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  • Doskey Defense

    Albert Doskey, a Doctoral student in the Historical Theology area, successfully defended his dissertation on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Dr. Nelson Minnich directed the defense, which is titled, "The Concept of Apostolic Tradition and its Use in the Works of Melchoir Cano."

  • Price Defense

    Audrey Price, a Doctoral student in the Systematic Theology area, successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Dr. Susan Wessel directed the defense, which is titled, "Theological Aesthetics in the African American Anthropologies of Emilie M. Townes and M. Shawn Copeland."

  • Msgr. McPartlan Delivers Ecumenism Lecture in the UK

    On Thursday 23 November 2017, Msgr. Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, delivered a lecture on 'The Eucharist in Ecumenical Dialogue' at Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK. The lecture was part of a year-long series at Liverpool Hope involving a number of speakers on the theme 'Commemorating the Reformation'.

  • Several STRS Professors Present at Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion

    Dr. Charles B. Jones presented “A Brief Reflection on Mochizuki Shinko’s Pure Land Buddhism in China: a Doctrinal History” at the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies pre-conference session with the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Boston, Nov. 17, 2017.

    Dr. Michael Root delivered a paper on “Karl Barth, the Reformation, and Catholic Theology Today” to the session of the Karl Barth Society of North America, meeting at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Boston, Massachusetts.  The paper explored the limited interest in Barth among contemporary Catholic theologians.  It took up the recent debate centered on the analogy of being, the natural knowledge of God, and the eternal election of Jesus, arguing that a look at the Reformation shows that these issues are not specifically Catholic-Protestant, but inherent to the Western theological tradition and best approached with attention to both Protestant and Catholic discussions.  The final section of the paper took up Hans Urs von Balthasar’s critique of Barth on grace and the agency of the redeemed within the economy of salvation.  

  • Vatican Secretary of State Receives Doctorate in Theology

    On Tuesday, Nov. 14, STRS was honored to host, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, for the lecture, "The Council: A Prophecy that Continues with Pope Francis," to a packed crowd in Heritage Hall.  Following the lecture, the degree of Doctor of Theology was conferred upon Cardinal Parolin.  After receiving the degree, Cardinal Parolin commented, "It is truly an honor to receive this degree from such a faithful and prestigious university."  The video of the talk is now available.

 

Recent Events

  • Doskey Defense

    Albert Doskey, a Doctoral student in the Historical Theology area, successfully defended his dissertation on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Dr. Nelson Minnich directed the defense, which is titled, "The Concept of Apostolic Tradition and its Use in the Works of Melchoir Cano."

  • Price Defense

    Audrey Price, a Doctoral student in the Systematic Theology area, successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Dr. Susan Wessel directed the defense, which is titled, "Theological Aesthetics in the African American Anthropologies of Emilie M. Townes and M. Shawn Copeland."

  • Schmidt Defense

    Andrew Jordan Schmidt, a Doctoral student in the Biblical Studies area, successfully defended his dissertation Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Dr. Bradley Gregory directed the defense, which is titled, "Wisdom, Cosmos, & Creation in the Book of Sirach."

 Humanae Vitae

A statement signed by hundreds of Catholic scholars affirming the Church's teaching on the gift of sexuality, and information on the future conference: “Healing the Wounds in Human Sexuality and Marriage by Embracing God’s Vision for Love and Marriage: A Fiftieth Year Anniversary Symposium on Humanae Vitae (1968-2018).”




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Dean's Corner

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich

A Message from STRS Dean Very Rev. Mark Morozowich S.E.O.D. 

Welcome to the website of CUA’s School of Theology and Religious Studies!  Whether you are a current student, a prospective applicant, or simply a visitor, I hope you will find here what you are looking for, and be excited to learn more about our great school and the opportunities it offers!

 

 

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