This Institute is dedicated to education and research in theology in the Catholic tradition
Welcome to the Loyola Institute.
INTERESTED IN STUDYING THEOLOGY?
The Trinity College Open Day for students interested in starting College in 2014 will take place on Saturday 7 December 2013 from 9.00 - 3.30. Second-level students, mature students, and parents/guardians are invited to attend. See here for details.
As part of College Open Day on Saturday 7 December, the Loyola Institute will be offering the following events/activities to which all interested students are warmly invited:
11:00-11:30 Information Session and Q and A on the Catholic Theology degree course (G06, Loyola Institute/ISE building)
11:30-12:00 Taster lecture (G06, Loyola Institute/ISE building)
12:15 Tour of the building (Loyola Institute/ISE building)
13:00-13:30 Information Session and Q and A on the Catholic Theology degree course (G06, Loyola Institute/ISE building)
13:30-14:00 Taster lecture (G06, Loyola Institute/ISE building)
14:15 Tour of the building (Loyola Institute/ISE building)
ABOUT THE LOYOLA INSTITUTE
The Loyola Institute is dedicated to education and research in theology in the Catholic tradition. This Institute was established in 2011 by the Board of Trinity College Dublin. The establishment of this new Institute means that TCD joins a host of great Universities across the UK, Europe, and the United States in this field of study.
Theology in the Catholic tradition is a centuries old pursuit but there are always new challenges. The marvellous restatement of Catholic thought and identity that made up the documents and declarations of the Second Vatican Council fifty years ago could scarcely have come about without the decades of research into theology that preceded the Council. Today, fifty years on, theology in the Catholic tradition is a very vigorous intellectual pursuit, engaged with many of the vital issues of the day. To mention one: we live in a more globalised world than ever previously. Diverse cultures and diverse religious traditions interact with one another more vigorously than ever before. The importance of genuine inter-religious dialogue and interreligious understanding is obvious. One of the best ways of pursuing this is to seek fuller understanding of one’s own religious tradition or the traditions that have shaped the culture in which one is a participant, - and then move out from there. This is just one of the urgent and relevant preoccupations of contemporary theological studies and will continue to be an interest of the Loyola Institute. The first undergraduate programme, a Moderatorship in Catholic Theological Studies (CAO TR030) Single Honours, has now started with the first intake in September 2013: See here for details.
THE LOYOLA INSTITUTE: A HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT