Greetings from the Boston College Theology Department! As the new chair, I am delighted to share with you the latest news regarding our department. This past year we welcomed Associate Professor Jeremy Wilkins, a Lonergan scholar. In the coming year we will welcome new Professor of the Practice Elizabeth Antus and Professor Amey Victoria Adkins, a joint appointment with Africa and African diaspora studies, who will teach on race and religion.
Let me share with you some additional highlights from the past year:
- Through the generosity of a benefactor we are able to sponsor the Duffy Lectures, six lectures offered annually by an internationally recognized scholar on global Christianity. The 2016 Duffy Lectures featured noted Jesuit African theologian Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J.
- This past summer we conducted our popular Rome course, Sinners and Saints, which integrates classroom work with field trips to the Vatican and other historical sites.
- In the fall we hosted an international conference, Public Theology and the Global Common Good, honoring one of our most distinguished faculty members, Professor David Hollenbach, S.J. That same semester, Assistant Professor Andrew Prevot helped sponsor a conference on anti-blackness and Christian ethics.
Our undergraduate majors also continue to excel and represent us well. This past year one of our honors students and presidential scholars, Catherine Larrabee '16, presented her honors thesis on migration and theology. Another one of our graduates, Nick Genovese '16, was named a Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., Writing Fellow with America Media. Our doctoral program continues to produce leading scholars in the field of theology.
We are eager to hear from you, so please keep in touch and let us know how the theological formation that you received from our department has contributed to your own life. We would be happy to discuss ways in which you might provide support for our many programs and activities.
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systemic Theology and Chair, Department of Theology