HTI Alumni

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez

Clarence Louis and Helen Steber Professorship in Theological Studies, Director, Mev Puleo Scholarship in Latin American Theology and Culture Director of the MA Program in Theological Studies, Saint Louis University

Field(s) of Study: Theology, Ethics, and Systematic Theology 

In my thirteenth year in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University I teach various courses in constructive, liberationist, and political theologies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I received a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary (2004) and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York (1995). My undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary in Virginia (1991).

My first book, Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective (New York University Press, 2008), presents a theological analysis of race in North America that draws upon the work of U.S. Latino/a theologians while employing John Calvin as a model for public theology. This book was awarded the Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in Theology for 2011.

My second monograph, Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence: A Comparative Theology with Judaism and Islam, was published July 2017 by Cambridge University Press. A third monograph is also forthcoming March 2018 entitled Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture to be published by Westminster John Knox Press.

My next major project is to edit the T&T Clark Companion to Political Theology, a 250,000-word anthology with 34 contributions from leading scholars from around the world representing a diversity of disciplines and perspectives.