The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

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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."

Membership and Renewals

Would you like to join the College Theology Society? Would you like to renew an established membership? Click below and please make sure we have your current contact information and areas of specialty, as well as whether you prefer to receive Horizons Online Only or Print and Online.


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Statement on Clerical Abuse Scandal

Please see our board's statement here.

Annual Meeting!

Our 2019 Annual Meeting will be held May 30 through June 2 at Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana. The Call for Papers is available here, with a deadline of Dec 17, 2018. The theme is "All the Ends of the Earth: Challenge and Celebration of Global Catholicism."

Help us promote OUR journal, Horizons!

Remember that Horizons is the journal of our Society. Help us promote it by sharing our flyer on your department bulletin board or wherever you can! Also, please follow Horizons on Twitter!

CTS on the Web

Check out a recent feature on CTS from CUA library science student Elizabeth Siniscalchi.

CTS Twitter Feed

2018 Fr. Sloyan Annual Fund

Collected: $1,500.00
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.

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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