• 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.

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Sun Nov 23, 2014

Notre Dame Reception at SBL/AAR

Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

Reception for guests at the SBL/AAR annual meeting, held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Reception Hall "Harbor C." Event M23-437 in the online conference program.

Sun Dec 7, 2014

Pilgrimage of Crèches

Location: Eck Visitors Center

The Institute for Church Life invites the Notre Dame and South Bend communities to enjoy a display of thirty crèches from around the world, on loan from the Marian Library International Crèche Collection at the University of Dayton. The nativities from Asia, Africa, South America, and France will be on display at five different locations around campus: Eck Visitor Center, the Morris Inn, McKenna Hall, the Main Building, and the Hesburgh Library. Join us as we make a pilgrimage, starting at the  Eck Visitors Center and concluding at the Main Building. The Glee Club and Notre Dame children’s choir will participate. Notre Dame’s President, Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C., will greet pilgrims and offer a brief reflection in the Main Building, Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.…

Thu Jan 8, 2015

Tantur & the Future of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue: Expanding the Horizons

Location: Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem

Tantur & the Future of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue: 
Expanding the Horizons
January 8 - 11, 2015
 
Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem
 
Presented by the University of Notre Dame 
 
The Tantur Ecumenical Institute was founded fifty years ago as a part of a new flowering of ecumenical dialogue stimulated by the Second Vatican Council. This conference celebrates the contributions that Tantur has made not just by looking to the past but by looking ahead. Thus, this conference is at the same time an attempt to chart one path forward that might bring ecumenical dialogue out of its “state of hibernation” (Walter Cardinal Kasper). What will ecumenical dialogue look like in the next fifty years? What contributions can Tantur make, along with its sponsoring institution, the University of Notre Dame? This conference is guided by two premises: first that ecumenical dialogue has become and will increasingly be a global endeavor, with common features in different regions of the globe, but also with a diversity of opportunities, resources and challenges. Second, it is premised on the need to understand better the relationship between ecumenical dialogue and interfaith dialogue, since ecumenical dialogue in different parts of the World Church do not go on in a vacuum but in contexts where interreligious dialogue is exigent as well. After an opening plenary on the past, present and future of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, a series of panels will consider the issues in different regions of the world: Latin America; Africa; South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East itself.…

Wed Jan 28, 2015

Sat May 9, 2015