View Student Work

Students in theology courses complete a wide variety of projects, ranging from creative to analytic, spiritual to academic. Below, browse projects completed by students at all levels of Theology, from freshman in their first Foundations courses to seniors completing honors theses.

Foundations Gospel Projects

Think Foundations of Theology sounds boring? Not in Professor Francesca Murphy's  class! She challenged First Year students to reinterpret the Gospels in their own styles.

The result? See below ... 

Click on the thumbnail for the .pdf of the entire project.

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 Want to read the rest? Stop by the Theology Department, 130 Malloy Hall, to check out the full text documents.

Psalmathon:

(def.): An Annual celebration featuring the continuous reading of all 150 Biblical Psalms. Performed by Sr. Ann Astell's Foundations of Theology students, their friends and colleagues.

E-Portfolios
During their journey through the Theology program our majors take a 1 credit course, the “Theology Pro-Seminar,” during which they hear guest lectures from theologians study a wide range of topics (such as moral theology, Christianity and Islam, and ancient liturgical manuscripts).  The course is also interactive, as students prepare an E-Portfolio which allows them to present their own theology-related work or experiences and to describe what the Theology major means to them.  Here are some examples of recent Notre Dame Theo E-Portfolios:
Senior Honors Thesis Program

A senior thesis is a rewarding and intellectually stimulating culmination of 4 years of study. Our senior thesis authors tackle challenging topics - everything from evolution to Immaculate Conception and miracles. See some examples, below, or read the full listing of theses from 2004 onward, here. Full text copies are available in the Theology Department Office, 130 Malloy.

Jiyeon Ahn, advised by Fr. Paul Kollman, CSC
"To Quench the Thirst of Christ: The Mission of Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity," 2013-14
Eliza Nagle, advised by Tim O'Malley
"Catholic and Mormon Dialogue: Comparison of the Theology of Marriage," 2013-14
Mary Clare Rigali , advised by Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC
"Liberation Theology Post-Vatican II: How Latin America and Pope Francis are Shaping the Church," 2013-14
Sandra Laguerta, advised by Ann Astell
"'The Poor are Our Lord': Seeing God in the Spirituality of  Saint Jeanne Jugan and the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor," 2013-13
Kimberly Lisiak, advised by John Cavadini
"Biblical Devotion to St. Joseph, Husband of Mary & Foster-Father of Jesus, Emphasizing Three Contemporary Examples for Practical Application," 2012-13
Kyle Smith, advised by Francesca Murphy
"Hand in Glove: A Cautionary Examination of the Relationship Between the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland and Its Political State," 2012-13
Dylan Belton, advised by Matthew Ashley
"Teleology Revisited," 2011-12
Katherine Remley, advised by Ann W. Astell
"Lourdes: Embodying the Vision of Evangelium Vitae for a Culture of Life", 2011-12
Laura Taylor, advised by Margot Fassler
"The Sacramental Theology of Medieval Offertory Chants", 2011-12