Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez Associate Professor of Lutheran Systematic Theology and Global Lutheranism


Areas of Expertise

    Creeds and Confessions

    History of Christian Thought

    Intersectionality and Theological Method

    Global South Liberation Theologies

    Kierkegaard's Economic Thought

    Mesoamerica Religions


    B.A., Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de México

    B.A., Universidad Iberoamericana (Loyola University)

    Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary

    Th.M., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

    One year, University of Copenhagen

    Ph.D., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago


Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez joined the LSTC faculty in January 2021. He holds both a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Theology from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He uses theological method and a variety of epistemologies while theologizing and re-contextualizing. His research areas include Queerness and the Bible, the Eucharist and World Hunger, Baptism as the Great Socio-economic Equalizer, Neoliberalism and Immigration, De-colonial Homiletics, Humor and Resistance.

Prior to coming to LSTC, Eliseo taught at United Theological College of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico, Wartburg Theological Seminary Austin Campus, McCormick Theological Seminary, Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de México among other seminaries.

Eliseo studied one year in Denmark and two Summers at the Kierkegaard Library, Northfield, MN. He obtained the highest average of his philosophy class at the Loyola University of Mexico City. His dissertation on Kierkegaard was granted honors at LSTC. He has received twice the “Justo González Professorship” award from the Hispanic Summer Program.

When not researching and teaching, Eliseo enjoys reading, jogging, writing, conversing, and traveling.

Published Works

    A voltear la tortilla; método de la predicación anticolonialista, Foreword by Mitri Raheb, After foreword by Cherie White, Montevideo: Amerindia.
    Baptism à la chilaquil: End of All Discriminatory Walls, (Forthcoming).
    Humornario bíblico-litúrgico; 365 solemnes bocadillos, (Forthcoming)

    El muro de tortilla; migración y mitos, Foreword by Ofelia Ortega, Ciudad de México: Comunidad Teológica de México

    ¿Eres o te haces? una probadita a la homosexualidad y la Biblia, Foreword by Esther Baruja, Afterword by Ted Jennings, Buenos Aires: GEMRIP.

    Jesús; Diario de una muerte cocinada, mi última semana. Foreword by Nancy Cardoso, México, D.F.: CUPSA.

    Introducción a la Última Cena y el Banquete de la Creación, Foreword by Elsa Tamez, Nashville: Abingdon.
    Ser y comer: migajas en torno a la identidad, Foreword by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier Chicago: McCormick Theological Seminary et al.
    Charlas picositas de sobremesa; entrevistas al grano, Foreword by Luis N. Rivera Pagán, México, D.F.: Cupsa.

    Abya Yala; discursos desde la América des-norteada, Foreword by Daisy Machado, México, D.F.: El Faro.

    Introducción a Kierkegaard; o la teología patas arriba, Foreword by Justo L. González, Nashville: Abingdon.

    A Vexing Gadfly: the Late Kierkegaard on Economic Matters, Foreword by Enrique Dussel, Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.

    Comentario de Marcos, Justo L. González ed. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress.

    Lutero al habla: Antologia, (co-editor Giacomo Cassese), México, D.F.: AETH, El Faro, ELCA, LSPS, LSTC, Bethesda, CLFT, Basilea.

    The Gospel to the Calypsonians: The Caribbean, Bible and Liberation Theology, Foreword by Elsa Tamez, Chicago, México D.F.: Chicago Center for Global Ministries/LSTC/El Faro/ Basilea.

    We Be Jammin: Liberating Discourses from the Land of the Seven Flags, Foreword by Justo L. González, Preface by Mark Thomsen, Chicago, Mexico D.F.: Chicago Center for Global Ministries/LSTC/El Faro/ Basilea.

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