Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of Theology!


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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.

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

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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.”