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Michael E. Lee is associate professor of theology at Fordham University, where he is affiliated with the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute and teaches Roman Catholic theology, liberation theologies, Latin American and Latino/a theologies, Christology, and spirituality. He has served on the governing board of the Catholic Theological Society of America and as president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States. His award-winning research includes Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero (Orbis, 2018), which was supported by a Sabbatical Grant for Researchers from the Louisville Institute and earned a Catholic Press Association Book Prize. His earlier book Bearing the Weight of Salvation: The Soteriology of Ignacio Ellacuría (Herder & Herder, 2010), won the Hispanic Theological Initiative Book Prize, sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary. Lee’s scholarly activity is complemented by a commitment to practical engagement. He has lived in a Catholic Worker-inspired community, served as a liturgical musician, facilitated Spanish-language RCIA programs, and is on the board of CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador). He holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Notre Dame, as well as an MA from the University of Chicago.

 

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