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    Maria Teresa Davila

    Teresa María Dávila

    Andover Newton Theological School

    Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
    Newton Centre, MA
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    Ph.D., Boston College, 2007
    M.A. Boston University School of Theology, 1999
    B.A., Brown University, 1993

    Biography Statement

    María Teresa Dávila is a native of Puerto Rico. MT, as she is more commonly known, first came to the continental United States for her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Brown University (1993). She pursued her Master of Theological Studies at the Boston University School of Theology (1999). MT completed her doctoral studies at Boston College in the area of Theological Ethics (2007). The title of her dissertation, A Liberation Ethic for the One-Third World: The Preferential Option for the Poor and Challenges to U.S. Middle-Class Christians, points to MT’s academic and spiritual passion to explore the intersections and contrasts between authentic Christian discipleship and the socio-cultural, political, and economic contexts of the United States. Since the year 2008 MT has served on the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School as assistant professor of Christian ethics. In this role she has taught a range of topics including introductory courses on Christian ethics, immigration and race, and the just war tradition. MT and her husband Rob have four children and they are members of St. Joseph’s Parish in Malden, MA, where they reside. She is a Roman Catholic laywoman.