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Benjamin Valentin

Professor of Theology and Culture, and Director of the Orlando Costas Lectureship in Latino/a Theology

B.A., College of New Rochelle
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D., Drew University

Phone: Ext. 2356

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Biography:

Professor Valentin is on sabbatical for the fall 2014 semester.

Benjamin Valentin’s teaching and research interests are in contemporary theology and culture, constructive theology, liberation theology, and U.S. Hispanic/Latino(a) theology.  In general, his focus is on leading people to explore the possibility of a theological outlook that can be responsive to new occasions, challenges, and duties in our late modern era. 

He is the author of the award winning Mapping Public Theology: Beyond Culture, Identity, and Difference (2002); editor of New Horizons in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology (2003); and In Our Own Voices: Latino/a Renditions of Theology (2010); and co-editor of The Ties That Bind: African American and Hispanic American/Latino(a) Theologies in Dialogue and Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Hispanic Americans On Popular Culture and Religious Expression.  Benjamin joined the Andover Newton faculty in 2000.

Courses:
INTE 702S: “So That You May Know The Truth”: The Vocation of Theological Research and Writing
THEO 611F (02): Systematic Theology I
THEO 614 (02)S: Systematic Theology II
THEO 738S: The Flesh Made Word/Discourse: A Survey of Christology

Publications:
The Ties That Bind
Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology
Creating Ourselves
In Our Own Voices
On Mestizaje
Nuevos Odres Para El Vino
Going Public
Mapping Public Theology