Benjamin Valentin

Dr. Benjamin Valentin
AddressAndover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 2459

Professor of Theology and Culture, and Director of the Orlando Costas Latino/a Studies Program, Andover Newton Theological School

B.A., College of New Rochelle,
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School,
Ph.D., Drew University,

Teaching and research interests are in contemporary theology and culture, constructive theology, and U.S. Hispanic/Latino(a) theology. In general, his focus is on leading people to explore the possibility of a theological outlook that can be responsive to new occasions, challenges, and duties in our late modern era. He is the author of the award winning Mapping Public Theology: Beyond Culture, Identity, and Difference; editor of New Horizons in Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology; and co-editor of The Ties that Bind: African-American and Hispanic-American/Latino(a) Theologies in Dialogue and the forthcoming Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Latino/as, Popular Culture, and Religious Expression. Benjamin joined the faculty in 2000.

Actively involved in the church, he serves as a lay leader in various capacities and presently attends Leon de Juda/Lion of Judah (an American Baptist Church).

Areas of Interest

Director of the Orlando Costas Latino/a Studies ProgramTheology and Culture

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