Theological Studies

Grounded in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Department of Theological Studies invites students to analyze questions of faith, the divine, and ultimate meaning in the context of religious thought and practice. Through intellectually rigorous exploration of the full range of possibilities and ambiguities of faith, students of Theological Studies come to appreciate both the intrinsic value of religious inquiry and the role of religion in building a more just world. The Department offers several degree programs: an undergraduate major in Theology, an undergraduate minor in Theology, and two Master of Arts degrees (Theology and Pastoral Theology). The MA in Pastoral Theology program includes an additional ministry and counseling emphasis in addition to foundational courses in theology.

Events

  • Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:30:00 -0800

    LMU to hold Laudato Si and Climate Change Events

    For more information, see the ACTI Homepage

    The Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination (ACTI) and the Center of Urban Resilience (CURes) at Loyola Marymount University will hold a four-part series Laudato Si’ and Climate Change in the Spring 2016 semester.

    The series, organized by Dr. Brian Treanor (ACTI) and Dr. Eric Strauss (CURes), will include:

    - Jeremy Pal, PhD, LMU Professor and climate change expert (1/28)
    - Screening of This Changes Everything (2/4)
    - Naomi Klein lecture and reception (2/8)
    - Fr. Sean McDonagh, SCC, encyclical advisor to Pope Francis (2/24)

    Naomi Klein and Fr. Sean McDonagh were invited speakers by Pope Francis at the Vatican conference on climate change. With the addition of LMU’s own expert on climate change, this series will brings together science, film, culture, and faith to dialogue about the strengths, weaknesses, and implications of climate change and Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical Laudato Si’.

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  • Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:30:00 -0800

    Part 2 of the "Laudato Si and Climate Change Series"

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    Lecture: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Reception: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000). Her books have been translated into over 30 languages. In 2004, Naomi Klein wrote The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factories co-produced with director Avi Lewis. Naomi Klein is a columnist for The Nation magazine and the Guardian and a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. She is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and sits on the board of directors for 350.org, the global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.

    In 2015, Klein was invited by Pope Francis speak at the high-level Conference “People and planet first: the imperative to change course” (Rome, Augustinianum, 2-3 July) organised by the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace” and CIDSE, an international network of Catholic non-governmental development organizations.

    Organized by the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination and the Center for Urban Resilience as a part of a 4-part series on Laudato Si' and Climate Change:

    - Jeremy Pal, PhD, LMU Professor and climate change expert (1/28)
    - Screening of This Changes Everything (2/4)
    - Naomi Klein lecture and reception (2/8)
    - Fr. Sean McDonagh, SCC, encyclical advisor to Pope Francis (2/24)

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Join us for the 2016 Mary Milligan Endowed Lecture in Spirituality, featuring Dr. M. Shawn Copeland.