Ecclesiology and Community Agency in Latin America: The Case of Peru


Location: The Kellogg Institute

Work-In-Progress Session at the Kellogg Institute
with Thomas M. Kelly, Kellogg Institute Guest Scholar

The field of academic theology has produced many idealized and theoretical constructs for how to understand the Catholic Church. My research aims to investigate to what extent vision and practice cohere through a comparison of two Peruvian communities that, during a time of terrorist violence, responded in very different ways to similar external threats. I posit that their understanding of “Church” and “agency” explains their differentiated response.

A Work-in-Progress Session is limited to no more than 20 faculty members and graduate students, with participants preparing by reading a paper or other material circulated in advance. To register and receive the pre-circulated paper, write to:

This event is hosted by the Kellogg Institute.