Villas Boas, Alex

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Alex Villas Boas is Brazilian and currently is a full member of Research Centre of Theology and Religious Studies (CITER UCP) as principal researcher. PhD in Theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a thesis on Theology and Literature dialogue about the meaning of life. Habilitation thesis on the relation between theological language and ethics with the otherness and mercy issue on Pope Francis at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Postdoctorate fellow in Theology and Spirituality at the Pontifical University Gregorian in Rome, with research on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola conception between Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Also, he is lecturer of the Graduate Program of Theology, where was the coordinator since (2017-2019) and guest lecturer of the Graduate Program of Human Rights and Public Policy, both of Pontifical University of Parana, Brazil (PUC PR). Guest lecturer at: Department of Literary Studies at the University of Aveiro (Portugal); Faculty of Theology and Science of Religion at the University of Laval (Canada); Doctorate Program of Humanities at the Catholic University of Mozambique; Graduate Program of History and Literary Theory at the State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP). Editor in chief of Teoliteraria – Journal of Literature and Theology. Executive board member of the SOTER - Brazilian Society of Theology and Sciences of Religion (2017-2019), and the ALAITE - Latin America Association of Literature and Theology (2016-2018). Member of the ACFAS – Association francophone pour le savoir du Québec.