Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo is a constructive theologian whose teaching and research interests coalesce around the following themes in feminist and Latin American liberation theologies: the place of motherhood in theology and spirituality; the theological and political significance of remembering suffering; and the ecclesiology of Christian base communities in Latin America. Her first book, The Power and Vulnerability of Love: A Theological Anthropology (Fortress, 2015), draws on women’s experiences of maternity and natality to construct a theology of suffering and redemption that is anchored in the reality of human vulnerability. Her most recent publishing project was a co-edited volume entitled Parenting as Spiritual Practice and Source for Theology: Mothering Matters (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Gandolfo is currently working on a book project entitled Re-membering the Reign of God: Decolonial Ecclesiology in the Base Communities of El Salvador.
B.A.,Saint Joseph’s University; M.T.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Emory University
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