Theology Institute

Welcome to The Theology Institute Website! The Theology Institute was launched in 1967 as a forum for distinguished scholars to take up the Second Vatican Council’s mandate of bringing the church into dialogue with the contemporary world. Today, through its annual conferences, lecture series, and related events, the Theology Institute promotes serious and innovative interdisciplinary reflection on religious, cultural, and political issues of importance to the Church. Read more ...


New! Faith and Culture Blog

Please visit our new Faith and Culture Blog.

Our first entry is entitled, "Alasdair MacIntyre and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition."

Please join in our conversation!

News Update

Beginning with volume XLIII, Children of a Better God: Technology and the Next Humanity," selected papers from the Villanova University Theology Institute will be online, in pdf format. Earlier volumes can be obstained by writing directly to the Institute.

The next volume, XLIV, Truth and Mystery, will be online shortly."

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Contact Information

Dr. Carey Walsh, Ph.D.
Director, Theology Institute
Associate Professor of Theology
610.519.7426

Ms. Joan Davis
Administrative Assistant
610.519.5246

Faith and Culture Blog

Conference 2012

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The essays for vol. XLIII are now available online. They explore the interplay of faith and reason in our capacities to know and communicate the truth in our experiences of mystery. Primary essays are by Jean-Luc Marion, William Desmond, and Amy Hollywood. In addition, several Villanova Faculty and graduate students have written responses to the essays. Feel free to read, browse, and enjoy any or all of the essays.