In the October 24 issue of America, T. Howland Sanks looks at "The Changing Face of Theology."  "Theology mediates between faith and culture," he writes. "Therefore, as the cultural context changes, so does theology. And in the last 40 years the social, cultural and historical context has changed dramatically."
To illustrate the expansion of theology, Fr. Sanks offers a sample of recent dissertation topics in the field. Here we add a few titles to his list. To browse other dissertation topics visit the Web sites of Boston College , Notre Dame  or Marquette University  (pdf).
"Love and Option for the Poor: Reframing the Moral Dimension of the US Immigration Debate"
"Virtuous Consumption in a Dynamic Economy: A Thomistic Engagement with Neoclassical Economics"
"Beyond Stewardship: Toward An Agapeic Environmental Ethic"
"Prophetic Catholicism: Appropriating John Courtney Murray, S.J., In Postmodern America"
"Christian Liberation and Postcolonial Consciousness: Jean-Marc Ela’s Reappropriation of African Subjectivity Perspectives"
"A Good Appetite: A Thomistic Approach to the Study of Eating Disorder and Body Dissatisfaction in American Women"
"Agency and the Elderly: A Christian Ethic of Care"
"In Good Company: The Body and Divinization in Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, SJ and Daoist Xiao Yingsou"
"The Future of Global Governance: Towards a Catholic Contribution Regarding the Idea of State Sovereignty"
"Resistance and Reconciliation: Lessons from South Africa on a Twofold Approach to Conflict Resolution”