T. Marie Chilton Chair Installation Celebration

BCLA| On March 17, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts will celebrate the installation of Nancy Pineda-Madrid as the T. Marie Chilton Chair of Catholic Theology.

Pineda-Madrid will deliver her inaugural lecture “To Believe in the God Who Saves,” which will explore the enduring theological question of salvation. Specifically, the topic will address shifting our current understanding from the personal/individual to a focus on the social dimension of salvation. Father Rausch, the inaugural Chilton Chair holder, will also give remarks.

Pineda-Madrid comes to LMU from Boston College, where she taught for 14 years and was associate professor of theology and Latinx/a ministry.  Returning to LMU after many years is a homecoming for Pineda-Madrid because she received her B.B.A. from LMU. Nancy then earned a Master of Divinity degree from Seattle University and a Ph.D. in systematic and philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, California). With expertise in soteriology and North American pragmatism and religious thought, Pineda-Madrid is a leading voice in U.S. LatinX theologies, as well as U.S. and global feminist theologies.

As the T. Marie Chilton Chair of Catholic Theology, Pineda-Madrid will teach classes, create public programming, and build community to advance the conversation about violence against women (and others). This work involves reflecting intentionally on the theological issues presented by the construct and context of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, of which Los Angeles and Southern California are an important dimension.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
McIntosh Center, UHall 3999

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and we kindly ask that you register.