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.
2016 Catholic Press Association Awards
- Richard Gaillardetz was awarded second place honors in the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II catgeory for his book, An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism (Liturgical Press).
- Kristin Heyer was awarded third place honors in the Faithful Citizenship/Religious Freedom category for a book she co-edited with David E. DeCosse entitled, Conscience and Catholicism: Rights, Responsibilities and Institutional Responses (Orbis Books).
- Stephen Pope was awarded third place honors in the Pastoral Ministry category for his book, A Step Along the Way: Models of Christian Service (Orbis Books).
Issues Affecting Young Women in Tanzania Today: Female Mutilation, Child Marriages and Trafficking
August 30, 6 p.m.
Maryknoll Lay Missioner Liz Mach will speak about her advocacy for women and girls in Eastern Africa. This event is sponsored by the Theology Department with the Jesuit Institute, the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, the School of Theology and Ministry, and the Global Practice Concentration of the School of Social Work. event flyer
Mass of the Holy Spirit
September 8, 12–1:15 p.m.
The Boston College community is welcome to attend this annual Eucharistic celebration. Classes will be cancelled for the duration of the Mass. event details
Missionaries & Linguists: Jesuit Grammars from Africa and Native America
August 26–October 7
Boston College Libraries is sponsoring exhibit featuring the materials Jesuit missionaries used to learn about the languages of the indigenous peoples throughout Africa and the Americas they evangelized beginning in the 17th century. The exhibit includes dictionaries, photographs, maps, and other artifacts. For more information, see the exhibit's website or the BC event calendar.
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
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
Jewish Liturgy: A Research Guide
by Ruth Langer, 2015
An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism
by Richard R. Gaillardetz, 2015
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