School of Liberal Arts and Education
Department of Philosophy & Religion
Dr. Darryl M. Trimiew
From 1998-2004 I had the privilege of serving at Colgate Rochester/Crozer Divinity School as the Dean of Black Church Studies, as The John Price Crozer Chair in Christian Social Ethics, and the Director of the Pearl Program. Currently I am researching and writing a new book for Abingdon Press in Christian Social Ethics, it is entitled, “Where the Bright Gleam of Our Bright Star is Cast.” My current calling is to teach and counsel students, to lead my colleagues in my department in religious studies and to publish. In addition, I am back in administration in the academy, serving as the chair of the department of philosophy and religious studies at Medgar Evers College, in Brooklyn, New York. I just finished my term as president of the Society of Christian Ethics. Currently, I am on the editorial board of The Journal of Law and Religion. Prior to coming the CRCDS I taught for ten years at Brite Divinity School located in Fort Worth, Texas.
My best known publications are God Bless the Child That’s Got its Own: The Economic Rights Debate, Scholars Press, 1997; Voices of the Silenced: The Responsible Self in a Marginalized Community, Pilgrim Press, 1993 and an edited collection of sermons, Out of Mighty Waters, Chalice Press, 1994.
I have presented numerous times at scholarly meetings, and church events. I am a pacifist, and a supporter of Witnesses for Peace (An international pacifist organization). My most recent international lecture I gave to the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics at Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K. I am an active evangelical scholar and current contributing member of the Obsidian Society (William Pannell, President). I am very active in the churches in which I am ordained, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Church. I am worshipping now at Park Avenue Christian Church, East Orange, New Jersey, where I am helpful in ministry to my pastor, Rev. Raiford Wheeler, a former moderator of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
I am happily married to Dolores M. Trimiew, a Spanish teacher and the mother to our two adult children, Rubani and Rehema. I am an urbanite that also loves the wilderness and fishing. I am delighted to be in the service of Jesus Christ. My most recent publication, “The Problem of Social Sin for Disciples of Christ in the 21st Century” has just been published this fall (2008) as a chapter in the Disciples of Christ Handbook of Theology, Chalice Press.