Written by almost sixty Latino scholars and edited by the renowned historian of doctrine Justo Gonzalez, The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians is global in scope, including theologians from around the world spanning the period from the early church to today. This monumental dictionary features entries on nearly thirteen hundred theologians, organized alphabetically, ranging in length from a paragraph to a full page, and including a list of each theologian’s major works.
“ does not concern himself with describing in detail the struggle against heretical movements” (Page 184)
“J. then blends both traditions, affirming that the one who became incarnate in Jesus Christ is the eternal Word or Logos of God through whom all things were made and through whom all knowledge is given. This means that all that the ancients knew, they knew thanks to the same Logos who became incarnate in Jesus Christ.” (Page 201)
Dr. Justo L. González was born and raised in Cuba where he did his first university and seminary studies. In 1961 he became the youngest person to be awarded a Ph. D. in historical theology at Yale University. He is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacraments by the Methodist Church. For thirty years he taught in a variety of theological institutions. He has given hundreds of lectures in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Justo has written over one hundred books, although he is better known for his two-volume The Story of Christianity and his three-volume A history of Christian Thought, which have been translated into eight languages. Besides his passion for connecting theology with the life of the church through publications, his most cherished and valued activity is the mentoring and encouraging of Hispanics and other minority scholars. Today, as a retired professor, he devotes his time to research and writing and to promoting Latino theological education.