  • MA New Testament, Alliance Theological Seminary
  • MDiv New York Theological Seminary
  • STM Drew Theological School
  • MA Religion, Claremont School of Theology
  • PhD Religion, Claremont School of Theology


Dr. Rafael Reyes III’ courses focuses on the areas of process philosophy and theology, post-structuralist thought, and religious pluralism.  Some of the courses he teaches are on the Theological Imagination, Eco-Theology, and Constructive Theology. Dr. Reyes is also the co-editor of the Journal of World Christianity (http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_JOWC.html) which is concerned with comparative studies of both local forms of Christianity in the areas in which it has historically existed or presently exists, and with the place of Christianity in inter-religious dialogue. Dr. Reyes’ dissertation is entitled, “Open Receptacles: Imagination in Continental and Process Thought, and the Opening of Religious Pluralism,” where he explores the roles of both imagination and relationality in discussions on religious pluralism and dialogue.

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all NYTS classes will take place remotely for the Fall 2020 semester