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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Cultural and Historical Studies of Religion

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Arabic Kufic calligraphy, a passage from the Qur'an.

This concentration focuses on comparative contemporary analysis of interreligious, multicultural and contextual religious experience. DSPT facutly expertise is particularly available in Islamic studies, Islamic philosophy and ethics, or Christian and Islamic spirituality.

Students will learn about the spiritual, ethical, and intellectual teachings of world religions by investigating a particular religious tradition. In addition, they will reflect comparatively upon the ways these multiple perspectives have shaped human culture. In keeping with the vision of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose work engaged ideas of non-Christian thinkers, this area will examine intersections between philosophical and religious thought. 

Core Courses and Faculty

Catholic Social Teaching (CE-3050)
Christian-Muslim Dialogue (HRST-2083)
Faith in Human Rights (PHCE-4960)
Agents of Transformation (ST-4047)
Western Social Thought II (RSCE-5003)
Indonesia Theological Immersion (STRS-4217)
Professions of Faith (ST-4141)

Refer to the GTU Course Schedule and UC Berkeley Course Catalog for course descriptions and date, time and location information.

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