Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother of Mujerista Theology Dies

Dr. Ada María Isasi-Díaz, the main exponent of mujerista theology, died yesterday of cancer at age 69.

The Cuban American theologian was emerita professor of ethics and theology at Drew University and the author of numerous books, including En la Lucha/In the Struggle: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology (Second edition, Fortress Press, 2003), La Lucha Continues: Mujerista Theology (Orbis Books, 2004) and Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the 21st Century (Orbis Books, 1996). She also edited Hispanic/Latino Theology: Challenge and Promise (Fortress Press, 2006) and co-authored Hispanic Women: Prophetic Voice in the Church with Yolanda Tarango (Harper & Row, 1988). She was also the founder and co-director of the Hispanic Institute of Theology at Drew.

I'm sure there will be a lot of commemorative essays written about her as word of Dr. Isasi-Díaz's death spreads so I don't intend to add to them, but I will compile some of them on this blog for those who want to know more about this brilliant woman, whose death is a great loss to both Hispanic and women's theology.

Photo: Dr. Ada María Isasi-Díaz in one of her last public speaking engagements at Call to Action, 2011

1 comment:

  1. In the memory of our sister Ada~ may we, continue to give voice "to the struggles" of our global community in word and deed, so as to attain justice and peace in the Kin-dom of God! Cheers to you Ada-- you will always live on in our hearts and we will pass your wisdom along to generations to come!

    Gracias por tu vida, un abrazo~

    Miami, Fl