Dec 08, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theology/Religious Studies

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Charles R. Pinches, Ph.D., Chair
I. Michael Bellafiore, S.J., S.T.L.
James Brian Benestad, Ph.D.
William T. Cohen, M.Div.
Daniel K. Darko, Ph.D.
Mary Anne Foley, C.N.D., Ph.D.
Brigid C. Frein, Ph.D.
Maria Poggi Johnson, Ph.D.
Christian S. Krokus, M.A.
Nathan S. Lefler, Ph.D.
Susan F. Mathews, Ph.D.
Cyrus Olsen, Ph.D.
Eric A. Plumer, Ph.D.
Thomas F. Sable, S.J., Ph.D.
Marc B. Shapiro, Ph.D.
John C. Sivalon, Ph.D. 


As “faith seeking understanding,” theology plays an essential role in the quest for God, wisdom, and human fulfillment. Catholic education recognizes that theology addresses certain basic human questions in ways that speak to the heart and mind as no other discipline can. Theology approaches such questions not in isolation, but as a partner in a living exchange between the Church and the diverse traditions of the world. Theology/Religious Studies courses seek to form conscience and character, helping our students address contemporary questions of good and evil, freedom and truth, life and death. In addition to courses with a primarily Christian focus, the department offers courses in non-Christian religious traditions. The General Education requirement of 6 Theology credits for all students is fulfilled by T/RS 121 -T/RS 122 , a two-semester introductory sequence. These courses must be completed before students take upper-division courses in Theology.

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