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Miguel H. Diaz, PhD

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Miguel H. Díaz joins the Hank Center as The John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service and former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Dr. Díaz obtained his doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) and member and former President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). Last year he was the recipient of the prestigious Virgilio Elizondo Award from ACHTUS, given in recognition for distinguished achievement in Theology. Among his scholarly interests include Trinitarian theology, theological anthropology, political theology and Latino/a theology. He is a prolific writer and public speaker. His publications include books, articles and speeches. He is currently working on two books: Building Bridges: God, Diplomacy and the Common Good and The Mystery of God in Latino/a Theology. He regularly contributes to efforts that bridge religion and foreign policy, especially as a member of the State Department’s sub-working group on Social Justice. Dr. Diaz is married to Dr. Marian K. Díaz, also a professor at Loyola University and together they are the proud parents of four children.

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Virgilio Elizondo Award for Distinguished Achievement in Theology on Dr. Miguel H. Díaz

Award in Recognition to Service as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, National Museum of Catholic Art and History, Washington, D.C.

Premio Internazionale “Bonifacio VIII,” Anagni, Italy

Blessed are the Peacemakers Award, Chicago Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois

Recognized for service as president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians
Recognized for service to the Hispanic Theological Initiative on the 10th anniversary of the organization
Educational Trailblazer Theologian of the Year Award, Houston, Texas

Hispanic Theological Initiative Book of the Year Award, On Being Human

Selected Publications

Building Bridges: God, Diplomacy, and the Common Good (Forthcoming by Orbis Press)

God in Latina/o Theologies (Forthcoming by Fortress Press)

A series in Catholicism in the Common Good, editor (Forthcoming by Orbis Press)

On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001

Co-editor, From the Heart of Our People: Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999