Dr. Christopher J. Ruddy

“Gaudium et Spes: Its Crafting and Legacy”       

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:00 pm, Jessing Center


Christopher Ruddy is associate professor of systematic theology at The Catholic University of America. He was formerly associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and also taught at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Divinity School, he received his doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame. 

Dr. Ruddy is author of two books: The Local Church: Tillard and the Future of Catholic Ecclesiology and Tested in Every Way: The Catholic Priesthood in Today’s Church (both Herder & Herder). His articles and reviews have appeared in America, Christian Century, Commonwealth, Ecclesiology, Heythrop Journal, Horizons, Irish Theological Quarterly, Josephinium Journal of Theology, Logos, Nova et Vetera, Origins, Theological StudiesThe Thomist, and Worship.

His theological interests include ecclesiology, Vatican II, the nouvelle théologie and ressourcement movements, and the relationship of Christianity and culture.

New York natives, Dr. Ruddy and his wife, Deborah, have four sons.

Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus
Lecture on World Religions & Interreligious Relations
"Liberated by God's Grace: What It Means to Be Lutheran in Today's Multireligious World" 
Ralston Deffenbaugh, Assistant General Secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights at The Lutheran World Federation
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio

Annual Laghi Lecture

His Excellency, Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, Jessing Center