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Department News

Fordham’s New Annual Theology Lecture to Host Scholars Who Address Racism

Fordham’s theology department will establish its first annual lecture, thanks to a new gift from Theology Professor Emerita Barbara Hilkert Andolsen, Ph.D. Read the full article here


Scholarship Fund Extends the Legacy of Acclaimed Feminist Theologian

“It’s like a gift to your life that says, ‘Something that I was passionate about, and devoted all my energy to, is going to go forward in these students, these women who get the scholarship,’” Sister Johnson said. “It’s wonderful.” Read the full article here


Faculty Highlights Spring 2022

The College Theology Society annual volume for 2021, The Human in a Dehumanizing World: Reexamining Theological Anthropology and Its Implications (Orbis Books), has been published with three current Fordham affiliated contributors. 

Professor Cristina L. H. Traina, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology, contributed a paper entitled "'The Power of Anger and the Work of Love,' Revisited: Theological Anthropology, Ethics, and Emotion." PhD Candidate David de la Fuente’s contribution is entitled "Recognizing the Human After Whiteness: Hermeneutics, Anthropology, and Scripture in Paul Ricoeur and Willie James Jennings." PhD Candidate Jack Pappas contributed a paper entitled "Rahner's Embodied Subject: Carnal Phenomenology and Rethinking Humanism ‘Otherwise.’"

Associate Professor John Seitz delivered a paper on March 28th entitled “‘He talks to me’: Exposure and Knowledge in Jesuit Sexual Abuse, or, The Power of Priesthood” at the symposium "Gender, Sex, and Power: Towards a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church" sponsored by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. The symposium marks the culmination of a two-year long research project of the same name.

Professor Aristotle Papanikolaou, Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, published "Why Sophia? Bulgakov the Theologian," The Wheel, 26/27 (2021): 14-18.

Professor Rufus Burnett Jr. was featered on Fordham News --  "The Liberation of Music and Religion"

Professor Brenna Moore is now the President of the American Catholic Historical Association 

Professor Bryan Massingale is now the President of the Society of Christian Ethics

Professor Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics, received the Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence from Barry University on February 22, 2022. He gave the Congar Lecture, titled, "A Spirituality of Racial Metanoia."

Professor Aristotle Papanikolaou, Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, published "A Christian Secularism or Fundamentalism as Anti-Pluralism?" in Orthodoxy and Fundamentalism, eds., Davor Džalto and George Demacopoulos (Lexington/Fortress): 19-35.