Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology

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Start Date: 
Tue, 12/01/1992
End Date: 
Thu, 11/30/1995

This grant supports the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) in the publication of a scholarly journal, The Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology. Publication began with the November 1993 issue. Largely Catholic, the journal also publishes articles by Protestants that contribute to the distinctive North American Latino theological dialogue. The Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology was established in 1993 under the editorship of Dr. Orlando O. Espin of the University of San Diego. Though Hispanics and Latinos represent the oldest Christian communities on the North American continent, their theological contributions have until recently remained almost invisible in the U.S. The journal is published by the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), which was formed in 1988 to help redress the marginalization of the Hispanic community in the American Catholic Church. The need to articulate an indigenous Hispanic/Latino theology is among the most important of ACHTUS's concerns, as U.S. Hispanic theology has often been confused with Latin American liberation theology. The Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology provides a forum where theologians rooted in the distinctive historical praxis of U.S. Hispanic Christian communities can reflect upon and respond to modern American circumstances in all their diversity and particularity, where perennial theological questions can be addressed in the light of distinctive Latino experiences, and where the enduring legacy of the Hispanic imagination can generate new perspectives on questions of concern to the contemporary academy as well as to the wider society.