Annual Hispanic Ministry + Theology Lecture

Watch "Reflections on the Theology of the 'Stranger'" by Dr. Maria Clara Bingemer, delivered on October 12, 2017.

The 7th Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture, hosted with the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) Tomasi Lecture as part of the 2017 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference, brought to Loyola Marymount University noted Brazilian liberation theologian Maria Clara Bingemer, Ph.D.

Titled "Reflections on the Theology of the 'Stranger'", and deliverd on October 17, 2017, at the LMU Life Sciences Bulding Auditorium, Dr. Bingemer’s lecture addressed the neuralgic and complex issue of “the stranger” in relation to the crises of displaced peoples and migrations. How can the idea of the stranger be reframed theologically through the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures to highlight the growth that ensues in societies and individuals when the stranger is acknowledged, loved and protected? Dr. Douglas E. Christie, professor and chair of Theological Studies at LMU, moderated the public Q&A.

About Dr. Bingemer
Maria Clara Bingemer, Ph.D. (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome) is a noted Brazilian theologian. A full professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC), she focuses her research on systematic theology and in particular on Latin American and liberation theology. Dr. Bingemer is widely published in many languages.

Her English works include A Face for God: Reflections on Trinitarian Theology for Our Times (Convivium, 2014), Witnessing: Prophecy, Politics and Wisdom (edited with Peter Casarella, Orbis, 2014), and Mary, Mother of God, Mother of the Poor (with Ivone Gebara, Wipf and Stock, 2004). Forthcoming in English are Simone Weil: A Mystic with Passion and Compassion and The Mystery and the World, both from Wipf and Stock, and Latin American Theology: Roots and Branches, from Orbis.

The former dean of the Center of Theology and Human Sciences at PUC, Bingemer held the first Duffy Lectures Chair at Boston College in spring 2015. She serves on the editorial boards of many theological journals, including Concilium.