Mission and Vision Statements
Rooted in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition, our department's mission is to help students explore untimate questions about God and the world. We do this primarily by offering a wide variety of courses on Sacred Scripture and the Christian tradition, as well as courses in Judiasm, Islam and other world relitions. Special attention is given in our course offerings to the theological dimensions of contemporary quesitons. Our approach is comprehensive and interdisciplinary as we encourage each of our students to come to a coherent and meaningful worldview grounded in faith and supported by reason.
Our department seeks to be a vibrant center of theological learning and scholarship, fostering the pursuit of wisdom and preparing students for a lifetime of intelletual and spiritual growth. We seek to educate and mentor students for service to the church and world through an integrated focus on questions of ultimate concern and on responses to those questions found in the Christian tradition and other relgious traditions.