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
Pope Francis, Headed to Colombia, Will Promote Peace Accord Government Signed with FARC Rebels
Sep 7, 2017
Faculty Fellows Peter Casarella and Doug Cassel speak to the significance of the Pope's visit to Colombia. (Los Angeles Times)
Casarella Leads Digital Library Project Documenting Rise of Contemporary Latin American Church
Aug 29, 2017
Faculty Fellow Peter Casarella, who directs LANACC, is leading an ambitious project to create a digital archive of important historical materials related to the Latin American Catholic Church.