Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella is associate professor of theology and former director of LANACC. Before coming to Notre Dame in 2013, Peter Casarella served as professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University where he was also the director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. He has taught previously at the University of Dallas and The Catholic University of America. He has published almost fifty essays in scholarly journals on a variety of topics – e.g., medieval Christian Neoplatonism, contemporary theological aesthetics, and the Hispanic/Latino presence in the U.S. Catholic Church. In 2005 he served as President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the US (ACHTUS). He has edited or co-edited: Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church (1998), Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré (1998), Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (2006), and, most recently, A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011).

Thematic Interests

Systematic theology; Latino/a theology; Medieval Christian thought (especially Bonaventure, Nicholas of Cusa); theological aesthetics

Current Research

Teología del Pueblo and the Idea of God in Latino/a Experience and Theology


Journal Articles

 “The Painted Word,” The Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology 6 (November 1998)

Book Chapters

Casarella, Peter J. “Dar Razón de Nuestra Esperanza: Teología Pública y el Desafío Actual del Diálogo Interamericano,” in Dar Razón de Nuestra Esperanza. El anuncio del Evangelio en una sociedad plural, ed. Cecilia Inés Avenatti de Palumbo and Jorge Scampini, OP (Buenos Aires: Agape Libros, 2012)
Casarella, Peter J. "Thinking Out Loud about the Triune God: Problems and Prospects for a Trinitarian Social Ethic in a Procedural Republic," A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011)
“NATO In Kosovo: A Reply to Jurgen Habermas,” in Danny Postel, ed., Debating Kosovo: Contending Perspectives on the Left (2005)
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Mar 23 to 24, 2020
POSTPONED - Romero Days 2020: Romero and Catholic Social Teaching
Kevin J. Burke, Peter J. Casarella, Meghan Clark, Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Nichole M. Flores, Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo, Leonel Guardado, José Henriquez, David M. Lantigua, Michael E. Lee, Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández, Margaret Pfeil, Sr. Ana María Pineda, Stephen J. Pope, Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Clemens Sedmak, Todd Walatka, Matthew Philipp Whelan

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