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.
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
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.
Postcolonial Theological Ethics
February 27, 5 p.m.
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.
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
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.
Libbie Steiner, undergraduate student majoring in theology
Robert Elliot, student in the joint M.A. program in philosophy and theology
Jessica Coblentz, doctoral candidate in the systematic theology program
Public Theology and the Global Common Good: The Contribution of David Hollenbach
edited by Kristin Heyer with Kevin Ahern, Meghan J. Clark, Laurie Johnston
A Culture of Engagement: Law, Religion, and Morality
by Cathleen Kaveny
Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing
by Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.
Christian Identity between Secularity and Plurality
by Catherine Cornille and Jeffrey Bloechl
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