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Erik Dailey

Erik Dailey

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture

MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
PhD in Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary


Erik W. Dailey is the author of The Fit Shall Inherit the Earth: A Theology of Sport and Fitness, as well as numerous articles on fitness and food. He is an ordained minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and currently serves as the pastor at St James Presbyterian Church in Tarzana. He completed his PhD in Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2017. He is married to Rev. Millason Dailey and they have one daughter, Junia. He is an avid cyclist and swimmer, and if he’s not working, he’s out riding his bike (often with other Fuller faculty).


The Fit Shall Inherit the Earth: A Theology of Sport and Fitness. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018.

“Contemplating a Doughnut: Analyzing Current Food Theologies through a Fellowship Hour Treat.” Theology Today 75, no. 4 (2019): 482–493.

“Sport and Transcendence Through the Body.” International Journal of Public Theology 10, no. 4 (2016): 486–506.

“On the Body and Liturgical Practices: Why Don’t Presbyterians Dance in Worship.” Studia Liturgica 45, no. 1 (2015): 93–109.