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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.


Announcing the Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity: South America
The Boston College Theology Department welcomes Professor Maria Clara Luchetti Bingemer, professor of theology at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Prof. Bingemer will give a series of lectures during the month of February 2015. In order to register for these courses, please do so under the course number THEO771001. Graduate students who attend all the lectures and write a 10-15 page paper will receive 1 credit and mention of the course on their transcripts. View course details

Engaging Particularities 2015 Call for Papers
U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue and the Boston College Theology Department announce their 13th annual graduate student conference in the areas of comparative theology, interreligious dialogue, theology of religions, and missiology. The special focus of this year's conference is "Suffering and Mortality." The conference will be held at Boston College on March 26 and March 27, 2015. Paper proposals are due January 16, 2015. Call for Papers and conference details



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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Student Profile

Matthew Richey

Matthew Richey A&S '12 has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study toward a master’s degree at Tel Aviv University in Archaeology and the History of the Land of the Bible. His seminar paper, “The Use of Greek at Qumran,” is slated for publication in the flagship journal Dead Sea Discoveries.

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Ph.D. Profile

Kevin Ahern

Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. '13 defended his dissertation and has accepted a position as an assistant professor in Catholic social ethics at Manhattan College. He is the editor of Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church (Orbis, 2013).

Ph.D. topics and placement

In Print

Through a Lens Darkly

Through a Lens Darkly: Films of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
edited by John J. Michalczyk and Raymond G. Helmick, S. J., 2013. Interview and selected resources

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