College of Liberal Arts
Experience the intersection of faith, action and intellect.
As a theology department in the Catholic tradition, we prepare students to participate as active and critical adults in the long, diverse and continuing conversation that is the Catholic intellectual and spiritual heritage.
Of course, our commitment to the Catholic heritage includes a broader context necessary for open discourse. At the Mount, you will learn and share insights about other spiritual and theological traditions, both Christian and non-Christian.
Many of our theology majors go on to careers in clerical, lay and youth ministry after their involvement in the Mount’s extraordinary faith-related activities.
Get Ready to Explore:
Questions of ultimate meaning
The role of tradition in questioning
The relationship between faith and reason
The effects of the Enlightenment on contemporary religion
The relationship between faith and community
Dimensions and characteristics of religious experience
Understanding of revelation
An introduction to the Bible
The relationship between the Bible and the church
The meaning of inspiration, inerrancy and interpretation
A study of the Christological controversies in the early church
A study of the incarnation rooted in practices of imitation and worship
The quest for the historical Jesus
Historical-critical method of gospel study
Skeptical and moderate gospel criticism
Jesus in context of 1st century Palestine
Extra-biblical sources for Jesus
The life of discipleship
An examination of miracles of Jesus
An examination of the death and resurrection of Jesus
The topics above are a few samples from THEOL 200.
For more details on our programs visit the Department of Theology webpage.
Department of Theology
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, Md. 21727