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 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.
‘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.”