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

Spring 2019

  • TRS 233.51 Saints and Society MWF 10:00-10:50 pm
  • TRS 338.1 Catholicism in a Digital Age W 5:00-7:45 pm
  • TRS 538.1 Catholicism in a Digital Age W 5:00-7:45 pm

Summer 2019

  • TRS 306.51 Jesus in Film & History Summer I Online

Fall 2019

  • TRS 232.51 Jesus in Theology & History TR 8:00 – 9:15 am
  • TRS 333.51 Understanding Church  TR 9:30 – 10:45 pm