David Sanchez

Associate Professor of Theological Studies
Department of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
University Hall 3726
Email: david.sanchez@lmu.edu
Phone: (310) 338-5983










Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York, 2006
  • M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary, New York, 2004
  • B.A., CSULA 1988; M.A., Claremont School of Theology, 1997


Areas of Research

Dr. Sanchez specializes in New Testament Studies with an emphasis on the Apocalypse of John as a literary performance of counter-imperial resistance in conversation with modern modalities of socio-political resistance. Dr. Sanchez is also interested in the role end-time eschatologies played in early Christian mythmaking and social formations, Guadalupan studies and contemporary Guadalupan iconography.


Courses Taught

  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Foundations of New Testament Theology
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • The Four Gospels


Professional Bio

  • Dr. Sanchez served as an adjunct professor of Religion at California Lutheran University, 2002-2004;
  • Lecturer in Religious Studies at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, 2004-2005;
  • Visiting professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, 2006-2007;
  • Taught in the Hispanic Summer Program, Brite Divinity School, Summer 2006;
  • Former recipient of the Hispanic Theological Initiative;
  • Member of Biblical Literature and the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS)



Selected Publications

  • From Patmos to the Barrio: The Subversion of Imperial Myths from the Book of Revelations to the Present (Fortress Press, 2008)“Recontextualizing Resistance: From the Shores of Patmos to the Barrios of East Los Angeles.” In Reflections (Yale Divinity School), Spring 2005“Recontextualizing Resistance: The Revelation of John.” In Union Seminary Quarterly Review (New Testament and Roman Empire); Volume 59 (2005) Numbers 3-4


Latest News

Dr. Sanchez will be presenting a paper at the Society of Biblical Literature Conference in San Diego, entitled, “The Barrio Virgin and Revelation 12;” he will be a contributor at the upcoming conference, “New Testament and Roman Empire: Resistance an Reimagination,” to be held at the Union Theological Seminary, New York (April 3-5, 2008). He has also contributed to the History Channel’s Production, “Antichrist,” FX channel’s. “Revelation 666,” and the Patt Morrison Show (NPR) discussing the Virgin of Guadalupe.


Personal Message

“Where logic ends, faith begins.”
-Bird York