Doctor of Philosophy
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Master of Theology
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Master of Sacred Theology
Union Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity
Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico

Bachelor of Science
University of Puerto Rico

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Rev. Dr. Lydia Hernández-Marcial

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible

Faculty Biography

Prof. Hernández-Marcial holds a PhD in biblical studies from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). She specialized in Hebrew Bible, and in particular, Wisdom Literature with her dissertation titled, “Life under the Sun: Contradictions and Resistance in Ecclesiastes from a Puerto Rican Perspective.”

Prof. Hernández-Marcial has taught at the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. As a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she served as a pastor in several churches in Puerto Rico, where she taught Old Testament, Christian Ethics, and Christian Theology at the Disciples of Christ Bible Institute. Prof. Hernández-Marcial holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in biology from the University of Puerto Rico, an MDiv from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, an STM from the Union Theological Seminary (NY), and a ThM from the LSTC.