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Theology Department

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The Theology Department provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for reasoned reflection on their own values, faith, and tradition, as well as on the religious forces that shape our society and world. The department’s five primary areas of research include biblical studies, historical theology/history of christianity, comparative theology, systematic theology, and theological ethics.


Yves Congar Award
Congratulations to professor of theological Ethics, Lisa Sowle Cahill, who was awarded the prestigious Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence. Read more at BC Newswire

Review of Nowak and Coakley Book
Read theological ethics professor Stephen Pope's review of Evolution, Games, and God: The Principle of Cooperation, edited by Martin A. Nowak and Sarah Coakley. BC Bookmarks,review on Commonweal

Pope Francis' Cardinal Selection
Historical theology/history of christianity professor Rev. James Weiss comments on the recent appointment of 15 new cardinals by Pope Francis. Read more in the International Business Times


Engaging Particularities XIII
Thursday, March 26–Friday, March 27. Annual conference of the U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue and Boston College Comparative Theology. The special focus for this year is "Suffering and Mortality." Paper proposals are due January 16 (Call for Papers). See the Engaging Particularities website for more details.

Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity: South America
The Boston College Theology Department welcomes Professor Maria Clara Luchetti Bingemer, professor of theology at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Prof. Bingemer will give a series of lectures (February 9, 11, 16, 18) at 5:30 p.m in Stokes Hall 461S. Course and registration details


Richard Gaillardetz

One year of the Francis Papacy
Prof. Richard Gaillardetz discusses the events of the past year as well as what lies ahead for Pope Francis. Reuters | Buenos Aires Herald. Video at Fox News Boston.

David Hollenbach, S.J.

Religious Liberty
David Hollenbach, S.J.
, is one of the featured experts in this video by the Catholic News Service detailing the history of religious liberty and Catholicism. Video

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