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Fred P. Edie

Associate Professor of the Practice of Christian Education
Divinity School
Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708
309 Old Divinity, Durham, NC 27708


Fred Edie grew up on the Isle of Hope just east of Savannah, Ga. He holds a B.A. degree from Furman University, an M.Div. from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Edie is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has served congregations on both coasts in youth and educational ministries. At Duke, Edie teaches courses in Christian Education, youth ministry, and practical theology. His research interests include exploring the relationships between Christian Worship and Christian identity, creating rich contexts for the formation of Christians, and constructing “full-bodied” epistemologies.


Edie’s book, Book, Bath, Table and Time, explores what goes on at DYA and, in particular, suggests how congregational youth ministries may benefit from attention to corporate worship as a crucial zone of formation for youth.

Edie is married and a parent to two teenagers. He professes something of an addiction to cycling.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of the Practice of Christian Education · 2020 - Present Divinity School

Education, Training & Certifications

Emory University · 2002 Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University · 1986 M.Div.
Furman University · 1982 B.A.