Areas of Concentration

Spirituality

The Christian religious experience in the context of the broad contemporary understanding of spirituality and in conversation with religious spiritualities outside the Christian sphere.

St. Catherine of Siena - Andrea VanniAs 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.

The MATH with a concentration in Spirituality focuses on the Christian religious experience in the context of the broad contemporary understanding of spirituality and in conversation with religious spiritualities outside the Christian sphere. Students have the opportunity to complete course work relating to biblical and historical foundations as well as the contemporary understanding of Christian Spirituality.

More information is available at the GTU website.external link

Faculty resources in this area reflect the diverse and interdisciplinary specializations of the individual faculty members with spirituality related interests at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT). Additionally, students interested in Salesian spirituality benefit from the relationship of DSPT to the Institute of Salesian Studies (ISS).

DSPT Faculty:

Joseph Boenzi, SDB - Holy Spirit; sharing charisms; spirituality of daily life; religious movements and daily life; modern spirituality; Salesian spirituality
Barbara Green, OP - Biblical spirituality
Eugene Ludwig, OFM Cap. - Patristic and early Christian spirituality
John Roche, SDB- Youth spirituality; Salesian spirituality

Selected GTU Faculty:

Joseph Chinnici, OFM external link (FST) - History and theology of prayer in American Catholicism; history of contemplation in American Catholicism; popular religiousity
Francis McAloon, SJ external link (JST) - Academic discipline of Christian spirituality; christianity and literature; contemplative prayer; Ignatian spirituality; Roman Catholic priesthood
Darleen Pryds external link (FST) - History of lay preaching; Christian mysticism; devotional practices

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