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Welcome to the Department of Religions and Theology which offers a non-denominational setting for the study of religions and theology within the humanities.

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President receives contributors to

Laudato Si': An Irish Response


Maxwells Photography, Áras an Uachtaráin

From left: John Feehan, John Sweeney, Seán Healy, Brigid Reynolds, Dermot Lane, Lorna Gold, President Higgins,

Seán McDonagh, Cathriona Russell, Peader Kirby, Donal Dorr, Michael Punch


Plant Ethics & the Future of Food Production

Lecture by Angela Kallhoff, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Followed by a Book Launch by Dr Wilfred Harrington OP of

Margaret Daly-Denton's Supposing Him to be the Gardener: John–An Earth Bible Commentary

October 31st at 6pm, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, RSVP to Ms Jane Welch



Laudato Si': An Irish Response

Collection edited by Fr Séan McDonagh.

Book Launch by Chancellor of TCD Dr Mary Robinson, November 3rd 2017


Dr Mary Robinson, visiting the Vatican with a group of the Elders, presents a copy to Pope Francis


Ethics in Sport

Interdisciplinary Conference November 4th 2017


Religions in Public: Great Speeches





Seán Freyne Memorial Lecture


Former President Mary Robinson, Dr Gail Grossman Freyne, Joan Chittister OSB, Prof. Elaine Wainwright &

Prof. Maureen Junker-Kenny attending the Freyne Memorial Lecture in Regent House, TCD.


Environmental Ethics in Film



Ethics in Sport Conference November 5th, 2016

Hosted by Dr John Scally, Department of Religions and Theology


Full Details





Visiting Student & Undergraduate Modules


Semester A&B



Evening Lecture Series: Religion in Public, Great Speeches





Evening Lecture Series: Religions as Part of Education











Evening Lecture Series October 1st 2015






On Saturday November 7th 2015


Ethics and Sport

Dr John Scally, Department of Religions and Theology will host an

Interdisciplinary Conference on Ethics and Sport

Trinity Longroom Hub




Launch of The Freyne Library & New Book

The Provost of Trinity College, Patrick Prendergast,

launched The Freyne Library at 5pm on May 17th 2014 (Launch)

Please click here to read about Seán Freyne.


Pictured left to right Prof Andrew Mayes, Prof Maureen Junker-Kenny, Seán's family Bridget, Gail and Sarah, Dr Margaret Daly Denton and the Provost Patrick Prendergast


The Library

The book was launched by Professor Andrew Mayes:


Prof Freyne, Chair of Theology (1980-2002), F.T.C.D., M.R.I.A.
* April 23, 1935, † August 5, 2013




Last updated 23 February 2018 (Email).