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Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Center for International Studies

Courses Taught

Theological Foundations, Martyrdom & Terrorism, Liberation Theology: Christ and Color, Theological Outsiders: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky


Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2004

Research Interests

  • Theology and culture
  • Liberation theologies
  • Comparative theology
  • Religion and politics
  • Comparative religious ethics

Publications and Media Placements

Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective (New York University Press, 2008)

Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence: A Comparative Theology with Judaism and Islam (Cambridge University Press, July 2017)

Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture (Westminster John Knox Press, October 2017)

“Political Theology As ‘Liberative’ Theology,” in Political Theology Today: A forum for interdisciplinary and interreligious dialogue (April 25, 2017)

“Religion and Politics,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos/Latinas in Politics, eds. Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. Gonzalez (March 2016, Oxford University Press)

“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)

“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)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana (AETH)

Community Work and Service

  • Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
  • Supply pastor
  • Christian educator