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Mario I Aguilar


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Prof. Mario I Aguilar

  • School of Divinity
  • Centre for Global Constitutionalism
Postal address:
School of Divinity
St Mary's College
South Street
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Phone: +44 (0)1334 462835

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Research output

The 14th Dalai Lama: Peacekeeping and Universal Responsibility

Aguilar, M. I., 31 May 2020, (In preparation) Routledge.

Diálogo intra-religioso en Raimon Panikkar: el silencio en el diálogo cristiano-hindú

Aguilar, M. I., 10 Sep 2019, In : Cuadernos de Teología. 11, 10 p., e3245.

Essays on Christian-Hindu Dialogue: Vol I: Textual and Historical Explorations

Aguilar, M. I., 31 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publications. 200 p.

'Non Dual Consciousness in Hinduism and Christianity'

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Jun 2019, (In preparation) The Oxford Handbook of Meditation. Farias, M., Brazier, D. & Lalljee, M. (eds.). Oxford UP

Liberation Theology: Developments and Reception

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Blackwell Companion to Liberation Theology. Scott, P. & Cavanaugh, W. T. (eds.). Second ed. Wiley-Blackwell

En las orillas del Ganges: Aspectos del diálogo cristiano-hindú y la inculturación en India en la segunda mitad del siglo XX

Aguilar, M. I., 30 Apr 2019, In : Revista Humanitas. 90, 1, p. 54-67

Thomas Merton: The Hermitage Years Engagement & Withdrawal

Aguilar, M. I., 21 Apr 2019, In : Merton Journal. 26, 1, p. 46-55

Pope Francis and Islam: Interfaith Encounters in Turkey and Egypt

Aguilar, M. I., 31 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Dialogue in Action: Interfaith and Trans-Faith Partnership for Social Justice.. Shams, M. (ed.). London: Springer

Kālighāt and ritual purity in Kolkata: a historical approach to generations in India

Aguilar, M. I., 14 Jan 2019, In : Sociology Mind. 9, 1, p. 114-126 13 p.

Intra-Religious Dialogue and Silence in the Life of Raimon Panikkar

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Jul 2018, In : Dilatato Corde. VIII, 2

Interreligious dialogue and the partition of India: Hindus and Muslims in dialogue about violence and forced migration

Aguilar, M. I., 21 Jun 2018, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 168 p. (Studies in relogion and theology)

Diarios de Nicaragua I

Aguilar, M. I., 31 May 2018, Santiago: Fundacion Milarepa.

Liberation Theology

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Nov 2017, Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: : A Comparative Introduction. Holcomb, J. S. & Johnson, D. A. (eds.). New York: New York University Press, p. 366-382 22 p.

The way of the hermit: interfaith encounters in silence and prayer

Aguilar, M. I., 21 Mar 2017, Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 208 p.

Handbook of Liberation Theologies: Latin American Liberation Theologies

Aguilar, M. I. (ed.), 1 Dec 2016, (In preparation) Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter. 700 p.

Christian ashrams, Hindu caves and sacred rivers: Christian-Hindu monastic dialogue in India 1950-1993

Aguilar, M. I., 23 Sep 2016, London; Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 200 p. (Studies in religion and theology )

A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile Vol. IV: Torture and Forced Disappearance 1973-1974

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Mar 2016, (Accepted/In press) Lewinston, New York, Queenston, Ontario and Lampeter, Wales: Edwin Mellen Press.

"Muslim-State Relations in Kenya"

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Feb 2016, (Accepted/In press) Muslim Minorities and the Modern State. Mason, R. (ed.). London and New York: Palgrave

The Constitution of Somaliland: the problem of constitutional generations and clan dissolution

Aguilar, M. I., 13 Oct 2015, In : Sociology Mind. 5, 4, p. 245-254 10 p., 60247.

“The Monk in Raimon Panikkar: Silence, Pilgrimage, and a Christian-Hindu Dialogue”

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Sep 2015, In : Dilatato Corde.

“Densa Sum, Sendregasum, and the Three Seats: The Role of Gelugpa Monasteries in Tibet (1409-1959)”

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Jun 2015, In : Tibet Journal. 40, 1, p. 23-40 17 p.

Religion, torture and the liberation of God

Aguilar, M. I., 4 May 2015, New York; Abingdon: Routledge. 104 p. (Religion and violence; vol. 12)

Pope Francis: his life and thought

Aguilar, M. I., May 2014, Cambridge: Lutterworth Press. 190 p.

