David Lantigua

David Lantigua
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Assistant Professor
  • Graduate Student Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Idolatry and the Rights of Infidels: The Christian Legal Theory of Religious Toleration in the New World”

David Lantigua is a Ph.D. candidate in Moral Theology and Christian Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the legal theory of toleration that emerged in the context of New World debates concerning Amerindian religious customs and cultural practices.

Mr. Lantigua has taught a course on comparative religious ethics and lectured on Catholic moral theology and world religions. He is co-author with Darrell Fasching and Dell deChant of Comparative Religious Ethics: A Narrative Approach to Global Ethics, 2nd Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)He is also contributor to Hispanic American Religious Cultures (ABC-CLIO, 2009) and has published in Aporia: A Student Journal of Philosophy. He currently moderates a Notre Dame Blog on sixteenth-century Spanish political theology called The School of Salamanca. Mr. Lantigua is a past recipient of the Diversity Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame and, for the Spring semester of 2011, he was awarded two grants to conduct dissertation research in Spain by Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. He currently serves as a member of The Society of Christian Ethics and the American Academy of Religion.


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