Professor, Ph.D. 1992, Ph.D. University of Chicago
Interests: Buddhism and science, Buddhism and aesthetics, Comparative Studies, Methods in the Study of Religion.
Erin M. Cline
Professor, Ph.D., Baylor, 2006
Interests: Chinese philosophy and religion, comparative ethics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, Ignatian spirituality
Associate Professor and Thomas P. McKenna, C’63 Family Term Endowed Chair in Buddhist Studies, D.Phil. 2007, University of Oxford
Interests: Tibetan religions, divine kingship, religious historiography and epic, Dunhuang studies, divination, medieval Tibetan law, and animals and religion.
John L. Esposito
Stephen M. Fields, S.J.
Hackett Family Professor in Theology
Interests: Thomas Aquinas; the thought of Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, John Henry Newman; the problem of nature and grace; metaphysics and the philosophy of religion; theories of natural law ethics
Peter Folan, S.J.
Interests: Systematic theology; ecumenical dialogue; biblical hermeneutics; ecclesiology
Chester L. Gillis
Interests: Hindu law and rituals, Magic in India, Religion and the body in India, Psychology of religion, Religion and pain, Religion and pleasure, Religious communities, Mysticism, Contemplation and work
Paul L. Heck
Professor, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000
Post-Doctorate, Society of Fellows, Princeton University, 2001-2004
Interests: Political theology, religious skepticism, epistemology, history of Sufism, comparative ethics (Islam and Christianity), theo-humanism, empire & religion, classical Arabic literature and adab, Islamic history.
Otto H. Hentz, S.J.
Julia A. Lamm
Professor, Ph.D., Theology, 1991, with Distinction.
Interests: Julia A. Lamm is a historical theologian specializing in the thought of Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher (1768-1834); the theology of Julian of Norwich (1343-ca. 1416); the history of Christian thought; the doctrine of God; Christian understandings of grace; and Christian mysticism.
Leo D. Lefebure
Professor and Matteo Ricci Chair
Christian responses to religious pluralism in the USA; interpretation of the Bible in interreligious relationships; Buddhist-Christian relations; Christian theologies response to Buddhism
Professor, Ph.D., Emory 1997
Interests: Hebrew Bible, Literary theory, and criticism, narrative and poetry, doughnuts.
Daniel A. Madigan, S.J.
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor; Jeanette W. and Otto J. Ruesch Family Associate Professor
Alan C. Mitchell
Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins; Director, The Reverend Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. Institute on Sacred Scripture at Georgetown University; Ph.D., Yale University, 1986.
Interests: Hebrews; Letters of Paul; Gospel of Luke; Acts of the Apostles; New Testament Reception History; New Testament Social Description; Hellenistic Moralists and the New Testament; Second Temple Judaism; Early Christian History and Literature; Roman Catholic – Jewish Dialogue
Professor, Ph.D., Temple, 1981; Paul J. (C’62) and Chandler M. Tagliabue Distinguished Professor in Interfaith Studies and Dialogue
Interests: African and Latin American religions, myth and ritual studies, interfaith spiritualitie
John W. O’Malley, S.J.
Peter C. Phan
Professor and Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought Doctor of Sacred Theology, Universitas Pontificia Salesiana, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 1996. Doctor of Divinity, University of London, 2000.
Interests: Catholic systematic theology (in particular Trinity, Christology, eschatology, liberation theology, and Karl Rahner); history of Christian missions, especially in Asia; religion and culture; interreligious dialogue; religious pluralism; and the impact of migration on Christianity.
Jonathan S. Ray
Professor and Samuel Eig Professor of Jewish Studies
Interests: Jewish Studies, Sephardic history, Diaspora Studies, Mediterranean Studies
Frederick J. Ruf
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Interests: Modern Religious Thought, William James, Pragmatism, Travel and Pilgrimage, Post-modernism, the Religious Construction of the Self
Theresa M. Sanders
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Syracuse University 1991
Interests: Undergraduate teaching, religion, and popular culture
Michael R. Slater
Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Graduate Program
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Brown, 2005
Interests: American pragmatism, philosophy of religion, modern religious thought, religious ethics
Christopher W. Steck, S.J.
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Yale, 1999
Interests: Christian ethics, Catholic moral theology, comparative ethics, animal rights, Hans Urs von Balthasar
Julia Watts Belser
Director of Intellectual Life, Graduate Program
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, 2008
Interests: Judaism in Late Antiquity, Talmud and Rabbinic Literature, Gender Studies and Feminist Theory, Queer Studies, Disability Studies, Jewish Ethics, Religion and Ecology
Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair in Catholic Theology, Georgetown University; Ph.D., Yale University
Interests: Catholic and Protestant theology and ethics, 19th century-present; Catholic social teaching and public theology; virtues and emotions in religious life; the ethics of war and peace
Stephen M. Wilson
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Duke University, 2013
Interests: Hebrew Bible; masculinity and coming of age in the Bible; the problem of biblical violence; ancient historiography; social-scientific interpretation of the Bible; conceptions of death and the afterlife in the ancient Near East
Diane M. Yeager
Associate Professor; Thomas J. Healey, C’64, Family Distinguished Professor; Ph.D., Duke University (Religion and Culture Concentration)
Interests: Christian ethics (especially theoretical ethics, ethics and ecology, religious human rights), religion and literature, philosophical theology, and social theory.