"We know that the Son of God came and gave us the intelligence to know the true God" (1Jn 5:20). In the Faculty of Theology of the Gregorian, the Department of Dogmatic Theology offers itself as the privileged "place" in which to deepen the Christian mystery and its implications. Heir to the great theological tradition of the Roman College and the Roman School, but also of the great professors who before and after Vatican Council II formed ranks of students, the Department offers a theological proposal unique in its kind for its wealth of content.
The program of studies is built with a view to a complete theological formation but not generic, specialized but not sectorial, with the possibility of choosing between two areas: general and specific. The first covers the whole field of Dogmatic Theology, with the guarantee of being able to study it in all its aspects; the second, without neglecting the overall vision of the Christian mystery, allows the deepening of one of the areas in which Dogmatics has been divided:
- Christological-Trinitarian area (Christology, Soteriology, Trinitarian, Pneumatology, Mariology);
- Ecclesiological and sacramental area (Ecclesiology, Sacramentary, Ecumenism, Interreligious Dialogue);
- Anthropological-escatological area (Theological Anthropology, Protology, Grace, Theological Virtues, Escatology).
At the end of the two-year course the student obtains a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology, and not in one of the disciplines of dogmatics. This peculiarity is a historical heritage of the University of Nations.
Such an ambitious project, which guarantees diversified paths through courses and seminars in all areas and individual disciplines, is possible thanks to a large and prepared teaching staff. First of all, the permanent professors, who cover all areas of Dogmatic Theology: their personal competence is enhanced by the work of teams in the three areas, often developed in shared paths, expressed in courses with several voices or in other initiatives that manifest what could be called the "school of Gregorian". In addition to these, there is an adequate number of invited professors, which allows for a further diversification of the educational offer. These professors are also a guarantee of adequate accompaniment for the many third cycle students who intend to obtain a Doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University.