William Reiser, SJ



Religious Studies Department

On Leave 2020-2021
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Fields: New Testament Theology, Christology, Christian Spirituality, Systematic Theology.

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Email: wreiser@holycross.edu
Office Phone: 508-793-3413
Office: Smith 401
PO Box: Ciampi
Office Hours: MWF 10:30-12:30 and Tuesday 10:00-12:00



Fr. Reiser has been teaching theology at the College since 1978. Each semester he offers the course Understanding Jesus, which introduces students to a close reading of Mark’s Gospel (the course led to his writing Jesus in Solidarity with His People: A Theologian Looks at Mark). He has also made many trips to Bolivia, both to teach mini-courses on Scripture and Catholic social doctrine, and to study Andean culture and theology. In alternate years, in the fall, he offers Teología Andina, which includes a week of study in La Paz. A very different course—Defense Against the Dark Arts—is about hope and imagination. The class is designed for avid readers of JK Rowling.


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