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.
Cardinal O'Malley Vatican Appointment
Professor Richard Gaillardetz provides comment to the Boston Herald on Cardinal Sean O'Malley's recent appointment to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a Vatican office responsible for defending church teaching and prosecuting sexual abuse cases. Boston Herald
Toward a Pastoral Magisterium
Professor Richard Gaillardetz writes about the way Pope Francis exercises his teaching authority in "Doctrinal Authority in the Francis Era: Toward a Pastoral Magisterium in Today's Church." Commonweal
Justice and Reconciliation
Professor of Theological Ethics, Stephen Pope, writes "Not the Time for Reconciliation: First Confront the Danger of Trump." Commonweal
Imbelli on Faith
In "The Obedience of Faith," Professor Emeritus Robert Imbelli writes about the power of faith in uncertain times. The Catholic Thing [blog]
Leadership through Conscience, Service, and Relationships
January 31, 7 p.m.
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Magazine launch presented by Michael Sacco, the director of the Center for Student Formation. Event is cosponsored by the C21 Center, the Center for Student Formation, and the BC Theology Department. event details and registration
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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