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.  

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Thematic Interests

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

Current Research

Latin American theology, popular movements, and the new historiography of human rights; Pope Francis's distinctive contributions to twenty-first century Catholic social teaching