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Theology Bridging Traditions, Cultures and Disciplines

The Theology Department at Marquette University seeks to bridge traditions, cultures and disciplines from the perspective of a Catholic and Jesuit University rooted in its own tradition, but in dialogue with other Christian communities and religious faiths. The task of theology today is to bring a faith perspective grounded in the great tradition of the Gospel into dialogue with our contemporary world. This requires both a deep knowledge of the Gospel and the tradition that has thought deeply on that message as well as a keen awareness of the world in which we live.

Upcoming Events

Père Marquette Lecture

Marquette Lonergan Project

In the News

Fr. Ryan Duns, S.J., assistant professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences was interviewed by WISN about his ban of cellphones and laptops in his theology classes.

The story and interview appeared online at WISN, Jan. 22, 2020 

Dr. Kate Ward, assistant professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, described how economic uncertainty is taking a spiritual toll on young people — particularly, how instability is causing young adults to delay starting families. “Symptoms of the realities faced by young adults include unpredictable work hours, high job turnover, transience and burnout — the causes are actually pretty straightforward,” Ward said, going on to cite stagnated wages, student loan debt and health care costs as factors that distinguish the experience of young adults today from that of earlier generations.

Story appeared in America Magazine, Dec. 27, 2019

Dr. Michael Cover, assistant professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper about the Episcopalians and Roman Catholics working toward reconciliation. Cover’s paper, which he co-wrote with the publisher of The Living Church, as well as a professor from Loyola University Maryland, outlines the biblical, liturgical, ecclesiastical, sacramental, social and theological contexts of reconciliation from the perspective of the Episcopal Church.

Story appeared on Living Church, Dec. 23, 2019