This groundbreaking work in Hispanic theology relates the story of the Galilean Jesus to the story of a new mestizo people.
Galilean Journey marks the arrival of a new era of Hispanic/Latino theology in the United States, Virgilio Elizondo described the "Galilee principle" that is, "What human beings reject, God chooses as his very own." This principle is well understood by Mexican-Americans, for whom mestizaje--the mingling of ethnicity, race, and culture--is a distinctive feature of their identity. In the person of Jesus, whose marginalized Galilean identity also marked him as a mestizo, the Mexican-American struggle for identity and new life becomes luminous.Includes a new autobiographical introduction, as well as a concluding chapter describing the subsequent development of Hispanic/Latino theology in the United States.
(1935-2016) was a theologian and pastor who played a critical role in the development of Hispanic theology. He founded the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served as rector of San Fernando Cathedral. More recently he taught at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include