About Peter J. Casarella
Peter J. Casarella is an Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Interim Director of Latin American North American Church Concerns (LANACC). His main area of research is Latino/a Theology. He previously served as professor of Catholic Studies and director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) at DePaul University and held teaching and adminsitrative positions at The Catholic University of America and the University of Dallas. He received his PhD in Religious Studies at Yale University after completing a dissertation on the theology of the word of the fifteenth century Catholic thinker Nicholas of Cusa.
Latino/a Theology, Contemporary Systematic Theology/ Theological Aesthetics, and Medieval Christian Thought
Honors and Awards
- 2014-2015 Henry Luce III Theology Fellow
- 2014 Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for "God of the People: A Latino/a Theology"
- Hispanic Theological Initiative: Recognition for Outstanding Service (2007)
- Residential Fellowship, Center of Theological Inquiry (2007-08) for research on the relationship of politics and theology in the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar (declined)
- Foundations of Theology
- God of the People/Dios del Pueblo
University of Notre Dame
Department of Theology
237 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Books & Edited Volumes (6)
A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011)
Does global civil society offer hope of a world for all? Reflecting on globalization, ethics, and religion, social theorists and theologians consider answers to this pivotal question. In their ecumenical, interdisciplinary dialogue, capped off by ...
Book Chapters (27)
Public Reason and Intercultural Dialogue At the Limits of the Secular: Catholic Reflections on Faith and Public Life (2014)
This essay examines the idea of a human person and the idea of intercultural dialogue presupposed by major theorists like Charles Taylor, David Tracy, Roberto Goizueta, and David L. Schindler. A new synthesis that takes ...
"Thinking Out Loud about the Triune God: Problems and Prospects for a Trinitarian Social Ethic in a Procedural Republic" A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011)
An excerpt from this chapter's first paragraph: "Discourse about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is central to Christian self-understanding. The question of whether such discourse should be proclaimed outside of the churches is a ...
"Trinity and Creation: David L. Schindler and the Catholic Tradition" Being Holy in the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler (2011)
An excerpt from this chapter's conclusion: "From his very first publication, it was clear to Schindler that the Catholic tradition was not an archive or a towering monument to be admired from below. Whether the ...
"Selbstgestaltung des Menschen nach Nikolaus von Kues und modernes Verständnis des Menschen: aufgezeigt an Hans-Georg Gadamer" Mitteilungen und Forschungsbeiträge der Cusanus-Gesellschaft:Die Sermones des Nikolaus von Kues II. Inhaltliche Schwerpunkte. Akten des Symposions in Trier vom 20. bis 22. Oktober 2005. (2006)