Torturing God at the Villa Grimaldi (Chile): Loss of Human Dignity, Hope of Unity

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Apr 2014, Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Admirand, P. (ed.). Bloomsbury, p. 37-49

“Dialogue, Liberation and Justice”

Aguilar, M. I., 31 Dec 2013, Understanding Interreligious Relations. Oxford University Press

The Hermeneutics of Bones: Liberation Theology for the Twenty-First Century

Aguilar, M. I., 30 Sep 2013, The Reemergence of Liberation Theologies: Models for the Twenty-First Century. Cooper, T. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 33-40 8 p.

Church, Liberation and World Religions: Towards a Christian-Buddhist Dialogue

Aguilar, M. I., 2012, Bloomsbury. 175 p. (Ecclesiological Investigations; vol. 14)

Thomas Merton: Contemplation and Political Action

Aguilar, M. I., Mar 2011, London: SPCK.

Religion, Politics and Liberation: A Dialogue between Gustavo Gutiérrez, the 14th Dalai Lama and Gianni Vattimo

Aguilar, M. I., Feb 2011, In : Political Theology. 12, 1, p. 144-166 23 p.

From age-sets to friendship networks in contemporary sociology: The continuity of soda among the Boorana of East Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 28 Jan 2011, In : Sociology Mind. 1, 1, p. 16-25 10 p.

Architect and Planner for the Chilean Poor: A Biography of Leopoldo Benítez Herrera 1936-1973

Aguilar, M. I., Jan 2011, Santiago, London and New York: Fundacion Literaria Civilizacion.

Socialist Revolution and Critical Thought in Chile: A Biography of Carlos Altamirano

Aguilar, M. I., Jan 2011, Fundacion Literaria Civilizacion.

Contemporary Socialist Politics in Chile: A Biography of Carolina Tohá

Aguilar, M. I., 2011, Santiago, London and New York: Fundacion Literaria Civilizacion.

The Rising of the Dalai Lamas in Tibet: From the First to the Fourth 1391-1617.

Aguilar, M. I., 2011, Santiago, London and New York: Fundacion Literaria Civilizacion.

“The Jesuits in Tibet at the Time of the VI and VII Dalai Lamas”

Aguilar, M. I., 2010, In : Tibet Journal. XXXV, 3, p. 61-77

Political Theology, Asylum Seekers and the Dalai Lama

Aguilar, M. I., 2009, In : Political Theology. 10, 1, p. 5-9

The Kairos of Medellín 1968: Towards a Movement for Liberation and New Mission after Vatican II

Aguilar, M. I., 2009, Movement or Moment?: Assessing Liberation Theology Forty Years after Medellín. Claffey, P. & Egan, J. (eds.). Peter Lang, p. 9-28 (Studies in Theology, Society and Culture; vol. 1).

The Politics of God in East Africa: Oromo Ritual and Religion

Aguilar, M. I., 2009, Red Sea Press. 271 p.

Theology, Liberation and Genocide: A Theology of the Periphery

Aguilar, M. I., 2009, SCM Press. 153 p. (Reclaiming Liberation Theology)

Truth Commissions and Rules: Justice and Peace

Aguilar, M. I., 2009, War, torture, and terrorism: rethinking the rules of international security . Lang, A. F. & Beattie, A. R. (eds.). Routledge, p. 162-173

The History and Politics of Latin American Theology: Vol. II : Theology and Civil Society

Aguilar, M. I., 1 Feb 2008, London: SCM Press. 256 p.

The History and Politics of Latin American Theology: Volume III: A Theology at the Periphery

Aguilar, M. I., 2008, SCM Press. 240 p.

A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile Volume II: The Pinochet Government and Cardinal Silva Henriquez

Aguilar, M. I., 2006, Edwin Mellen Press. 356 p.

A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile Volume III: The Second Period of the Pinochet Government 1980-1990

Aguilar, M. I., 2006, Edwin Mellen Press. 270 p.

"Fr. Michael Woodward", "Cristianos por el socialismo" and "Izquierda Cristiana"

Aguilar, M. I., Domenico, R. P. (ed.) & Hanley, M. Y. (ed.), 2004

"Uganda", "Rwanda"

Aguilar, M. I. & Riggs, T. (ed.), 2004

A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile Volume I: The First Period of the Pinochet Government 1973-1980

Aguilar, M. I., 2004, Edwin Mellen Press. 224 p.

Anthropology and Biblical Studies

Aguilar, M. I. & Lawence, LJ., 2004, Deo Publishing.

