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Title: US Hispanic Theologians
Subtitle: A Sketch of What They Are Doing
Author(s): DAVIS, Kenneth G. , CASTILLO-CORONADO, Jesús
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 26 Issue: 1 Date: spring 2001
The last three decades have witnessed the emergence of what is today commonly known as US Hispanic theology. Although related to liberation theology, this approach possesses its own protagonists, identity, and concerns. The relationship between these two streams of American, contextual theologies go back to at least 1968. That year was key for both. On the one hand, Gustavo Gutiérrez, the well-known founding father of liberation theology, had set out to polish and publish some of the main ideas contained in his previous work. This appeared as Hacia una teología de la liberación (1971). On the other hand, Virgilio Elizondo, the founding father of US Hispanic theology, was preparing the basic guidelines of 'Educación religiosa para el méxico-norteamericano.' Ever since, in a fairly close relationship, not only these founding fathers, but also the rest of Latin American and US Hispanic theologians, have been working out theological insights that have widened the faith-horizons and social-historical and cultural commitments of Latin Americans in general and Hispanics living in the USA in particular.