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Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theology/Religious Studies

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Theology/Religious Studies


Charles R. Pinches, Ph.D., Chair
I. Michael Bellafiore, S.J., S.T.L.
James Brian Benestad, Ph.D.
Patrick M. Clark, Ph.D.
Will T. Cohen, Ph.D.
Mary Anne Foley, C.N.D., Ph.D.
Brigid C. Frein, Ph.D.
Bradley C. Gregory, Ph.D.
Maria Poggi Johnson, Ph.D.
Christian S. Krokus, Ph.D.
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.

Affiliated Programs

There are several programs affiliated with the Department of Theology/Religious Studies, including the Catholic Studies Program , the Judaic Studies Concentration  and the Peace and Justice Studies Program . The Environmental Studies Concentration  is also affiliated with the department.

Course Information

Courses for Theology/Religious Studies are listed under the prefixes HEBR and T/RS. For more information, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

For more information about the Theology/Religious Studies department, visit its website.

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