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The research interests and concerns of the Loyola Institute reflect the wide-ranging expertise of its staff in diverse aspects of theological enquiry:

Dr. Jacob Erickson
- Constructive Theology and Ethics
- Process Thought and Theology
- Critical Theory and Theology
- Religion and Ecology
- Environmental Humanities
- Climate Change/Global Warming Studies
- Posthumanism/critical Animal Studies
- Anthropocene Studies
- Religion, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Prof. Siobhán Garrigan
- Constructive, Systematic and Contextual Theologies
- Liturgical Studies, Ritual Theory and Sacramental Theology
- Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Theology
- Religion in contemporary political and social affairs
- Sectarianism
- Homelessness
- Critical Theory and Theology

Dr. Fáinche Ryan
-The theology of Thomas Aquinas
-Theology of Ministry
-The Eucharist
-Philosophical and theological approaches to anthropology
-The intersection of Theology, Church and Society
-Theology of the Book of Kells

Dr. David Shepherd
-Hebrew Bible (esp. Deuteronomistic History, Ezra-Nehemiah, Job)
-Qumran/Dead Sea Scrolls (esp. the interpretation of Scripture)
-Aramaic language and literature (esp. Targum, Peshitta and Qumran versions)
-The Bible and popular culture (esp. the Bible and the Cinema)


Co-organized by the Loyola Institute and the School of Religion, Theology and Peace Studies, the Biblical Studies Research Seminar provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of biblical studies research produced by staff and postgraduate students of the College as well as distinguished visitors from Ireland and around the wider scholarly world. The seminar aims to nurture an environment which is both constructively critical and collegial and is open to all with a serious interest in biblical studies beyond the undergraduate level.

The programme of research of the Loyola Institute also intersects with the research interests of the School of Religion, Theology and Peace Studies, a member of the Long Room Hub, the Arts and Humanities Research Institute of Trinity College Dublin.


Real Peace ProcessKarl RahnerSeeking Sabbath

Serious BusinessTargum Taylor

EucharistBible Silent FilmCommon worship

beyondritualFormation in holinessImages of World


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