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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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Mon Jun 8, 2015

2015 ND Center for Liturgy Symposium

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

The 2015 Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Symposium will explore the biblical, liturgical, pastoral and theological implications of the rites of marriage and ordination for the Church today.

“…some of us are married and some are not. Some of us are called to be priests and ministers and some are not. But the sacraments of matrimony and priesthood concern

Mon Jun 22, 2015

2015 Marten Program Conference: "What We Have Heard and Seen" Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center

“‘What We Have Seen and Heard’: Fostering Baptismal Witness in the World”
 
A Conference in Celebration of the 50th Anniversaries of Gaudium et Spes, Apostolicam Actuositatem and Ad Gentes
 
June 22-24, 2015, at the Notre Dame Conference Center
 
Speakers will include Archbishop Joseph Tobin, Max Johnson, Zeni Fox, Ed Hahnenberg, Matt Ashley, John Cavadini, Ann Astell, Michael Downey, Wendy Wright, Tim Matovina, Paul Janowiak, Kristin Colberg, Don Cozzens, Steve Bevans, Elizabeth Groppe, Oliver Williams, Jack Jezreel Peter-John Pearson, and Anna Carter Florence.

Sun Jul 5, 2015

Creation out of Nothing: Origins and Contemporary Significance

Location: University of Notre Dame Conference Center

Sunday, July 5 - Wednesday, July 8

A conference of scholars trained in Biblical studies, the history of early Christian thought, Jewish studies and those with contemporary philosophical and scientific interests who seek to understand more fully what the doctrine of “creation out of nothing” might mean in a modern context.  The background to the problem is simply stated:  Biblical, early Christian, Jewish and contemporary theologians all answer to very different constituencies and as a result rarely intersect in terms of their constructive proposals for how a religious tradition might think about a particularly pressing problem.  In this case the matter is all the more complicated in that many presume that the Biblical studies have long shown, on clear philological grounds, that the doctrine of creation out of nothing cannot be founded on the Bible.

Fri Jul 31, 2015

Thu Sep 10, 2015

Finding Beauty in the Other: Inaugural World Religions World Church Conference

Location: University of Notre Dame Conference Center

Finding Beauty in the Other
Inaugural World Religions World Church Conference

University of Notre Dame, Department of Theology
 
September 10-12, 2015
 
In his apostolic exhortation Evagelii Gaudium Pope Francis encourages Christians to foster “a 
 
renewed esteem for beauty as a means of touching the human heart.” Convinced that beauty is …