The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

We pray and share fellowship together. Most of us teach. Some of us even teach together. Many of us write and edit. We often collaborate. All of us learn, together and apart, about God, the Church, and each other.

The College Theology Society was founded in 1954, inspired by a daring idea: college students deserve the very best in theological education. The idea translated into a professional society in which women and men, lay and religious, found common cause in their love of theology, both as scholars and teachers. 

The fruits of the founders' labors are evident in the Society today where ongoing explorations of theological and religious questions occur in an atmosphere of inclusive hospitality and where the idea of teaching theology to college students remains a daring one.

All are welcome. Would you consider joining us?

Bishops and theologians

Interested in Bill Portier's remarks to the USCCB Committee on Doctrine at their meeting with representatives from professional theological societies? Click on the title of the document for the full text: "The Sociology of Catholic Theology."

2020 Fr. Sloyan Annual Fund

Collected: $885.00
Goal: $3,000.00

The Fr. Gerard S. Sloyan Annual Fund will allow the College Theology Society to honor Fr. Sloyan and to continue the Society's support for scholarship, pedagogy, and community in theology and religious studies.

Every gift, regardless of amount, will be gratefully accepted. All donations are tax-deductible, and provide the opportunity of honoring other members and supporters of the College Theology Society who have contributed in the past through their words and actions.

For more information, click here.

Scholarship - The Sloyan Fund will support us in remaining a center of accessible, collegial theological scholarship through our meetings and publications.

Pedagogy - The Fund will help us continue opportunities like workshops and symposia for our development as teachers of religious studies and theology.

Community - The Fund will sustain us into the future as a welcoming, diverse community of scholars, colleagues, and friends.

CTS Election 2021

We are once again running our election through Please assure your membership is updated by Friday, February 5th. Ballots will be emailed on Monday, February 8th. Ballots must be submitted no later than March 8th. Thanks to the candidates who are standing for election, and for all who take the time to vote!


Thanks to all those who submitted paper proposals! You should hear back from your conveners by about February 15!

2021 Meeting: Virtual!

Given our commitment to the common good, which includes minimizing exposure to Covid-19 in what we hope will be the final months of this pandemic, the CTS Board announces with regret that the annual convention will be held virtually from June 3-6, 2021.  We are reluctant to forego yet again the face-to-face interactions that are so important to the life of the CTS, but remain confident that we can further the CTS’s mission to strengthen the study and teaching of religious studies and theology through a virtual conference.  We are grateful to all who worked so hard to make our online 2020 annual convention a success, and look forward to another successful virtual convention on the theme of  “The Human in a Dehumanizing World.” 

Solidarity and Social Distance

Looking for help thinking through what justice calls us to in the time of pandemic? Check out this piece by member Jerry Beyer!

We're news!

Check out Heidi Schlumpf's article on our successful 2020 Zoom conference! 

Membership and Renewals

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Connect with OUR journal, Horizons!

Remember that Horizons is the journal of our Society. Please consider submitting your work to Horizons and follow Horizons on Twitter!

Statement on Clerical Abuse Scandal

Please see our board's statement here.

Jobs and Opportunities!

Don't forget that we post jobs and opportunities in our member forum. Post there if you have something to offer. Check it out if you are looking for something new! 

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The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.


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