Our programs integrate philosophy and theology to apply the wisdom of these traditions today.Explore DSPT
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We study the questions that matter in the tradition of Saint Thomas Aquinas.Explore DSPT
Pursuing the truth as a community and dialoguing with the culture are essential elements of our education.Explore DSPT
RSVP to join us on Saturday, January 31 for a thought-provoking series of presentations by DSPT Fellows Bob Flint, Dana Gioia and Mary Hirschfeld who will talk about Catholic imagination & contemporary culture.
We asked various philosophers & theologians why philosophy matters & why it is important for theology. Watch our brief videos to hear John Searle, Linda Zagzebski, Ed Feser, John O'Callaghan, Fred Freddoso and others.
Screenings of of six films that transformed the art of filmmaking and pushed its spiritual frontier, with an introduction & a discussion led by DSPT Fellow Ron Austin, a Hollywood producer & writer, member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Our students can choose from a number of areas, including Aesthetics, Biblical Studies, Catholic Social Teaching, History, Religion & the Arts, Sacred Arts, Spirituality, Systematic & Philosophical Theology, Thomistic Studies & more.
The Board of Members of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley is pleased to announce that Father Peter Rogers, OP, has been named President of the School, effective July 1, 2015.
A symposium on "God, Reason and Reality", a collection of articles edited by Anselm Ramelow, OP, with Ed Feser as a guest speaker and Michael Dodds, OP, one of the contributors, discussing questions of the existence and nature of God.
We must engage the philosophical and theological tradition on its own terms: the great philosophers and theologians held that there is truth, that the truth can be known and, further, that the pursuit of truth is the highest human vocation.
Michele Johnson, high school theology teacher: "My greatest joy is to teach Christian morality. I guide students to explore the questions that are the most fundamental to who they are. That is my Dominican education at work."
Meet our professors and learn about our classes, concentrations and programs to see what makes us unique. Do you have questions? Would you like to sit in on a class? Contact us to get more information or plan a visit.
I am a student, first and last, of St. Thomas Aquinas. Every time I have gone searching within the various nooks and crannies of his work, I have emerged with treasured insights that are worth bringing out into the light of day. What I most enjoy about what I do is helping students with their own projects – what excites them.
I hope to inspire in my students a deep love of the intellectual and spiritual tradition we have inherited in the study of the Bible. I love to spend most of my time learning more about my main field of interest, which is biblical studies. To work with students on their projects related to mine is stimulating, drawing me into areas I might not have ventured by myself.
At DSPT, you can earn two Masters degrees (MA Philosophy/MA Theology) with the completion of a single thesis. Several concentrations are available, including Thomistic Studies and Religion & the Arts.
Our concentration in Systematic and Philosophical Theology emphasizes the need for theology to be pursued in its traditional Roman Catholic - and particularly Thomistic - roots, as well as in an ecumenical spirit.
Specialized according to the DSPT approach of integrated study, this course offers a nuts and bolts survey of watershed moments in the history of Western thought, providing the foundational knowledge and vocabulary for any further theological study.
Never before have the first 1100 years of Christianity been narrated quite like this. Distinguished historian Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP, brings his renowned lecturing skills to the podium with tales of intrigue, blood, miracles, and controversy.