Theology Department

Rooted in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition, our department's mission is to help students explore ultimate questions about God and the world. We do this primarily by offering a wide variety of courses on Sacred Scripture and the Christian tradition, as well as courses in Judaism, Islam and other world religions. Special attention is given in our course offerings to the theological dimensions of contemporary questions. Our approach is comprehensive and interdisciplinary as we encourage each of our students to come to a coherent and meaningful worldview grounded in faith and supported by reason.

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Overview of Program

As an academic discipline, Christian theology includes the study of Sacred Scripture, church history, doctrine, spirituality, morality, liturgy, pastoral ministry, and Christianity in relation to other religions.

At CSB/SJU, theology is a vital part of our liberal arts education. It is comprehensive and interdisciplinary. It is the area where mind and heart can meet in an effort to make sense of life's perplexities and to build a coherent worldview grounded in faith.

Program Highlights