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Roberto Goizueta

department of theology


Roberto Goizueta

Margaret O'Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology

Stokes N433
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-1226
Fax: 617-552-0794

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MA, Ph.D., Marquette University
BA, Yale University


Married, three children


U.S. Latino/a theologies
Theology and culture
Theological aesthetics


Liberation Theology
U.S. Latino/a Theology
Theology and Culture
Personal and Social Responsibility


Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Elms College.
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. University of San Francisco.
President, Catholic Theological Society of America, 2004-2005.
President, Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, 1990-91.



Christ our Companion: Toward a Theological Aesthetics of Liberation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.

Articles and Book Chapters

Opera and Religion, edited. Special issue of Religion and the Arts, Vol. 17-3 (2013).

"To the Poor, the Sick, and the Suffering." In Anthony Ciorra and Michael W. Higgins, eds. Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness. New York and Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2013.

"The Theologian as Wounded Innocent." Diálogo: A Bilingual Journal Published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University 16:2 (Fall 2013): 37-42.

"Evangelizing the Evangelizers: Juan Diego’s America." Reflections. Journal of the Yale Divinity School 100:1 (Spring 2013): 48-50.

"Teo-drammatica come passi di liberazione." "Theo-Drama as Liberative Praxis." In Stefanie Knauss and Davide Zordan, eds. Arte, soggetività e fede. Bologna: Edizione Dehoniane, 2011.

"Christ of the Borderlands: Faith and Idolatry in an Age of Globalization." In Maureen O’Connell and Laurie Cassidy, eds., Religion, Economics, and Culture in Conflict and Conversation (Annual Volume of the College Theology Society). Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011.

"The Preferential Option for the Poor: Christ and the Logic of Gratuity." In Robert Lassalle-Klein, ed., Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011.

"Karl Rahner." Stacy Floyd-Thomas and Miguel De La Torre, eds. Beyond the Pale: Reading Theology from the Margins. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

“The Church: A Latino Catholic Perspective.” In Benjamin Valentín, In Our Own Voices: Latino/a Renditions of Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.

“Corpus Verum: Toward a Borderland Ecclesiology.” In Orlando O. Espín, ed., Building Bridges, Doing Justice: Constructing a Latino/a Ecumenical Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.

“Resisting the Frontier, Meeting at the Border.” In Michael G. Long, ed., Resist! Christian Dissent for the 21st Century. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008.

“Rouault’s Christ: A Call to Aesthetic Conversion.” In Stephen Schloesser, ed., Mystic Masque: Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault, 1871-1958. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College/University of Chicago Press, 2008.

“An Integral Theology, an Integral Faith.” Pedro Hugues and Consuelo de Prado, eds., Libertad y Esperanza: A Gustavo Gutiérrez por sus 80 años. Lima, Peru: Instituto Bartolomé de las Casas, 2008.

“The Christology of Jon Sobrino.” In Stephen J. Pope, ed., Hope and Solidarity: Jon Sobrino’s Challenge to Christian Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008.

“Liberalism,” “Liberation Theology.” In William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Global Dictionary of Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008.

“Challenges of/to the U.S. Latino/a Liturgical Community.” Liturgical Ministry 16 (Summer 2007): 124-131.