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Event Details

Tuesday, February 9

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Event Contact

Katherine Feely


Featuring: Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland

Anna Bonta Moreland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University and the Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Director of the University Honors Program. She received her B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College. 

Anna Bonta Moreland’s areas of research include faith and reason, medieval theology with an emphasis on Thomas Aquinas, the theology of religious pluralism, and comparative theology, especially between Christianity and Islam.  She has written Known by Nature: Thomas Aquinas on Natural Knowledge of God (Herder & Herder, 2010), and edited New Voices in Catholic Theology (Herder & Herder, 2012), and has just published Muhammad Reconsidered: A Christian Perspective on Islamic Prophecy (Notre Dame Press, 2020).  Dr. Moreland completed this work as the Myser Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture during AY 2016-2018. Her current book projects include a co-written manuscript with Dr. Thomas Smith, The College Guide to Adulting: How to Major in Life, and a manuscript on method in comparative theology.


Dr. Bonnie Gunzenhauser
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
John Carroll University

Dr. Alan Miciak
Dean, Boler College of Business
John Carroll University


This lecture is part of a national series on Catholic Higher Education in Light of Catholic Social Thought co-organized by Bernard Prusak, King’s College (PA), and Jennifer Reed-Bouley, College of Saint Mary (NE), and is a work-in-progress that will appear as a chapter in the forthcoming volume Catholic Higher Education in Light of Catholic Social Thought: Critical-Constructive Essays, ed. Bernard G. Prusak and Jennifer Reed-Bouley (New York: Paulist Press, 2022).

This event is co-hosted by The Center for Service and Social Action, Sr. Katherine Feely, SND, Ed.D. and Edward Hahnenberg, Ph.D., Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology.