Skip to main content

Frederick J. Parrella, Professor of Religious Studies

Frederick J. Parrella

Frederick J. Parrella's research interests include ecclesiology, eschatology, and the connection of Catholic theology with the philosophical theology of Lutheran theologian Paul Tillich.
He received the Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence by the University in 1994 and the Logothetti Award for Teaching by the College of Arts and Sciences in 2008. He was named Faculty Senate Professor for the year 2011-2012 for distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service to the University.
Professor Parrella received his A.B. in Classical Languages and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham University, New York.


Photo of conversations Valentine's Day candies

The True Spirit of Valentine's Day

By Frederick Parrella
The goal of love is not to feel good about oneself, but to rejoice and delight in the other.
Read More
A happy couple are in bed, peeping over the covers.

The Theology of Marriage

By Frederick Parrella
Love is not an attachment based on need, but on care. While one wants to live with the beloved, one must be strong enough not to.
Read More
    Follow us on Instagram
    Follow us on Flickr
    Follow us on Linkedin
    Follow us on Vimeo
    Follow us on Youtube