The Faculty of Theology inaugurated its activities in September 2001. The Faculty provides students with Master's degree program on a residential and a tutorial basis. That program is in theology (three specialities: priestly, catechetical-pastoral, social works "Caritas". The Faculty Board has also the authority to confer doctoral degrees in theology. The Faculty is made up of 12 Departments. The teaching staff consists of 39 persons. The Faculty publishes one scholarly journal (Teologia i Człowiek - eng. Theology and Man). The scholarly work of the members of the Faculty of Theology results in their being invited to numerous academic conventions and symposia both within Poland and abroad.
The Faculty cooperates with two universities abroad: Faculty of Catholic Theology at Julius Maximilianus University in Würzburg (Deutschland) and Prince Witold University in Kaunas (Lithuania).
The Rev. Dr. Hab. Jan Perszon, Professor UMK
The Rev. Dr. Dariusz Kotecki
The Rev. Dr. Roman Małecki
The Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerzy Bagrowicz, The Rev. Prof. Dr. Waldemar Chrostowski, Prof. Dr. Hab. Marian Grabowski,
The Rev. Prof. Dr. Czesław Rychlicki, The Rev. Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Werbiński
The Rev. Dr. Hab. Janusz GręĽlikowski, The Most Rev. Dr. Hab. Zbigniew Kiernikowski, The Rev. Dr. Hab. Krzysztof Konecki,
The Rev. Dr. Hab. Witold Kujawski, The Rev. Dr. Hab. Anastazy Nadolny, The Rev. Dr. Hab. Mirosław Mróz, The Rev. Dr. Hab. Zdzisław Pawlak, The Rev. Dr. Hab. Jan Perszon, The Rev. Dr. Hab. Zdzisław Pawłowski
STRUCTURE OF THE FACULTY:
DEPARTMENT OF EXEGETICS AND BIBLICAL THEOLOGY
Head: The Rev. Prof. Dr. Waldemar Chrostowski
Department of Exegetics and Biblical Theology conducts continuous researches into the Bible with a special respect to the theological content of each of its Book. The main goal of the researches is to properly understand the meaning and the message which follows from the Word of God. The researches concentrate mainly on the unity of the Christian Revelation in Old and New Testament witnessed in the Bible and on the bringing out and exploring the main theological themes present in the Holy Books. The critical and exegetical as well as the narrative methods of the study of the biblical text are widely in use.
The Department employs one professor, one associated professor and three person with Ph.D. degree in biblical studies.
DEPARTMENT OF DOGMATIC AND ECUMENICAL THEOLOGY
Head: The Rev. Prof. Dr. Czesław Rychlicki
Department of Dogmatic and Ecumenical Theology conducts systematic researches into the mysteries of Christian Revelation handed down to us by the Bible and the Tradition of the Church. The researches concentrate also on the connections between the revealed mysteries and the historical development of the dogmas and official teaching of the Church. The studies that are being undertaken aim at the drawing the existential and pastoral values following from the Christian Revelation. The ecumenical studies of the past and present efforts advancing the unity of the Church (on worldwide and local level) are also explored.
The Department employs one professor and two person with Ph.D. degree in systematic theology.
DEPARTMENT OF MORAL THEOLOGY AND CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
Head: The Rev. Dr. Hab. Mirosław Mróz, prof. UMK
The researches undertaken by the Department reflect upon Christian vocation and the moral consequences of the life in Christ. Scientific reflections concentrate mainly on everyday moral life, where Christian vocation is realised. Te Department conducts also researches on the Catholic social teaching, political and economic issues, seen from the perspectives of the anthropological and personal principles inspired by the teaching of the Bible and Magisterium Ecclesiae.
The Department employs one associated professor and one person with Ph.D. degree in moral theology.
DEPARTMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOLOGY
Head: The Rev. Dr. Hab. Jan Perszon, prof. UMK
The Department conducts researches on the subject of the Divine foundation of Christianity and the Church. The second manifold of researches concentrates on the phenomenon of religious act and the differences existing between the particular religions. The big emphasis is also put on the examining of the religious consciousness of Polish society.
