Thomistic Studies

Concentration Chair: Fr. Brian Mullady, OP

Courses are designed to provide the student with an understanding of the philosophical preambles to theological studies. The courses help students understand the teaching of St. Thomas in specific areas of theology (e.g., God, Christ, Morals) and his place as the common doctor of the Catholic Church in church teaching.  This concentration in Thomistic Studies is available either On Campus or 100% Online.

Concentration Goals

  1. To enable the student to understand the theology of St. Thomas in a systematic way.
  2. To give the student an appreciation of the theology of St. Thomas in the larger theology of the Catholic Church.
  3. To enable the student to access and understand both the style of St. Thomas and how the various schools of thought concerning the doctrine of St. Thomas do justice or not to the text of St. Thomas himself. 

Concentration Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical preambles to Theology studies.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the teaching of St. Thomas is specific areas of Theology (e.g., God, Christ, morals).
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the place of St. Thomas as the common doctor of the Catholic Church in church teaching

.  Co-requisites for Theology:

  1. PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians
  2. DTH 600 Faith and Revelation (Prerequisite is PHS 607)

Theology Core:

  1. DTH 731 One and Triune God
  2. DTH 751 Christology (Prerequisite is DTH 731)
  3. MTH 611 Fundamental Moral Theology I
  4. SAS 651 Synoptic GoConcentration Chair: Dr. Matthew Ramage

Courses are designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding and love of Scripture, the soul of theology. Courses will include books of the Old and New Testaments, particularly the Gospels as the heart of the Scriptures. Methods of patristic interpretation as well as modern methods of interpretation will be utilized. The required course is SAS 651 – Synoptic Gospels.

Concentration Goals

  1. To enable students to understand biblical vocabulary and themes.
  2. To immerse students into biblical history.
  3. To enable students to interpret Sacred Scripture.

Concentration Outcomes

  1. Students will employ various scriptural methods of interpreting Sacred Scripture.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret Sacred Scripture in keeping with the Tradition of the Church.

  Co-requisites for Theology:

  1. PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians
  2. DTH 600 Faith and Revelation (Prerequisite is PHS 607)

Theology Core:

  1. DTH 731 One and Triune God
  2. DTH 751 Christology (Prerequisite is DTH 731)
  3. MTH 611 Fundamental Moral Theology I
  4. SAS 651 Synoptic Gospels

Concentration Core:

  1. SAS 661 Gospel of John
  2. SAS 671 Letters of St. Paul
  1. SAS 602 Methods of Theology and Scripture Analysis
  2. SAS 621 Prophetic Literature

Concentration Electives (Choose one of the following):

  1. SAS 681 Hebrews
  2. SAS 631 Wisdom Literature

Comprehensive Exam Course:

  1. ENG 890 MA Summative Evaluation:  Comprehensive Exam & Professional Paper (Theology)

Concentration Core:

  1. DTH 645 Nature and Grace
  2. MTH 612 Fundamental Moral Theology II
  3. PHS 641 Reason in the Theology of St. Thomas
  4. PHH 781 Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

Concentration Electives (Choose one of the following):

  1. PAS 791 Morals and Psychology
  2. DTH 890 Spiritual Theology
  3. PHS 741 St. Thomas Aquinas on Being and Nothingness 
  4. PHS 751 The True, the False, the Lie, and the Fake

Comprehensive Exam Course:

  1. ENG 890 MA Summative Evaluation:  Comprehensive Exam & Professional Paper (Theology)

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