The Department of Theology and Religious Studies endeavors to engage ourselves and our students in the critical study of theological and religious traditions, praxis and intellectual inquiry, both historically and in the contemporary world. We are committed to a rigorous presentation of the methods and content of both Christian theology and religious studies as academic disciplines.

In pursuit of this mission, the department seeks to instill in students a capacity for methodical analysis and understanding of the world’s theological and religious traditions; provide students with a scholarly, multifaceted understanding of the foundations of Christian faith, its development in different times and cultures, and its implications for life in society, especially within the Roman Catholic tradition; engage students in exploring the richness of the spiritual expressions and experiences encountered through the study of religions other than Christianity and foster an appreciation for the diversity that exists within the contemporary study of theology and religion as reflected in the department’s faculty and research endeavors.


Since its founding in 1851, Saint Joseph’s University has advanced the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a rigorous Jesuit education – one that demands high achievement, expands knowledge, deepens understanding, stresses effective reasoning and communication, develops moral and spiritual character, and imparts enduring pride.


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