chair of dept. of religious ed. and pastoral ministry/ professor of theology and religious education
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Phone: 617-552-8449
School of Theology and Ministry
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Areas of Interest:
His primary areas of interest and research are the history, theory and practice of religious education, pastoral ministry and practical theology.
Dr. Thomas H. Groome was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Professor Groome holds the equivalent of an M.Div. from St. Patrick's Seminary in Carlow, Ireland, an MA from Fordham University and a doctoral degree in religious education from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University.
Professor Groome's publications include his most recent book What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life (Harper San Francisco), Educating for Life, A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent (Crossroads), Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision (Jossey Bass), Language for a "Catholic" Church (Sheed and Ward) and Sharing Faith: A Comprehensive Approach to Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (Wipf and Stock). Professor Groome is also the primary author of various religion textbook series from W.H. Sadlier, most recently the Coming to Faith series.
TM 816- Sharing Faith in Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry
TM 717- Education of Christians: Past, Present, and Future
Will There Be Faith: A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples, (HarperCollins; San Francisco) 2012
Catholic Spiritual Practices: Treasures Old and New , Edited with Dr. Colleen Griffith, (Paraclete: Brewster, MA) 2013
Truth Betrayed A response to the calumny committed by Eamonn Keanne against Thomas Groome
What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life - HarperCollins (2002)
Lays out the foundational convictions that ground Catholic identity in Christian faith.
Educating for Life - Crossroads (2000)
A comprehensive philosophy but more a spirituality that can inspire every instance of Catholic education, in home, parish program, and school.
Sharing Faith - Wipf and Stock (1990) A comprehensive approach to religious education and pastoral ministry; offers the definitive statement on a shared praxis approach.
Christian Religious Education - Jossey Bass (first published 1980)
Hailed as a classic and foundational text in religious education; introduces the shared praxis approach.