Néstor Medina

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Published Books

  • Mestizaje: (Re)Mapping "Race," Culture, and Faith in Latina/o Catholicism, New York: Orbis Books, 2009. (Winner of the 2012 Hispanic Theological Initiative Book Prize)
  • Editor with Jeff Nowers, Theology and the Crisis of Engagement, Nowers (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2013).
  • Guest editor with Neomi DeAnda and Jeremy Cruz, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology: Samuel Ruiz 19 no.1 (November, 2013).

Edition Works in Progress

  • With Sammy Alfaro eds. Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in Latin America and among Latinas/os: Renewal across the Americas, Charis Christianity and Renewal-Interdisciplinary Studies Series (Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming)

Articles in Books

  • "Rethinking Liberation: Toward a Canadian Latin@ Theology." In The Reemergence of Liberation Theologies: Models for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Thia Cooper. New Approaches to Religion and Power. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
  • "Migration, Latina/o Pentecostals and Being Church," in Moving Body: The Church in Migration Around the World, ed. Susanna Snyder, J., Jennifer Saunders, and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Religion and Global Migration Book Series (Palgrave, MacMillan, Forthcoming)
  • "Renovación / Renewal and the Social in Guatemala: The Changing Theological Tides." In Global Pentecostalism: Currents in Its Second Century. Edited by Amos Yong and Vinson Synan (Wipf & Stock Publishers, Forthcoming).
  • "U.S. Latina/o Theology: Challenges, Possibilities, and Future Prospects." In Theology and the Crisis of Engagement, edited by Jeff Nowers and Néstor Medina (Eugene Oregon: Pickwick, 2013).

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • "Transgressing Theological Shibboleths: Culture as Locus of Divine (Pneumatological) Activity." PNEUMA 36:3 (December 2014).
  • "Tongue Twisters and Shibboleths: On Decolonial Gestures in Latin@ Theology." Journal of Hispanic/Latina/o Theology 18, no. 2 (June 2013): 3–19.
  • Neomi DeAnda, and Jeremy Cruz. "Respondiendo a las demandas históricas: Analyses of the Transformative Legacy of Samuel Ruiz García of Chiapas." Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology: Samuel Ruiz 19, no. 1 (2013): 2–8, edited by Néstor Medina, Neomi DeAnda, and Jeremy Cruz.
  • With Neomi DeAnda."Myth, Violence, and Conquest: Trastocando Fronteras Disciplinarias: Celebrando Luis River-Pagán." Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology (Forthcoming).
  • "Luis Rivera-Pagán, Sus Escritos-Nuestra Herencia: An Abbreviated Bibliography." Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology (Forthcoming).
  • "Discerning the Move of the Spirit among Pentecostal-Charismatics: An Editorial."Pneuma 34 No. 1 (2012): 95-96.
  • "Discerning the Spirit in Culture: Toward Pentecostal Interculturality." Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity 2 (2011): 131-165.
  • "The Pneumatalogical Dimensions of Orlando Espín's Theological Work and Its Implications for Engagement with The Pentecostal Communities." Journal of Hispanic/Latino/a Theology (Thursday, September 16, 2010). http://www.latinotheology.org/node/96.
  • "The Religion Psychology of Mestizaje: Gómez Suárez de Figueroa or Garscilaso de la Vega." Pastoral Psychology 57 (September 2008): 115-24.
  • "Jurgen Moltmann and Pentecostalism (s): Toward a Cultural Theology of the Spirit," Toronto Journal of Theology: Love and Freedom: Essay in Honour of Harold G Wells 24, no. 1 (2008): 99-111, Edited by Rob Fennell.
  • "The Future of Liberation Theologies: Rumors of Their Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated." Toronto Journal of Theology 23, no. 1 (2007): 21-31.
  • "Jurgen Motlmann and Pentecostalism(s): Hacia una Teología Cutural del Espíritu." Cuba Teologíca 11 (2007):27-45. With Jeff Nowers. "Uncovering the Diversity of Evangelical Consciousness." The Ecumenist 40, no. 3 (2003): 1-5


  • "Religion and Revolution: Lessons of Half a Century in Cuba." By Felix Sautie Mederos. In The Latin American Agenda 2011, edited by José María Vigil and Pedro Casalda'liga, 172-73. Montreal: Dunamis Publishers, 2010.
  • "Another Church is Necessary and Possible: Going Back to Medellín." By Jon Sobrino. In The Latin American Agenda 2011, edited by José María Vigil and Pedro Casaldáliga, 210-11. Montreal: Dunamis, 2010.
  • "Towards a New Ecological and Spiritual Vision." By Leonardo Boff. In The Latin American Agenda 2011, edited by José María Vigil, 116-117 Global Edition (English), edited by José María Vigil, Montreal, Dunamis Publishers, 2009. http://latinoamericana.org/English.
  • "Toward an Alternative Socio-Economic Systerm: Fudamental Issues." By Jung Mo Sung. In The Latin American Agenda 2009, edited by José María Vigil and Pedro Casaldáliga, 66-67, Panama, October 2008. http://latinoamericana.org/nglish.
  • "Young People, Politics and Postmodernity." By Jorge Boran. In The Latin American Agenda 2008, edited by José María Vigil and Pedro Casaldáliga, 220-21. Panama, 2008. http://agenda.latinoamericana.org/English.

Book Reviews

  • "Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul's Narrative Soteriology, by Michael J. Gorman (Book Review)." Toronto School of Theology 26, no. 1 (2010): 114-15.
  • "Taking up the Cross: New Testament Interpretations Through Latina and Feminist Eyes" by Barbra E. Reid (book Review)." Biblical Theology Bulletin 40, no. 1 (2010): 54-55.
  • "John Howard Yoder: Mennonite Patience, Evangelical Witness, Catholic Convictions by Mark Teissen Nation (Book Review)." Toronto Journal of Theology 24, no. 1 (2008): 148-50.
  • "The Politics of Discipleship and Discipleship in Politics: Jurgen Moltmann Lectures in Dialogue with Mennonite Scholars by Jurgen Motlmann (Book Review)." Toronto Journal of Theology 24, no. 1 (2008): 147-48.
  • "Engaging Anabaptism: Conservatives with a Radical Tradition by John D. Roth (Book Review)." Koinonia 14, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 93-95.
  • "Sensing the Spirit: The Holy Spirit in Feminist Perspective by Rebecca Button Pritchard (Book Review)." Koinonia 13, no. 2 (2001 Fall 2001): 235-37.