In July, the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) awarded Dr. Michael E. Lee, assistant professor of theology at Fordham University, its annual book prize for 2010. The prize, awarded for his book Bearing the Weight of Salvation: The Soteriology of Ignacio Ellacuría (The Crossroad Publishing Company), was presented at HTI’s fourteenth annual summer workshop at the Seminary. With its clear and coherent focus, the book is capable of becoming the standard study for a generation invested in the works of liberation theology.

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Dr. Michael E. Lee

Lee gave a public lecture on the topic “Head to Ground: Ignacio Ellacuría’s Theology and Praxis.” Responding to the lecture was Dr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.