Olegario González de Cardedal

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Olegario González de Cardedal
Born (1934-10-02) October 2, 1934 (age 80)
Lastra del Cano (Ávila), Spain
Occupation Professor at the Pontifical University of Salamanca
Notable work Salvador del mundo - historia y actualidad de Jesucristo,
La teología en España, 1959-2009: memoria y prospectiva

Olegario González de Cardedal is a Spanish Catholic theologian and author. He was born in Lastra del Cano (Ávila), Spain, in 1934. He studied in Ávila, where he was ordained a priest in 1959, and at the University of Munich, Germany, where he graduated in theology in 1964. He also continued his studies in Oxford and Washington. As Chair of Theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain, a position he still holds, he took part in the third session of the Second Vatican Council and in the International Theological Conference. He is also an ordinary member of the Spanish Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas (Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) in Madrid.[1]

His many publications include: «Meditación teológica desde España», 1970; «Elogio de la encina. Existencia cristiana y fidelidad creadora», 1973; «La gloria del hombre», 1973; «Jesús de Nazaret. Aproximación a la cristología», 1975; «La gloria del hombre. Reto entre una cultura de la fe y una cultura de la increencia», 1985; «Raíz de la esperanza», 1995; «Cuatro poetas desde la otra ladera. Unamuno, Jean Paul, Machado, Oscar Wilde», 1996; «La entraña del cristianismo», 1997; «Cristología», 2001; «Sobre la muerte», 2002, «Dios», 2004. Olegario de Cardedal`s primary academic interest appears to be Christology ( in which inter alia he has shown interest for Anglican contributions). He has also written many essays on the current situation of the Church in Spain.

Olegario de Cardedal has organised a succession of theology summer schools in Santander.


  • Ratzinger Prize (issued by the Ratzinger Foundation), 30 June 2011, the ceremony took place in the Clementine Hall. Fellow recipients were Manlio Simonetti and Maximilian Heim


  1. ^ "Biografia de Olegario González de Cardedal". biografiasyvidas.com. Retrieved 31 August 2010.