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John Baldovin, S.J.
Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology
School of Theology and Ministry

A Jesuit priest, Fr. Baldovin is a distinguished historian of the liturgy. From 1994 to 2002, he worked on liturgical text translation with the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.

617-552-6513
frbaldov@bc.edu


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BretzkeJames Bretzke, S.J.
Professor of Moral Theology
School of Theology and Ministry


A Jesuit priest, Fr. Bretzke is a professor of moral theology. He earned his doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he also taught for three years.

Office: 617-552-6514
Cell: 617-775-9665
james.bretzke@bc.edu
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Stephen Brown
Professor, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.L. and Ph.D. Universit de Louvain

Medieval church history; medieval theology and philosophy, including works of Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent and William of Ockham; the development of theology in the Middle Ages; man's knowledge of God. Editorial board member, Medieval Philosophy and Theology. Author of the books Christianity and Judaism.

617.552.0436
stephen.brown@bc.edu
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Lisa CahillLisa Sowle Cahill
J. Donald Monan, SJ, Professor of Theology
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Catholic Church; Catholic Church and women and gender issues; analysis of pastoral letters and public statements by the Pope; Catholic Church stance in relation to medical/health issues; bioethics; sex, gender and the family; marriage and divorce; "just war" theory. Past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Society of Christian Ethics. Author of the books Sex, Gender and Christian Ethics; Love Your Enemies: Discipleship, Pacifism and Just War Theory; and Between the Sexes: Toward a Christian Ethics of Sexuality; co-author of the book Religion and Artificial Reproduction: Inquiry into the Vatican Instruction on Human Life. Courses have included: "Christian Perspectives on Bioethics"; "Christian Ethics: Contemporary Figures" and "Critical Realism and Christian Ethics."

617.552.3890
lisa.cahill@bc.edu
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James Conn, S.J.
professor of the Practice of Canon Law
School of Theology and Ministry

A Jesuit priest, Fr. Conn is a professor of the practice of canon law. He served as the Ordinary Professor of Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he earned his doctorate. He is a consultor of the Holy See’s Congregation for Catholic Education and Congregation for the Clergy, and a commissioner of the matrimonial section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

617-552-6532
james.conn@bc.edu

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Fr. EganHarvey Egan, SJ
Professor Emeritus, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Th.D. University of Munster (Germany)

Theology of Christian mysticism in Old and New Testaments; Christian mysteries and apparitions and their relationship to each other and the Christian faith; saints and miracles; works of theologian Karl Rahner. Author of the book Ignatius Loyola the Mystic, Christian Mysticism: The Future of a Tradition. Courses have included: "Theology of Christian Mysticism."

617.552.8109
harvey.egan@bc.edu
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GaillardetzRichard Gaillardetz 
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology 
Gaillardetz is an ecclesiologist with an expertise in ecumenical councils, including Vatican II. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II. He is president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

617.552.6501
richard.gaillardetz@bc.edu
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GroomeThomas Groome
Professor of Theology and Religious Education
School of Theology & Ministry 
Ed.D. Columbia Teachers College
Ph.D. Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary

General issues of church, theology and religious education; Catholic education; Catholic spiritual practices. Author of the books What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life and Educating for Life: A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent. Author of textbooks, including a series titled Coming to God, used in elementary and secondary religious education.

617.552.8449
thomas.groome@bc.edu
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David HollenbachlDavid Hollenbach, SJ
University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Ph.D. Yale University

Catholic ethics; moral theology; religion and politics; Christian ethics of war and peace; economic justice; nuclear war and deterrence; interaction of religious beliefs with the political sphere. Director of BC's Center for Human Rights and International Justice. Served as the principal consultant for the US Catholic Bishops' 1986 report "Economic Justice for All." Has served as president of the Society of Christian Ethics and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Religious Ethics and The Human Rights Quarterly. Editor of and co-contributor to the book Catholicism and Liberalism: Contributions to American Public Philosophy. Author of books including Justice, Peace, and Human Rights: American Catholic Social Ethics in a Pluralistic World; Nuclear Ethics: A Christian Moral Argument; and Claims in Conflict: Retrieving and Renewing the Catholic Human Rights Tradition. Courses have included: "Contemporary Theories of Justice"; "Christian Ethics and Social Issues"; "Christian Ethics: Major Figures."

617.552.8855
david.hollenbach.1@bc.edu
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robert imbelliRev. Robert Imbelli
Associate Professor Emeritus, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Yale University

Catholicism, spirituality. Member, Catholic Theological Society of America. 

617.552.8298
robert.imbelli@bc.edu
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Cathleen KavenyCathleen Kaveny
Libby Professor
Theology Department, College of Arts & Sciences
Law School
JD and PhD, Yale University

Intersection of law, morality and religion; bioethics. Author of Law’s Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society. Columnist for Commonweal magazine.

(617) 552-4661
cathleen.kaveny@bc.edu
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Fr. KeenanJames Keenan, SJ
Founders Professor, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences

Moral theology and theological ethics; Catholic Intellectual Tradition; an advisor to the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance; chair of the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, and a member of the board of directors of the Society of Christian Ethics and Catholic Theological Society of America. His publications include A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences; The Ethics of the Word: Voices in the Catholic Church Today, and Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition.

617.552.3765
james.keenan.2@bc.edu
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LennanRichard Lennan
Professor of Systematic Theology
School of Theology and Ministry

Fr. Lennan is the chair of the Ecclesiatical faculty and serves as Co-director of the Licentiate in Sacred Theology program.

Office: 617-552-6522
Email: lennan@bc.edu
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jim o'toolelJames O'Toole
Clough Millennium Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Boston College

Religion in America; history of American Catholicism; religious practice and popular devotional life; American Catholic laity; confession and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Author of The Faithful: A History of Catholics in America, Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920; Militant and Triumphant: William Henry O'Connell and the Catholic Church in Boston, 1859-1944.

(617) 552-8456
james.otoole@bc.edu
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ParisJohn Paris, SJ
Walsh Professor of Bioethics, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.L. Weston College, M.A., Ph.D. University of Southern California

Bioethics; end-of-life issue; consultant and expert witness in many landmark biomedical cases. Served as consultant to the President's Commission for the Study of Ethics in Medicine, the United States Senate Committee on Aging, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Author or co-author of more than 100 articles on the area of law, medicine and ethics. Ethics Section Editor of The Journal of Perinatology. Courses have included: "Law, Medicine & Public Policy."

617.552.8434
john.paris@bc.edu
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PopeStephen Pope
Professor, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Catholic ethics and social thought; forgiveness and reconciliation; science and theology; moral theology and social ethics; meaning and interpretation of the Catholic preferential option for the poor; marriage and family; social and economic justice; the Church and politics; liberation theology; human rights; war and peace; concern for the poor. Author of the book The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love. Courses have included: "Prophets and Peacemakers"; "Science and Theological Ethics"; "The Ethics of St. Thomas Aquinas."

617.552.3892
stephen.pope@bc.edu
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WeissJames Weiss
Associate Professor, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., University of Chicago

The papacy; papal elections; college of cardinals; church history; spirituality. Courses have included: "Contemporary Spirituality since 1945."

617.552.3897
james.weiss@bc.edu
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