"Latin American Journey demonstrates in a unique way how personal and social narrative can illuminate the biblical story. Robert Pazmino's experiences in a South American base community and the barrios of Costa Rica are here translated into fresh and vital proposals for Christian education in North America. Showing the way between fundamentalism of both the right and left, the author brings into creative partnership an often polarized orthodoxy and 'orthopraxy'. A valuable resource for religious educators, pastors, and seminary students."
- Gabriel Fackre Abbot Professor of Christian Theology Andover Newton Theological School
"Pazmino has shown significant creativity in bringing the insights of liberation theology to bear on the discipline of religious education. He has done this in a manner that is directly relevant to a North American audience, and not merely to those curious about Latin American liberation theology. He writes clearly and succinctly, and his book could be valuable in courses on religious education in seminars and colleges. It is a must for curriculum planners and writers, as well as for directors of Christian education in local churches."
- Justo L. Gonzalez Director, Hispanic Summer Program The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
Robert W. Pazmino
Robert W. Pazmino (Bob) originally from Brooklyn, NY is Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton Theological School where he has taught since 1986. He has also taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological seminary for five years and other theological schools across the country and abroad. He is the author of several books, including Latin American Journey: Insights for Christian Education in North America (1994), Basics of Teaching for Christians (1998), God Our Teacher (2001), So What Makes Our Teaching Christian? (2008), and Doing Theological Research (2009). A third edition of his widely used text Foundational Issues in Christian Education was published in 2008. His educational and spiritual memoir A Boy Grows in Brooklyn was published in 2014. He holds an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University in cooperation with Union Seminary. He is ordained in the American Baptist Churches and serves as a national consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Bob is married to Wanda R. Pazmino who served as a home-school liaison for the Newton Public Schools and they have two children and two grandchildren who live nearby in Newton.