Theology is the study both of the human experience of God and of the transmission of that experience through religious traditions, doctrines and rituals.
At Xavier, theology is an academic pursuit and more. By promoting a mutually critical dialogue between human experience and religious traditions, the study of theology can communicate a deeper knowledge of one's religious beliefs and ground a stable relationship with God. At the same time, it can foster understanding across religious boundaries so that the people of the world can live together in harmony and peace.
As a Catholic and Jesuit university, Xavier believes that a continuing synthesis of the Christian perspective with all other forms of human knowledge is conducive to wisdom, and that the truth discovered through human reason cannot ultimately conflict with the truth of faith.