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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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Our programs integrate philosophy and theology to apply the wisdom of these traditions today.

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We study the questions that matter in the tradition of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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Pursuing the truth as a community and dialoguing with the culture are essential elements of our education.

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Highlights

83rd Annual Commencement

On Saturday, May 23, twenty-five students will be awarded certificates and degrees, and three new Fellows will be inducted in the College of Fellows. Congratulations to all the graduates - we wish you all the best in your future work!

Congratulations Fr. Hilary Martin, OP on 50 years teaching at DSPT!

"I enjoy conversation. I believe that honest and intelligent dialogue between professor and student, and students among themselves, is the best form of communication and sets down the deepest roots."

VIDEO: Thomas Aquinas in Art & Legend

Watch the video of the 25th Annual Aquinas Lecture delivered by DSPT Professor of Religion and the Arts Michael Morris, OP who spoke on Saint Thomas Aquinas in Art and Legend: An Iconographic Study of the Angelic Doctor.

Spring 2015 Courses

Take a look at what we are offering this spring: Philosophical Anthropology; Western Social Thought; Twentieth Century Thomism; Hellenistic & Roman Philosophy; Natural Law; Contemporary Cinema: Theological Reflection; Medieval Mystics Seminar - and more.

Video & Papers from God, Reason and Reality Symposium

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.

Videos: Poverty from Different Perspectives

What Does it Mean to be a Poor Church for the Poor? Watch the videos from the 2015 Convocation of the College of Fellows: presentations on poverty from different perspectives - ecclesial, theological, historical, business, law, economics, the arts & more.

Newest Doctor of the Church - St. Gregory of Narek

Only 36 people have been given this title which indicates the outstanding character of their writing, teaching and preaching for the Church in all ages. This Doctor of the Church is an Armenian, St. Gregory of Narek: a poet, a mystic and a theologian.

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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.

Faculty spotlight

Eugene Ludwig, OFM Cap

I hope to instill in my students an appreciation of the shared existential concerns of Hellenistic Christians, Jews and Pagans. I encourage my students to put their energy into reading primary texts & to learn the important skill of transcultural interpretation. I will say what every teacher says: I learn from my students. That is why teaching is a joy for me.

Edward Krasevac, OP

I have long had a penchant for the really core questions of human and Christian life, such as those concerned with basic moral principles (freedom, responsibility, intentionality, and the relation between who we are and what we do), as well as the fundamental principles of Christology: just who really is Jesus Christ in relation to God and to us.

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2 Degrees with 1 Thesis

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.

Moral Theology and Christian Ethics Concentration

This concentration emphasizes the Christian tradition of virtue ethics, as rooted in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Faculty expertise also allows for comparative and interdisciplinary study, such as in Christian and Islamic ethics.

Twentieth-Century Thomism Class

This class is designed to present a survey of some of the twentieth-century Thomists, and examine the development of the thought of St. Thomas in dialogue with the challenges of modernity and the problems of contemporary society.

Contemporary Cinema: Theological Reflection Class

Students develop an understanding of religious art as the key to a deeper understanding of theology. Students are offered a multidimensional approach to understanding religious themes in all expressions of art.

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