18 February 2011

Spanglish Lessons: Diversity and Theology



Spanglish Lessons: Diversity and Theology U.S. Catholic 76 no. 3 (March 2011): 18-21

Excerpts:
Asked to introduce herself at a Hispanic ministry meeting a few years ago, Carmen Nanko-Fernández gave her name and then added, tongue firmly planted in cheek, “I’m a theologian, and my preferred theological method is pastoral hostility.”

It was mixed company, Nanko-Fernández recalls. “The folks who were not Latinos started to laugh. The Latinos didn’t laugh. They came up to me later and asked me, ‘Can you explain more about this hostilidad pastoral?’ ” They immediately appropriated it into Spanish and adopted it as “the oxymoron that best suited the reality of our ministries,” she says.
Link: Spanglish Lessons: Diversity and Theology


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