B.A. Southeastern College

M.A. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary

M.S.L.I.S. Drexel University

M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University

 dan.flores@westernsem.edu

 616.392.8555 x141

Courses

  • THD595-DL Postcolonial Realities of the Latinx American Experience
  • DMIN Project Seminar

Daniel Flores

Director of Cook Library and Assistant Professor

Dr. Daniel Flores is the Director of the Cook Library at Western Theological Seminary and an Assistant Professor. He is a third-generation Mexican-American and the son of a migrant agricultural worker and a civil service worker. He has over twenty years of experience serving churches and para-church ministries in Texas, New Mexico, New Jersey, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and England. He has taught theology and history courses in colleges and seminaries in the USA, Dominican Republic, Peru, Argentina, and England. He served as an endorsed military chaplain of the Texas State Guard with humanitarian missions along the Texas-Mexico border. Dr. Flores is a member of the World Methodist Council Committee on Education and the Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies. He resides in Holland, Michigan with his wife Rev. Thelma Herrera Flores.

Ordination:
Elder, United Methodist Church.

Honors:
Fellow, State of Formation, Betty-Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership, Hebrew College-Boston University, 2017-2018.
Fellow, Engle Preaching Institute, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005, 2007.
Fellow, Dissertation Year Award, Hispanic Theological Initiative, 2002-2003.

“St. Jerome, the patron saint of librarians and archivists, famously drew upon his deep love for reading and collecting books to establish the Papal Library in Rome. The tools, methods, and resources of theological librarianship have changed much since the fourth century. However, our passion for this sacred ministry has not waned. As Director of the Cook Library, I am committed to upholding the primacy of God’s Word by promoting theological scholarship in the Reformed tradition and facilitating meaningful dialogue with our ecumenical partners. For our faculty and seminary patrons, this translates into expert reference services and expanded access to some of the finest theological resources available.

Soli Deo Gloria!”

Publications

The Prophetic Role of the Latinx Church in America. Expected 2020. Nashville, Tennessee: GBHEM Publishing.

Co-author Margo McCutcheon. “Walker, Anna Elizabeth Leger.” | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). April 16, 2019.

“The Joseph Dilemma: Spiritual Advisors and the Burden of Political Access.” 2018. Pembroke College, Oxford, England. Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies.

Life in the Spirit: A Wesleyan Perspective. 2017. Fort Worth, Texas. Olive Stone Press.

“Historical contributions of Southwest desert cultures and religions to Hispanic evangelicalism.” The Hispanic Evangelical Church in the United States: history, ministry, and challenges. 2016. Editor Samuel Pagan. Elk Grove, California. National Hispanic Leadership Conference.

Nathan Bangs: The Architect of American Methodism. 2015. Fort Worth, Texas. Olive Stone Press.

“Elias Gabriel Galvan.” Hispanic American Religious Cultures. 2009. Editor Miguel De la Torre. Santa Barbara, California. ABC-CLIO publications.

“Catholic Spirit.” “Kingdom of God.” “Justice.” Wesley Study Bible. 2009. Editor Joel Green. Nashville, Tennessee. Abingdon Press.

Co-author Thelma Herrera Flores. “Two Remarkable Stories: Lost Entries of John Wesley’s Journal.” July 2000. Methodist History, 38:4.