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Thomas Massaro, SJ

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Dean and Professor of Moral Theology

At GTU since 2012

STL, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 2007
PhD, Emory University, 1997
MDiv, Weston School of Theology, 1992
MaHum, Fordham University, 1987
BA, Amherst College, 1982

Phone: 510/549-5040
E-mail: tmassaro@scu.edu

Student Handbooks

MA Student Handbook

The MA handbook is your most complete source of guidelines and resources for the GTU Common MA program. Available here as a PDF, it is updated each summer.

Scott A. Mitchell

Scott MitchellInstitute of Buddhist Studies
Core Faculty
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2008

Dean's Newsletter

Click here for a pdf version of the December 2016 Dean's Newsletter.

Academics

At the Graduate Theological Union, the proximity of our member schools, multifaith centers, and interdisciplinary programs creates a dynamic intellectual community that draws scholars from around the world. The GTU provides students with the opportunity for intensive study of many religious traditions including various forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, and Judaism as well as interdisciplinary topics such as art and religion or theology and science.

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

James Ryan Parker, Ministers of Movies: Sherwood Pictures and the Church Film Movement

Angela Yarber, Dancing Feet Find Holy Ground: Embodying the “Feminine” in the Dances of the World’s Religions

Roberta Dykema, Lucas Cranach, Martin Luther, and the Passional Christi and Antichristi: Propaganda and Prayer in an Early Lutheran Flugschrift

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Salvador A. Alcántara, The Theological Contribution of Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., to the Understanding of Violence

Chung-Hyun Baik, Ontology and Epistemology in Contemporary Discussions on the Relation between the Immanent Trinity and the Economic Trinity

Whitney A. Bauman, From Creatio ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius: The Colonial Mind and the Colonization of Creation

Gaymon Bennett, On the Care of Human Dignity: From Archon to Anthropos

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Hak Soon Im, The Korean Self: Exploring Confucian and Indigenous Perspectives

Jacob Hee Cheol Lee, Exploring Shame: Re-articulation through the Lens of Social Psychology and Korean Theology

Jeanne Choy Tate, Culture and Caregiving, The Untold Story: Cultural, Developmental and Theological Challenges to a Psychology of Individualism

 

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Francis Tae-Young Chung, Creating a New Space: Gendered Space and Worship in Korean Church Architecture

Jennifer Wilkins Davidson, The Narrative Practice of Memory as Identity in Concerns & Celebrations and the Pastoral Prayer: Constructing a Liturgical Theology of Prayer

Wade Christopher Evans, “To Reveal the Riches of Your Grace”:  Examining the Authorized Eucharistic Christologies of the Episcopal Church with Implications

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Jorge Alberto Aquino, “Ni Blanquitos, Ni Negritos”: Race, Nation, and Identity in U.S. Latino/a Theology

Michael Sepidoza Campos, From Bodies Displaced to Selves Unfurled: A Queer and Postcolonial Filipino-American Theological Anthropology

Jae Haeng Choi, A Group Spiritual Exercise for Healing Han/Brokenheartedness

Cynthia Col, Picturing the Canon: The Murals, Sculpture, and Architecture of the Derge Parkhang

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