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Methodist Theologian Rev. Dr. Justo González to Visit GC

Written by Laura Hinrichsen

Dr. Justo GonzálezGreenville College is pleased to welcome Cuban American author and Methodist theologian, Rev. Dr. Justo L. González with his wife, Dr. Catherine González to campus on Monday, March 7, 2016. He will speak during chapel at 9:30 a.m. in Whitlock Music Center Events. This event is free and open to the public.

"Greenville College is elated to have one of the most prominent theologians in the country,” shares Provost and Chief Operating Officer of Greenville College, Dr. Edwin Estevez. “Dr. Gonzalez's visit represents our continued commitment to academic excellence and passionate pursuit of faith and learning integration." 

Dr. González is widely recognized for his work in Hispanic theology, historical theology and Methodist history. He is also known for developing programs over the last three decades for Hispanic theological education and leadership in churches and academe. González co-founded the first academic journal for Latino/a theology, “Apuntes,” and helped to found programs like the Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana (AETH), the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP) and the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI).

González, born in Havana, Cuba, attended United Seminary in Cuba before receiving a Master of Arts followed by a Ph.D. in historical theology at Yale University. After completing his doctorate, González taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico before teaching at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Georgia. He is currently retired but has served as an adjunct professor of history at Columbia Theological Seminary and the Interdenominational Theological Center in Georgia. González, an ordained United Methodist minister, has published over one hundred books in the fields of history, Scripture and theology – many of which have been translated into multiple languages. His most widely-known publications include “A History of Christian Thought,” “The Story of Christianity” and “Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology.” 

This story was published on February 16, 2016

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