It should come as no surprise that the work of our esteemed colleague, Sharon E. Heaney, Ph.D. is well-known and appreciated by many, both within the closer VTS community, and far beyond. Recently we were visited by Lucila Crena, who volunteered at VTS some time back helping with the Spanish resources available at Bishop Payne Library and is now studying in a doctoral program at the University of Virginia. She was joined by David Nacho, the Dean of the Centro de Estudios Teologicos Interdisciplinarios (CETI) who was en route to UVA to give a presentation in public theology. Both are expert practitioners in contextual theology. When an opportunity to touch base with Dr. Heaney was offered to them they both replied, “THE Sharon Heaney?”
Dr. Heaney is author of Contextual Theology for Latin America: Liberation Themes in Evangelical Perspective. Published in 2008, it has become a core reading for people engaging in theology "on the ground" in Latin America, and has provided a springboard for emerging practices. The bibliography that she includes is a particularly well-used and respected resource. Here at VTS Dr. Heaney serves as the Visiting Professor in Hispanic/Latino Theology and Language, Instructor in D.Min. Studies, and Director of Academic Writing. Dr. Heaney, thank you for sharing your gifts and expertise with us. Friends, don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn from such an esteemed contextual theologian!
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President