• 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.



Thu Mar 22, 2018

Ravarino Lecture: "Hidden Spaces, Private Lives: Getting Inside the Italian Renaissance Home" - Abigail Brundin (Cambridge)

Location: Nanovic Seminar Room (1050 Nanovic Hall)

Annual Ravarino Lecture

How do we penetrate the Renaissance home? While we know plenty about the grand palazzi of the ruling classes, more ordinary households cannot be adequately encompassed in any one type of source nor by means of a single approach. Through the study of books, buildings, objects, spaces, images and archives, the private lives of Renaissance Italians can be glimpsed in snatches. This talk presents the results of a 4-year interdisciplinary study, using such fragments and glimpses to build a picture of domestic activities. 

Abigail Brundin is co-Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge, a Reader in Early Modern Literature and Culture, and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. 

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and by the William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante Studies.

Fri Mar 23, 2018

Life Lunch: Social, Demographic, Economic Consequences of Roe v. Wade

Location: W210 Duncan Student Center

Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with William Evans (Keough-Hesburgh Professor and Economics Department Chair) who will present on “Social, Demographic, Economic Consequences of Roe v. Wade.”

Lunch is free but you must REGISTER

Lunchtime Seminar Series in Modern Jewish Thought

Location: 415 Malloy Hall

Lead by Professor Alexandra Zirkle, this reading group will delve into selections of major works of modern Jewish thought over the course of three sessions.

March 23 | 415 Malloy Hall: Professor Zirkle will moderate a session on Moses Mendelssohn

April 13 | 415 Malloy Hall: Claire Sufrin (Northwestern) will moderate a session on Martin Buber

Sat Mar 24, 2018

Seminar in American Religion

Location: Morris Inn Ballroom


Judith Weisenfeld's New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration (New York University Press, 2017)