Tag Archives: Theology Department

The future of priesthood and ministry

A fresh conversation is needed around the formation of priests in order for ordained ministry to flourish going forward, according to the new book Priestly Ministry and the People of God (Orbis Books), co-edited by Boston College theologians Richard Gaillardetz, … Continue reading

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Catholic theological ethics

In his latest book, BC Vice Provost for Global Engagement James Keenan, S.J. offers an introduction to Catholic theological ethics through the lens of its historical development from the beginning of the Church until today. A History of Catholic Theological … Continue reading

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Crisis of freedom

The concept of freedom in the United States has become identified with an abstract, radical individualism disdainful of responsibility to others and to the past, according to theologian David DeCosse. In his new book, Created Freedom under the Sign of … Continue reading

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Conscience and Catholic ed

How might recent developments in the theology of conscience in the Catholic tradition be better incorporated into the administration and teaching of K-12 Catholic schools and in Catholic colleges and universities? That question is the driving force behind a new … Continue reading

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Undoing the knots of racism

Theologian Maureen O’Connell has written a personal and historical examination of white Catholic anti-Blackness in the U.S. and a call for meaningful racial healing and justice within Catholicism. In Undoing The Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness (Beacon Press, … Continue reading

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A theology of life with depression

Boston College graduate Jessica Coblentz considers the realities of life with depression from a Christian theological perspective in her new book, Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression (Liturgical Press, 2022).  In conversation with popular Christian theologies … Continue reading

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The way of the Franciscans

A new Lent devotional, written by Boston College graduate Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., offers readers ways to revitalize their prayer life during Lent as well as to increase their understanding of Franciscan spirituality. The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer … Continue reading

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Christian ethics in an age of inequality

In Wealth, Virtue, and Moral Luck: Christian Ethics in an Age of Inequality (Georgetown University Press, 2021), Boston College graduate Kate Ward addresses the issue of inequality from the perspective of Christian virtue ethics, arguing that moral luck— or economic … Continue reading

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Kelly Brown Douglas on ‘Resurrection Hope’

The Lowell Humanities series presents the Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas for a webinar presentation on her new book Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter, followed by a moderated Q&A. The event, cosponsored by Theology Department and the … Continue reading

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Mystērion

Mystērion: The Theology Journal of Boston College is a newly launched undergraduate journal featuring essays by students from Boston College and beyond that address important—and difficult—theological questions. BC students Amanda Garza ’22, Paige McDonald ’23, Sean O’Neil ’23, and Connor … Continue reading

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