General outline

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Who are we?
A Catholic Faculty of Theology.

What is a Catholic Faculty of theology?
A community of men and women amazed by human and world existence, by Christian faith and religious experiences, by the life of the catholic Church and of the other churches witnessing Jesus Christ’s Gospel. This amazement leads people to act believing that the research of truth is always worthwhile.

Where do we come from?
Our Faculties, together with many other Universities, are rooted in the history of medieval Europe, when teachers and students freely associated in order to transmit and to hear the results of a knowledge achieved thanks to a methodic, scientific and systematic approach to the various aspects of reality.
The commitment of teachers, students and personnel draw inspiration from the words of St. Peter’s first letter which invites the believers to answer whoever asks reasons “of the hope existing in us” (1Pt, 3,15). The Theological Faculty of Triveneto (FTTR) receives a precious legacy: it was established in 2005 where several institutes gave academic theological formation to laymen and laywomen, clergymen, seminarians, religious persons. At present the Faculty, whose center is in Padua, connects a network of five Theological institutes and seven Superior Institutes of Religious Sciences ISSR in Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto-Adige.

What can you find FTTR?
A collective research of the “intelligence of faith”. This is the task Christian theology has assumed, in different places and times, and in different ways, to spread the Good Novel, witnessed in the Bible and by the living Tradition of the Church. In our Faculty, theological teaching and learning are never detached from Church life and daily experience of people living in our territory.
We are going to give opportunities to reflection and practical examples inviting to act in and for the Church. This does not mean to act more visibly and effectively but to think Christian Revelation as an active truth and not only as a truth to be contemplated. Praxis is not a “consequence” of the act of faith but the way faith “become flesh”. Faith must both unite us to Jesus Christ and invite us to meet everybody, whatever culture and religion they belong to.

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