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 ...

Upcoming Series

Faculty Workshop on Visuality, Theology, and Gender
Wednesday, April 8, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 9, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Fedigan Room (SAC 400)

Readings for Workshop below:

News Update

Beginning with volume XLIII of Proceedings of the Theology Institute, 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.

Volume, XLIV, Truth and Mystery, are available from the link to the right.

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Contact Information

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

Ms. Joan Davis
Administrative Assistant

Papers Now Available

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Essays from the 2012 Conference, (vol. XLIV) are now available here. 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.