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Welcome to PCTS

PCTS is a uniquely interdisciplinary theological society that hosts a two-day Meeting twice a year in Berkeley, California for the purpose of engaging in critical exchange over a variety of topics. Papers are posted on this website and are read before each Meeting.

Fall Meeting 2014

Nov 7-8, 2014

Then and Now: 75 Years of Pushing Theological Boundaries

Tucson Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California


Friday, Nov 7

1:30-2pm - Arrival and Registration

2-5 pm - Discussion Session

5-7 pm - Business Meeting, Social Time, Dinner

7-8:30 pm - Public Lecture, Richard Payne, IBS


Saturday, Nov 8

9–9:30 am - Continental Breakfast

9:30 am-noon - Discussion Session



Fall Meeting Description and Papers


You may register in advance or at the meeting.

For additional information on membership, please visit our membership page. Reduced fee or waiver is available for student workers and others for whom cost imposes a hardship. The Public Lecture is always free and open to all.

Spring Meeting 2014

April 25-26, 2014

Catholic Theology in the 21st Century

Tucson Room at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California


Friday, Apr 25

1:30-2pm - Arrival and Registration

2-5 pm - Paper Session - Eternity

5-7 pm - Business Meeting, Social Time, Dinner

7-8:30 pm - Public Lecture, Thomas Massaro (JST) & Michael Sweeney (DSPT)


Saturday, Apr 26

9–9:30 am - Continental Breakfast

9:30 am-noon - Paper Session


You may register in advance or at the meeting.

Spring Meeting Description and Papers

Collaborative Activities

PCTS members Norm Gottwald, Jack Elliott, and Herman Waetjen have collaborated on the formation of The Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice, which has published its first book Liberating Biblical Study: Scholarship, Art, and Action in Honor of the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice.