The Philosophy of Religion and Theology (PRT) program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a wide range of traditional and/or contemporary issues in the field. The program is intentionally flexible in its structure. Students have considerable freedom to shape their own courses of study in consultation with their advisors. A rich variety of courses are available each semester covering major issues, movements, and thinkers in philosophy of religion and theology.
PRT courses are enhanced by offerings in other Religion programs as well as in the other CGU departments, the Claremont School of Theology, and the other Claremont Colleges. The PRT program thus provides a distinctive context that is broad and pluralistic, challenging students to engage other interests even as they follow their own. Students may choose to focus on classical issues in the field, work on comparative issues, and/or study more recent theories and movements associated with philosophical and theological questions.
The PRT faculty is committed to a diverse program that provides both breadth and depth. Students are able to pursue research agendas that may significantly engage other fields such as politics, scripture, ethics, history, art, literature, and culture.