The Department employs one associated professor and two person with Ph.D. degree in fundamental theology.
DEPARTMENT OF SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY
Head: The Rev. Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Werbiński
The researches conducted by the Department aim at the understanding of the processes of spiritual life, their sources and developments. The connections between the psychophysical structure of human being and the development of the Christian personhood are also examined. In order to achieve this goal the Department carries out the researches on the main streams and the schools of spirituality in the Church in Poland and especially in Pomerania and Cujavia region.
The Department employs one professor and one person with Ph.D. degree in spiritual theology.
DEPARTMENT OF LITURGICAL THEOLOGY
Head: The Rev. Dr. Hab. Krzysztof Konecki, prof. UMK
The Department of Liturgical Theology conducts permanent researches on the principles of the liturgical reforms, their accommodations and implementations as well as on the proper theological meaning and understanding of the paschal mystery of Christ. The main stress is put on the liturgical updating in accordance with the instructions issued by the Congregation for Catholic Education. The profound examining of the liturgical books of the Church is one of the main means to achieve this goal.
The Department employs one associate professor and one person with Ph.D. degree in liturgical theology.
DEPARTMENT OF CATECHETICS AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Head: The Rev. Prof. Dr. Jerzy Bagrowicz
The researches carried out by the Department deal with the issues connected with the fundamental, material and formal catechetics. They also examine the current ratio studiorum realised during the teaching of religious lessons on the various level of school curriculum. This is being carried out by extensive studies of the religious textbooks. The separate studies deal with the historical ways and methods of teaching religion lessons. The departments also conducts the researches on the liturgical music, homiletics and pastoral care and kerygmatic service of the Church.
The Department employs one professor and seven person with Ph.D. degree in pastoral theology.
DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
Head: The Rev. Dr. Hab. Witold Kujawski, prof. UMK
Department of the History of Ancient and Medieval History of the Church conducts scientific researches based on the historical sources regarding the foundation and the development of the Church and her ecclesiastical structures. Research programme includes study of Ancient and Medieval Church with the special concern with the Medieval Church in Poland, particularly in Pomerania and Cujavia region.
The Department employs one associate professor.
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN HISTORY OF THE CHURCH
Head: The Rev. Dr. Hab. Anastazy Nadolny, prof. UMK
The Department carries out the scientific researches of the modern history of the Church, which covers the times from Reformation up to present days. Researches field includes also the history and evolution of the main Protestant Churches as well as the Orthodox Churches in Central and Eastern Europe. The Department conducts also researches into the history of the dioceses of Toruń and Włocławek.
The Department employs one associate professor and one person with Ph.D. degree in history of the Church.
DEPARTMENT OF PATRISTIC AND ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY
Acting head: The Rev. Dr. Tomasz Kaczmarek
The Department conducts the researches into the theological thought and teaching of the Fathers of the Church. This study is harmonized with the researches carries out by the Department of History of the Church and the Department of Dogmatic and Ecumenical Theology. Analyzing the patristic sources the Department in its study concentrates mainly on the theme of passing on faith and Christian formation, which may be also of great importance to the modern pastoral care of the Church.
The Department employs one person with Ph.D. degree in patristic.
DEPARTMENT OF CANON LAW
Head: The Rev. Dr. Hab. Janusz GręĽlikowski, prof. UMK
Department of Canon Law conducts researches into legislative proceedings in the Church based on Canon Law as well as the ecclesiastical structures, the sacramental discipline and the cases examined in Ecclesiastical Court.
The Department employs one associate professor and one person with Ph.D. degree in Canon Law.
DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY
Head: Prof. Dr. Hab. Marian Grabowski
Department of Christian Philosophy conducts researches into Christian philosophical outlook as a preparation for further theological studies. In detail the following themes are studied: understanding and interpretation of human being, human freedom and its limits, relation with God and created world. Scientific analysis of philosophical texts covers classical authors and themes as well as the modern trends present in contemporary philosophical thought.
The Department employs one associate professor and one person with Ph.D. degree in Philosophy.