William George

Theology & Pastoral Ministry
Office & Location:
Fine Arts 306
Office Phone:
(708) 524-6475

Job Title

Department Chair; Professor - Theology & Pastoral Ministry


William George is a professor of theology and also serves as director of the undergraduate core curriculum. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School, with a dissertation on the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea. He also holds an MDiv from Weston School of Theology and an MA/PhL from Gonzaga University. Courses he has taught include Understanding the Christian Life, War and Peace in Christianity and Islam, the Theology of Thomas Aquinas, and Religion and Politics. He has also taught numerous liberal arts and science and honors seminars, along with a bi-annual course in public international law for Dominican University’s political science department. His journal and magazine articles and reviews have covered such topics as religion and international relations, gun violence, undergraduate education and pedagogy, global ethics and concern for future generations. With particular reliance on the thought of philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan, he continues to research and write on the intersection between theology and international law. From 2007-2009 Dr. George served as faculty member of Dominican University’s Board of Trustees.


PhD, University of Chicago Divinity School
MDiv, Weston School of Theology
MA./PhL. (Philosophy), Gonzaga University/St. Michael’s Institute
BA (Theology), Seattle University



  • Understanding the Christian Life
  • Owning and Owing: Theological Perspectives on Property and Debt Religion and Politics
  • The Ways of War and Peace in Christianity and Islam
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Movements
  • The Church: Theological Perspectives and Challenges
  • The Theology of Saint Augustine
  • The Theology of Thomas Aquinas
  • History of Christianity I and II


  • Dimensions of the Self: Know Thyself! (Freshman)
  • Technology, Work, and Leisure: Leisure, the Basis of Culture? (Junior)
  • Technology, Work, and Leisure: Child Labor and the Hope for a Better Life (Junior)
  • Virtues and Values: Claiming Oneself for the Common Good (Senior)
  • Ethics and the University (Senior Honors)


  • Wisdom and Power: The Wisdom and Power of This World Only?


  •  International Law