Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Expertise: Systematic Theology

Dr. Hahnenberg’s research focuses on 20th-century developments in Catholic theology, particularly in the areas of ecclesiology, theology of the laity, ministry, and sacramental theology. His publications include A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II, Awakening Vocation: A Theology of Christian Call, and Theology for Ministry. His current research includes projects exploring the early theological commitments of Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the history of lay ministry in the U.S. Catholic Church, and the role of anomalies in theology. A larger, long-term project examines the role of the social sciences in the theological study of the church. For more information on Dr. Hahnenberg, including his most recent c.v., please visit the webpage for the Breen Chair in Catholic Theology.

Course Schedule

Fall 2017

  • TRS232.51 Jesus: Historical and Theological Perspective MWF 11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
  • TRS338.51 Catholicism in a Digital Age  MWF 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Spring 2018

  • TRS273.51 Sacred Quest  TR 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
  • TRS334.1 Sacraments  W 5:00 – 7:45 p.m.