Faith in search of understanding
Study your graduate degree in theology in a distinctive environment. Read core texts,
engage in ecumenical seminars and attend theological academic conferences. Share the
gift of a rigorous, faithful and well-founded theological education through a career
in teaching, research or ministry.
Theology & the Living Tradition
Theology is a faithful listening to and systematic, methodical articulation of the
message of the Word of God revealed by deeds and words. This revelation began in Israel,
culminated in Jesus Christ, himself both the mediator and sum total of Revelation,
and, through him, was transmitted in the living tradition of the Church.
Engage in the Life of the Church
The Department of Theology continually involves itself in academic programs and endeavors
aimed at enriching the life of both the University community as well as the Church.
Some of the current programs and past projects include:
- Seminar on the Development of Early Catholic Christianity Co-founded by UD theology
professor Fr. David Balas, this ecumenical seminar meets four times a year and offers
papers primarily on first and second century Christianity.
- International Bible Commentary Dr. William Farmer, a research scholar at UD, guided
the publication of this one volume, Catholic, ecumenical commentary. Scholars from
six continents contributed to this publication, which has recently been translated
into Spanish and Dutch and will soon be translated into Italian, French, German, and
- Conference on Anti-Judaism in the Gospels Organized by UD's theology department, this
national conference brought Jewish and Christian scholars to the university for an
interfaith discussion on the question of the portrayal of Judaism in the Gospels.
- Conference on the Eucharist Gathering speakers from all over the country, the University
of Dallas theology department hosted this ecumenical scholars' conference to discuss
the notion of sacrifice in the Eucharist.