Edward Phillip Antonio

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Harvey H. Potthoff Associate Professor of Christian Theology
and Social Theory
Associate Dean of Diversities
Chief Title IX Coordinator
Director of Justice & Peace Program
Director of the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Ethics Program

Phone: (303) 765-3163
Fax: (303) 777-0164
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  • Dip. HE., B.A., Council for National Academic Awards (London)
  • B.D., Luther Rice Seminary
  • M.Litt., University of Aberdeen
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge


Edward Phillip Antonio teaches theology, social theory and African studies and serves as Iliff’s associate dean of diversities. He has published a number of scholarly articles in these areas and is currently working on two book projects. Before coming to Iliff he taught at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa where he also served as the treasurer of the South African Academy of Religion and as a Consultant for the World Council of Churches Project on Ecumenical Hermeneutics.

Dr. Antonio was the 1997 Louise Iliff Visiting Professor. In 2009, he was appointed an American Academy of Religion (AAR) Luce Fellowship in Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology.  In 2010, the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA) named Antonio to lead a process in Nigeria for theological reflection and evaluation of the experience of Muslim and Christian faith leaders mutually engaged in interfaith action on malaria prevention throughout the country.