Faculty Directory

Eduardo C. Fernández, SJ

Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-5026
Degrees and Certifications

STD, STL, Gregorian Pontifical University, 1995
MDiv, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1991
MA in Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1987
BA in Sociology, Loyola University of the South, 1980


Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Relationship between Faith and Culture (Missiology)
  • U.S. Hispanic Theology and Ministry; Hispanic Religious Expressions
  • Celebration of Sacraments in Multicultural Contexts
  • Mexican History and History of the Southwest
  • The Relationship between Art, Spirituality, and Inculturation
  • Church: Mission and Cultures
Selected Publications
  • Doing Theology as If People Mattered: Encounters in Contextual Theology (Herder and Herder, 2019) with Deborah Ross and Stephen Bevans, editors.
  • Culture-Sensitive Ministry: Helpful Strategies for Pastoral Ministers. Co-authored with Kenneth McGuire and Anne Hansen. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2010.
  • Mexican American Catholics. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2007.
  • La Vida Sacra: A Contemporary Hispanic Sacramental Theology (with James Empereur). Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.
  • U.S. Hispanic Catholics: Trends and Works. Co-authored with Kenneth Davis and Veronica Mendez. University of Scranton Press, 2002.
  • La Cosecha: Harvesting Contemporary United States Hispanic Theology (1972-1998).  Michael Glazier, 2000.
  • "Educating for Inculturation: Why the Arts Cannot be Ignored" in The Future of the Arts in Worship and Religious Education. Resource Publications, 2002.