Research departments and centers
Systematic Theology is the branch of Theology that expands knowledge of Revealed Truth in an ordered and comprehensive way. Based on data found in Sacred Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium of the Church, and in dialogue with the human sciences, it forms a coherent and structured doctrine on God, the world and humankind and their moral and spiritual life.
The Department of Historical Theology was created in 2006, in continuity with the Institute of Church History, which began in 1970 within the School of Theology at the University of Navarra. The Institute of Church History is currently dedicated to research.
The Department of Sacred Scripture is concerned with Biblical Exegesis as a dimension of Theology. In light of the indications of the Second Vatican Council, laid out in the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, carrying out this task involves studying Scripture for the meaning expressed by their human authors and the meaning they have had in the Church, the first recipient of those books. This means never neglecting the historical, Christological and ecclesiological dimensions of each text.