Roberto GoizuetaBoston College
Neomi De AndaUniversity of Dayton
Two experts on Latinx Christology will share their perspectives on the uniqueness as well as the universality of the Latinx spirituality of the crucified Christ. Beyond the stereotypical and often caricatured “bloody crucifix,” these scholars will lay out their complementary visions of how in the Hispanic Catholic tradition and in daily life today this Hispanic practical theology and cultural reality address the solidarity with the poor, the struggle to be a Church of the poor, and the transformative vulnerability and unheeded voices of lay and religious women.
Spring 2021 Hispanic Theology Series
In the last half century, the demographics of Catholicism in America has shifted dramatically as Latino Catholic communities continue to grow. Today, nearly 50 percent of American Catholics are Latino. What are the trends and currents of Hispanic theology in the US? How does it draw from the deep wells of polyglot Catholic Intellectual tradition and from the experience of Catholics on the ground? How is Hispanic theology a resource today not only for Latino communities, but also the broader Church?
Join Tuesdays this Spring as the Lumen Christi Institute presents some of the top Latino/a scholars in the United States for an introduction to Hispanic Theology.
This series and event is made possible by a generous grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute and cosponsored by ACHTUS: The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the US , La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion, Corazón Puro, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, Saint Benedict Institute, the Nova Forum, Calvert House Catholic Ministry, Dominican University Ministry Program, the Ecclesia in America Network, the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, the Óscar Romero Scholars Program at Catholic Theological Union, Iskali, Commonweal Magazine, and America Media.
Upcoming events in our series:
May 25 The Ethics of Immigration, with Victor Carmona (University of San Diego) and Nichole Flores (University of Virginia)
June 1 Future Directions of Hispanic Theology with Peter Casarella (Duke University) and Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (University of Scranton)
Roberto S. Goizueta is a Cuban-American theologian who holds the Margaret O'Brien Flatley Chair in Catholic Theology at Boston College. He holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from Marquette University. His academic research concentrates primarily in the areas of U.S. Latino/a theologies, Theology and culture, Theological aesthetics, and Christology. Dr. Goizueta has received several professional awards, including Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Elms College and Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from University of San Francisco. He is past-President of the Catholic Theological Society of America (2004-2005) and past-President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (1990-1991), an organization of which he is a co-founder.
Neomi De Anda currently serves as Associate Professor at the University of Dayton where she teaches courses in religion, languages and cultures, Latinx studies, race and ethnic studies, and women and gender studies. She is also a Human Rights Center Research Associate. She holds a Ph.D. in Constructive Theology. Her research interests include Latinas and Latin American women writers in religion 1600-1900; LatinoXa Christology; theology and breast milk; chisme; the Intersection of race and migrations in conjunction with the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative Immigrant Justice Team; and partnering with the Hope Border Institute on a border theology at the intersections of the environment, migrations, labor, and women. She is the most recent past president for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). This year, Dr. De Anda received the 2021 University of Dayton University Award for Faculty Teaching as well as the 2021 University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award for faculty. She was also recognized as an outstanding faculty member in the State of Ohio by Ohio Magazine (2019); and as a Courageous Woman's Voice at the University of Dayton (2020). Dr. De Anda also has received various grants from the Hispanic Theological Initiative, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology, the Association of Marianist Universities, and the Louisville Institute, where she now serves as a member of the board.