Cardenal Raúl Silva Henríquez: presencia en la vida de Chile (1907-1999)

Aguilar, M. I., 2004

Changing Models and the 'Death' of Culture: A Diachronic and Positive Critique of Socio-scientific Assumptions

Aguilar, M. I., 2004, Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Approach. Aguilar, MI. & Lawrence, LJ. (eds.). Deo Publishing, p. pp299-313

Charles Horman versus Henry Kissinger: US Intervention in 1970s Chile and the Case for the Prosecutions

Aguilar, M. I. & Jones, A. (ed.), 2004

El Cardenal Raúl Silva Henríquez y el golpe militar: Memoria e historiografía

Aguilar, M. I., 2004

El Obispo y los Chapulines: homenaje al Obispo Fernando Ariztía 1925-2003

Aguilar, M. I. & Faunes, M. (ed.), 2004

Foreword: Post-Globalization and Indigenous Movements

Aguilar, M. I. & Jalata, A. (ed.), 2004

From Age-Sets to Friendship Networks: The Continuity of soda among the Boorana of East Africa

Aguilar, M. I., Diallo, Y. (ed.), Grätz, T. (ed.) & Guichard, M. (ed.), 2004

Los derechos humanos en las memorias del Cardenal Raúl Silva Henríquez: Primer período del régimen militar de Augusto Pinochet, Chile 1973-1980

Aguilar, M. I., 2004

National Forgiveness Without Truth?

Aguilar, M. I. & Maclean, I. (ed.), 2004

Protestantism in Africa

Aguilar, M. I. & Hillerbrand, H. (ed.), 2004

Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez, the Catholic Church and the Pinochet Regime 1973-1980: Public Responses to a National Security State

Aguilar, M. I., Oct 2003

"Wendy James", "Phyllis Kaberry", and "Ivan Karp"

Aguilar, M. I. & Amit, V. (ed.), 2003

La historiografía de los derechos humanos en Chile: memorias y testimonios historiográficos del régimen military

Aguilar, M. I., 2003

Pastoralists under pressure? Fulbe societies confronting change in West Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 2003, In : Africa. 73, p. 475-476 2 p.

The Ethnography of the Villa Grimaldi in Pinochet's Chile: From Public Landscape to Secret Detention Centre (1973-1980)

Aguilar, M. I., 2003

Postcolonial African Theology in Kabasele Lumbala

Aguilar, M. I., Jun 2002, In : Theological Studies. 63, 2, p. 302-323 22 p.

Current Issues on Theology and Religion in Latin America and Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 2002, Edwin Mellen Press.


Aguilar, M. I., Ember, M. (ed.), Ember, C. E. (ed.) & Skoggard, I. (ed.), 2002

The Disappeared and the Mesa de Diálogo in Chile 1999-2001: Searching for Those Who Never Grew Old

Aguilar, M. I., 2002

Time, Communion and Ancestry in African Biblical Interpretation: A Contextual Note on 1 Maccabees 2: 49-70

Aguilar, M. I., 2002, In : Biblical Theology Bulletin. 32, 3, p. 129-144

Evangelio y Paz: A Dialogue between Church and State in 1970s Chile

Aguilar, M. I., 2001

Kabasele-Lumbala's Contribution to Inculturation in Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 2001, In : AFER: African Ecclesial Review. 43, 1/2, p. 66-80

Ndembu Religion

Aguilar, M. I., 2001, Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions, New York and London: Routledge. Glazier, S. D. (ed.). p. 214 214 p.

Oromo Religion

Aguilar, M. I. & Glazier, S. D. (ed.), 2001

Oromo nationalism and the Ethiopian discourse: the search for freedom and democracy.

Aguilar, M. I., 2001, In : Africa. 71, p. 327-328 2 p.

Pastoralist Cosmologies

Aguilar, M. I. & Glazier, S. D. (ed.), 2001

Ritualizing Celibacy: The Politics of Inversion in Chile and Kenya

Aguilar, M. I., 2001, Celibacy, Culture and Society: The Anthropology of Sexual Abstinence. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Sobo, E. J. & Bell, S. (eds.). p. 180-193

The Gabra: camel nomads of northern Kenya.

Aguilar, M. I., 2001, In : Africa. 71, p. 505-506 2 p.

The Theology of Inculturation and the Liturgical Writings of F. Kabasele Lumbala

Aguilar, M. I., 2001

The Vicaría de la Solidaridad and the Pinochet Regime (1976-1980): Religion and Politics in 20th Century Chile

Aguilar, M. I., 2001, In : Iberoamericana: Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. XXXI, 1, p. 101-115

Bodies and persons: Comparative perspectives from Africa and Melanesia

Aguilar, M. I., Jul 2000, In : African Affairs. 99, p. 482-483 2 p.

