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Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies


  • CUA Professors in Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue

    From 23-25 October 2014, Msgr Paul McPartlan, Acting Dean of STRS, and Fr John Galvin participated in a meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Dialogue at the Paulist College, Washington DC. Msgr McPartlan gave a report on the latest plenary meeting of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue in Amman, Jordan, in September 2014, and a presentation on the recent document of the International Theological Commission, entitled 'Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church'.

  • Dr. Benson published in Medieval Sermon Studies

    Dr. Benson has published an introduction to an edition of what may be Nicholas of Ockham’s inaugural sermon at Oxford (given in 1286). The sermon is of additional importance because much of Nicholas’s sermon is copied verbatim from Bonaventure’s Collationes in Hexaemeron and thus demonstrates how a theologian of the next generation appropriated Bonaventure’s important work. Dr. Benson’s piece was published in Medieval Sermon Studies 58 (2014), 28-46.

  • Dr. Miller Publishes New Article

    Dr. Robert Miller has just published the essay “The Baals of Bashan” in Revue Biblique 121 (2014): 506-15. This article examines the biblical phrase “Bulls of Bashan” and determines it refers to Canaanite gods, rather than cattle.

  • Neba Defense

    Rev. William Neba is presenting his dissertation for the Docorate of Sacred Theology on Monday, December 15th at 10 a.m. in Caldwell 125. His defense is titled "Rights and the Common Good: An Ethical Evaluation of the Exercise of the Natural Right of HIV/AIDS Patients to Marry in the Light of the Common Good."

  • Msgr. Irwin Participates in Bishops’ Meeting

    Because of his role as an advisor to the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship Msgr. Irwin participated in a day long Committee meeting in Baltimore on Sunday November 9th. Several Agenda items concerned approving the translation of liturgical texts, including revisions to the revised Grail Psalter. This Psalter will eventually be used in all vernacular translations of liturgical texts in the USA. A lengthy discussions concerned revisions to the texts of the Canticles in the Liturgy of the Hours, which revisions will be brought to the bishops for a vote in June, 2015. The report to the bishop’s Committee from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions concerned a multi faceted program to work towards revising the National Statutes which help direct the working of the catechumenate and the Rite for the Christian Initiation for Adults in the USA.

Recent Events

Job Postings

Please click here to view open positions with the School of Theology and Religious Studies.


Upcoming Events

  • Dec.

    Greek Orthodox Advent Service

    Fr. Stefanos Alexopoulos, assistant professor of Liturgical Studies & Sacramental Theology, will celebrate a Greek Orthodox Advent Service on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5pm. The service will be held at the Byzantine Chapel in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. All are welcome!

Dean's Corner

A Message from STRS Acting Dean, Msgr. Paul McPartlan

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!


Recent Publications

  • Fr. Heil Publishes New Book on the Book of Revelation

    The subtitle of this book published by Wipf and Stock is Worship for Life in the Spirit of Prophecy. The worship that Revelation exhorts and enables is in the divine Spirit of prophetic witness against all forms of idolatrous worship in favor of a true worship of the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb, for an eternal and heavenly life. The audience may begin this worship in the Eucharistic supper into which Revelation leads them by inviting them to respond to the promise of Jesus, “Yes, I am coming soon,” with “Amen! Come Lord Jesus!” They thereby welcome the Lord Jesus to the Eucharistic supper that anticipates his final coming and the divine grace, the gift of eternal life, of the Lord Jesus that is intended to be the destiny of all.

  • Dr Ian Boxall Publishes New Book on Matthew’s Gospel

    Dr Ian Boxall’s new book Discovering Matthew: Content, interpretation, reception has just been published by SPCK. This introduction to the interpretation of Matthew’s Gospel draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text- and reader-centered), as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the Gospel. In particular, it reflects the growing scholarly attention to the reception history of biblical texts.