Theology in the Classroom
School begins with prayer and ends with prayer every day. We feel that it is very important for cadets to begin and end the day focused on God. Cadets are required to complete 4 credit hours of theology during their four years at BC. Cadets will receive ½ credit hour per semester at BC that qualifies for HOPE credit. The Theology curriculum begins with all freshman embarking upon an understanding of the Benedictine Order with an in-depth analysis of The Rule of Saint Benedict as it pertains to the founding and principles of our great institution. From there cadets of Jewish faith are provided a Jewish Studies course to strengthen their own faith. All other cadets continue through the Theology curriculum, which ends with a study of World Religions and seniors receiving a Manual for Men to take with them as they matriculate to the next stage of their life. Within the classroom, Theology utilizes the Harkness method of instruction to ensure that the classroom environment is one that encourages young men to ask questions and discuss material that is pertinent in their lives. We have found that this method leads to the deepest understanding of such a critical aspect to every person’s life.