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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.


Thomas Aquinas and executive pay
David Hollenbach, S.J.
, professor of theological ethics and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice provides comment for article entitled, "Is exorbitant CEO pay a form of tyranny? Thomas Aquinas thinks so." National Catholic Reporter

Vatican Plenary Assembly on Women
Prof. Lisa Sowle Cahill responds to a working paper issued for the Vatican plenary assembly on women which includes a discussion on plastic surgery. New York Times

Feast of St. Patrick Homily
Prof. Liam Bergin delivered the homily at the Mass for the Feast of St. Patrick at Boston's Holy Cross Cathedral. Boston Pilot, Msgr. Bergin's homily


Thursday, April 16, 5 p.m.
Cushing Auditorium 001
The PULSE program welcomes professors Pamela Lightsey (Boston University), M. Brinton Lykes (Boston College), and Dan McKanan (Harvard University Divinity) for a panel discussion entitled "Protest and Activism for Social Change." Flyer

Brien O'Brien and Mary Hasten Lecture
Thursday, April 16, 5:30 p.m.
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Keynote speaker, Manfred Deselaers (Director, Auschwitz Center for Dialogue and Prayer), will speak about "Experiences with Dialogue at the Edge of Auschwitz." The respondent is Rabbi Daniel Lehmann (President, Hebrew College). Event details, registration


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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