Former Faculty

  • Farewell Remarks

    I am grateful for this chance to bid you farewell. I will be leaving you as of this fall semester after a good twenty years on the DSPT faculty and nearly as long on the GTU Core Doctoral Faculty. I have been asked to serve the next five years as president of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, the only Catholic University in the German-speaking world. I am looking forward to the new tasks ahead, but it is with regret that I leave behind the many fine colleagues and students and the unique structures and opportunities I have known and been blessed with in Berkeley.

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  • Spring 2011: Conferences and Publications

    A listing of Fr. Richard's speaking engagements at various conferences and upcoming publications for Spring 2011.

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  • St. Albertus Magnus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    On the 750th anniversary of Albert's consecration as Bishop, Fr. Richard Schenk describes Albertus Magnus, the scholars who followed him and how his influence led to the establishment of DSPT.

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  • What Can We Learn from the Year for Priests?

    Fr. Richard Schenk, OP, Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the DSPT, reflects on priesthood as the Church is preparing for the closing celebrations of the Year for Priests on June 11, 2010.

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  • And Jesus wept. Notes towards a Theology of Mourning

    Fr. Schenk was the special guest lecturer for the celebration of St. Thomas Aquinas' feast day, January 28, 2010, at Thomas Aquinas College. This is the text of his lecture.

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  • “Exemplified by St. Thomas Aquinas”: But How?

    The second sentence of DSPT’s brief mission statement already singles out the Dominican Thomas Aquinas (†1274): “Inspired by the Dominican practice of disciplined inquiry and learned preaching, the School draws its students into the rich tradition of classical philosophy and Catholic theology, especially as exemplified by St. Thomas Aquinas, and from this tradition engages contemporary scholarship and culture in mutual enrichment.”

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  • Why a Dominican School of PHILOSOPHY and Theology?

    Why should philosophy be taught at all at the Graduate THEOLOGICAL Union? While Christian theology seeks new beginnings and new convictions especially from the revealed sources of the Christian faith and faith community, philosophy seeks to reflect upon the shared experience of humankind.

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