Faculty Directory

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 2021

The Theology of Johann Baptist Metz

Reconciliation & World of Conflict

Spring 2022

Theology, Violence, & Nonviolence


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.