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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

2016 Duffy Lectures Underway

This year's Duffy Global Lectures in Global Christianity welcomes professor of systematic theology, Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J., of Hekima University College in Kenya. Professor Orobator is giving a series of lectures themed, "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies." All lectures begin at 5 p.m. in Gasson Hall 305. For more details about the remaining lectures (February 29, March 14, and March 29), please see our event list below or our flyer.

Special Report: Justice in the Global Economy

Professor of theological ethics and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice (CHRIJ), David Hollenbach, S.J., co-authored a report entitled, Justice in the Global Economy: Building Sustainable and Inclusive Communities.

Zika Virus and Catholic Teaching on Birth Control

Professor of bioethics, John Paris, S.J., provides comment to CNN on possible issues the Catholic Church faces with regard to its teaching on birth control in light of advice from some health officials advising women not to get pregnant during the Zika virus outbreak. CNN

Events

Uses and Abuses of Christianity
February 29, 5–7 p.m., Gasson 305
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's third lecture is entitled "Uses and abuses of Christianity: contemporary pathologies of Christology." flyer

 

 

 

Uses and Abuses of Christianity

February 29, 5–7 p.m.
Gasson 305
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's third lecture is entitled "Uses and abuses of Christianity: contemporary pathologies of Christology." flyer

 

 

 

 

Uses and Abuses of Christianity

February 29, 5–7 p.m.
Gasson 305
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's third lecture is entitled "Uses and abuses of Christianity: contemporary pathologies of Christology." flyer

 

The Backbone of the Church?
March 14, 5–7 p.m., Gasson 305
This year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity, themed "21st Century Christianity in Africa: Promises, Prospects and Pathologies," features Professor Agbonkhianmenghe Orobator, S.J. (Bator) from Kenya. Prof. Orobator's lecture is entitled "The backbone of the church?: ecclesiological morphology and gender rhetoric." flyer

Multimedia

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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