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Academic staff

The Dean of the School of Theology, Juan Chapa, has been appointed member of the committee publishing house of the journal New Testament Studies, of the University of Cambridge. The appointment was made at framework of the 67th General Meeting of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, held at the University of Louvain from July 31 to August 4.


Ramiro Pellitero has been appointed Affiliate Senior Research Fellow of the School of Interdisciplinary programs of study at the University of Glasgow, and therefore a member of the teaching staff of that campus. This appointment is in connection with the partnership of Professor Pellitero in the project "Dignidad Humana, enfermedad avanzada y cuidados paliativos" of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra.

Joaquín Sedano has been elected member of the Advisory Board (committee advisor ) of the International Society of Medieval Canon Law. The appointment took place at framework of the XIV International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, held at the University of Toronto, to which he presented a paper graduate 'The Distinctive Sections of the Collectio Decem Partium: Parts 4 and 10'.


José Antonio Íñiguez

José Antonio Íñiguez, former professor and researcher of the School of Theology, has passed away. With the creation of the School, and being a double doctor in Canon Law and Architecture, he became position of the subjects of art history and Christian archeology. The fruit of these years of teaching are his publications Síntesis de arqueología cristiana (1967), El altar cristiano (two volumes, 1978), Iconografía del espíritu Santo en la iglesia latina (1998), Arqueología cristiana (2000), Tratado de arqueología cristiana (2002) and Archeologia cristiana (Milan 2003). For further information, please contact



In the campus





Luis Romera, President of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (PUSC), and Msgr. Lluis Clavell, president of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and professor of the PUSC; and Rafael Martínez, Dean of the School of Philosophy of the PUSC, held meetings with the associate members of group of research 'Science, Reason and Faith' and with professors and authorities of the Ecclesiastical School of Philosophy to establish possible ways of partnership in the future.




Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Archbishop of Lima and Primate of Peru, celebrated 35 years of his priestly ordination, which he received on August 21, 1977 in the Basilica of San Miguel in Madrid. The cardinal holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Navarra.


Carlos Hernández Cordero, graduate of Canon Law, has assumed the position of Chancellor Secretary of the Bishopric of the Judicial Vicariate of the Diocese of San José de Temuco (Chile), position .

Isabel María León Sanz, a graduate of School of Theology, has published the book La música en la naturaleza y en el hombre: aplicación de la teoría de Darwin a la musicología (Music in nature and in man: application of Darwin's theory to musicology). She has written it together with Francisco José León Tello, Full Professor of History of Music and Aesthetics. "Three levels are addressed. On the one hand, Darwin's observations on the origins and function of aestheticism in animals and man are studied. On the other, the methodological question is addressed: whether it is possible to find any relationship between the causes of natural evolution and artistic evolution, that is, whether Darwinian principles can be applied - in an analogical way - to the history of music. The last part of the book opens up to an anthropological analysis that seeks to explain the uniqueness of human musical behavior", explains the author. review of the publication

Litus Ballbe

Litus Ballbé, who studied programs of study at School in Theology, is a member of the Spanish field hockey team and made his debut as an international athlete at the London 2012 Olympics. In 2005, Ballbé attended the pilgrimage of Our Lady of Medjugorje (Bosnia) and three years later, he began his programs of study at seminar. Since then, he combines his training with sport, first in Santander and now in Atlètic Terrassa. Litus' statements on TVE



Application materials

On the occasion of the Year of Faith, the department of Systematic Theology has prepared a web site with various documents of interest. It is divided into the following sections:'On the concept of faith','Ecclesial documents', 'programs of study andarticles' (a/ On Revelation and faith; evangelization and conversion. b/ On faith and reason. c/ On the Catechism of the Catholic Church. d/ On the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. e/ On the Second Vatican Council),'Summaries of the Christian faith' and'Testimonies of converts'. It also includes a dynamic and interactive graphic with some historical data of the Catholic Church. For more information, please visit

The blog'Church and New Evangelization', by Professor Ramiro Pellitero, has two new sections on the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization. This blog offers reflections on the Church, the New Evangelization and the mission statement of Christians.


Activities outside the campus


Pablo Blanco has participated in various international courses of update theological. Specifically, in Mexico he offered a course at the Episcopal lecture of the country under the degree scroll 'From Ratzinger to Benedict XVI'. In Ecuador he spoke at the V Theological-Pastoral Week in Quito and at a roundtable on sects and new religious movements at the high school Theological-Pastoral. In Colombia, he participated in an activity of the Colombian Episcopal lecture and gave a session at the University of La Sabana on the thought of Joseph Ratzinger. In Peru, he gave two lectures at the International Theology Course 'I Believe in the Church', led a session on the encyclical Caritas in veritate for professors at the University of Piura and gave a permanent training course in the Archdiocese of Cusco. He also gave a course on Amt und Eucharistie at Währing Studentenheim in Vienna.  

Francisco Varo


Francisco Varo gave in Argentina a training course for priests on 'Biblical exegesis 50 years after Vatican II. History, status present and challenges for the future'. He also gave several conferences in the country, including 'Who is Jesus of Nazareth? What does today's historical research say about Jesus', at the Austral University.


José Ramón Villar intervened in the International Course of update Theological organized by the Center of programs of study and Communication (CEDESCO) of Lima (Peru), under the degree scroll 'I believe in the Church'. He also participated in the XIII Permanent training course of the Prelature of Yauyos, Cañete and Huarochirí, and the seminar Mayor 'San José', which dealt with the Second Vatican Council.




Pablo Edo gave a seminar on the Gospel of Peter at the School of Theology at Oxford University, where he has been a Visiting Scholar for a year.


Fernando Milán attended an intensive course in Biblical Hebrew at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, organized by Rothberg International School from June 26 to July 31.


Álvaro Fernández de Córdova, professor of History of Theology, has offered historical advice to Anunciar group Multimedio de Comunicación, of Argentina, for the organization of the radio drama 'El viaje que cambió el mundo', which will take place on October 12. This super-production involves 93 Catholic communicators and songwriters from 14 countries.


José Manuel Giménez Amaya spoke on 'The religious concept of life' at a lecture within the summer course 'The medical vision of life' organized in La Granda (Asturias).

José Luis Gutiérrez, Félix María Arocena and Alfonso Berlanga participated in the XXXVII conference of the association Spanish Association of Professors of Liturgyheld in El Escorial (Madrid). In addition, Professor Arocena gave a course at the Benedictine Abbey of Montserrat, on 'The "Theology of the Mysteries" of Odo Casel'.