David Lantigua is Assistant Professor of Moral Theology/Christian Ethics. He is interested in the judicious theological retrieval of fundamental moral concepts and ecclesial practices from the Christian tradition to address contemporary social issues.

Lantigua specializes in late scholastic moral and political thought emerging out of the Salamanca school and the debates concerning the Spanish conquests of the Americas. His research explores the contested legacy of Latin/o Christianity in current discussions of just war, empire, race, religious violence, international order and human rights. He is currently completing two books related to this research. His other research project on the image of God elaborates a constructive notion of human dignity in an effort to bridge a morality of virtue and rights for Christian social ethics. 

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Thematic Interests

Late scholastic moral and political thought; Catholic social teaching; Latin American theology; religion and global ethics; colonial international thought

Current Research

Catholic conception of international order distinct from liberal alternatives; a morality of virtue and rights arising from a constructive theological account of human dignity


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