Academic Nature of the Program

Students in Theology are expected to exhibit control of a range of literature, thinkers, and problems in three different areas: systematic theology, history of Christian doctrine, and one of the following: philosophy of religion/philosophical theology, history of philosophy in the west, or history of religious thought in a tradition other than Christianity.

Recent dissertations in Theology include:

  • Christ and Analogy: The Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • Mercy, Human and Divine
  • Trinity, Hierarchy, and Difference: Mapping the Christian Imaginary
  • Eruditio sacri eloquii: The Integration of Scriptural Hermeneutics and Theological System in Hugh of St. Victor
  • Spaces of Modern Theology: Critical Geography and the Theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Theology and the Kinesthetic Imagination: A Case Study of Jonathan Edwards and the Circum-Atlantic World

Current faculty research projects include:

  • theology and economics
  • the trinity and sexual difference
  • faith and globalization
  • inter-religious dialogue and the doctrine of God
  • Christianity and psychoanalysis