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School of Theology and Ministry

O. Ernesto Valiente

associate professor of systematic theology

Ernesto Valiente

Contact Information | (617) 552-6547
Simboli Hall 318


B.A., M.A., M.Phil., M.Div., Th.M., 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, Associate 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 2017
Fundamental Theology (TMST700901)
Reconciliation in a World of Conflict (TMST8062)

Spring 2018
Christology (TMST 7024)
Latin American Theology of Liberation (TMST7082)

Other Courses
Theological Synthesis I
Theological Synthesis II
Seminar: Theology of Jon Sobrino
Seminar: Ellacuria, Sobrino, Romero
Seminar on the Theology of Johann Baptist Metz

Recent Publications

Liberation through Reconciliation: Jon Sobrino’s Christological Spirituality. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016.

“The University as Agent of Social Transformation: The Case of the University of Central America in El Salvador,” Journal of Catholic Higher Education 34 (2015), 281-299.

“Renewing the Theology of Martyrdom,” Irish Theological Quarterly 79 (2014), 112-127.

“Oscar Romero: Model of Conversion,” in All Holy Men and Women: A Paulist Litany, ed. Thomas A. Kane, CSP. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2014, 59-68.

“From Conflict to Reconciliation: Discipleship in the Theology of Jon Sobrino,” Theological Studies 74 (2013), 655-682.

“From Utopia to Eu-topia: The Mediation of Christian Hope in History," in Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment. Paulist Press, 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: Resources from Jon Sobrino,” in Faith in Public Life (College Theological Society Annual Volume, 2008), 265-283.