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Hispanic Ministry @ Boston College


Roberto Goizueta

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.



TH 464 - Liberation Christology

TH 676 - Theological Aesthetics

TH 811 - Theology and Culture

Brief Biography

Dr. 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. Dr. Goizueta is married and has three children.

Recent Publications

"Reconciliation and the Refusal to Cease Suffering." The Msgr. Philip J. Murnion Lecture of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative. New York: National Pastoral Life Center, 2006.

"From Calvary to Galilee" [abridged version of CTSA presidential address], America. April 17, 2006.

"The Crucified and Risen Christ: From Calvary to Galilee." Presidential Address, in Proceedings of the catholic Theological Society of America. (60) 2005, 57-71.

Hispanic Christian Thought at the Dawn of the 21st Century, co-edited with Alvin Padilla and Eldin Villafañe. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005.

"Beyond the Frontier Myth [reprint]," in Hispanic Christian Thought at the Dawn of the 21st Century, co-edited with Alvin Padilla and Eldin Villafañe. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005.

"Because God is Near, God is Real," in Peter Horsfield, Mary Hess, and Adán Medrano, eds., Belief in Media: Cultural Perspectives on Media and Christianity. London: Ashgate, 2004.

"The Eye With Which God Looks at You," in Elizabeth T. Goizueta, ed. Matta: Making the Invisible Visible, pp. 41-47. Chestnut Hill, MA: The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College/University of Chicago Press, 2004.

"The Symbolic Realism of U.S. Latino/a Popular Catholicism," Theological Studies 65, no.2 (June 2004), 255-274.

"Gustavo Gutiérrez," in Peter Scott and William T. Cavanaugh, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, pp. 288-301. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

"Knowing the God of the Poor: The Preferential Option for the Poor," in Joerg Rieger, ed., Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology, pp. 143-156. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

"Catholicism in America," in Gary Laderman and Luis León, eds., Religion and American Cultures: An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity, and Popular Expression, 3 Vols. Vol. 1, pp. 75-81. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003.

 "Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Heart of Mexican Identity," in Craig R. Prentiss, ed., Religion and the Creation of Race and Identity, pp. 140-151. New York and London: New York University Press, 2003.

"The Symbolic World of Mexican American Religion," in Timothy Matovina and Gary Riebe-Estrella, eds. Horizons of the Sacred: Mexican Traditions in U.S. Catholicism, pp. 119-138. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002.

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