Escobedo Saint John's Bible Lecture

Thursday, April 21, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CT)
Event Type
Special Event
Alicia Tait
Center for Catholic Studies

Apocalypse, Now What? Latina/o/xs and the Book of Revelation
featuring Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Ph.D. 

Thursday, April 21
to 8:30
Assumption Chapel

A global pandemic, terrifying and unpredictable weather, ongoing political and economic turmoil, too much suffering and grief in the face of death. These past few years have felt apocalyptic for so many. Although we often take the Apocalypse to mean the end of the world, we are not the first generation (nor are we likely to be the last), to wonder, is this it? From Guadalupe in Los Angeles to cries of "apocalyptic devastation" in the wake of Hurricane María, in this talk, we examine Latina/o/x perspectives on the Book of Revelation and five hundred years of living with the Apocalypse in the Americas.

Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Ph.D., is Professor of Latina/o/x Studies and of Religion as well as Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Williams College. A past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States and President-Elect of the New England/Eastern Canada Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, she is the author of Latina/o/x Studies and Biblical Studies (2020) as well as Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). With Efraín Agosto, she also co-edited the collection of essays Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

About the Series
Thanks to a generous gift from former Board of Trustees Chairman Ruben Escobedo, a 1960 graduate of St. Mary’s, and his wife Veronica Salazar Escobedo, the Escobedo Saint John’s Bible Lecture Series was created and allows St. Mary’s University to share the remarkable illuminated pages with members of the St. Mary’s community, and with faith communities from across Texas and the nation. Each year, outstanding biblical scholars are invited to campus to give public presentations to enhance the interdisciplinary nature of our campus and community learning, while connecting our students and community to the creative, scholarly, and spiritual possibilities of the Saint John’s Bible currently on campus.


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