Rocío Cortés-Rodríguez

Rocío Cortés-Rodríguez


Primary Field of Study: World Religions and World Church
Secondary Field of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Interests

Scriptural Reasoning, interfaith dialogue, Latin America, Islam, Indigenous cosmologies, religious coexistence in medieval al-Andalus.


B.A. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, M.A., University of Helsinki, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


Rocío's Ph.D. area of concentration was World Religions, and World Church and her minor was Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She received her master's degree in The Religious Roots of Europe from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Previously, she obtained a bachelor's degree in theology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile. Rocío's primary interest is interfaith dialogue, especially among Christians and Muslims in Latin America. She also explores the interreligious dialogue with indigenous communities, which are significant in Latin America. She believes that interfaith dialogue can contribute to the development of better citizens and more peaceful societies. Indeed, religions are still a good source of meaning for many people in the world. For that reason, Rocío's Ph.D. project focused on Scriptural Reasoning, a method of interfaith dialogue, practiced with Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Mapuches in Santiago de Chile, Chile.


“Diálogo Interreligioso en Latino América y Razonamiento de la Escritura: Perspectivas y Propuestas Teórico-Metodológicas para el Diálogo”

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