Codex Sinai
The University of Scranton's Department of

Theology and Religious Studies

What we do

Our mission is to teach and inquire into the intellectual, spiritual and moral riches of the Christian tradition.

We mean to acquaint students with Christianity's long and disciplined reflection on the deeply human questions about the quest for God, wisdom and human fulfillment. While accenting the Catholic tradition, our inquiry into these questions includes other Christians and religious traditions, including Judaism and Islam.

Faith, Wisdom & Justice

Our service, teaching, and scholarship embody "faith seeking understanding".

"The Jesuit purpose in higher education is to move the minds and hearts of developing humans....The outcome, it is hoped, is wisdom...And wisdom, in the Jesuit understanding, is a gift from God that enables the recipient to understand what is really important in events past or present...Although no one can predict the future, the wise man or woman, having experience in sorting out the truly significant in past and present events, is well positioned to make wise choices en route to an unknown future". William J. Byron, SJ

"Today our prime educational objective must be to form men-and-women-for-others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ - for the God-man who lived and died for all the world; men and women who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce." Pedro Arrupe, SJ

University Mission