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Alicia Vargas

Dean of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Associate Professor of Multicultural and Contextual Studies

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
1997
(510) 559-2736
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1985
MA in New Testament, GTU, 1996
MDiv, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1995
MA in  Spanish Theater, California State University, Long Beach, 1980
Certificate of Latin American Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 1974
BA, California State University, Long Beach, 1974

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Mujerista Christology
  • Pauline inclusivity vis-à-vis Lutheran theology and mission
Selected Publications
  • “Who Ministers to Whom:  Matthew 25:31-46 and Prison Ministry,” Dialog, Summer, 2013.

  • “Cristología en el contexto de las latinas en E.E.U.U.” in Martin Lutero Descalzo: Meditaciones sobre la identidad luterana desde el contexto latinoamericano, edited by José D. Rodríguez and Carmen Rodríguez.  Santo Domingo, Editora Centenario,  2010.   

  • “Mujerismo and The Two Kin-doms:  Distinction and Reconciliation.”  Dialog, Fall 2010.

  • “Through Mujerista  Eyes:  Stories of Incarnate Redemption” in Transforming Lutheran Theologies, Fortress, 2010.

  • Como estudiar la Biblia, Augsburg Fortress, 2009.

  • “The Construction of Latina Theology.”  Currents in Theology and Mission, 2007.

  • “Reading Ourselves into the Cross Story.  Luther and United States Latinos.”Cross Examinations:  Readings on the Meaning of the Cross Today,   Fortress Press, 2006.

  • “Introduccion a La Disputacion de Leipzig-Informe de Lutero a Jorge Spalatin.” Lutero al habla,   Publicaciones El Faro S.A. de C.V., Mexico, D.F., 2005.