“God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” (1 Jn 4:16). These words from the First Letter of John express with remarkable clarity the heart of the Christian faith: the Christian image of God and the resulting image of mankind and its destiny. In the same verse, Saint John also offers a kind of summary of the Christian life: “We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us”… in these words the Christian can express the fundamental decision of his life. Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.
Pope Benedict XVI, Encyclical Letter Deus Caritas Est
- THEO 105 Sacred Scripture
- THEO 205 Sacred Doctrine
- THEO 400 Living in Christ: Moral Theology (for non-majors) -or-
- THEO 305 Moral Theology (for majors)
Required Major Courses
- THEO 206 Creation and Grace
- THEO 306 Catholic Spirituality or THEO 409 Christian Marriage
- THEO 307 Sacraments
- THEO 309 Christ and His Church
- THEO 405 Triune God
- THEO 490 Senior Seminar
Elective Major Courses (two required):
- THEO 411 Advanced Scripture
- THEO 412 Mary, Mother of God
- THEO 410 Theology of Pope John Paul II
- THEO 413 St. Augustine
- THEO 414 St. Thomas Aquinas
- THEO 415 Special Topics
Minor in Theology
A minor in theology is available. The student must complete four courses in theology in addition to the three core theology requirements.
To view a 4 year plan please see the Academic Catalogue.