Welcome to the School of Theology
and Religious Studies
On Wednesday, September 24, President John Garvey announced that he had appointed the Very Reverend Mark Morozowich as interim provost of The Catholic University of America for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year. Fr Morozowich has served as dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies since July 2012. President Garvey also announced that Monsignor Paul McPartlan, the Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, had agreed to serve as the acting dean of the School of Theology and Religious studies during this interim period.
STRS Welcomes Undergrads
Effective with the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, all undergraduate theology majors are now matriculating into the School of Theology and Religious Studies. Catholic University Theology students are now the only undergraduate students in the country to be matriculated into an ecclesiastical theology school. The new arrangement includes degree requirements that better complement the undergraduate theology major. For a full press release, click here.
Dr Ian Boxall gave a lecture to the Biblical Archaeology Forum at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, on September 17th. The subject of the lecture was “God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation.”
Rev. Dubravko Turalija is presenting his dissertation for the degree of Doctorate of Sacred Theology on Thursday, October 2 at 3pm in the Dissertation Defense Room, Caldwell 125-15. His dissertation is ittled "Literary Structure and Character in Proverbs 30."
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.
The collaboration between Dr. Tapie and Dr. Valkenberg also resulted in two articles in the Jaarboek 2013 of the Thomas Instituut Utrecht, namely:
-Pim Valkenberg, “How Others Bear Witness To Our Faith: Aquinas and Lumen Gentium” and Matthew Tapie, “’Out of Zion the Deliverer Shall Come’: St,. Thomas Aquinas on Jewish Worship as Figura praesentis spiritualis beneficii, Jaarboek of the Thomas Instituut Utrecht 33 (2013) 55-75 and 77-109.
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.
- Oct.2Undergraduate Launch Party
The School of Theology and Religious Studies is celebrating the matriculation of the undergraduate students into the school. An October 2 launch party will be celebrated for students, faculty and staff.
- Nov.3Lecture by Cardinal Gerhard Müller
On Monday, Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium, Cardinal Gerhard Müller will deliver the lecture, "Donum Veritatis: The Contribution of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the Theological Enterprise."
- Nov.6Annual Quasten Award Lecture and Presentation
STRS is pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Johannes Quasten Award will be Cardinal Walter Kasper. Please join us for his lecture, "“Theological background of the ecclesiological and ecumenical vision of Pope Francis,” Thursday, November 6, 4:30 p.m., Caldwell Auditorium.
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.