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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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

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

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Highlights

Fall 2017 Syllabi and Course Information

Check out the courses we are offering this fall! NEW this term: Philosophy of Religion: India and West - will be taught jointly by Anselm Ramelow, OP and Purushottama Billimoria, PhD.

EVENT - The Question of Human Animality in Heidegger & Aquinas

Heidegger thinks of us as Dasein, those entities to whom the things of the world are available in their intelligibility. St. Thomas Aquinas thinks of us as humans, who are animals with reason that can perceive and understand the things around us.

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.

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.

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

New Academic Offering - Person, Soul & Consciousness

What is a person? What does the notion of a soul add to that of a state of consciousness? This focused, collaborative course of study begins Fall 2017 and includes specifically designed seminar courses, guest lectures and more.

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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

Augustine Thompson, OP

As a historian of Medieval Christianity, my great love has been the religious culture of medieval Italy. I spent two years in Bologna, Italy, doing the research for my first book - an experience which left me with an abiding love of Italians and all things Italian, especially the food, history and culture.

Marianne Farina, CSC

I want to inspire students to engage in theological/philosophical study and discourse on the critical topics facing today's global communities. I hope that students in the classroom will be inspired to engage in ongoing research of the topics explored in the courses and seminars such that their study will have a positive impact on contemporary issues in Church and society.

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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.

DSPT Faculty Areas of Interest

Is DSPT a good fit for you? Take a look at this complete listing of our faculty members and their areas of interest.

Our Learning Environment

Our Faculty value the necessary and fruitful partnership between philosophy and theology, creating a communal learning environment suffused 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.

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