Luis Rivera-Rodriguez joined the McCormick faculty as associate professor of theology in the fall of 1995. He came to McCormick from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, where he had been teaching theology and ethics since 1986.
Luis was born in Puerto Rico in 1952. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and received the Master of Divinity from the Evangelical
Seminary of Puerto Rico in 1978. The Divinity School of Harvard University awarded him the Master of Theology degree in 1980 and the Doctor of Theology in 1993.
Since 1988, Luis has also served as an adjunct faculty member and Doctor of Ministry program coordinator in Puerto Rico for McCormick. In 1991-92, he was also associate executive minister on leadership development for the Puerto Rico Baptist Churches. A Lay Baptist minister, Luis has served as pastor of two churches in Puerto Rico and as minister of Christian education in another. From 1982-85, he was coordinator of the International Missions Program of the Boston Theological Institute in Boston.
Luis is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Hispanic Theological Education Association. He has also served as President of the Puerto Rican Chapter of Asociacion para la Educacion Teologica and as a member of the Adolfo De Hostos Center of Bioethics of the University of Puerto Rico.
He is author of Anthropogenesis: The Theological Anthropology of Leonard Boff, which has been recommended for publication in the Harvard Dissertation Series, and has published articles on theological education, youth and sexuality, bioethics, and AIDS and the church. His interests include Latin American liberation theology and he has taught courses in theology, ethics and religious studies.
For a summary of Luis' 2006-2007 academic year with information on recent publications, lectures and other public appearances, click here.
B.A., University of Puerto Rico
M.Div., Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico
Th.M., Th.D., Harvard University Divinity School
T 300: Introduction to Christian Theology
T 437: Latino/a Theologies (taught in Spanish)
T 467: Diaspora Theologies