As part of ILS's Latino Studies Seminar Series, David Lantigua, Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame, will be giving a lecture titled: Liberalism, Human Rights, and Latin American Theology. Professor Lantigua's lecture will be held on March 20, 2018 at 12:30P.M. at the Morris Inn. This lecture is by invitation only and RSVPs are required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lantigua is interested in the judicious theological retrieval of fundamental moral concepts and ecclesial practices from the Christian tradition to address contemporary social issues. He specializes in late scholastic moral and political thought emerging out of the Salamanca school and the debates concerning the Spanish conquests of the Americas. His research explores the contested legacy of Latin/o Christianity in current discussions of just war, empire, race, religious violence, international order and human rights. He is currently completing two books related to this research. His other research project on the image of God elaborates a constructive notion of human dignity in an effort to bridge a morality of virtue and rights for Christian social ethics. His research and teaching interests also include modern Catholic social doctrine, Latin American theology, and comparative religious ethics.