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  • Conference

    THE PROMISE OF PEACE IN THE SHADOW OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: POLITICAL, MORAL AND THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS

    Please join us on Thursday, October 8, from 5:00 – 7:45 p.m., for a virtual program commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki titled “The Promise of Peace in the Shadow of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Political, Moral, and Theological Reflections. Keynote lectures will be given by the Archbishop of Nagasaki, Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, and Daniel Ellsberg, who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers in the hope that they would end the Vietnam War and author of “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.”
  • Tom Tobin, SJ. 1945 - 2020

    Our colleague and dear friend Tom Tobin, S.J. passed away on Sunday morning, August 30, at 9:25 am. Peter Bernardi, S.J. and two of his other Jesuit brothers were with him, praying at his bedside before he died. While Tom will be sorely missed by us, he and all he accomplished for the department over many years will not soon be forgotten. May Tom rest now in God's peace.
  • Students

    Congratulations to Our 2020 Graduating Students

    The faculty and staff of the Theology Department would like to acknowledge the students who are graduating this Spring and and celebrate this great achievement with you!
  • Theology Faculty Publications

    Professor Marcia Hermansen, Director of the Islamic World Studies Program, has two new publications.
  • Award

    2020 - 21 Undergraduate Paper Prizes

    The LUC Department of Theology is pleased to announce its undergraduate paper prize competition for the 2020 - 21 academic year. Three prizes are awarded annually to encourage publication-level work in the fields of theology and religious studies. The Department wishes to reward talented undergraduates who have engaged in original work in a Theology or Religious Studies class here at LUC. Papers will be classified and entered into one of three contests based on whether the class in which the writing emerged was a 100, 200, or 300-level course.
  • Faculty

    Lectures on the New Testament and Christian Origins

    Prof. Edmondo Lupieri, John Cardinal Cody S.J. Chair in Theology, is giving a series of seven lectures on the New Testament and Christian Origins.
  • Faculty

    Theology Faculty Publications

    Please note the new articles by Prof. Mara Brecht in America Magazine and Prof. Christopher Skinner in Currents in Biblical Research.
  • Faculty

    We Breathe Together

    Prof. Miguel Diaz, John Courtney Murray S.J. Chair in Public Service, has published a new opinion piece on the Black Lives Matter movement in the latest Theology en la Plaza column in the National Catholic Reporter.
  • Faculty

    Prof. Hille Haker Will Participate in Two Upcoming Webinars on the Global Pandemic.

    Prof. Hille Haker will participate in two upcoming webinars - Global Ethics in a Time of Pandemics and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic Stress: Laudato Si' Message for the Community of Mankind.
  • Faculty

    The Coronavirus and Islam

    Prof. Marcia Hermansen, Director of the Islamic World Studies Minor, participated in two programs addressing the topic of the coronavius and Islam.
  • Award

    Virtual Graduate Research Symposium - Outstanding Paper/Presentation in Humanities

    The Theology Department would like to congratulate Megan Wines, Ph.D. student in NTEC, for winning the Outstanding Paper/Presentation in Humanities in the Virtual Graduate Research Symposium hosted by Loyola's Graduate Student Advisory Council.
  • Award

    2020 Winners of the 1st Annual Undergraduate Paper Prize

    The LUC Department of Theology is pleased to announce Max Dziablis, Rachel Groth, and Angela Vainikos as the winners of its undergraduate paper prize competition. The prizes were awarded to encourage publication-level work in the fields of theology and religious studies and to reward talented undergraduates who have engaged in original work in a Theology or Religious Studies class here at LUC.
  • Faculty

    Triage and Ventilator Rationing Not the Only Ethical Issues in Pandemic

    Prof. Hille Haker, Richard A. McCormick S.J. Chair in Catholic Moral Theology, is cited in National Catholic Reporter article on the ethical issues posed by the pandemic.
  • Event

    Science, Society, and the Search for Life Elsewhere/The History of Volatiles and the Climate on Mars - Past, Present, and Future

    Prof. Bruce Jakosky, Principal Investigator of the Mars Atmospheric Volatile and Evolution (MAVEN) mission will give two presentations at Loyola on October 31, 2019. The first lecture will provide an update of the MAVEN project; the second lecture will explore the social significance of space exploration.
  • Event

    Controversial Conversations

    Prof. Miguel Diaz's John Courtney Murray Chair will host two upcoming controversial conversations - the first conversation will be on the Synod of the Bishops of Amazon; the second conversation will be co-sponsored by Prof. Hille Haker's McCormick Chair will respond to the Congregation for Catholic Education's document "Male and Female He Created Them."
  • Faculty

    Science and Religion: Prerequisites for an Integral Ecology

    Nancy Tuchman, Dean of the Institute for Environmental Sciences, and Michael Schuck, Professor of Theology, will speak at Dominican University's Siena Center on October 10, 2019 regarding their integral ecology textbook, Healing Earth. The lecture will explore the interdisciplinary relations between science, ethics, and spirituality in ecological science and will discuss the action necessary for the healing of our earth.
  • Faculty

    Dr. Hille Haker to give commendation at ceremony awarding Alfons Auer Award to former Irish President Mary McAleese.

    Prof. Hille Haker will deliver the commendation at the University of Tübingen's ceremony awarding the 2019 Alfons Auer Award to former Irish President Mary McAleese. The prestigious Award of the University of Tübingen is named after the late Rev Professor Alfons Auer, one of the most important moral theologians at and after the Vatican II Council (1962-1965). The celebration of the award will take place at the University of Tübingen on October 30, 2019.