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."

2021 Fr. Sloyan Annual Fund

Collected: $1,160.00
Goal: $3,000.00
39%

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.

2021 Meeting: Registration OPEN!!

Registration is now open for our annual convention to be held virtually from June 3-5, 2021.  The theme is “The Human in a Dehumanizing World.” Click here for more info on the meeting, click here for the latest draft program, or click here to go directly to the registration site. Be sure to log in for members-only rates!

Election Results

Congrats to our newly elected VP Julia Brumbaugh and Board members Kathryn Lilla Cox and Nancy Rourke. Thanks to all who stood for election and all who voted!

Remembering Jerry Ruff

We were sorry to hear of the death of Jerry Ruff, longtime friend to many at CTS. More here.

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

Please join or renew today! Click below and make sure we have your current contact information and areas of specialty, as well as your preference to receive Horizons Online Only or Print and Online.

 

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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.

Email: secretary@collegetheology.org

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