Gonzalo R. Alers
BA, Ana G. Méndez University, Puerto Rico / MDiv, Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico / STM, Drew University / PhD, Drew University (Present)
Gonzalo is a native of Puerto Rico and is endorsed for pastoral ministry with the Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico, affiliated to the American Baptist Churches USA. Gonzalo’s academic interests are based on the critical study of the New Testament, the history of Early Christianity and the Greek language – all this conducive to an educational ministry at graduate level institutions and within its denomination. Some of the areas that he focuses on are postcolonial theories applied to Puerto Rico’s political and social context, a new reading of the Bible centered on his “Puertorriqueñidad“, and ethics as a hermeneutical tool for integral liberation. The goal is to provoke possible changes and to promote a general awareness of the social-political situations in a territory marginalized by more than five centuries of foreign domination.