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Frederick L. Ware, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology
Frederick L. Ware, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Theology at the Howard University School of Divinity. He began teaching at the School in 2003. Recent courses that he has taught include Systematic Theology I & II, Philosophy of Religion, Black Theology, Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Theology of the Holy Spirit. Prior to this appointment, he served as assistant professor of religion and philosophy at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Memphis Theological Seminary, the University of Memphis, and Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. As an ordained minister in the Church of God in Christ, Dr. Ware has served congregations in Memphis and Lebanon, Tennessee, and participated in ecumenical dialogues of the international consultation of the World Council of Churches and Pentecostals.

Dr. Ware is author of Methodologies of Black Theology. He has published other works in African American Theology and explored the intersections of Pentecostalism with race, culture, healthcare, and the religion-science dialogue.

Dr. Ware earned his Ph.D. degree in religion, with a concentration in theological studies, from Vanderbilt University in 1999. From Vanderbilt University Divinity School, he earned the Master of Divinity degree in 1991. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy from the University of Memphis in 1984 and 1986, respectively.
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