Theology

Please note that we are not currently admitting a cohort to this program. However, theology courses are available. 

Why study Theology? Built upon the thorough foundation of the Bachelor of Arts core curriculum, the Theology major at Aquinas College offers a robust and systematic exploration of Sacred Doctrine (sacra doctrina) that seeks to carry the many avenues of liberal learning to their ultimate destination-the contemplation of Divine Wisdom. The curriculum of the Theology major provides a balanced sequence of courses in Sacred Scripture, dogma, and morality, rooted in the insights of the College’s patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Students will participate in a senior seminar and thesis course, which brings their pursuit of the Theology major to completion.

Meet the Faculty

Sister Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P.

Assistant Professor of Theology
S.T.D. Pontifical University of St. Thomas
S.T.L. Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Rome, Italy)
srmangelica@aquinascollege.edu
(615) 297.7545 x220

Sister Mary Angelica is a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia, Nashville, TN. Her doctoral research at The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome centered on the nature of the will according to St. Thomas Aquinas. Sister Mary Angelica’s teaching and scholarly interests include moral theory, virtue theory, the relationship between faith and reason, and the relationship between dogma and growth in the spiritual life. She also enjoys painting, specializing in the Renaissance technique oil painting.

Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P.

Assistant Professor of Theology
S.T.D., S.T.L., and S.T. B. Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Rome, Italy)
M.A. in Theology Franciscan University of Steubenville
M.A. in English University of Memphis
(615) 297-7545 x532
srmmadeline@aquinascollege.edu 

Sister Mary Madeline Todd entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia in 1991. Sister Mary Madeline is a regular member of the Catholic Women’s Forum of the Ethics and Public Policy Center based in Washington, DC and an invited speaker for the International Seminar “Toward an Integral Feminine Theology” based in Rome. She writes on spiritual and moral theology, especially on the dignity of the human person in Christ. Her published writings include contributions to the books Promise and Challenge, edited by Mary Rice Hasson, and Beautiful Mercy, edited by Matthew Kelly. She has contributed to the English, Italian, and French editions of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, as well as to The Catechetical Review. She has spoken on both theological and literary topics nationally and internationally and also serves in retreat ministry, focusing on the healing and liberating truth and love experienced in encounters with Christ.

Richard H. Bulzacchelli

Associate Professor of Theology
S.T.D. International Marian Research Institute
S.T.L. Dominican House of Studies
M.A. Providence College
M.A. Marquette University
(615) 297-7545 x402
bulzacchellir@aquinascollege.edu

Dr. Bulzacchelli teaches and publishes on a wide range of topics in theology and philosophy, including medical ethics, the Virgin Mary, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bl. Duns Scotus, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Paul VI. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of two books: Judged by the Law of Freedom: A History of the Faith-Works Controversy and a Resolution in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (University Press of America, 2006) and Elohim Created: A New Look at the First Creation Narrative (The Aggiornamento Project, 2012). Dr. Bulzacchelli is an active member of the Mariological Society of America and is a Senior Fellow at the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology.