• 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.



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?…

Thu Oct 26, 2017

Life Lunch with Anthony Monta: "Confronting Brave New World"

Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall

Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with Anthony Monta (Associate Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies) and the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Dr. Monta will present on his area of expertise in literature and how it connects to the pro-life mission of the Catholic Church and the University of Notre Dame.…