Areas of Concentration
Systematic and Philosophical Theology
A concentration in Systematic and Philosophical Theology engages in the ongoing task of interpreting the Christian faith in response to our modern and emerging post-modern culture.
As a member of the GTU, DSPT can offer its students the choice of several areas of concentration designated by the GTU which draw upon the expertise of faculty from DSPT, GTU and UC Berkeley.
Students and faculty at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) analyze the ancient biblical faith and its ongoing re-interpretations in Christian tradition, tracing its influence on the history of ideas, examining its philosophical underpinnings and implications, and critically engaging its various contemporary re-conceptualizations. At the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT), emphasis is given to the need for theology to be pursued in its traditional Roman Catholic -- and particularly Thomistic -- roots, as well as in an ecumenical spirit, with increased attention to cross-cultural dimensions of understanding.
More information is available at the GTU website.
Students with an interest in theology and science will find the resources of the GTU, including the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences (CTNS), to be invaluable in their study.
Joseph Boenzi, SDB - Ecclesiology
Michael Dodds, OP - Divine action; theology and science; Thomas Aquinas; theodicy
Edward Krasevac, OP - Christology; Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas
Bryan Kromholtz, OP - Thomas Aquinas; eschatology
Anselm Ramelow, OP - Metaphysics; hermeneutics; epistomology
Selected GTU Faculty:
Marion Grau (CDSP) - Doctrinal studies, especially soteriology; methodological approaches; hermeneutics; divine action in the world