• Statue of Jesus on Notre Dame campus

  • Vatican Sunset

  • Closeup of a manuscript

  • Duncan Hall chapel

The Department of Theology is the heart of Notre Dame’s education in faith and reason. Guided by the ideal of “faith seeking understanding,” the faculty engage in critical reflection in six areas: moral theology, world religions and world church, history of Christianity, liturgy, biblical studies, and systematic theology.



Thu Oct 19, 2017

3rd Thursdays @ the Snite: Artist Talk by Willie Cole Identity, Representation, and Transformation

Location: Snite Museum of Art

Artist Willie ColeArtist Willie Cole

“Once you can see beyond the obvious, you’re in a whole new way of living.”

-Willie Cole


This artist talk is in conjunction with Cole’s exhibition Making Everything Out of Anything.  Cole uses everyday household objects—irons, ironing boards, women’s shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts—to create works that explore African-American history, consumerism, economics, contemporary politics, gender, and race.  He has been referred to as an  “urban archaeologist,” for exploring universal and cultural concepts through these common, often discarded materials.…

Sat Oct 21, 2017

Saturdays with the Saints: Ven. Solanus Casey & St. Andre Bessette

Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium, Lower Level

Fr. Kevin Grove C.S.C., Assistant Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, will deliver a talk on “Ven. Solanus Casey & St. Andre Bessette: Doorkeepers for God on the Occasion of the Beatification of Ven. Solanus Casey” for the eighth annual Saturdays with the Saints lecture series held prior to the Notre Dame-USC

Saturday Scholars: God and the Good Life - Notre Dame's Innovative New Way of Teaching the Big Questions

Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a “home game” Saturday.

“God and the Good Life: Notre Dame’s Innovative New Way of Teaching the Big Questions” is presented by Meghan Sullivan

Tue Oct 24, 2017

The Dignity of Human Gender

Location: Eck Visitor Center

Sister Mary Prudence Allen, R.S.M. is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan and a Catholic philosopher whose work focuses on the philosophical concept of womanhood. In 2014, Pope Francis named Sister Prudence to the International Theological Commission.

This lecture about the dignity of human gender is part of the Notre Dame Human Dignity Project which strives to develop a pedagogy of human dignity that is accessible to persons of all faiths or no faith. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.…

Wed Oct 25, 2017

CJA Colloquium

Location: TBD

Prof. Louis C. Junker, Professor in Old Testament, University of Stellenbosch
Achaemenid understanding of law and justice in Darius I’s tomb inscriptions: Any connections with Hebrew Bible Pentateuchal conceptions?…