2012 HTI Book Prize Winner

Place and Identity in the Lives of Antony, Paul, and Mary of Egypt:

Desert as Borderland

Néstor Medina

Néstor Medina

This book traces the subversive and innovative ways in which Catholic theologians, such as Virgilio Elizondo, Orlando Espín, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, and Pilar Aquino, have turned this concept into a powerful framework for articulating the experiences of faith of Latine communities. At the same time the author examines some of the limitations and contradictions inherent in this concept and explores new language for describing the vibrant and complex ethno-cultural and religious identity of Latine communities today.