A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology

Prophesy Freedom

  • Teresa Delgado

Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)

About this book


This book explores the themes of identity, suffering, and hope in the stories of Puerto Rican people to surface the anthropology, soteriology, and eschatology of a Puerto Rican decolonial theology.  Using an interdisciplinary methodology of dialogue between literature and theology, this study reveals the oppression, resistance, and theological vision of the Puerto Rican community. It demonstrates how Puerto Rican literature and Puerto Rican theology are prophetic voices calling out for the liberation of a suffering people, on the island and in the Puerto Rican Diaspora, while employing personal Puerto Rican family/community stories as an authoritative contextual reference point. This work stands within the continuum of contextual theology and diasporic studies of religion in the United States, as well as research in the interdisciplinary field of decolonial and post-colonial studies.


Vieques Resistance Barrio Pedro Juan Soto Rosario Ferré

Authors and affiliations

  • Teresa Delgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Iona CollegeNew RochelleUSA

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