Christendom’s Graduate School of Theology has been helping educate the leaders of the New Evangelization since 1969, when it was first founded as the Notre Dame Catechetical Institute by Msgr. Eugene Kevane. Since merging with Christendom College in 1997, hundreds of students have experienced the transformative nature of this unique education and have been deeply impressed with the knowledge and faithfulness of its esteemed faculty.
This fall, the Graduate School is welcoming a number of great additions: a new degree concentration, a new professor, and new courses. With the addition of a degree concentration in sacred Scripture, the Graduate School will broaden its excellent curriculum, meeting the needs of students who are interested in pursuing a deeper understanding of the Bible. This concentration offering will strengthen the Graduate School’s existing course offerings in Dogmatic and Moral Theology, Catechetics and Evangelization, and Spirituality. By taking classes online or in person at the campus in Alexandria, Virginia, students will have the opportunity to study in an academic environment conducive to growing in wisdom, giving them the tools they need to play an important part as leaders in the New Evangelization.
Professor Andrew Montanaro is the newest member of the full-time faculty. Montanaro, who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Catholic University of America, will be teaching classes in the newly revised Sacred Scripture concentration, his area of specialty. He has facility in Greek, Hebrew, and Akkadian, as well as other ancient languages. An expert in the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, Montanaro has also been published in Novum Testamentum, and he has presented scholarly papers at the Universidad Católica Argentina, The Catholic University of America, and the University of Toronto.
In addition to a new professor and a new concentration, the Graduate School will also feature some fascinating new courses. Graduate School Dean Dr. R.J. Matava is teaching an elective on the theology of grace, exploring the Catholic doctrine of grace through Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, and St. Thomas Aquinas; Dr. Joseph Arias will teach a new course on the theology of Mary and Joseph this fall; and Montanaro will offer a new elective on the Deuterocanonical books of the Bible also this fall.
To find out more about the Christendom Graduate School of Theology, and to learn how to receive a $100 application fee waiver by registering for classes before August 15, go to graduate.christendom.edu.