“Handbook of Latino/a Theologies” explores the varied theological, ecclesiastical, spiritual, and cultural expressions associated with the term ‘Latino/a or Hispanic theology.’ There is no single definition of Hispanic/Latino theology, but rather a multiplicity of perspectives within the diverse Latino/a communities that articulate a distinctive and relevant Hispanic viewpoint.This collection of thirty-four essays surveys how Latinos/as understand and do theology within those varied contexts. It gives attention to the history, nature, sources, and development of Latinos/as theological expressions within the U.S. and their contribution to the overall theological discourse and to the individual groups that gave rise to them. Part I of the handbook presents essays on many traditional topics in Christian theology representative both of the individual authors and various beliefs found in Latino/a communities. Part II focuses on trends and contextual issues within the overall Hispanic/Latino theological conversation.
“Handbook on Latino/a Theologies” . . . offers an excellent overview of the latest theological thinking among a broad range of Latinas/os in the field and an important framework for understanding Latino/a realities and what we know as Latina/o theology. The anthology covers basic systematic theological themes, as well as carefully selected contextual topics that contribute to the core notion that Latino/a theology is diverse, communal, and contextual. Contributing writers reflect a rich diversity of Latinas/os representing the various and rich traditions within Hispanic Christianity. We are indebted to Drs. Aponte and De La Torre for an excellent contribution to the theological discourse.”
– David Maldonado, President of the Iliff School of Theology