Department of Theology and Philosophy

The Vision

Every institution and society needs good persons who think, who think especially about the most fundamental and profound realities. These thinkers, by their thinking, become extraordinarily unique and distinctive. Their contributions to society and all of humankind have often been astounding. They, in many ways, shape our lives, our world, and our living faith. Their memories, actions, and contributions are celebrated and continued in the Theology/Philosophy Department here at Marian University. Come, discover your roots. There is no business nor institution which does not need more persons who can "think outside of the box." The habits of mind and heart, and the skills of a liberal education are offered here in an intelligent and faith-filled atmosphere.

Sophia Club

Marian University's philosophy club is named for the greek word σοφία meaning "wisdom." The club creates a forum for students to discuss both ancient wisdom and the latest ideas of our times. The Sophia club invites the whole campus to several BBQs throughout the school year, hosts movie nights, and sponsors lectures each semester in theology or philosophy.

Department of Theology and Philosophy Annual Fall Lecture Series

Nostra Aetate: The Catholic Church in Relation to Other Religions: Since Vatican II and Beyond”

by Rev. Peter C. Phan, S.T.D., Ph.D., D.D.
Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Catholic Social Thought
Georgetown University

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Evans Center
reception following lecture

Upcoming Event

"Spirituality and Healthcare: Lessons from a Patient Named Fred"
September 17, Noon in Evans Center-126


"Is Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking with a Physician's Assistance a form of Physician Assisted Suicide?"
September 17, 6 p.m. in Evans Center-152, Lecture Hall 2

by Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, OFM, MD.
Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School, University of Chicago

Picture of Sulmasy

Contact Us

For any questions concerning the curriculum, department, or areas of interest contact: 
Andy Hohman - Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy

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