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O. Ernesto Valiente

Associate Professor of Systematic 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.

Selected Courses

Fall 2022

Latin American Theology of Liberation

Reconciliation in a World of Conflict

Spring 2023


The Theology of Johann Baptist Metz

Selected Publications

“The Historical Jesus in the Context of Latin American Liberation Theology” Theology and Thought in Asia, 82 (2019), 180-217.

The Grace of Medellín: History, Theology and Legacy. Edited by Margaret Guider, Felix Palazzi, and O. Ernesto Valiente Miami: Convivium Press, 2018

“The Prophetic and Reconciling Word of Medellín,” in The Grace of Medellín: History, Theology and Legacy. Convivium Press, 2018, 111-121.

“Oscar Romero: Renewed by the Spirit,” in With the Holy Spirit:  Responding to the Giver of Life. Paulist Press,

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.