Department Chair: Dr. Chris Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
The major in Theology seeks to instill competency in major topics in the study of Catholicism and in the methods of investigation and research appropriate to the discipline of Theology.
Theology plays a particularly important role in the synthesis of knowledge as well as in the dialogue between faith and reason. The study of theology, as part of a liberal arts education, aids the university community in its “constant effort to determine the relative place and meaning of each of the various disciplines within the context of the human person and the world that is enlightened by the Gospel,” and thus in preserving “the sense of the transcendence of the human person over the world and of God over the human person.” (John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 16, 19).
Students who successfully complete the major program should be able to:
- Read and use scripture in accordance with theological methods;
- Interpret documents in Church history according to their historical and theological contexts; and
- Assess, from within the ecclesial tradition, arguments in systematic and moral theology. Fulfillment of these objectives will be determined by means of an exit examination.