Rev. Dr. Eliseo Perez-Álvarez

Qualifications& Tertiary Institutions Attended

  • Ph.D. With distinctions (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2000)
  • Th.M.(Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1993)
  • Th.M.(Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur GA., 1991)
  • B.A. Philosophy, with honors (Universidad Iberoamericana de México, 1989)
  • B.A. Theology (Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de México, 1979)

Courses Taught:

  • Historical Theology
  • Søren Kierkegaard's Social Thought
  • Chicano and Liberation Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Method
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Creeds and Confessions
  • Mesoamerican Religions
  • History of Christian Thought

    Courses Currently Teaching:

    • Foundations of Systematic Theology
    • Perspectives of Christology
    • History of Western Philosophy

    Area(s) of Specialization& Research Interest:

    DISSERTATION: “A Vexing Gadfly: the Late Kierkegaard on Economic Matters”

    Adviser: Dr. Philip Hefner

    Readers: Dr. Mark Thomsen, Dr. José David Rodríguez, Dr. Philip Hefner

    A critical approach to Kierkegaard’s second authorship 1846-55, as he changes to a new paradigm.

    In this new stage, he addresses economic issues from the social and political perspectives, within the framework of the assault upon Christendom.

    COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS(LSTC, 1993)

    1. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
    2. Theology and social thought in the 19th and 20th centuries: Troeltsch, Tillich & Sobrino.

    DOCTORAL EXAMS(LSTC, 1994)

    1. The Life and Thought of S. Kierkegaard
    2. Current Scholarship on S. Kierkegaard’s Social Thought
    3. Placing S. Kierkegaard’s social thought in the modern tradition of Christian socio-ethical thought: Justo L. González, H. Richard Niebuhr, Walter Rauschenbusch and Ernst Troeltsch.
    4. The theme of poverty in Latin American theology.

    Publications:

    2016

    Jesús; Diario de unamuertecocinada, mi últimasemana. México, D.F.: CUPSA January.

    —Foreword of Marcos From the Puertorrican Diaspora, (Forthcoming).

    2015

    —La Milpa from Abya-Yala:An Epistemological Rupture in the Context of Oikos, i.e., Ecology, Economy and Ecumenism(Forthcoming)

    —Children Inmigration and Migration of Semantics, Journal of Lutheran Ethics (Forthcoming).

    — Working Preacher, Luther Theological Seminary (several sermons both in Spanish and English, some published and others forthcoming)

    2014

    “No vine por el sueñoamericano: vine debido a lo que la pesadillaestadunidense ha ocasionadoen mi País”. Entrevistaa Elvira Arellano.

     

    2012

    Ser y comer: migajasentorno a la identidad, Foreword by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier Chicago: McCormick Theological Seminary et al.

    —Introducción a la Última Cena y el Banquete de la Creación, Foreword by Elsa Tamez, Nashville: Abingdon.

    2011

    —Charlas picositas de sobremesa; entrevistas al grano, Foreword by Luis N. Rivera Pagán, México, D.F.: Cupsa.

    2010

    Abya Yala; discursos desde la América des-norteada, Foreword by Daisy Machado, México, D.F.: El Faro.

    2009

    Introducción a Kierkegaard; o la teología patas arriba, Foreword by Justo L. González, Nashville: Abingdon.

    —A Vexing Gadfly: the Late Kierkegaard on Economic Matters, Foreword by Enrique Dussel, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.

    —Lutheran Study Bible (Letter of Ephesians): Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress.

    2007

    Book Review, Johnson Maxwell E., The Virgin of Guadalupe: Theological Reflection of an Anglo-Lutheran Liturgist. In Apuntes. (Winter 2007, 45-47).

    —Comentario de Marcos, Justo L. González ed. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress.

    2006

    >"No oigo nada"; Biblia, Atahualpa y Contexto", in Descubre la Biblia; manual de ciencias bíblicas, Edesio Sánchez ed. (Colombia: SociedadesBíblicasUnidas).

    —Westminster Dictionary of Theologians (39 entries), Justo L. González ed. Westminster – John Knox Press.

    2005

    Lutero al habla: Antologia, (co-editor Giacomo Cassese), México, D.F.: AETH, El Faro, ELCA, LSPS, LSTC, Bethesda, CLFT, Basilea.

    —The Lutheran Handbook; Here We Stand, (Contributing writer), Minnesota: Augsburg Fortress.

    2004

    The Gospel to the Calypsonians: The Caribbean, Bible and Liberation Theology, Foreword by Elsa Tamez, Chicago, México D.F.: Chicago Center for Global Ministries/LSTC/El Faro/ Basilea.

    — “The Gastronomical Conquest: Morsels of Christian Thought and History from the Perspective of Hunger” in Talitha Cum! The Grace of Solidarity in a Globalized World. Gabriela Miranda Garcia and Mario Degiglio-Bellemare (eds). Geneva: WSCF Publications.

    — "¿Quién dice la gente que soy yo?; identidad y comida" in Alternarivas para un mundo justo, Globalización y pobreza; Perspectivas bíblicas. Rene Kruger and Horacio Mesones (eds.) ISEDET - FUMEC (Universal Federation of Christian Students), MEC (Movimiento Estudiantil Cristiano).

    — 39 entries in Diccionario ilustrado de intérpretes de la fe, Justo L. González, General Editor (Barcelona: CLIE).

    —"Deus edens; Jesús, las parábolas y la mesa," in Enseñaba por parábolas... Estudio del género «parábola» en la Biblia. Homenaje a Plutarco Bonilla Acosta, Edesio Sánchez Cetina, ed. (Miami: SociedadesBíblicasUnidas)

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    2002

    We Be Jammin: Liberating Discourses from the Land of the Seven Flags, Foreword by Justo L. González, Chicago, México D.F.: Chicago Center for Global Ministries/LSTC/El Faro/ Basilea.

    2001

    La promesa, el poder, la obra y la obediencia al Espíritu, in El Discípulo (March-August). Year 10. Vol. 1.

    1997

    p"In Memory of Me: Hispanic/Latino Christology beyond Borders," in TeologíaenConjunto. A Collaborative Hispanic Protestant Theology, Loida Martell-Otero and José David Rodríguez, eds. (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press).

     

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    1995

    "Migajas homiléticas; reflexiones en torno al método teológico latino en la predicación," in Púlpito Cristiano y justicia social, (Mexico City: El Faro - Borinquen).

    —Review of Justo L. González, Out of Every Tribe and Nation: Christian Theology at the Roundtable. In Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology. ( November 1995, 3:2).

    1992

    "La doctrina del destino manifiesto en Cortés," in Desde el reverso: Materiales para el estudio de la iglesia, (México: Aphila - El Faro).

    Email Address: eliseotzin@gmail.com, eperez@utcwi.edu.jm