Symposium on Timothy Matovina's new book, "Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church"

Feb 8, 2012
Social Sciences, Room 122
1126 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Timothy MatovinaUniversity of Notre Dame

Peter J. CasarellaDuke Divinity School

Kathleen Neils ConzenUniversity of Chicago


Cosponsored by The American Religious History Workshop and The Center for Latin American Studies

Finely researched, engagingly written, and more comprehensive than any other book on the subject, Timothy Matovina's Latino Catholicism is a scholarly labor of love that does justice to the historic presence of Latino Catholics in America‚Ķ.His book raises the bar for studies of U.S. religion and society.
-Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J.

Timothy Matovina (University of Notre Dame)
with responses from:
Peter Casarella (DePaul University)
Kathleen Conzen (University of Chicago)

Timothy Matovina is professor of theology and the William and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. His books include Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present and Horizons of the Sacred: Mexican Traditions in U.S. Catholicism.

Peter J. Casarella is Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School. He received his PhD in Religious Studies at Yale University. Casarella previously served as professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame and as director of the Latin American North American Church Concerns (LANACC) project in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Casarella has served as president of The American Cusanus Society, The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the U.S. (ACHTUS), and the Academy of Catholic Theologians (ACT). He is currently serving a second five-year term on the International Roman Catholic-Baptist World Alliance Ecumenical Dialogue and served also on the Roman Catholic-World Communion of Reformed Churches Dialogue. He has authored or edited several books, including: Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church (1998), A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011), and most recently, Word as Bread: Language and Theology in Nicholas of Cusa (2017)

Kathleen Neils Conzen is the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor Emerita of American History and the College at the University of Chicago. Conzen’s research and teaching focus on the social and political history of the United States in the 19th century, with a special interest in issues of immigration, ethnicity, religion, western settlement, and urban development.