Yara González-Justiniano, a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology at BU School of Theology, recently reviewed A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, by Teresa Delgado. Please see the beginning of González-Justiniano‘s review below and visit the Perspectivas website for the full review.
Perspectivas is the online peer-reviewed multilingual (Spanish, Portuguese and English) subscription journal of the Hispanic Theological Initiative.
A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, by Teresa Delgado. Palgrave McMillan, 2017. xv + 204 pages. $99.99. Additional formats available from Palgrave MacMillan.
Teresa Delgado’s book, A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, is a contribution to liberation and decolonial theology, but above all it is an invitation to further the conversation of Puerto Rican identity in order to elaborate a robust Puerto Rican theology. Readers will quickly appreciate that Delgado projects the voice of un pueblo (a people) in her narrative. This work challenges the audience, especially Puerto Ricans in the Diaspora, to reconcile their identities as both Puerto Rican and American in ways that promulgate liberation. Delgado holds Puerto Rican theologians accountable for dormirse en las pajas (falling asleep in the hay), that is, she charges them with complacency in not addressing issues of colonialism and identity from a Puerto Rican theological perspective.