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Born in Monção, 1964. He holds a doctorate in Fundamental Theology (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, Germany), with a thesis on the theological reception of Gadamer's philosophy of art. He is Full Professor at the Faculty of Theology (Braga, Porto and Lisbon), and guest lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Member of the Scientific Councils of Teologia (Milan), Salmanticensis (Salamanca), Revista Teología (Buenos Aires), Perspetiva Teológica (Belo Horizonte), Limina (Graz), Kairós (Fortaleza). He is the director of Ephata journal, Revista Portuguesa de Teologia, Faculty of Theology at UCP. In addition to the doctoral thesis (Die Kunst als Ort immanenter Transzendenz, Frankfurt: Knecht, 1997), he published Homo credens: para uma teologia da fé (UCEditora, 2002, 2nd Ed. 2004), Dizer Deus na Pós-modernidade (Ed. Alcalá, 2003), Cultura Contemporânea e Cristianismo (UCEditora, 2004), O excesso do dom: sobre a identidade do cristianismo (Ed. Alcalá, 2004), Educar para a diferença (Ed. Alcalá, 2005), A transparência do conceito: para uma metafísica teológica (Lisbon: Didaskalia, 2010), Fronteiras: leituras filosofico-teológicas, (UCEditora-Porto, 2011), Para o diálogo com a Pós-modernidade (S. Paulo: Paulus, 2016); Fátima: uma aproximação (Prior Velho, Paulinas, 2017); Aproximando-se de Fátima (S. Paulo: Paulinas, 2017); El Dios ocultado (Salamanca: Sígueme, 2017), O próximo e a comunidade: breve leitura da Fratelli Tutti (Lisboa: UCEditora, 2021); No corpo do tempo. Teologia Breve I (Braga: Frente e Verso, 2021) as well as more than two hundred articles in various books and magazines, national and foreign. In 2021, he was awarded with the “Árvore da Vida – Father Manuel Antunes” prize, by the Portuguese Episcopal Conference.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD Theology; , Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen - Frankfurt

7 Oct 19907 Jun 1996

Award Date: 7 Jun 1996

Agregação, Teologia Fundamental, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

… → 2011

Bachelor, Teologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

… → 1987


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