Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion marks a critical point in Lascasian scholarship. The result of the collaborative work of seventeen prominent scholars, contributions span the fields of history, Latin American studies, literary criticism, philosophy and theology. The volume offers to specialists and non-specialists alike access to a rich and thoughtful overview of nascent colonial Latin American and early modern Iberian studies in a single text.
Contributors: Rolena Adorno; Matthew Restall; David Thomas Orique, O.P.; Rady Roldán-Figueroa; Carlos A. Jáuregui; David Solodkow; Alicia Mayer; Claus Dierksmeier; Daniel R. Brunstetter; Víctor Zorrilla; Luis Fernando Restrepo; David Lantigua; Ramón Darío Valdivia Giménez; Eyda M. Merediz; Laura Dierksmeier; Guillaume Candela, and Armando Lampe.
David Thomas Orique, O.P. (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is Associate Professor at Providence College. His is author of
To Heaven or to Hell: Bartolomé de Las Casas’s Confesionario (Penn State, 2018), and co-editor of
Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity (2019). Rady Roldán-Figueroa (Th.D., Boston University) is Associate Professor at Boston University. He is the author of
The Ascetic Spirituality of Juan de Avila (1499-1569) (Brill, 2010), and co-editor of
Collected Works of Hanserd Knollys: Pamphlets on Religion (2017).
The editors of this volume envision that both specialists and non-specialists will value this work. Specialists will have the latest and most comprehensive multidisciplinary scholarship from leading Lascasian experts available in one volume. Non-specialists will have access to a rich and thoughtful overview of nascent colonial Latin American and early modern Iberian studies in a single text. Furthermore, both readerships will appreciate scholarly features to aid them in their research, such as detailed bibliographies, a topical index, and a list of contributing scholars. Keywords: Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566); Order of Preachers; Dominicans; Catholic missions; colonial Latin America; Spain; Conquest of Mexico; slavery; Just War; Human Rights; Franciscans; Canary Islands; Moctezuma; history of art; Puritans; New England; Utopianism; sixteenth century; Francisco de Vitoria (c. 1483–1546).