This profile was current as of 2019-20 when he was a member of the on-campus Kellogg community.
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).
Systematic theology; Latino/a theology; Medieval Christian thought (especially Bonaventure, Nicholas of Cusa); theological aesthetics
Teología del Pueblo and the Idea of God in Latino/a Experience and Theology
Romero Days 2019 - Belonging: The Church of Romero and the Gangs
‘A New Social Justice Agenda for the Present’
Apr 28, 2021
A Kellogg-supported book project that got its start during the coronavirus pandemic argues that St. Óscar Romero’s contributions to the theological understanding of Catholic social teaching have been overlooked. The contributors are developing the book through virtual sessions in a model that may be adopted for future projects.
Romero Expert Says If Anybody Needs Walls, It’s El Salvador
Mar 27, 2019
Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella (theology) was interviewed for a Crux article about the origin and impact of gang violence in El Salvador.