• 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.



Fri Mar 6, 2015

Lecture: Sophiology, Phenomenology, Poetics: Toward a Poetic Metaphysics

Location: Nanovic Institute, 211 Brownson Hall

Michael Martin received his B.A. in English from Marygrove College and his M.A. in liberal studies from the University of Detroit Mercy, and received hisPh.D. in English from Wayne State University. He is Assistant Prof of English and Philosophy at Marygrove. His research interests include 16th and 17th century English literature, religion and literature, religious philosophy, religion and film, phenomenology, Continental philosophy, creative writing, poetry, and Romanticism. He is the author of The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics (Angelico Press, 2015), Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England (Ashgate, 2014), and a volume of poetry, Meditations in Times of Wonder (Angelico Press, 2014).…

Tue Mar 17, 2015

Lecture: "King David and Queen Esther: Politics and Memory in the Hebrew Bible

Location: 214 DeBartolo Hall

Two lectures by Jacob Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory University, and Aaron Koller, Associate Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University, on each other's recent books. Koller is the author of Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge 2014), and Wright is the author of David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory

Tue Mar 24, 2015

Lecture: Sanctified by the Body of Christ: Greek Scriptures in the Christian Bible

Location: 214 DeBartolo

Ross Wagner, Duke Divinity School

The first Christians found in Israel's scriptures a rich trove of linguistic and conceptual resources for making sense of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. That they read these sacred texts not only in Hebrew but also in Greek translation has had far-reaching consequences. As we examine the interpretation of Greek psalms in the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews, we will consider the lasting significance of Greek scriptures for the interpretation of the Christian Bible.…


Location: Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall

The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy will offer Vespers on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:15pm in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall, with a reflection offered by Ben Wilson, Assistant Director of S.S.L.P. in the Center for Social Concerns. All are welcome.
The Angelus is prayed Monday - Friday at noon in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall. All are welcome.…

Wed Mar 25, 2015

Panel Discussion: Reading the (Whole) Bible Christianly

Location: 155 DeBartolo Hall

Panel Discussion: Reading the (Whole) Bible Christianly

Ross Wagner, Duke Divininty School

Gary Anderson, University of Notre Dame

Brain Daley, SJ, University of Notre Dame

*Attendees are encouraged to read in advance the essay by Gary Anderson entitled, "Joseph and the Passion of Our Lord."