The Escobedo Saint John’s Bible Lecture Series - U.S. Immigration and Biblical Interpretation: The Politics of Belonging / November 18, 2021
From Liza Sanchez
By Francisco Lozada Jr., Ph.D.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Assumption Chapel
Francisco Lozada, Jr. is the Charles Fischer Catholic Professor of New Testament and Latinx Studies and Director of the Borderlands Institute at Brite Divinity School (Ft. Worth, TX). Dr. Lozada holds a doctorate in New Testament and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt University. He is a past co-chair of the Johannine Literature Section (SBL), past chair of the Program Committee of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and a past member of SBL Council.
He is a past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States. Dr. Lozada’s most recent publications (co-edited, Latino/a Theology and the Bible, 2021; The Gospel of John: History, Community and Ideology, 2020; Toward a Latino/a Biblical Interpretation, 2017; and co-edited, Latino/a Biblical Hermeneutics: Problematic, Objectives, and Strategies). His research concerns cultural and ideological interpretation while exploring how the biblical text is employed and deployed in ethnic/racial communities. As a teacher, he co-led several travel seminars to El Paso, TX and to Nogales, AZ to study life and society in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
About the lecture series: Thanks to a generous gift from former Board of Trustees Chairman Ruben Escobedo, a 1960 graduate of St. Mary’s, and his wife Veronica Salazar Escobedo, the Escobedo Saint John’s Bible Lecture Series was created and allows St. Mary’s University to share the remarkable illuminated pages with members of the St. Mary’s community, and with faith communities from across Texas and the nation. Each year, outstanding biblical scholars are invited to campus to give public presentations to enhance the interdisciplinary nature of our campus and community learning, while connecting our students and community to the creative, scholarly, and spiritual possibilities of the Saint John’s Bible currently on campus.