The theology department offers a major and a minor and serves the larger general education program. Many of our classes invite students to reflect on their involvement in the local community. This video was created by a student to complete a final project for THEO 335 Theology from the Margins. It offers a wonderful example of what students learn in Bellarmine’s theology courses and illustrates collaborative work done with the Joseph of Arimathea Society.
Theology Essay Award
The Department of Theology in partnership with the Master of Arts in Spirituality program is offering an award for the best undergraduate academic essay on a theological topic or theme.
Papers should reflect the student's research on a topic related to a course taken in theology at Bellarmine. They can represent work of any level (200-400 courses) and can be submitted by students who are theology majors or minors as well as non-theology majors.
Winning papers will be presented at the first colloquy of the theology department which will be held during Undergraduate Research Week on April 17 at 7:00 PM in the Fireplace Room in Horrigan Hall.
Papers should be submitted electronically by March 15th to any member of the theology department.
First prize will be awarded $125. Second prize will be awarded $100.
India Trip Photographic Exhibition
On August 27 we celebrated the launch of "Embracing India: Reflections on Global Spirituality and Social Justice,” an exhibition of photographs from the MAS 569 trip to India that took place last May. The exhibition ran until September 4.
MAS Cohort 2010 Off and Running!
In June, the 2010 cohort of students completed MAS 501 - Introductory Seminar in the Study of Spirituality, co-taught by Dr. Gregory Hillis of Bellarmine University and Dr. Alexander Hwang of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. We have a diverse group of 10 new students, and we are excited to have them in the program.
Congratulations to Scott Holzknecht ('06)
Scott Holzknecht, graduate of the MAS program in 2006, recently published a book on Catholic social teaching for teens entitled Everyday Justice (St Mary's Press). Congratulations!
We encourage alumnis of the program to keep in touch. Please contact Greg Hillis, Director of the Program, if you have any news to share.
MAS 569 - Spirituality and Justice: An International Experience (India)
This year, our current MAS cohort travelled to Kerala, India, to learn more about spirituality in a pluralistic environment, including Hindu spirituality, Christian spirituality, Muslim spirituality, and ecospirituality. The theme for the course was “Unitive Spirituality.” We hope to post some pictures of their trip soon. Stayed tuned for next year's destination.