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Our programs integrate philosophy and theology to apply the wisdom of these traditions today.Explore DSPT
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We study the questions that matter in the tradition of Saint Thomas Aquinas.Explore DSPT
Pursuing the truth as a community and dialoguing with the culture are essential elements of our education.Explore DSPT
On May 23, twenty-five students were awarded certificates and degrees, and three new Fellows were inducted in the College of Fellows. Congratulations to all the graduates - we wish you all the best in your future work!
"I enjoy conversation. I believe that honest and intelligent dialogue between professor and student, and students among themselves, is the best form of communication and sets down the deepest roots."
Watch the video of the 25th Annual Aquinas Lecture delivered by DSPT Professor of Religion and the Arts Michael Morris, OP who spoke on Saint Thomas Aquinas in Art and Legend: An Iconographic Study of the Angelic Doctor.
Take a look at what we are offering this spring: Philosophical Anthropology; Western Social Thought; Twentieth Century Thomism; Hellenistic & Roman Philosophy; Natural Law; Contemporary Cinema: Theological Reflection; Medieval Mystics Seminar - and more.
A symposium on "God, Reason and Reality", a collection of articles edited by Anselm Ramelow, OP, with Ed Feser as a guest speaker and Michael Dodds, OP, one of the contributors, discussing questions of the existence and nature of God.
What Does it Mean to be a Poor Church for the Poor? Watch the videos from the 2015 Convocation of the College of Fellows: presentations on poverty from different perspectives - ecclesial, theological, historical, business, law, economics, the arts & more.
Only 36 people have been given this title which indicates the outstanding character of their writing, teaching and preaching for the Church in all ages. This Doctor of the Church is an Armenian, St. Gregory of Narek: a poet, a mystic and a theologian.
Meet our professors and learn about our classes, concentrations and programs to see what makes us unique. Do you have questions? Would you like to sit in on a class? Contact us to get more information or plan a visit.
I hope to instill in my students an appreciation of the shared existential concerns of Hellenistic Christians, Jews and Pagans. I encourage my students to put their energy into reading primary texts & to learn the important skill of transcultural interpretation. I will say what every teacher says: I learn from my students. That is why teaching is a joy for me.
I have long had a penchant for the really core questions of human and Christian life, such as those concerned with basic moral principles (freedom, responsibility, intentionality, and the relation between who we are and what we do), as well as the fundamental principles of Christology: just who really is Jesus Christ in relation to God and to us.
At DSPT, you can earn two Masters degrees (MA Philosophy/MA Theology) with the completion of a single thesis. Several concentrations are available, including Thomistic Studies and Religion & the Arts.
This concentration emphasizes the Christian tradition of virtue ethics, as rooted in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Faculty expertise also allows for comparative and interdisciplinary study, such as in Christian and Islamic ethics.
This class is designed to present a survey of some of the twentieth-century Thomists, and examine the development of the thought of St. Thomas in dialogue with the challenges of modernity and the problems of contemporary society.
Students develop an understanding of religious art as the key to a deeper understanding of theology. Students are offered a multidimensional approach to understanding religious themes in all expressions of art.