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.
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).