If you want to explore life's meaning; if you want to be challenged and inspired to change a world wounded by inequality, hatred, and ecological degradation; if you want to grow spiritually by drawing on the riches of the Christian tradition in open dialogue with others, come join us.
-Dr. William Madges, Chair of the Department of Theology
Fall 2021 Course Highlights
- THEO 288: Medieval Female Mystics, which examines the lives, writings, and influence of Christian women in the Middle Ages who were unbounded by traditional worship practices and religious norms.
- THEO 334: Racial Reconciliation, which explores the historical origin, growth, and theological justification for race discrimination in North America. At the same time, this course highlights efforts to counter racial injustice and to reconcile the scars of racism.
- THEO 340 Health, Religions, Ethics, which explores the intersections of theology, ethics, and interreligious literacy with a particular focus on preparing students to address spiritual and ethical challenges presented by the contemporary multicultural, multireligious, and deeply inequitable society in their professional practice in contemporary healthcare fields such as nursing, occupational therapy and other related disciplines.
News & Events
Xavier Society for the Blind in NYC adds Dr. Walker Gollar's book to Audio Library
Job Trends in Religious Studies and Theology - an article featuring Dr. Marcus Mescher - December, 2020
Panel Recording: We Remember the UCA Martyrs - Monday, November 16, 2020
Dr. Adam Clark writes an article for "Conversations" magazine: "Black Theology Promises a Richer America"
Ever Ancient, Ever New: Exploring the Female Diaconate: Featuring Dr. Anna Miller - Live streamed-talk on September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
New Spirituality & Solidarity Minor Highlighted in the Newswire September 2020
Two Theology Majors Participate in Xavier University's Summer 2020 Research Symposium
Spiritual Exercises Seminar - Mondays in June 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. featuring Dr. Gillian Ahlgren
Dr. Martin Madar published his first article in native Slovak (issue 1 of 2020). It investigates the reception of Vatican II under Pope Francis.
Trauma and Recovery in the Time of COVID: Featuring Dr. Ashley Theuring - Live-streamed talk on May 4 at 7:30PM
The Courage to Change: Wisdom from Assisi: Featuring Dr. Gillian Ahlgren - Live-streamed talk on April 14
Ethics of Encounter: Featuring Dr. Marcus Mescher - Live-streamed talk on March 30
Dr. Marcus Mescher in America Magazine: "5 lessons Pope Francis has taught us with his actions more than his words"
Dr. Marcus Mescher interview with CRUX: "The Ethics of Encounter" and Social Distancing/Isolation
Dr. Martin Madar Reflects on the Unrealized Opportunity Presented by Pope Benedict's Resignation
Dr. Adam Clark Reflects: Theology at Xavier University
Theology MA Student - Maika Llaneza - publishes article in Sojourners Magazine
Dr. Adam Clark Op-Ed: "MLK's Message just as Relevant in age of Trump"
Theology MA Alumni Award winner for 2020 - Christine Marallen
Reflection from Dr. Marcus Mescher concerning the 30th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador
Mary Anne Bressler, Xavier MA Program graduate and former Adjunct Professor, wins prestigious award from IJPC
Dr. C. Walker Gollar reports on Xavier and Slavery