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
A Savior or a Foe? God-Talk in the Hebrew Bible during the Sixth Century BCE
Thursday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Boston College, Gasson 100
The theology department welcomes Professor Dalit Rom-Shiloni, head of the Hebrew Bible Sub-department of the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies at Tel Aviv University. This lecture is free and open to the public.
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
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.
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
Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization
by Robert P. Imbelli, Liturgical Press, 2014. Interview and selected resources
Poetic Astronomy in the Ancient Near East: The Reflexes of Celestial Science in Ancient Mesopotamian, Ugaritic, and Israelite Narrative
by Jeffrey Cooley, Eisenbrauns, 2013
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