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.
Theology Professor Emeritus Donald J. Dietrich passed away on Saturday, November 16. Prof. Dietrich was not only a brilliant scholar, but a beloved mentor and friend to many of the BC community. He will be deeply missed. For additional details, please see "In Memoriam: Boston College Theology ProfessorEmeritus Donald J. Dietrich."
Students may now pursue a joint M.A. in Philosophy and Theology. Concentrations include: Faith, Science and Philosophy; Foundations in Philosophy and Theology; Medieval Philosophy and Theology; and Philosophy and Religions. Program co-directors are Prof. Jeffrey Bloechl (Philosophy) and Brian Robinette (Theology).
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall 008 Auditorium
Presenter is Jonathan Ben-Dov (Haifa University).
Between Past and Future: Centenary Celebration of Paul Ricoeur
Boston College Department of Philosophy
Albert J. Fitzgibbons Lecture Series
Saturday, December 7
2–3:30 p.m. Rethinking Ricoeur
Moderator: Eileen Sweeney
Panelists: Brian Treanor, Timo Helenius, James Taylor
4–5:30 p.m. Remembering Ricoeur
Moderator: Jeffrey Bloechl
Panelists: Richard Kearney, David Rasmussen, Richard Cobb-Stevens
For more information contact Prof. Richard Kearney.
Co-sponsored by the Boston College Department of Theology and the Psychology of the Other Institute at Lesley University.
Video from C21
Fr. Michael Himes lectures for Church in the 21st Century Center. Fr. Himes is the guest editor for the Fall 2013 issue of C21 Resources. This lecture touches upon the themes presented in this most recent issue.
In light of Pope Francis' recent statements, Fox News interviews Prof. Richard Gaillardetz about the issues of priestly celibacy.
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.
Poetic Astronomy in the Ancient Near East: The Reflexes of Celestial Science in Ancient Mesopotamian, Ugaritic, and Israelite Narrative
by Jeffrey Cooley
Christianity and the Political Order: Conflict, Cooptation, and Cooperation
by Kenneth R. Himes, Orbis Books, 2013
Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics
by Lisa Sowle Cahill, Cambridge U. Press, 2013