Emmanuel Y. Larteycomes from Ghana, West Africa. He holds a BA in Psychology and Statistics (Hons.) from the University of Ghana and a PhD in Pastoral Theology from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is currently the L. Bevel Jones III Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA, a position he has held since the fall of 2004. In 1984 he began lecturing in practical theology at Trinity Theological Seminary in Legon, Ghana. From 1989-2001 he served as Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Studies and Practical Theology in the Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, UK. He was Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia from 2001-2004. Dr. Lartey has served as Chairperson of the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, (1997 – 2000); President of the International Council for Pastoral Care and Counseling, (1999- 2004); and Treasurer of the International Academy for Practical Theology (1997 -2001). He is at present Managing Editor of the Journal of Pastoral Theology.
Professor Lartey teaches courses in the areas of his research interests, including “Spiritual Care in African Religious Cultures,” “International Perspectives on Pastoral Care,” and “Intercultural pastoral care and counseling.” In addition to 22 chapters in edited volumes and over 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals, Professor Lartey’s single authored book publications include Pastoral Counseling in Intercultural Perspectives (1987); In Living Color: an Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling, (1997/2003;) and Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World (2006). His latest book, published by SCM Press in August 2013, is titled Postcolonializing God: An African practical theology (2013).