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School of Theology and Ministry

O. Ernesto Valiente

assistant professor of systematic theology

Ernesto Valiente

Contact Information | (617) 552-6547
9 Lake Street, Room 318


B.A., M.Div., Ph.D. (Notre Dame)

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 2014
Latin American Theology of Liberation (TMST 7082)
Seminar on the Theology of Johann Baptist Metz (TMST 8018)

Spring 2015
Christology (TMST 7024)
Reconciliation in a World of Conflict (TMST 7030)

Other Courses
Theological Synthesis I
Theological Synthesis II
Seminar: Theology of Jon Sobrino

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.