Academics

Theology

The Theology Department of Jesuit Dallas seeks to challenge our students not only to academic excellence, but also to become men for others - for the greater honor and glory of God. Our goal is that every student will grow to appreciate the way Christ works in his life, and to recognize that God is often most present to us through others: our friends, our family, the poor, and all those around us. The Ignatian understanding of “Finding God in all things” promotes awareness and understanding of the Christian message in contemporary society. Each student is challenged to grow in respect and appreciation for his own faith and values, as well as the faith and values of others.

The four-year theology curriculum introduces students to the major elements of the Catholic faith and presents opportunities that lead to an interiorization of that faith. The curriculum is designed to support each student's development of a religious identity based on personal conviction and free response to God’s grace; it encourages the student toward greater love and service of God’s people.

Dr. L. Patrick Parker

Dr. L. Patrick Parker

Teacher, Department Head
Mrs. Michele Elchlepp

Mrs. Michele Elchlepp

Teacher, Department Head

Theology [100]

The courses listed in this section comprise the four-credit Theology requirement. Senior theology will be comprised of 2 one-semester courses; seniors will choose two out of 3 courses.

Booklist

Jesuit will provide digital copies of some books for Scripture and Jesus and Mission and Church, hard copies of these books are optional. Students are responsible for obtaining all other texts.