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School of Theology and Ministry

O. Ernesto Valiente

assistant professor of systematic theology


Contact Information
Office: 318
Office phone: 617-552-6547

Areas of Interest

His teaching and research interests include Christology, soteriology, theologies of reconciliation, political theology, and Latin American theology, with a particular interest in liberation theology.


Ernesto Valiente, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador.  Prior to receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, he earned a BA in Economics from Tulane University, and a Th.M. and an M.Div. from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

Fall 2013
TM 513- Theological Synthesis I
TM 757- Reconciliation in a World of Conflict

Spring 2014
TM 501- Theological Synthesis II
TM 754- Christology

Other Courses
TM 651—Seminar: Theology of Jon Sobrino
TM 652—Seminar: The Theology of Johann Baptist Metz
TM 732—Theology and Liberation


Recent Publications

“From Conflict to Reconciliation: Discipleship in the Theology of Jon Sobrino,” Theological Studies (forthcoming).

From Utopia to Eu-topia: The Mediation of Christian Hope in History,” in Christian Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment (Paulist Press, forthcoming 2013), 213-227.

“Cristología en un mundo post-moderno: la propuesta de Roger Haight, S.J.” Christus (March-April, 2013), 36-41.

The Reception of Vatican II in Latin America,” Theological Studies 73 (2012), 795-823.

“Living as ‘Risen Beings’ in Pursuit of a Reconciled World” in Faith in Public Life (College Theological Society Annual Volume, 2007), 265-283.