Religion and Theology

Mission Statement

The Department of Religion and Theology promotes the Catholic Lasallian mission of the University by examining critically the central questions and frameworks of the world’s religious traditions manifested in sacred texts, doctrines and practices; and by exploring how religious ways of knowing and being affect social, cultural, and ethical life. We prepare students for life in the multicultural and religiously plural 21st century by equipping them with a religious literacy that understands the historical developments, contemporary significance, and distinctiveness of at least one of the world’s religions while also cultivating students’ capability to engage religious difference in a self-reflective and socially conscious way.

Major(s) Offered


Minor(s) Offered


Location/Contact Information

Robert Dobie, Chair

Wister Hall 215

(215) 951-1662

Staff Contact Information

Kelley Tuman, Administrative Assistant

(215) 951-1763

Full-Time Faculty

PROFESSORS: McGinniss FSC, McGuinness

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Angeles, Copeland, Crawford FSC, O’Connell, Smith