Tag Archives: Theology Department

Guide to Vatican II

Edited by Boston College Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard R. Gaillardetz, The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II (Cambridge University Press, 2020) offers a thorough overview of the Second Vatican Council. The first part examines the historical, theological, and … Continue reading

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Catholic Press Assoc. awards

The Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada bestowed honors on three Boston College faculty members at its 2020 Catholic Media Conference. The CPA awards recognize outstanding Catholic media, including books, newspapers, and magazines. Book Awards went to School … Continue reading

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A deeper look at Karl Rahner

A scholar of Christian mysticism, Boston College Professor Emeritus Harvey D. Egan, S.J., earned his doctorate in theology under the direction of the influential Jesuit priest and theologian Karl Rahner. He combines his interest and expertise in both mysticism and … Continue reading

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Green bioethics

In her book Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care (Michigan State University Press, 2019), author Cristina Richie lays out a framework for evaluating the sustainability of medical developments, techniques, and procedures. She calls for a joining of biomedical … Continue reading

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Candlemas Lecture

Sarah Coakley, honorary professor at St Andrews University and a visiting professorial fellow at the Australian Catholic University, will deliver the Candlemas Lecture on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Her talk is titled “‘For Mine … Continue reading

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Water ethics

Christiana Zenner of Fordham University, whose research is at the nexus of fresh water ethics, ecological theory, earth science, and Catholic social teaching, will give a public lecture on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Zenner … Continue reading

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Rabbi Langer honored

Rabbi Ruth Langer, a professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department, recently received the Eternal Light Award from Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Catholic-Jewish studies. Langer is the associate director … Continue reading

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CPA Book Award winners

Publications written or edited by faculty members from the School of Theology and Ministry and the Theology Department are recipients of 2019 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, including two first-place honors. The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press) received a first place award in the … Continue reading

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Festschrift

Theologian M. Shawn Copeland, who retired from Boston College this month, was celebrated by colleagues and former students with a Festschrift in her honor. Enfleshing Theology: Embodiment, Discipleship, and Politics in the Work of M. Shawn Copeland (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, … Continue reading

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The witness of African American religious experience

Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience (Orbis Books, 2018), a new book by Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland, “is a powerful reading of the Cross of Jesus, both as it is written in scripture and … Continue reading

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