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Edward Dunar

Dunar, EdwardSystematic Theology



BA, Religious Studies, Yale University

MDiv, Harvard Divinity School


Edward is a sixth year doctoral candidate in Systematic Theology, with primary interests in ecclesiology, Catholic Social Thought, and religion and cities. His dissertation, “Recognizing Race in an Ecclesiology of the Built Environment,” considers the role of the church in the local contexts of cities and neighborhoods as it relates to racial justice. In his research, he uses methods of oral history and ethnography to put ecclesiological thinking into conversation with lived experiences of faith and ministry. Beyond his dissertation, his research has focused on the thought of Bernard Lonergan as a resource for understanding the mission and community life of the church.

At Fordham, Edward has taught Faith and Critical Reason and Church in Controversy. Furthermore, he has participated in university-wide efforts related to student-centered learning, such as Fordham’s ReImagining Higher Education Incubator.

Edward is also an experienced lay minister who has served in a variety of settings, including Catholic, Protestant, and interfaith communities. In his free time, he enjoys theater, art, science fiction, and hiking.

More information about Edward’s work is available at his personal website,