Areas of Study
Biblical studies focuses on the canonical books of the Bible both within their historical and cultural worlds and in relation to their reception within the Christian and Jewish traditions.
The Historical Theology/History of Christianity (HT/HC) area studies past theological reflection on the faith and practice of the Church, with a particular focus on early and medieval Christianity.
Religious pluralism is a key challenge facing theologians and religious communities today. Comparative theology involves faith seeking understanding within the horizon of religious plurality.
Systematic theology raises key questions of truth and understanding about the mysteries of religious faith and our knowledge and expressions of that faith within the Catholic tradition, in other Christian Churches, and in some of the world’s other great religions.
Theological ethics examines the interaction of religious wisdom with the most pressing contemporary moral issues, both personal and social, and addresses the important challenges related to development of faith and the life of faith in community.