Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO, has received several national book awards and is a frequent speaker at national scholarly religious events and meetings. He also speaks at churches and nonprofit organizations on topics concerning the intersection of race, class and gender with religion.
After a successful real estate career, De La Torre obtained a Masters in Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, serving as pastor to a rural congregation in Kentucky. He then obtained a doctorate from Temple University in social ethics. The focus of his academic pursuit has been ethics within contemporary U.S. thought, specifically how religion affects race, class, and gender oppression.
Dr. De La Torre specializes in applying a social scientific approach to Latino/a religiosity within this country, Liberation theologies in the Caribbean and Latin America, and postmodern/postcolonial social theory. He has been an expert commentator concerning ethical issues (mainly Hispanic religiosity, LGBT civil rights, and immigration rights) on several local, national, and international media outlets. A scholar-activist, Dr. De La Torre has written numerous articles in popular media. He writes monthly columns for Ethics Daily that continuously creates controversies for his unique approach of religiously analyzing social issues from the perspective of the dispossessed and disenfranchised.
For more information, visit Dr. De La Torre's website.