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Rubén Rosario Rodríguez
Secondary Appointment, Center for International Studies

This is my twelfth year in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University where I teach various courses in constructive, liberationist, and political theologies at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

I moved to Saint Louis after having 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. 

Recent publications include:

(1) “Sources and en conjunto methodologies of Latino/a theologizing,” in The Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology, Orlando O. Espín, ed. (London: Wiley-Blackwell, September 2015).

(2) “Calvin’s Legacy of Compassion: A Reformed Theological Perspective on Immigration,” in Immigrant Neighbors Among Us: Immigration Across Theological Traditions, Leopoldo A. Sánchez and Danny Carroll, eds. (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, October 2015).

My second monograph, Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence: A Comparative Theology with Judaism and Islam, goes to press June 2016 and will be published by Cambridge University Press. A third monograph is due at press September 2016 entitled Dogmatics After Babel: Theology Beyond Language Games 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.


"Dirty Blvd."
by Lou Reed


Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I'll piss on 'em
that's what the Statue of Bigotry says
Your poor huddled masses, let's club 'em to death
and get it over with and just dump 'em on the boulevard