• 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 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 indeed a means for touching the human heart, and recognizing the rich role of beauty in history of Christian theological thought, the World Religions World Church Area of the Department of Theology at Notre Dame will host a conference entitled “Finding the Beauty in the Other” from September 10-12, 2015. At this conference we will explore how beauty can be found in religions and cultures, and how the beauty of the Christian gospel should be communicated in different religious and cultural settings.…

Thu Sep 17, 2015

Lecture: "New Church and A New Society: Human Development and Democratization in the Ministry of Rutilio Grande, S.J. and the Church of El Salvador

Location: The Oak Room, South Dining Hall

Students, faculty, and community members are invited to a luncheon seminar on the ministry of Rutilio Grande, S.J., presented by Professor Thomas Kelly.

Thomas M. Kelly is professor of systematic theology at Creighton University and immersion coordinator for the Ignatian Colleagues Program, a national program of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Kelly has taught travel courses throughout Latin America on the past and present ministry of the Catholic Church, taking students to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Peru over the past thirteen years. He has published nationally and internationally on philosophical hermeneutics, liberation theology, Catholic social thought, marriage and family, and the Church of Latin America. Two of his most recent books include When the Gospel Grows Feet: Rutilio Grande, SJ and the Church of El Salvador, An Ecclesiology in Context