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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

Volume 38, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2018

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, María Teresa Dávila, Victor Carmona, Teresa Delgado
Pages 45-56
DOI: 10.1353/sce.2018.0032

US Latino/a Contributions to the Field
Retrospect and Prospect

The 2018 SCE meeting focused on the theme “Retrospect and Prospect” in order to build greater understanding of the discipline of Christian ethics in its varied cultural, methodological, and confessional forms. Latino/a ethics in the United States, by embodying a cooperative methodology (teología en conjunto) grounded in a liberative reading of the Christian Scriptures that employs a hermeneutics of suspicion, seeks to articulate an emancipatory and inclusive vision that yields distinctive forms of social and political action while working toward the common good. This essay provides a brief introduction to and history of Latino/a contributions to the field of Christian ethics, defines key themes that unite its various proponents, and identifies future trends.