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Hispanic Ministry @ Boston College


Nancy Pineda-Madrid

This guide introduces the Hispanic Ministry Program at Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry (STM). It also points to important resources for the study of U.S. Latino/a theology and ministry.

Assistant Professor


TM 683- Seminar in Pastoral Theology

TM 768 - Hispanic Ministry Seminar II: Theological Foundations

TM 546 - Christology

TM 756 - Feminist Theologies and the Question of Salvation

Brief Biography

Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Latino/a Ministry within Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry.

Dr. Pineda-Madrid holds a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union and a M.Div. from Seattle University. Her areas of specialization and interest include: Systematic and Philosophical Theology, Practical/Pastoral Theology, U.S. Latino/a Theologies, Feminist Theologies (U.S. and Third World), and United States North American Pragmatism and Religious Thought

Contact Information:

Office Phone: 617-552-2285

Recent Publications

“Latinas Writing Theology at the Threshold of the Twenty First Century” in Feminist Theologies: Legacy and Prospect. Fortress Press (2007)

Offers a brief overview of Latina theologies in terms of their origins, their diverse methodologies and their emerging questions.

“Traditioning: The Formation of Community, The Transmission of Faith” in Futuring Our Past: Explorations in the Theology of Tradition. Orbis Press (2006)

Argues that through ongoing processes of interpretation, communities are formed in which “traditioning” takes place.

“Latina Roman Catholic Theologies” in Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. Indiana University Press (2006)

Briefly addresses the historical development of a Latina gender consciousness and then offers a survey of the field of Roman Catholic Latinas writing theology today.

“Guadalupe’s Challenge to Rahner’s Theology of Symbol.” in Rahner Beyond Rahner: A Great Theologian Encounters the Pacific Rim. Rowman & Littlefield (2005)

Argues that contemporary interpretations of the religious symbol of Our Lady of Guadalupe pose a challenge to Rahner’s supernatural existential.

“Notes Toward a ChicanaFeminist Epistemology (and Why It Is Important for Latina Feminist Theologies)” in A Reader In Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice. University of Texas Press. (2002)

Argues that how Chicanas interpret core symbols (in other words, their process of “coming to know”) has significant implications for their drive toward full humanity and consequently, for the construction of Latina feminist theologies.

“In Search of a Theology of Suffering, Latinamente” in The Ties That Bind: African-American and Hispanic-American/Latino Theology in the United States. Continuum (2001)

Draws on Latina literature to explore the theological significance of suffering.

TML Reference Librarian

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Jennifer Butler Moran
Theology and Ministry Library
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