Jocelyn Rabeson, SJ, STL, MLS, STD

Systematic Theology

Office hours:

Weekdays: 15: 00 – 17: 00 hrs (for students in TS 1020 and TS 2022) or by appointment.


Chief Librarian (since 2006) and Lecturer in Systematic Theology (since 2015)


2014: Doctorate in Systematic Theology (STD), Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

2004: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS), School of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA

2002: Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA,

1998: Bachelor of Arts in Theology (BTh), Hekima College,

1993 : Diplôme Universitaire d’Etude Philosophique (DUEP), Institut Catholique de Madagascar, Antananarivo


2010: Advanced Certificate in Justice and Peace, Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

2004: Certificate of participation in the Religious Archives Institute held at The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives.


TS 1020: Fundamental Theology: Revelation and Faith (first semester)

TS 2022: Ecumenism (second semester)


Conference Papers:

2017: The Catholic Union and the Protestants during the First Franco-Houva War in Madagascar 1883-1885. [Paper presented at the Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa (JHIA), Nairobi, July 2017; publication underway]

2016: Jesuits and Protestants in Madagascar in the 19th Century [Paper presented at the JHIA, July 2016; publication underway]

2015: Ecumenism and Inculturation or Thinking and Feeling with the Churches in an African Context [Paper presented at the International Society of Jesuit Ecumenists 23rd Conference, Kardinal König Haus, Vienna, July 13-19, 2015; to be published 2017]

2013: The Church in Africa and the Challenge of Ethnicity [Paper presented at the 15th Interdisciplinary Theological Session, CUEA, February 27th – March 1st, 2013]

Book Reviews

Ratsimbazafy, Fulgence (et al.), Lexique Terminologique des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication. Antananarivo : samis-esic, 2015 [short review for JHIA website].

Compagnie de Jésus de Madagascar, Revisiter l’Histoire et Redynamiser la Vie Spirituelle et Missionnaire: Actes du Colloque sur le Bicentenaire de la Restauration de la Compagnie de Jésus. Province de Madagascar (17-18 October 2013) 2014 [short review for JHIA website].

Ratsmbazafy, Fulgence. Md. Jacques Berthieu: ilay voahangin’ ny finoana eto Madagasikara (Antananarivo, 2014) [short review for JHIA website].

Magesa, Laurenti. What Is Not Sacred? African Spirituality. Maryknoll: Orbis Book, 2013. [Hekima Review No. 49, December 2013.]

Visiting Faculty

Rev. Prof. Raphael Wanjohi, PhB, MA, PhD, D.Min  Moral Theology

Rev. Miguel Angelo Garcia, SJ, SSL, SSD  Scripture: Old Testament

Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD  Church History

Rt. Rev. Rodrigo Mejia, SJ, Ph. L, STD  Pastoral Theology

Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD Church History

Dr. Robert Lezohupski, OFM  Canon Law

Dr. Sr. Noelina Nakato   Canon Law

Rev. Chrispine Ouma  Pastoral Theology

Mr. Maurice Owinyo  Scripture

Sr. Mary Nzilani Wambua   Scripture

Prof. Albert Mundele, STD   Scripture

Rev. Dr. Nicholas Segeja   Pastoral Theology

Rev. Dr. Patrick Thawale   Sacramental Theology

Prof. Jean-Claude Loba   Scripture

Rev. Joseph Healey, MM, Mth, MA   Pastoral Theology