Faculty Directory

Christopher M Hadley, SJ

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since

Fr. Hadley came to JST in the Fall Semester of 2016 from a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Lonergan Research Institute at Regis College of the University of Toronto. His work for his Ph.D in 2015 from Marquette University in Milwaukee was on the trinitarian theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. He theological interests are in topics related to ancient and modern trinitarian theology, Christology, pneumatology, and philosophical theology the in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. He has also taught in the Philosophy Department of Gonzaga University as part of his Jesuit regency program. He has priestly faculties in both the Latin and Byzantine rites and serves in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland and the Melkite Greek Catholic Church of the US.

Degrees and Certifications

BA, St. John's College, Annapolis
MDiv, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
STL, Systematic Theology, Boston College STM
PhD, Religious Studies, Marquette University, Milwaukee

Selected Publications
  • “Balthasar as Source for Teaching Theology in North American Higher Education,” in Handing on the Faith: Annual Volume 59 (2013) of the College Theology Society, eds. Matthew Lewis Sutton and William L. Portier (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014), 65-74.
  • “Shorter Notice: Christ and Analogy: The Christological Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar, by Junius Johnson,” for Theological Studies, Vol. 76, no.2 (June 2015): 389-90.
Courses Taught
  • Foundations of Theology
  • Theology & Spirituality of Priesthood