Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Systematic and Philosophical Theology


An Allegory of the Old and New Testaments,
Hans Holbein the Younger, 1530.

At DSPT, theological inquiry is grounded in its traditional – and particularly, Thomistic – Roman Catholic roots. 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. We are convinced that theological study, founded upon and informed by faith, also needs to be informed by philosophy so that our theological understanding may deepen by responding to the interests and challenges of our own time; in every age the truths of the faith must be proclaimed in a new way.

Membership in the GTU allows for ecumenical and interreligious integration, with increased attention to cross-cultural discussion and understanding. Students with an interest in theology and science will find the resources of the GTU, including The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS), to be invaluable in their study.

Core Courses and Faculty

Contemporary Christology (ST-3115), Joseph Boenzi, SDB
In Search of the Church, Ecclesiology (ST-3035), Joseph Boenzi, SDB
Church On The Move (STSP-4725), Joseph Boenzi, SDB
Trinity (ST-2300), Michael Dodds, OP
God and Suffering (STPH-2209), Michael Dodds, OP
Issues in Divine Action (STPH-4885), Michael Dodds, OP
The One Creator God (ST-3095), Michael Dodds, OP
Christian-Muslim Dialogue (HRST-2083), Marianne Farina, CSC
Historical Development of Christology (ST-2232), Ed Krasevac, OP
Contemporary Christology (ST-3115), Ed Krasevac, OP
Passion of the Western Mind (PHST-2500), Ed Krasevac, OP
Theology of Sacraments (ST-3067), Dennis Klein, OP
Special Topics in Sacraments (ST-3069), Dennis Klein, OP
Theology: Nature and Method (ST 1091), Dennis Klein, OP
Does God Exist? (PHST-4811), Anselm Ramelow, OP
Do We Have Free Will? (PHST-4810), Anselm Ramelow, OP

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

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