Filipe Maia

Assistant Professor of Theology

Filipe Maia’s research and teaching focus on liberation theologies and philosophies, continental philosophy, theology and economics, and the Christian eschatological imagination. His scholarship pays special attention to the ways in which imaginaries about the future shape politics, economics, cultural patterns, and religious practices. Dr. Maia’s book, Trading Futures: A Theological Critique of Financialized Capitalism (Duke University Press), offers an analysis of the debate in critical theory addressing the “financialization” of capitalism to show how future-talk is ubiquitous to financial discourse and how contemporary finance engenders a particular mode of temporality. In this context, Dr. Maia suggests that the language of hope, as approached by Latinx liberation theologians, is a subversive social force that can continuously question and resist the hopes and expectations conjured by hegemonic economic discourses.



Trading Futures: Toward a Theological Critique of Financialized Capitalism (Duke University Press, 2022).  
Articles and Book Chapters 

“The Rise of the Common: Spiritual Revival and Political Revolution in the Wesleyan Movement,” in Methodist Revolutions: Evangelical Engagements of Church and World, Joerg Rieger and Upolu Lumā Vaai, eds. (Wesley’s Fondery Books, 2021).

“Betrayed by Accent: Theological Notes on a Racist Worldsound.” In Toward Sustainable Societies: Interreligious, Interdisciplinary Responses, Rita Sherma & Purushottama Bilimoria, eds. (Springer, 2022).

“Alter-carnation: Notes on Cannibalism and Coloniality in the Brazilian context,” in Beyond Man: Race, Coloniality, and Philosophy of Religion, An Yountae & Eleanor Craig, eds. (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2021).

“‘With What Can we Compare the Kingdom of God?’ Latin American Liberation Theology and the Challenge of Political Projects.” Union Seminary Quarterly Review (v. 64, n. 3/3: 2013).

Faculty Types
Faculty and Methodist Faculty