Peter Casarella – Director of LANACC and Kellogg Faculty Fellow – will be the moderator as well as a panelist. 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
‘I’ll Never Forget It’: Priest Reflects On Romero Canonization
Oct 29, 2018
A priest who has spent much of his life studying the slain Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero said seeing him made a saint at a ceremony in Rome earlier this month was both “extraordinary” and “uplifting.”
Archiving, Witnessing, and Discerning: The Task of the Theologian Today
Mar 29, 2018
Faculty Fellow and Director of LANACC Peter Casarella has written a blog for the Association of Theological Schools entitled, "Archiving, Witnessing, and Discerning: The Task of the Theologian Today," where he discusses his journey as a Catholic lay theologian, his observations of Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP on a similar path, and thoughts for others in the field today.