Volume 12, Number 1 (2007)

Conversations across Religious and Disciplinary Frontiers

On behalf of the Editorial Board, I welcome you to the second edition of the electronic Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology. In 1993, the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States launched the JHLT as a peer-reviewed quarterly, providing a venue for the growing body of theological analysis of the religious reality of the Latinos and Latinas in the United States, a population that is steadily increasing in number and in significance for the life of the church. Recognizing the opportunities for a wider readership across the United States, in Latin America, and around the world, the electronic format of the Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology takes advantage of advances in information technology to make this research available to an ever broader and more diverse readership of scholars, pastoral agents, students, and others. In this issue we are pleased to bring you "Migrations and Unexpected Interreligious Dialogue" by Dr. Orlando O. Espín of the University of San Diego, as well as "Good Fences and Good Neighbors? Biblical Scholars and Theologians," by this editor (Jean-Pierre Ruiz). We are pleased to announce that very shortly, your subscription to the electronic Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology will also give you access to the full text of the articles that appeared in volumes 1 through 10 of the print version of the JHLT. In addition, we will feature an expanded book review feature.

Jean-Pierre Ruiz