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Department of Theology



Exploring Faith

Continuing a Jesuit tradition of leadership in theological research and education, Loyola offers both undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees in Theology which can prepare you for life beyond Loyola, whatever career you choose to pursue.

The Pope Is Talking To You, Chicago

Profs. Michael Schuck of the Theology Department and Nancy Tuchman of the Institute for Environmental Sustainability have co-authored an opinion piece in the Chicago Sun Times titled "The Pope Is Talking To You, Chicago."

Daniel Cosacchi to participate in panel on "Laudato Si"

Loyola Ph.D. candidate Daniel Casschi will participate in program hosted by America House in NYC to discuss Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si".

Weekend of Excellence: Zac Davis

Not many people can say they shook hands with the Pope. Even fewer can say they gave him a high five. But Zac Davis did exactly that while studying in Rome as part of Loyola’s Ricci Scholars program. Closer to home, he’s worked as an Orientation leader and a peer advisor, and he’s been involved on a project about the original library collection of St. Ignatius College, the precursor of Loyola University Chicago.  

Media Coverage of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi's visit to Loyola

Following the announcement of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi’s visit to Loyola to receive an honorary doctorate and lecture at a colloquium on culture in Latino/a theology, multiple trade media outlets covered the story.

To Tend the Earth: Responding to the Global Climate Change Crisis

Loyola University Chicago’s second annual Climate Change Conference moves beyond the sterile debate of whether global climate change exists to the theme of tending the earth. “To tend” means to pay attention to; to act as the caretaker of; to serve. This conference will unfold the implications of “To Tend the Earth” through reflection upon those ethical principles, policies, and actions needed to combat the crisis of global climate change.

"Incapable of Contentment”: A Merton Style Sanctity

Pauline Viviano of Loyola's Theology Department will give this spring's Majors and Minors Lecture on Wednesday, February 25 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Crown Center 530. All are invited and refreshments will be served.

The Racial Divide in the United States

The Most Rev. Edward Braxton (Bishop of Belleville, IL) will come to Loyola to speak about the racial divide in the United States today.

His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi to Receive Honorary Degree from Loyola University Chicago

In honor of the installation of the John Courtney Murray Chair in Public Service, His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi will address Loyola University Chicago community and receive an honorary degree from Loyola.

The Preferential Option for Culture in Latino/a Theology

This colloquium seeks to honor the presence of Cardinal Ravasi in the United States by engaging the rich history and diversity of Latino/a Catholicism, and the origins, development, and future of Latino/a theology.

Life in Dialogue with Faith: The Subtle Complexities of an Ongoing Conversation

Colby Dickinson of Loyola's Theology Department will give the Hank Center's Cardinal Newman lecture on February 10 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in McCormick Lounge.

Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

On Nov. 20 - 21, Loyola will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador. As a part of this commemoration, eminent liberation theologian Jon Sobrino will be conferred an honorary doctorate and will give this year's Cody Lecture.

2014 Annual McCormick Chair Lecture

The distinguished German Catholic theologian Dr. Knut Wenzel, professor of fundamental theology and dogmatic theology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, will give this year’s annual McCormick Chair Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 11th.

Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things

In a two-day program sponsored by CCIH, Prof. Francis X. Clooney of Harvard University will lecture on Thursday, September 18, titled "Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things" and participate in a student seminar on Friday the 19th.

How Pauline is the Gospel of Mark?

Dr. Clare Rothschild of Lewis University will participate in an Advanced Graduate Seminar sponsored by Prof. Edmondo Lupieri, the John Cardinal Cody Chair.

Prof. Hille Haker

Prof. Hille Haker will give a paper titled "Recognition and Misrecognition in Paul Ricoeur’s ‘Course of Recognition'" at the international conference "Paul Ricoeur: Thinker of the Margins? / À la frontière de la pensée de Paul Ricoeur".

Prof. Edmondo Lupieri

Prof. Edmondo Lupieri, the John Cardinal Cody Chair of Theology, will present a paper titled "Jesus, Jerusalem, the Temple: Traces of His Halakhic Teaching in Defense of the Temple" at the international conference La question de la «sacerdotalisation» dans le judaïsme chrétien, le judaïsme synagogal et le judaïsme rabbinique

"Hidden Behind a Veil of Blood:" God and the Violence Against Women in the Bible

Loyola Theology Department faculty Susan A. Ross and Pauline Viviano will address the topic of women and violence in the Bible in a presentation at the Siena Center of Dominican University on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.

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