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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

God Made Manifest

DSPT Philosophy Department Special Focus: Fall 2020 - Spring 2026

New seminar courses, guest lectures, and co-curricular events will center around the theme God Made Manifest. Students will gain a deeper and broader understanding of the subjects while making valuable connections in the field. 

Project Guidelines

Participating students must fulfill the standard requirements for the program in which they have enrolled – the MA Philosophy Thesis Option or Exam Option or the Concurrent MA Option. It is strongly recommended that students participate in Project-specific seminars. If they choose to write their MA thesis on a topic relevant to the Project, they will be expected to make use of at least two of the following seminars, at the direction of their advisor:

2020/21

Fall: Does God Exist? - Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP
Spring: Analogy - Fr. John Mellein, OP

2021/22

Fall: Issues in Divine Action - Fr. Michael Dodds, OP
Spring: Prophecy - Sr. Marianne Farina, CSC with Hilary Martin, OP

2022/23

Fall: Between Phenomenology and the Theology - Fr. Justin Gable, OP 
Spring: Revelation - Fr. Justin Gable, OP, with Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP and Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, OP

2023/24

Fall: Miracles - Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP
Spring: God After the Death of God - Fr. Justin Gable, OP 

2024/25

Fall: Medieval Mystics - Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP
Spring: Atheism - Fr. Justin Gable, OP 

2025/26

Fall: Religious Experience - Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP
Spring: From Dionysius to Derrida - Fr. Justin Gable, OP 
Fall: God’s Manifestation in Beauty: Divine Aesthetics - Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP with Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, OP

Additional Resources

Topical elective courses will be offered during the Philosophy Project. You may also register for courses at UC Berkeley. Many of the core DSPT philosophy courses, from which you will choose to fulfill your MA program requirements, are relevant to the topic. For example:

Philosophy of Nature (PH-1056)
Philosophical Anthropology (PH-2040)
Theory of Knowledge/Epistemology (PH-1065)
Metaphysics (PH-2050)
History of Ancient Philosophy (PHHS-1050)
History of Medieval Philosophy (PHHS-1051)
History of Modern Philosophy (PHHS-2000)
History of Contemporary Philosophy (PH-2001)

Related Links

Highlights

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP, Philosophy Department Chair, talks about miracles in this video from our Dumb Ox Speaks series

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