The Theology Department aims at complementing and enhancing the spiritual and moral life of the Marianapolis community. The courses offered are designed to instill an understanding and knowledge of a belief system. Although the courses are taught from a Catholic/Christian perspective, the Department seeks to motivate the exploration of the student’s own beliefs and principles. Each course challenges the student to explore, understand and deepen his/her value system, decision-making process and spiritual journey in the context of various individual, family, national and international issues. Unique at Marianapolis are the faiths of an international student body. In light of this, the Department encourages a global awareness of various expressions without compromising the Catholic/Christian character of Marianapolis and, in fact, allows this Catholic perspective to be dominant. We believe that faith cannot be forced but only encouraged, since faith is a personal decision. The availability of daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, daily prayers and the faith examples of the faculty, administration and students help nurture a student’s faith, bringing the faith to a mature level. The Theology courses integrate an interdisciplinary approach and provide insight and reflection for virtually every other course offered in the curriculum. The school requires three credits – six semesters in Theology. For a student transferring to Marianapolis after the tenth grade, the Theology requirements are adjusted.
The Bible as Literature I - Exploring the Old Testament
The Bible as Literature II - Exploring the New Testament
World Religions I
World Religions II
Moral & Ethical Dilemmas
Exploring Wisdom Literature: Theology, Philosophy and Ethics