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Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies


  • Dr. Gregory Published an Article

    Bradley Gregory has published an article, "Isaiah 14 (LXX) as Narrative Template for Antiochus IV in 2 Maccabees 9" in The Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies.

  • Ralph Defense

    Ralph Defense Ms. Allison Ralph presented her dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Her dissertation is titled, “Metaphors of Sickness and the Social Body in the Constantinian Era.”

  • Fr. Alexopoulos Lectures

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos was invited by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese over the weekend of January 30-31 to New York to deliver two lectures on the occasion of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs (St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom) - also known as Greek Letters Day.

  • Jenislawski Defense

    Mr. Eric Jenislawski presented his degree for the Doctors of Philosphy on Friday, December 11, 2015. His dissertation is titled, “A Comparative Study of the Hermeneutics of Henri de Lubac and Hans-Georg Gadamer.”

  • Evans defense

    Mr. Joshua Evans presented his degree for the Doctors of Philosphy on Friday, December 11, 2015. His dissertation is titled, “Augustine's Unfinished Work Against Julian: The Ancient and Contemporary Dispute Over Concupiscence.”

Recent Events

  • STRS and the USCCB Host Symposium Celebrating Nostra Aetate

    STRS in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs hosted the symposium, "Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church's Dialogue with Jews and Muslims," May 19 - 21.  Click here to access a brief wrap up along with photos and lecture recordings.

  • Dr. Machinist Presents Roland E Murphy Memorial Lecture

    On Monday, April 20th, the Biblical Studies Area hosted the annual Roland E. Murphy Memorial Lecture. Dr. Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University, presented the lecture “Achaemenid Persia as Spectacle: Greek and Biblical Reactions.” Dr. Machinist looked at the Achaemenid Persian empire of the first millennium BC as a pageant of power and authority. He focused on the reliefs of the main staircase to the Apadana in the main capital of Persepolis as well as the biblical book of Esther and the Greek drama, The Persians, by Aeschylus. Dr. Machinist explored all of these and the relationships among them in order to chart the impact that Achaemenid Persia had on the world in and around it as well as the Achaemenid impact in our own time.

  • CUA Awards Honorary Degree to Professor Joseph Weiler

    On Thursday, March 19, Professor Joseph H. H. Ph.D., was awarded the degree of Doctor of Theology, honoris causa, by President John Garvey. The ceremony took place in Caldwell Auditorium and was attended by faculty, staff and students. Professor Weiler delivered an address entitled, “Sanctity and Morality in the Public Square.” He is the Joseph Straus Professor of Law at New York University and President of the European University Institute in Florence. Professor Weiler is a leading expert on European constitutional law, a strong advocate for religious freedom and for recognition of the place of religion in human society, and a prominent figure in Jewish-Catholic relations. Photos of the event, please click the title. For a video of this event,please click here.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb.
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday
  • Feb.
     Cardinal Wilfrid Napier Lecture on Reconciliation in Southern Africa
    On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, Great Room B, Pryzbyla Center, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, archbishop of Durban will deliver a lecture entitled, "Pax et Bonum - a pious greeting or a life changing challenge?: The Challenge of Reconciliation in Southern Africa." All are invited to attend.
  • Feb.
    2016 Cardinal Dearden Lecture
    STRS will host the annual Cardinal John Francis Dearden lecture featuring Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:30 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium. All are invited to attend.
  • Feb.
    Administrative Monday
    Tuesday, February 23 is Administrative Monday. Classes follow a Monday schedule this day; Tuesday classes do not meet.
  • Feb.
    Friday, February 26 marks the Midterm of the Spring 2016 semester. Last day to resolve grades of Incomplete from the previous semester Last day to change to audit (must have dean's permission)

Dean's Corner

A Message from STRS Interim Dean William C. Mattison III Ph.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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