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.
Etty: A Play
April 27, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
The Bonn Studio @ Robsham Theatre
The Theology Department and the Center for Jewish-Christian Learning are co-sponsoring a performance of "Etty," a one-woman play based upon the remarkable diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum. "Etty" is a 50-minute play and after the performance there will be a 30-minute discussion with the performer, Susan Stein. Free tickets will be available at the door. Flyer
Theology of Pope Francis: Real Reform or Window Dressing
April 20, 5:30 p.m.
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room
Boston College Theology Professor Kristin Heyer is among the panelists at Boston College School of Theology (STM) and Ministry's Fifth Annual Dean's Colloquium on Religion and Public Culture, along with James Bretzke, S.J. (STM), Susannah Heschel, Thomas Reese, S.J., and Michael Sean Winters. Dean Mark Massa, S.J., will moderate. Event details
New Books from Kaveny
Darald and Juliet Libby Professor of Theology and Law, Cathleen Kaveny, publishes two books: A Culture of Engagement: Law, Religion, and Morality and Prophecy Without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square. BC News
Reevaluating Just War Theory
Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill (Theological Ethics) will attend a Vatican conference reevaluating just war theory and justifications for violence. National Catholic Reporter
On Amoris Laetitia
Professor Cathleen Kaveny provides comment on Pope Francis's latest apostolic exhortation. New York Times
An interview of James F. Keenan, S.J., Canisius Professor, Theology Department, and Director of the Jesuit Institute, on University Ethics. More resources available at Faculty Publication Highlights
Libbie Steiner, undergraduate student majoring in theology
Robert Elliot, student in the joint M.A. program in philosophy and theology
Jessica Coblentz - doctoral candidate in the systematic theology program
Jewish Liturgy: A Research Guide
by Ruth Langer, 2015
An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism
by Richard R. Gaillardetz, 2015
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