Rev. Roger Haight, MA, PhD

Visiting Professor of Theology


3041 Broadway, AD 412
New York, NY 10027


M.A., University of Chicago, 1969
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973


Professor Roger Haight is a native of New Jersey. He received the B.A. (1960) and the M.A. in Philosophy (1961) from Berchmans College, Cebu City, Philippines; the S.T.B. from Woodstock College, Maryland (1967); the M.A. in Theology (1969) and the Ph.D. in Theology (1973) from the University of Chicago; and the S.T.L. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Chicago (1981). His Ph.D. thesis was on Roman Catholic Modernism at the turn of the twentieth century.

Before coming to Union in 2014, Roger Haight taught successively at four Jesuit graduate schools of theology: from 1973 to 1975 he taught at Loyola School of Theology at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.  He taught at Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago from 1975 to 1981.  He was a member of the Faculty of Theology at Regis College in the Toronto School of Theology from 1981 to 1990.  Then, in 1990 he responded to a call to Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA where he taught from 1990 to 2004. Over these years, Haight also served as a visiting professor in Lima, Nairobi, Paris, and Pune in India.

Haight is currently a Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City where he convenes the Theology Field and teaches Systematic Theology.

Haight’s attention to fundamental issues in theology is reflected in his books on: the theology of grace, the structure of liberation theology, the nature and method of theology as a discipline, christology with attention to Jesus studies and the theology of religions, ecclesiology in its historical, systematic and ecumenical dimensions, spirituality as a Christian way of life in a secular world, and the dialogue of Christian theology with science and evolution. These books trace broadly the history of Haight’s career as a teacher and mentor of graduate students.

Roger Haight was the recipient of the Alumnus of the Year award from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago in 2006. He is a Past President of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Haight is a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

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