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Deep Inculturation: Global Voices on Christian Faith and Indigenous Genius.


Contributing Authors
Ferdinand Ikenna Okorie, CMF, is Vice President and Academic Dean, and Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is the author of Favor and Gratitude: Reading Galatians in its Greco-Roman Context (Lexington Books, 2020), and co-editor of Bible, Interpretation and Context: Reading Meaning from an African Perspective (Lexington/Fortress Academic, 2023).
Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ, is Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, California, and a delegate to the Vatican Synod on Synodality assembly (Rome, October 2023). He is the author of Theology Brewed in an African Pot (Orbis Books, 2008), and Religion and Faith in Africa: Confessions of an Animist (Orbis Books, 2018).
Ángel F. Méndez Montoya is Professor and Researcher at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is the author of The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharis (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and Teopoéticas del cuerpo: la danza, la teología filosófica y las intermediaciones de los cuerpos (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023).
Carmel Pilcher, RSJ, is a long-time liturgical educator currently resourcing liturgical inculturation among First Nation peoples of Australia and Fiji. A past president of the Australian Academy of Liturgy, she co-edited Vatican Council II: Reforming Liturgy (ATF Press, 2013), and co-authored “Sacraments and Creation: Ecology–A Conversation with First Peoples” for the T&T Handbook of Sacraments and Sacramentality (2023).
Marzanna Poplawska is Research Professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, Poland, with extensive research experience in ethnomusicology in Indonesian churches. She is the author of Performing Faith: Christian Music, Identity and Inculturation in Indonesia (Routledge, 2020).
Christopher D. Tirres is Vincent de Paul Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University,  and the Buckley Visiting Chair in Latinx Theology at Santa Clara University. He is the author of The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought (Oxford University Press, 2014), and Liberating Spiritualities in the Américas (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
Antonio D. Sison, CPPS, is Vatican Council II Chair of Theology and Professor of Systematic Theology and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is the author of The Art of Indigenous Inculturation: Grace on the Edge of Genius (Orbis Books, 2021), and World Cinema, Theology, and the Human (Routledge, 2012), among others. He is the editor of Deep Inculturation: Global Voices on Christian Faith and Indigenous Genius.
  • Start Date
    March 25, 2024,12:00 pm CT
  • End Date
    March 25, 2024,1:30 pm CT
  • Hosted By
    • Bernardin Center
  • Event Type
    • Book Launch
  • Location
    • Rm 339
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