Faculty Directory

Christopher M Hadley, SJ

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since

Director of the Master of Divinity Program at JST. Member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the College Theology Society, and the American Academy of Religion. Member of the Jesuit community and Catholic Priest of the Roman and Byzantine rites.

Degrees and Certifications

PhD Religious Studies, Marquette University, 2015

STL Systematic Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 2010

Master of Divinity, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 2009

Research and Teaching Interests

Trinitarian Theology 



Fundamental Theology

Theological Aesthetics

Theological Method


Hans Urs von Balthasar

Selected Publications
  • [Book] A Symphony of Distances: Patristic, Modern, and Gendered Dimensions of Balthasar's Trinitarian Theology (Washington: CUAP, 2022)
  • [Article] Co-Authored with Kimberly Belcher, “Relational Priesthood in the Body of Christ: A Scriptural, Liturgical, and Trinitarian Approach,” Religions 12:799 (2021), https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100799
  • [Article] “The Archetypal Faith of Christ,” Theological Studies 81, n. 3 (September 2020): 671–692
  • [Book Chapter] “The Theopoetic Constitution of the Church: Christian Ecumenism as a Theological Context,” in Doing Theology as if People Mattered: Encounters in Contextual Theology, edited by Deborah Ross and Eduardo C. Fernández with Stephan B. Bevans, 59–73 (New York: Herder & Herder, 2019)
  • [Book Chapter] “Kenosis as a Pauline Metaphor within a Double-Scope Blend,” in Putting God on the Map: Theology and Conceptual Mapping, edited by Erin Kidd and Jakob Karl Rinderknecht, 103–126 (Minneapolis: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic Press, 2018)

Balthasar's Soteriology
Balthasar's Pneumatology
James Cone's Black Liberation Theology
Eastern Orthodox Theology and the War in Ukraine

Courses Taught
  • STSP 2600 Theology and Spirituality of Priesthood
  • STCE 6007 Theology and Ethics Departmental Seminar
  • ST 4159 Theological Methods
  • ST 4211 Theological Aesthetics, the Cross, and Race
  • ST 2015 The Holy Spirit, Prayer, and Trauma