Handbook of Latina/o Theologies
Dr. Edwin David Aponte Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre
OverviewHandbook of Latino/a Theologies explores the varied theological, ecclesiastical, spiritual, and cultural expressions associated with the term 'Latino/a or Hispanic theology.' There is no single definition of Hispanic/Latino theology, but rather a multiplicity of perspectives within the diverse Latino/a communities that articulate a distinctive and relevant Hispanic viewpoint. This collection of thirty-four essays surveys how Latinos/as understand and do theology within those varied contexts. It gives attention to the history, nature, sources, and development of Latinos/as theological expressions within the U.S. and their contribution to the overall theological discourse and to the individual groups that gave rise to them. Part I of the handbook presents essays on many traditional topics in Christian theology representative both of the individual authors and various beliefs found in Latino/a communities. Part II focuses on trends and contextual issues within the overall Hispanic/Latino theological conversation.
Edwin David Aponte is Research Professor of Latina/o and Latin American Christianity at Center for World Christianity, New York Theological Seminary. He is the author of several Chalice Press titles relating to Latino/a studies. Previously Dr. Aponte served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Seminary at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA.
Miguel A. De La Torre is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and teaches Christian social ethics at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of more than fourteen books and has recently published Out of the Shadows into the Light: Christianity and Homosexuality.