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Peter J. Casarella

Peter Casarella is associate professor in the Department of Theology and director of the Latin American North American Church Concerns Project in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame and was a 2014-2015 Luce Fellow in Theology. His field of study is systematic theology and his research interests include Latino/a theology, medieval Christian thought (especially Bonaventure, Nicholas of Cusa), and theological aesthetics. He has published 60 essays in scholarly journals on a variety of topics. In 2005, Casarella served as president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the US (ACHTUS), and he is currently the president of the Academy of Catholic Theologians. He has edited or coedited Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church (1998), Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré (1998), Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (2006), Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress, a collection of essays on the social encyclical Caritas in Veritate (2015), and, most recently, Cusanus: Word as Bread: Language and Theology in Nicholas of Cusa 2017. Casarella earned both an MA and a PhD in religious studies from Yale University. 

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Peter Casarella is Director, Latin American North American Church Concerns Project and Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, and he was a 2014-2-15 Luce Fellow in Theology. Christopher Rios is a PhD student at the University of Notre Dame.