vol. 2, no. 1

The theology department is pleased to announce
the release of the third issue of "theology matters."
Print issues will soon be distributed.

In this issue:


The View from the Chair
by Bernard Brady

In his third column for "theology matters," Bernard Brady reflects on the value of a Catholic education.


The Theology Department Welcomes Dominic Longo

Dominic Longo is an assistant professor of comparative theology at the University of St. Thomas. He is joining our faculty this fall, and will also serve as a co-director of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center. The Chair asked Dominic to introduce himself to the community for theology matters. His autobiographical essay is published here.


Laudato Si': Sharing Catholic Social Teaching
by Angela Senander

Angela Senander surveys how the Department will teach Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si',
and reflects on her own experience with the encyclical in a course she taught over the summer.


A New Doctor of the Church: St. Gregory of Narek
by Mark DelCogliano

Mark DelCogliano writes about the proclamation of a new doctor of the church.


Three Alumni Reflect on Their Major in Theology

This summer, the Department reached out to a few of our alumni to ask them to reflect on where they are now after having completed a major in theology. Here is a sampling of what we heard.



The Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship
Announces Events for Academic Year 2015-2016
by Massimo Faggioli

The Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship is pleased to announce these events for academic year 2015-2016.


New Frontiers Series
Naturalism and Transcendence: A Debate about Science
by Philip Rolnick

Philip Rolnick is a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, and has been on faculty since 2003. His work on theology, cosmology, and evolution will be featured in the Theology Department’s New Frontiers Series, Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m. in the OEC Auditorium. The lecture is based on his book Origins: God, Evolution, and the Question of the Cosmos forthcoming from Baylor University Press, October 15, 2015.


Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour
by Mark McInroy

This essay offers a preview of an interdisciplinary colloquium scheduled for Monday, October 5th, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the OSF Library Leather Room, to discuss Mark McInroy's book, with Cyril O’Regan, Huisking Professor of Theology in the theology department at the University of Notre Dame, responding. McInroy's book, Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour, is the winner of the 2015 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.


Review: Game of Thrones
by David Penchansky

Hebrew Bible scholar David Penchansky reviews the popular television series. 


Speakers Bureau

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