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Asbury Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Zaida Pérez Publishes New Book


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Wilmore, Ky. (January 26, 2013) Dr. Zaida Maldonado Perez, and co-authors Loida Martell-Otero, Zaida Maldonado Pérez and Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, has published her latest work, Latina Evangélicas: A Theological Survey from the Margins.   The book is a constructive and postcolonial examination of the theology of Protestant Latinas who reside in the United States. Written by three Latinas who have pastored and who teach in Latina/o communities, the book seeks to expand beyond Latina feminist and mujerista voices to include those whose perspectives have not yet been heard. It thus introduces an important theological perspective to a wider audience, and provides an important resource that has been lacking for evangelicas/os and other marginalized groups who study in various theological programs.

Each chapter considers theological themes important to the Latina Protestant worshiping community, beginning with a constructive discussion of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and followed by the doctrines of salvation and Jesus Christ, the Trinity, the church, Scripture, and “the last things” (eschatology). Given that one of the characteristics of Latina/o theologies is their dialogical and collaborative nature, the book concludes with a conversation among the three authors about the theological thinking that took place in its composition. Study questions are included at the end of each chapter.

Zaida Maldonado Pérez is a former Dean of the School of Urban Ministries at Asbury Theological Seminary, Florida-Dunnam Campus, and Professor of Church History and Theology. Her publications include The Subversive Role of Visions in Early Christian Martyrs (2010) and An Introduction to Christian Theology (2002), coauthored with Justo L. González. Dr. Pérez is a member of the American Society of Church History, the American Academy of Religion and Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana (The Association for the Theological Education of Hispanics).

The book is available on Kindle at

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Posted on January 31, 2013

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