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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.

News

2016 Duffy Lectures Underway

This year's Duffy Global Lectures in Global Christianity welcomes professor of systematic theology, Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J., of Hekima University College in Kenya. Professor Orobator is giving a series of lectures themed, "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies." All lectures begin at 5 p.m. in Gasson Hall 305. For more details about the remaining lectures (February 29, March 14, and March 29), please see our event list below or our flyer.

Legacy of Vatican II

A new book edited by Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, S.J. (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry) and Massimo Faggioli (University of St. Thomas) features essays from several of the theology department's faculty, including: David Hollenbach, S.J.Richard R. Gaillardetz, and Lisa Sowle Cahill. The book is entitledThe Legacy of Vatican II and is also the title of the 2013 conference co-organized by Vicini and Faggioli and held at Boston College. BC News

Rights of Refugees

Professor of theological ethics and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice (CHRIJ), David Hollenbach, S.J.,  published an article in the January 4-11 issue of Americamagazine entitled, "The Rights of Refugees," exploring the question of "Who is responsible for people forced into flight?" America

Events

Candlemas Lecture
February 8, 7 p.m., Gasson 305
This year's Candlemas Lecture features Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P. who will speak on "The Word of God Entrusted to the Entire Church and the Voices of Women." This event is part of the Lowell Institute's Lowell Humanities Series. Event details

Uses and Abuses of Christianity
February 29, 5–7 p.m., Gasson 305
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's third lecture is entitled "Uses and abuses of Christianity: contemporary pathologies of Christology." flyer

 

 

 

Uses and Abuses of Christianity

February 29, 5–7 p.m.
Gasson 305
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's third lecture is entitled "Uses and abuses of Christianity: contemporary pathologies of Christology." flyer

 

 

 

 

Uses and Abuses of Christianity

February 29, 5–7 p.m.
Gasson 305
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's third lecture is entitled "Uses and abuses of Christianity: contemporary pathologies of Christology." flyer

 

Multimedia

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

Student Profiles

Libbie Steiner

Libbie Steiner, undergraduate student majoring in theology

Robert Elliot

Robert Elliot, student in the joint M.A. program in philosophy and theology

Jessica Coblentz

Jessica Coblentz - doctoral candidate in the systematic theology program

In Print

Jewish Liturgy

Jewish Liturgy: A Research Guide
by Ruth Langer, 2015

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