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Hispanic Ministry @ Boston College


Ernesto “Neto” Valiente

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.



TM 501 - Theological Synthesis

TM 513 - Theological Synthesis

TM 546 - Christology

TM 556 - Truth, Justice and Forgiveness: Reconciliation in a World of Conflict

TM 651 - Seminar on the Theology of John Sobrino

TM 652 - Seminar on the Theology of Johann Baptist Metz

TM 732 - Theology and Liberation

Brief Biography

Dr. O. Ernesto "Neto" Valiente, a native of El Salvador, is an Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology. He holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame and an MDiv from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. His dissertation is entitled Truth, Justice and Forgiveness: Reconciliation in the Christology of Jon Sobrino.

Dr. Valiente's research interests concentrate in the areas of Christology, social reconciliation, Latin American liberation theology, political theology, and U.S. Latino/a theology. His practical ministry experience includes teaching high school, managing parish religious education programs, and working with refugees in Central America, India, and the U.S.-Mexican border. Dr. Valiente is married and has one daughter.

Recent Publications

Review of Romero’s Legacy: The Call to Peace and Justice, edited by Pilar Hogan Closkey and John P. Hogan (Spiritus, Spring 2009).

“Living as ‘Risen Beings’ in Pursuit of a Reconciled World: Resources from Jon Sobrino,” College Theological Society Annual Volume, 2007.

“Truth, Justice, and Forgiveness: Reconciliation in the Christology of Jon Sobrino,” dissertation abstract, Perspectivas (Fall 2007).

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