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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.


Engaging Particularities Call for Papers

The annual Engaging Particularities Conference held by the Comparative Theology graduate students with the U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue announces their Call for Papers. This year's special theme is "Exclusivity and Inclusion in Religious Communities." Proposal submissions for the special theme or the general call are due by December 31, 2016. For details, see the Call for Papers or the Engaging Particularities conference website.


How Do We Talk About Diversity and Inclusion in the Context of Current Social Tensions and Change?

December 6, 5-7 p.m.
St. Thomas More Apartments, Commons Room

Professor John McDargh is among the panelists at this event sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. Other panelists include Regine Jean-Charles (Romance Language and Literatures & African and African Diaspora Studies), Usha Tummala-Narra (Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology), and Craig Burns (Director, University Counseling Services). The discussion will be moderated by Julie AhnAllen (Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University Counseling Services). event details


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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