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School of Theology and Ministry

O. Ernesto Valiente

assistant professor of systematic theology

Ernesto Valiente

Contact Information | (617) 552-6547
Simboli Hall 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 2015
Fundamental Theology (TMST 7009)

Spring 2016
Christology (TMST 7024)
Seminar: Ellacuria, Sobrino, Romero (TMST 8065)

Other Courses
Latin American Theology of Liberation
Theological Synthesis I
Theological Synthesis II
Reconciliation in a World of Conflict
Seminar: Theology of Jon Sobrino
Seminar on the Theology of Johann Baptist Metz

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.