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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

  • Christology
  • Latin American Liberation Theology
  • Theology, Violence and non-Violence
  • Reconciliation in a World of Conflict
  • Theology of JB Metz
  • Fundamental Theology
  • Seminar on Ellacuría, Sobrino and Romero

Selected Publications

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

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

“Christian Cross and Martyrdom: Jesus’s response to a Violent World” Studies in World Catholicism Series. Cascade Books, forthcoming

“The Option for Nonviolence in Latin American Liberation Theology: The Case of Archbishop Oscar A. Romero,” International Journal of Latin American Religions, (2022) V.6: 98–112

“The Historical Jesus in the Context of Latin America Liberation Theology,” Catholic Theology and Thought in Asia. Vol. 82, January 2019, 180-217.