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Elizondo, Virgilio (b. 1935)

  1. Alberto L. García

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0490

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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García, A. L. 2011. Elizondo, Virgilio (b. 1935). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Born on August 28, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas to Mexican immigrant parents. Elizondo has distinguished himself as a priest, educator, and theologian. He is regarded as the father of US Hispanic theology. He has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the spiritual innovators of the 21st century.


  • Elizondo, Virgilio (b. 1935);
  • priest, educator, and theologian;
  • theological contribution;
  • Elizondo, drawing from the gospels;
  • concept of “mestizaje,” the hermeneutical key;
  • Mexican-American experience, and the gospels;
  • our lady of guadalupe;
  • good news of God's incarnational presence