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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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Pursuing the truth as a community and dialoguing with the culture are essential elements of our education.

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We study the questions that matter in the tradition of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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Our programs integrate philosophy and theology to apply the wisdom of these traditions today.

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Highlights

A Festschrift for Richard Schenk, OP

See who the contributors are in this volume that was published in honor of our beloved past professor.

Dr. Margarita Vega received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation

DSPT Professor of Philosophy, Margarita Vega, PhD, was awarded $10,000 for a new course she will offer entitled, "Can the Mind be Reduced to its Physiological Basis?" Read about the course.

How Does Architecture Imitate Nature?

As a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Insitute, DSPT Professor Anselm Ramelow, OP will deliver a series of lectures. Free and open to the public.

Fall 2016 Courses

Take a look at the classes we are offering this Fall: Philosophy of Nature, Liturgical Foundations, One Creator God and more.

MA Theology Exam Option now available

For students wishing to focus their Master of Arts studies more on coursework, our theology department has developed this program to culminate in an exam rather than a thesis.

Why DSPT? Watch this video and learn about DSPT

We asked our students, faculty and alumni what makes DSPT so special. Hear what they had to say.

What is Dominican Education?

We hold that philosophy and theology are two facets of a single conversation, taking into account both the insights that are discovered by human reason and those that are only accessible to us as they are revealed in Scripture and tradition.

DSPT Events

We host a variety of speakers and events - The Convocation of the College of Fellows, Aquinas Lecture and more. Please join us!!

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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.

Faculty spotlight

Eugene Ludwig, OFM Cap

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.

Edward Krasevac, OP

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.

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Systematic and Philosophical Theology

We hold that philosophy and theology are two facets of a single conversation, taking into account both the insights that are discovered by human reason and those that are only accessible to us as they are revealed in Scripture and tradition.

Fine Arts in the Dominican Tradition

Our programs allow you to integrate the fine arts with philosophy and theology in three areas of concentration: Religion and the Arts, Sacred Arts and Aesthetics.

Our Learning Environment

Our Faculty value the necessary and fruitful partnership between philosophy and theology, creating a communal learning environment suffuse with this interdisciplinary approach.

Twentieth-Century Thomism Class

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.