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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.

News

Evangelized by the Poor

Professor Roberto Goizueta provides comment for reporter G. Jeffrey MacDonald in the article “Can controversial Latin American theology speak to Catholics today?”, detailing the recent Ibero-American Conference of Theology held at Boston College. Prof. Goizueta highlights the importance of understanding “American” to mean all peoples of the Americas, and how this can impact the way North Americans perceive migrants: “When we move out to encounter and to befriend the poor, we come eventually to see ourselves evangelized by the poor.” Read more at Crux.

Review of Kaveny's Latest Books

Professor Edward McGlynn Gaffney (Valparaiso University School of Law) reviews Professor Cathleen Kaveny's latest books (A Culture of Engagement and Prophecy Without Contempt) in “Politics with vigilance, not vitriol: Heeding Cathleen Kaveny's call.” America magazine

Maccabees Project

The Maccabees Project, co-directed by professor of biblical studies Yonder Moynihan Gillihan, announces its Spring 2017 events. To see the events calendar or for more information about this multidisciplinary research project, visit the Maccabees Project website.

Events

Postcolonial Theological Ethics

February 27, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305

Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of tonight's lecture is “From Inculturation/Liberation to Postcolonial Theological Ethics?” event flyer

Feminism in the Philippine Catholic Church

March 13, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305

Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of tonight's lecture is “Feminism in the Philippine Catholic Church.” event flyer

Multimedia

Kristin Heyer

Immigration and Ethics

Professor Kristin Heyer (Theological Ethics) delivered a lecture to the Boisi Center for Religion and Public Life speaking on the ways in which Scripture and the Christian tradition offer resources for framing the issues surrounding immigration. Find audio, a transcript from an interview with Prof. Heyer, and other information on the event page.

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

Global Common Good

Public Theology and the Global Common Good: The Contribution of David Hollenbach
edited by Kristin Heyer with Kevin Ahern, Meghan J. Clark, Laurie Johnston

Drones and Ethics

Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing 
by Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.

Christian Identity

Christian Identity between Secularity and Plurality
by Catherine Cornille and Jeffrey Bloechl

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