Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies
On August 28th, 2014, the University celebrated the arrival of new faculty at the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The School of Theology and Religious Studies is especially pleased to welcome Dr. Bradley C. Gregory and Dr. Paul Scherz. Dr. Gregory obtained his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Notre Dame and will be teaching in Biblical Studies. Dr. Scherz obtained a Ph.D. in Genetics at Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Moral Theology from the University of Notre Dame and will be teaching Moral Theology/Ethics.
Dr Boxall has reviewed William John Lyons's new book on Joseph of Arimathea for the on-line Marginalia Review of Books. Marginalia is an international, open access review of literature and culture in the nexus of history, theology, and religion (marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org).
Dr Ian Boxall's book Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press 2013) was named 'Book of the Month' in the August 2014 issue of The Expository Times.
Dr Ian Boxall has recently contributed an article entitled "Francis of Assisi as Apocalyptic Visionary" to the Festschrift for his doctoral supervisor, Professor Christopher Rowland (John Ashton (ed.), Revealed Wisdom: Studies in Apocalyptic in Honour of Christopher Rowland, Brill 2014). Professor Rowland has recently retired as Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture in the University of Oxford.
Dr. Matt Tapie published a revised version of his dissertation, Aquinas on Israel and the Church with Wipf & Stock. The book contains a foreword by STRS faculty member, Dr. Pim Valkenberg. To view the book and its summary, click here.
A group of new undergraduate students were welcomed into the School of Theology and Religious Studies during an orientation in the Happel Room, Friday, August 22. The welcome address was given by Dean Morozowich followed by Dr. William Mattison, associate dean for undergraduate studies.
On Thursday, August 21 in Caldwell Auditorium, 66 new TRS graduate students gathered for orientation. The students were warmly welcomed by Dean Morozowich, Dr. Charles Jones, associate dean for graduate studies, and Ms. Abimbola Akintolayo, associate director of graduate admissions.
Please click here to view open positions with the School of Theology and Religious Studies.
- Sep.25Dean's Vespers 2014
Dean Mark Morozowich will celebrate Dean’s Vespers on Thursday, September 25 at 4:30pm at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family. STRS welcomes you to attend this liturgy as well as the reception immediately following.
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’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.