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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Specializing in Thomistic Studies

"Saint Thomas is an authentic model for all who seek the truth. In his thinking, the demands of reason and the power of faith found the most elevated synthesis ever attained by human thought." - John Paul II

The DSPT concentration in Thomistic Studies is both historical and systematic. We believe that an accurate study of the Thomistic tradition demands, first, a contextual reading of St. Thomas himself, and second, examination of the way in which the tradition has interpreted Aquinas’ thought. Guided by the words of the St. Thomas himself, this program aims for a wisdom that pertains not only to what is eternal, but also to human actions. Its goal is to prepare scholars to engage contemporary issues primarily by drawing upon and applying St. Thomas’s method.

Following Aquinas, the program in Thomistic Studies demonstrates the value of philosophy in itself, while also showing how the most fruitful synthesis is possible when philosophy and theology work hand in hand. As such, this program provides a solid basis for for doctoral work at any institution.

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