Generic Bio

Research line: Theology, Values and Social Dynamics (TVSD)

Post-Doctorate in Theology by UCP-Braga and the University of Friborg-Switzerland, Post-Doctorate in Education at Warsaw University (2018), with the research "Education in the 21st century: alterity and hermeneutics the ways to innovation", Doctor in Theology by FAJE (2017), with a thesis entitled "Freedom and forgiveness from Paul Ricoeur's thought". Author of the book "The Concept of Pessoa in Paul Ricoeur" (2010). Member of the Society for Ricoeur Studies (USA), ALALITE (Latin American Association of Literature and Theology) and the International Association of Scholars of Mimetic Theory (USA). Member of SOTER (Society of Theology and Sciences of Religions). He is a Fellow of the International Institute for Hermeneutics (GERMANY). Since 2012, he has presented papers and lectures at conferences abroad: 2012 (Università del Salento-Lecce-ITALIA), 2013 and 2014 (PUC-Santiago-CHILE), 2015 (Jesuit University - Kraków- Buenos Aires-ARGENTINA and Universidad Santo Tomás-Tunja-COLOMBIA), 2017 (Lusófona University-Lisbon-PORTUGAL and Faculté de Paris / Fonds Ricoeur-Paris-FRANCE) and 2018 (Universidad Santo Tomás-Bogotá-COLOMBIA and Faculté de Paris / Fonds Ricoeur-Paris-FRANCE). He is Researcher of the Research Groups CAPES "Interfaces of Anthropology in Contemporary Theology" and "Affective Sexual Diversity and Theology", both at the Jesuit College of Belo Horizonte; Leader of the Research Group "Ethics, Language and Hermeneutics" (Current Research Project: "Ricoeur e o Direito") at Presidente Antônio Carlos / Mariana University, in partnership with the International Institute for Hermeneutics. Newspaper columnist in the city of Mariana-MG. Coordinator of the Thematic Forum at SOTER "The legacy of Ricoeur: criticism and conviction" and the Thematic Session of ALALITE "Ricoeur: criticism, conviction and poetics".

Post-doc project: Post-Modern Theology, "God without Absolute" and vulnerable subject
The idea that the world was founded on the foundations of religion, morality, and God was largely refuted by modernity, which launched man into a rampant pursuit of progress and development. In attempting to withdraw these grounds, he found it difficult to find in what to base his actions and decisions, for all that he had built was based on what he had just destroyed. This realization that he had undermined his very foundations made him anguished and afraid. Allied reason became an enemy. No longer acting under the old parameters, but more and more going down paths where everything was valid and allowed. In this way what began to be observed were episodes that escaped human control, as in the case of wars and other barbarities, which led the subject to question how far he would arrive from his freedom.