Patrons of Theology & Philosophy

Become a Patron of Theology & Philosophy and directly support our Theology & Philosophy faculty prepare students to become the future teachers of our faith in schools and parishes around the globe.

JPCatholic University’s Theology and Philosophy faculty, students and programs have been widely acknowledged for their local and national impact and influence. Your support is essential in attracting top notch faculty and students, and to maintaining the university’s high level of academic excellence. Theology and Philosophy courses underpin our student's intellectual and spiritual formation.

Pictured is the MA in Biblical Theology Class of 2015, including the first four JPCatholic alumni ordained to the priesthood, along with professors Dr. Michael Barber, Dr. John Kincaid and Fr. Andy Younan.

St. Pope John Paul II, our patron, in Fides et Ratio explains the relationship between faith and reason and between theology and philosophy. Theology provides an understanding of Revelation and the content of faith, while Philosophy is the study of ultimate truth in the light of reason (#93).

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI frequently stressed the need for a biblically based approach to the study of theology. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs follow his lead and rigorously prepare students for the practical work of evangelization and the intellectual work of scholarship.

Our degree programs in Theology and Philosophy are:

Our Patrons of Theology & Philosophy directly support the following:

  1. Research Quarter - reducing faculty teaching load for research and scholarship.
  2. Faculty Scholarship - funding faculty member to attend at least one conference annually.
  3. New Faculty Funding - funding first year salary for new faculty to expand the program.
  4. Visiting Faculty - funding for distinguished faculty to visit and teach at JPCatholic for up to a quarter.
  5. Library Materials - acquiring new books and journals, both physical and online.
  6. Student Scholarships - funding to attract and retain top-notch students in Theology and Philosophy.

Our Theology and Philosophy faculty are:

Recognition
Society
Plato
Aristotle
Jerome
Augustine
Aquinas
Giving Level
< $500
≥ $500
≥ $1,000
≥ $5,000
≥ $10,000
Invitation to
On-campus
Faculty Lectures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Copies of Faculty
Books, Videos
& Publications
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
January
Biblical Studies Conference
No
Tickets
1
Ticket
2
Tickets
5
Tickets
10
Tickets
Summer Intellectual Retreat
No
No
1
Ticket
2
Tickets
4
Tickets
Aquinas Society
Dinner (Summer)
No
No
No
No
4
Tickets

  • The Plato Society recognizes Patrons who contribute any amount up to $500 in a fiscal year (thru' June 30th). They are invited to attend monthly faculty on-campus lectures free of charge.

  • The Aristotle Society recognizes Patrons who contribute at least $500 in a fiscal year. In addition, they receive one ticket to our annual January Biblical Studies conference as well as signed copies of latest faculty books, publications and video presentations, when available.

    The January 2017 Biblical Studies conference, entitled 'The Book of Acts: How the Holy Spirit leads the Church through Hard Times' will be held on January 27th and 28th at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 13541 Stoney Creek Rd., San Diego, CA 92129.

  • The Jerome Society recognizes Patrons who contribute at least $1,000 in a fiscal year. In addition, they receive two tickets to our annual Biblical Studies conference, and one ticket to our invitation only on-campus Theology & Philosophy Summer intellectual retreat.

  • The Augustine Society recognizes Patrons who contribute at least $5,000 in a fiscal year. In addition, they receive five tickets to our annual Biblical Studies conference, and two tickets to our invitation only on-campus Theology & Philosophy Summer intellectual retreat.

  • The Aquinas Society recognizes the extraordinary generosity of Patrons who contribute at least $10,000 in a fiscal year. In addition, they receive ten tickets to our annual Biblical Studies conference. They receive special access and unique opportunities to engage with faculty, including the annual Aquinas Society Dinner held during our Summer intellectual retreat.

    The Summer 2017 one-day intellectual retreat, entitled 'Catholicism and Culture' will be held on-campus on July 1.

Considering becoming a Patron? Please contact Chas Baines, Community Liaison at 858-653-6740, ext 1506 or email him at CBaines@JPCatholic.com for more details.

You may join our Patrons of Theology & Philosophy in one of the following ways

John Paul the Great Catholic University is a 501(C)(3) non-profit public charity as defined by the IRS. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.