Visting Scholar Gloria Carolina Ruiz de Chamorro

Visting Scholar Gloria Carolina Ruiz de Chamorro

Denver Seminary will be hosting scholar Gloria Carolina Ruiz de Chamorro

Ms. Chamorro is Professor in Hermeneutics, Research and Theology at SETECA in Guatemala, and serves as the Director of E-Learning Programs at SETECA.


Denver Seminary has announced that Ms. Gloria Carolina Ruiz de Chamorro will be a visiting research scholar at Denver Seminary from August 5, 2018 until August 22, 2018. Ms. Chamorro is Professor in Hermeneutics, Research and Theology at SETECA in Guatemala, and serves as the Director of E-Learning Programs at SETECA.

Ms. Chamorro will be researching and analyzing the thinking of John Alexander Mackay in three areas.

First, she will identify, throughout his writings, the solidarity and dignity Mackay showed to everyone, no matter their physical, political, ethnic, social, or even spiritual condition. This emphasis upon the value of others is easily found in his continuous call to understand and live out the meaning of life.

Second, Ms. Chamorro will focus on the biblical aspects of Mackay’s study of Ephesians in his book God’s Order. The goal is to understand Mackay’s analysis, understanding, and application that he gave to the Apostle Paul’s message and its relevance for Christian life. For the purpose of this thesis, Mackay’s understanding about God’s order will be linked with the responsibility—before God and His church—that theological educational institutions have regarding their biblical purpose.

Third, Mackay’s contribution toward education in Latin America will be explored in an investigation that will seek to connect and contextualize his work for today. His commitment to the Americas is clearly seen in the educational organizations he supported. For example, he founded the San Andres Anglo-Peruvian high school in Lima, Peru. Mackay also taught as a professor in many educational institutions in various Latin American countries. Moreover, Mackay left a heritage through his service as the principal of Princeton Theological Seminary.

The overall purpose of Ms. Chamorro’s thesis will be to offer an analysis of John A. Mackay’s thinking in order to link it directly with the mission of theological educational institutions.