"In the United States," writes Carmen Nanko-Fernandez, "las teologias latinas are theologies dreamed in Spanish, articulated in English, and lived in Spanglish. . . . This volume is part of that stream of theologizing that arises from within Hispanic particularity and that challenges the shortsighted notion that such theologizing is meaningful only to that ethnic particularlity whose concerns shape its agenda."
Using fresh, often playful languages that gently tweaks the pretensions of mainstream academic theology, the author covers a range of topics, from the implications of population shifts on the identity of the church, to the role of the "everyday" or "lo cotidiano" in theology, and even to the global phenomenon of "beisbol."
Dr. Carmen Nanko-Fernandez is Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry program at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. She is a past-president of the Academy of catholic Hispanic Theologians in the United States (ACHTUS) and serves on the National Advisory Committee, Center of the Study of Latino/a Catholicism, University of San Diego. Her many publicaitons include Campus Ministry: Identity, Mission and Praxis.