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2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2274
Fax: 401.865.2772
Location: St. Catherine of Siena Hall 202

The Faculty


Rev. Albino Barrera, O.P., Ph.D.
Rev. Terence J. Keegan, O.P., S.T.D.
Patrick V. Reid, Ph.D.
Rev. Paul W. Seaver, O.P., S.T.Lr.

Associate Professors

William Bonney, Ph.D.
Rev. Paul M. Conner, O.P., S.T.D.
Gary M. Culpepper, Ph.D.
Rev. William D. Folsey, O.P., S.T.D.
Paul L. Gondreau, S.T.D.
Aurelie A. Hagstrom, S.T.D.
James F. Keating, Ph.D.
Sandra T. Keating, Ph.D.
Rev. Thomas P. McCreesh, O.P., Ph.D.
Rev. John C. Vidmar, O.P., S.T.D.

Assistant Professors

Rev. John E. Allard, O.P., Ph.D.
Robert J. Barry, Ph.D., Chairperson
Rev. Peter M. Batts, O.P., Ph.D.
Rev. Paul J. Keller, O.P., S.T.D.
Despina D. Prassas, Ph.D.
Rev. John J. Reid, O.P., S.T.L.
Rev. David L. Stokes, Jr., Ph.D.
Arthur P. Urbano, Jr., Ph.D.

Special Lecturer

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D.
Rev. J. Stuart McPhail, O.P., S.T.Lr.


Dana L. Dillon, M.Div. (Ph.D. candidate)
Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., S.T.L. (S.T.D. candidate)

The Program

The Department of Theology offers a program of study leading to the degree of bachelor of arts.

The department seeks within the liberal arts curriculum to promote the study of sacred Scripture, systematic theology, and the moral life in a manner that demonstrates responsibility to the Church and engagement with other religious traditions and with the world. The program provides historical, philosophical, and theological training, principally, but not exclusively, in the Thomistic tradition. It seeks to enable students to investigate, evaluate, and commit themselves intelligently to Christian faith and life, especially in its Catholic understanding. In the light of the relationship between the teaching of the Magisterium and the needs of the faithful, the department assists students in understanding the development of Catholic doctrine and worship. The department strives to develop strong Christians who will live the Gospel and promote Christian values in the College community and beyond.


The undergraduate program in theology pursues three distinct objectives:

* It provides all students an introduction to the religious traditions of Western Civilization in the Development of Western Civilization course.

* It provides all students fulfilling the two-course general requirement with a foundational course covering the basics of Catholic theology and a second course, which explores in more depth one or more of the basic themes of Catholic theology.

* It provides majors and minors in theology with a program in biblical, systematic, historical, moral, and spiritual theology.

Requirements for Theology Core

Students must first study one course from Group I (200 level) and then one course from Group II (300 level) to satisfy the College’s Core Curriculum requirement.

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