David Lantigua is Associate Professor of Moral Theology and Christian Ethics. He specializes in late scholastic moral and political thought and its place within the broader Catholic social tradition. He has two books related to this research: a monograph on early modern Spanish theological contributions to international legal thought and the other a documentary reader with new translations of writings from Dominican friar and advocate of indigenous peoples, Bartolomé de las Casas. His work also considers the ongoing Latin American critical theological engagement with global human rights discourse.
late scholastic moral and political thought; globalization and human rights; Latin American theology and modern Catholic social teaching; international relations and colonial history; comparative religious ethics
Latin American theology, popular movements, and the new historiography of human rights; Pope Francis's distinctive contributions to twenty-first century Catholic social teaching
Lantigua Speaks on Pope Francis’ Forthcoming ‘Laudate Deum’
Sep 29, 2023
Kellogg Faculty Fellow David Lantigua anticipates that “Laudate Deum” will be an exhortation calling for a more urgent response to the climate crisis.
Lantigua Named Co-Director of Cushwa Center
Apr 24, 2023
Kellogg Faculty Fellow and theologian David Lantigua has been announced as a new co-director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame beginning in June. Notre Dame historian Darren Dochuk will join him at the helm of the institution that is widely recognized as the leading center for the historical study of Roman Catholicism in the United States.