Publications

2009
Mayra Rivera. 2009. ““God and Difference”.” In Building Bridges and Doing Justice: Constructing a Latino/a Ecumenical Theology, Edited by Orlando Espín, Pp. 29-44. New York: Orbis Books.
Mayra Rivera. 2009. ““Incarnate Words: Images of God and Reading Practices”.” In They Were All Together in One Place? Toward Minority Biblical Criticism, Edited by Randall C. Bailey, Benny Tat-siong Liew, and Fernando F. Segovia, Pp. 314-329. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. Download
Mayra Rivera. 2009. ““Memory of the Flesh: Theological Reflections on Word and Flesh”.” In Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Hispanic Americans, Popular Culture, and Religious Expression, Edited by Anthony Pinn and Benjamín Valentín, Pp. 70-89. Durham and London: Duke University. Download
2008
Mayra Rivera. 2008. ““Margins and the Changing Spatiality of Power: Preliminary Notes” .” In Still at the Margins: Biblical Scholarship Fifteen Years after Voices from the Margin, Edited by R.S. Sugirtharajah, Pp. 114-127. New York: T&T Clark. Download
2007
The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God
Mayra Rivera. 2007. The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God, Pp. 186. Westminster John Knox Press.Abstract

How far away is God? How different is God from human beings? This is the theological question of transcendence, and theology has long struggled to find answers that affirm a human relationship with God. In this provocative new work, Mayra Rivera's answer is that God is not within human grasp but is always within human touch. With a strikingly relevant concept of God as transcendent within--transcendence different from the ideas of God as far away, as outside human life and experience, or as above the human plane of existence--Rivera concentrates on transcendence as a relationship and uses it to describe how humans can touch God. In doing so, she engages a number of theological movements, including liberation theology, Radical Orthodoxy, feminism, and postcolonialism.

Mayra Rivera. 2007. ““God op het kruispunt”.” In Vreemde Aanrakingen: De kratch van het vreemde in religie, kunst en literatuur, Edited by Inez Van der Spek, Pp. 167-182. Belgium: DSTS. Download
2006
Mayra Rivera. 2006. ““Ethical Desires: Toward a Theology of Relational Transcendence”.” In Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline, Edited by Virginia Burrus and Catherine Keller, Pp. 255-270. New York: Fordham University Press. Download
Mayra Rivera. 2006. ““Radical Transcendence? A Latina Postcolonial Reading of Divine Otherness”.” In Interpreting the Postmodern: Responses to ‘Radical Orthodoxy,’ ’ Edited by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Marion Grau, Pp. 119-138. New York and London: T&T Clark. Download
2004
Mayra Rivera. 2004. ““Alien/nation, Liberation, and the Postcolonial Underground”.” In Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire, Edited by Catherine Keller, Michael Nausner, and Mayra Rivera, Pp. 1-20. St. Louis: Chalice Press. Download
Mayra Rivera. 2004. “"God at the Crossroads: A Postcolonial Reading of Sophia” .” In Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire, Edited by Catherine Keller, Michael Nausner, and Mayra Rivera, Pp. 186-203. St. Louis: Chalice Press. Download
2003
Mayra Rivera. 2003. ““En-Gendered Territory: U.S. Missionaries’ Discourse in Puerto Rico (1898-1920)”.” In New Horizons in Hispanic/ Latino(a) Theology, Edited by Benjamín Valentín, Pp. 79-97. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press. Download

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