A river of blessings: essays in honor of Paul Baxter.

Aguilar, M. I., 2000, In : Africa. 70, p. 326-327 2 p.

An introduction to theory in anthropology.

Aguilar, M. I., 2000, In : Anthropos. 95, p. 287-287 1 p.

History, religion, and the perils of anthropology: A response to T. O. Beidelman.

Aguilar, M. I., 2000, In : Anthropos. 95, p. 314-315 2 p.

Rethinking Age in Africa: Colonial,Post-Colonial and Contemporary Interpretations of Cultural Representations

Aguilar, M. I., 2000

Rethinking the Judean Past : Questions of History and a Social Archaeology of Memory in the First Book of the Maccabees

Aguilar, M. I., 2000, In : Biblical Theology Bulletin. 30, 2, p. 58-67

Theologies of the Poor in Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 2000

The pastoral continuum: the marginalization of tradition in East Africa. By Paul Spencer

Aguilar, M. I., Sep 1999, In : Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 5, 3, p. 510-511 2 p.

The poetics and politics of Tuareg aging: life course and personal destiny in Niger. By Susan Rasmussen

Aguilar, M. I., Mar 1999, In : Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 5, 1, p. 130-131 2 p.

Against the anthropological grain.

Aguilar, M. I., 1999, In : Anthropos. 94, p. 306-307 2 p.

Genuine Concern For The Poor : Basis For Evangelization In Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 1999

Pastoral identities - Memories, memorials, and imaginations in the postcoloniality of East Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 1999, In : Anthropos. 94, p. 149-161 13 p.

Sacredness and humanness - Hermeneutics of religious symbols

Aguilar, M. I., 1999, In : Anthropos. 94, p. 298-299 2 p.

Being Oromo in Kenya

Aguilar, M. I., 1998, Africa World Press.

The Politics of Age and Gerontocracy in Africa: Ethnographies of the Past and Memories of the Present

Aguilar, M. I., 1998, Africa World Press.

The Rwanda Genocide and the Call to Deepen Christianity in Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 1998

Dios en Africa: Elementos para una Antropología de la Religión

Aguilar, M. I., 1997

Dialogue with Islam: An African Perspective

Aguilar, M. I., 1996, In : AFER: African Ecclesial Review. 38, p. 322 to 340

The Eagle as Messenger, Pilgrim and Voice: Divinatory Processes among the Waso Boorana of Kenya

Aguilar, M. I., 1996, In : Journal of Religion in Africa. 26, p. 56 to 72

Ministry to Social and Religious Outcasts in Africa

Aguilar, M. I., 1995

Women's Organizing Abilities: Two Case Studies of Kenya and Malawi

Aguilar, M. I. & de Aguilar, LB., 1993


The Historiography of Ganden Monastery: The Historiography of Ganden Monastery from Tsogn-Khapa to the Fifth Dalai Lama (1409 to 1682)

Aguilar, M. I.

Carnegie Trust


RESEARCH LEAVE: ID 112562 DR AGUILAR: Research Leave : Church and state relations in Pinochets Chile 1980-1990

Aguilar, M. I.

Arts and Humanities Research Board


RF/3/RFG/2006/0039: Religion and Politics in Pinochet's Chile: The Challenges of the Disappeared (1973-1980)

Aguilar, M. I.

The Leverhulme Trust


Francisco Varela & 1970s: Francisco Varela & The 1970s Embracing of Tibetan Buddhism in Latin America

Aguilar, M. I.

Carnegie Trust


Francis I: A latin American Pope: Francis I: A Latin American Pope

Aguilar, M. I.

Carnegie Trust



Expert advisor to the British Courts on Asylum Cases from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Chile

Mario I Aguilar (Advisor)
2005 → …

Peer review of articles - multiple journals (Journal)

Mario I Aguilar (Editor)
2005 → …

Colloquium Anthropology and Biblical Studies (St. Andrews 2003)

Mario I Aguilar (Organiser)
2003 → …

Chair of Anthropology of Religion, American Academy of Religion (External organisation)

Mario I Aguilar (Participant)

PhD examiner, Nottingham, Glasgow

Mario I Aguilar (External examiner)
2002 → …

Chair of Ritual Studies, American Academy of Religion (External organisation)

Mario I Aguilar (Participant)

Representative of the Royal Africa Society to the University of St Andrews (External organisation)

Mario I Aguilar (Participant)
1997 → …