What is Theology?
Theology is based on the rational reflection on human life, on the world and on God. It covers a wide range of live and important issues from politics to business ethics, to communications, to issues such a truth and justice and unsurprisingly, some answers to the question of who or what God is.
Theology is a valuable component of general education and the expertise gained in this discipline is of value in many different career paths.
The main areas of study within Theology are:
Systematic theology leads into the richness and diversity of the Christian tradition – East and West – and facilitates a critical openness to this tradition. It encourages an appreciation of how the understanding of faith has changed over the centuries and how it continues to develop. Such systematic study of Christian faith enables students to articulate their faith in a way that is contemporary, biblically-grounded, historically accurate, and doctrinally consistent.
Theology is a fascinating subject. It makes for an excellent discipline, combining research, critical analysis, independent learning and self-development.
The Theology student
The Theology student is someone with an enquiring mind, who, on successful completion of their studies, will be well-equipped to take a place in professional, social and community life. Our unique, historic and beautiful campus is the ideal location for reflection and learning.
Maynooth is Ireland’s only University town. Everything you need for your College years will be found in the town. By living on campus, or in the town, you can escape the long city commutes or you can use the handy bus and rail links to the Campus.
During your time in Maynooth we will support and assist you in your life as a student. We have a crèche on campus, and other supports include counselling, academic support, disability/access office, career development centre, and a medical centre. The two Universities in Maynooth share the beautiful grounds and facilities.