Cecilia González-Andrieu

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Cecilia González-Andrieu teaches as an associate professor of systematic theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Cecilia González-Andrieu teaches the very popular course, "Meeting Christ in Faith & Art," and courses in U.S. Latino Theology, faith and culture and the Catholic theological tradition. Among a number of projects, she is co-founder of LMU's Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative, which is coordinating a national symposium on Hispanic Ministry in 2014.

Cecilia González-Andrieu returned to her alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, after completing her doctorate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. At the GTU, she was the first scholar to complete a doctorate combining systematic theology, and art and religion, developing a specialty on the works of the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca at UC Berkeley. Dr. González-Andrieu is one of the leading scholars developing the field of theological aesthetics which she proposes as a way to bring communities together, respect and celebrate otherness, and lift the theological insights of those who know and express themselves in ways beyond the textual.

She has been recognized with awards for her writing from the Catholic Press Association, as a teaching scholar by the GTU, for her work on behalf of the Latino community by the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and as one of the seven most promising theologians of the next generation by America Magazine.  Her recently published book Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty (Baylor University Press) continues to receive wide critical acclaim.