These essays by leading Latino/a theologians, both Protestant and Catholic, mark an exciting new stage in the development of Latino/a theological identity, while also making an important contribution to the wider cause of ecumenical dialogue. As Orlando Espín observes, “No ecumenical relation or dialogue today in the United States can be truly reflective of our respective churches unless Latinos/as (and their faith and their lives) are acknowledged as indispensable and equal conversation partners.” Among the themes discussed: God, the Holy Spirit, Mary, the Bible and Tradition, Grace and Justification, and Ecclesiology.
Contributors: Efraín Agosto; Neomi DeAnda; Miguel H. Díaz; Orlando O. Espín; Roberta S. Goizueta; Juan F. Martínez; Néstor Medina; Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández; Mayra Rivera; José D. Rodríguez; Jean-Pierre Ruiz.
Orlando O. Espín is a professor of systematic theology at the University of San Diego. He is the author of Faith of the People and Grace and Humanness and the co-editor of Futuring our Past and From the Heart of Our People.