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Felix Palazzi

associate professor of the practice

Felix Palazzi

Contact | 617-552-6505


B.A., B.S., S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D., (Pontifical Gregorian University)

Areas of Interest

Karl Rahner, Systematic Theology, Antropology and Creation, Grace and Escatology, Mariology, Tolerance and reconciliation.


Felix was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a Latin American lay theologian. Among his administrative responsibilities, he has been Director of Advanced Theological Studies and Director of the Master in Fundamental Theology of the Graduate Studies at the Jesuit`s Catholic University Andrés Bello in Caracas. He was a visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, the Universität Wien in Austria, and Boston College (MA).

Among his past teachings are theological anthropology, theology of grace, eschatology and systematic Mariology. His newspaper columns and interviews on theology, Church issues or Latin American politics are followed in the international media: America Magazine, El Universal, El Nacional, Aleteia Roma and Teología Hoy, among others.

Pastorally, he serves Hispanic immigrants in the Boston Area and Latin American popular communities based in Caracas, offering formation, Gospel reading Groups, talks and spiritual accompaniment. Due to his international experience and language skills, he is available to accompany people and follow academic researches in Spanish, English, Italian and German.

Current Courses

Spring 2018
TMST8087 Eschatology & Kingdom of God (TMST8087)

Recent Publications


“Disertación sobre el Dogma de la Asunción de la Beata Virgen María según Karl Rahner”. Pontificia Università Gregoriana Publications, Rome, Italia, 2004.

“La Tierra en el cielo.” Published in the theological book series: “Cuestiones Fundamentales de Teología” (Mariology). Ediciones Paulinas –Universidad Católica Andrés Bello Publications. Caracas, 2007.

Forthcoming: "Tolerancia y reconciliación". To be published by an International Publishing House in Spain, PPC, Madrid, 2016.


“The viewpoint of the historical Eschatology in Latin American Theology. Contributions to a theology of hope from the perspectives of Ignacio Ellacuría and Jon Sobrino” in Hope and Solidarity (ed. Stephen Pope). Orbis Books, New York 2008.

“La perspectiva de la escatología histórica en la teología latinoamericana” in ITER-Teología 51 (2010). 2010: “Repensar la ministerialidad eclesial desde la existencia laical, aquí y ahora” in ITER-Teología 53 (2010).

“Reflexiones abiertas en torno a la escatología y los signos de los tiempos” in ITER-Teología 55 (2011).

"Concepto de salvación en el Concilio Vaticano II" in ITER-Teología 57-58 (2012).

"Pensar a María en la teología de Karl Rahner: para una hermenéutica de las afirmaciones marianas" in Ephemerides Mariologicae 2016 (Spain).