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Theology Bridging Traditions, Cultures and Disciplines

The Theology Department at Marquette University seeks to bridge traditions, cultures and disciplines from the perspective of a Catholic and Jesuit university rooted in its own tradition, but in dialogue with other Christian communities and religious faiths. The task of theology today is to bring a faith perspective grounded in the great tradition of the Gospel into dialogue with our contemporary world. This requires both a deep knowledge of the Gospel and the tradition that has thought deeply on that message as well as a keen awareness of the world in which we live.

Wisdom Conference

On April 21-22, 2023, the Theology Department at Marquette University will be hosting "The Wisdom Conference."
See flyer.

This two-day event will feature stimulating lectures and discussions on the subject of wisdom from esteemed scholars
Dr. Matthew Levering, Dr. Paul Blowers, Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Dr. Owen Goldin, and Dr. Michael Cover. The conference is designed both as a general conversation on the theme of wisdom and as a way of marking the recent publication of Dr. Marcus Plested's book Wisdom in Christian Tradition: The Patristic Roots of Modern Russian Sophiology (Oxford: OUP 2022).

Dates: Friday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Beaumier Suites of Marquette's Raynor Memorial Libraries

Visit this link for more information regarding the schedule, paper titles, and participants.

 Why Theology and Religion?

Explore theology and religion as a major, or as a double-major for health professionals, legal professionals, or social welfare and justice.

Learn more here or contact Dr. Irfan Omar, director of undergraduate studies.


Undergraduate Program Overview

Graduate Program Overview

Course Registration Permission Requests


Père Marquette Lecture in Theology

Dr. Arvind-Pal Mandair of the University of Michigan will present "Philosophical Reflections on the Śabda Doctrine: Event Affect Revelation." See flyer.

Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Beaumier Suites of Marquette's Raynor Memorial Libraries. Reception to follow.

The śabda doctrine, also often referred to as śabda-guru (literally word-as-guru), is a foundational pillar of Sikh philosophy, spiritual praxis, political theology and a key concept in Sikh scripture. This lecture maps the passage of the concept of śabda from premodern scriptural sources to its entanglement in contemporary “wars of scholarship.”