Papieski Wydział Teologiczny w Warszawie
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PONTIFICAL FACULTY OF THEOLOGY IN WARSAW
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The Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw is made up of two sections: St. Andrzej Bobola (Bobolanum) Section, and St. John the Baptist Section. The Faculty in its actual form was created by the Holy See in 1988 and its statute of the higher education institution was confirmed by the Concordat between the Holy See and the Republic of Poland (1993) and by the Agreement between the Republic of Poland and the Conference of the Polish Bishops (1999). The section St. John the Baptist is a continuation of the Academic Studium of Catholic Theology founded in 1962 after suppression of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Warsaw by the Communist Government in the early fifties and creation of the Academy of Catholic Theology (1954). The roots of Bobolanum go back to the Academy of Polock founded by the Society of Jesus and the Russian Government in 1812. In 1920 Bobolanum moved to Cracow then to Lublin (1926) where it was raised to the rank of the Faculty of Theology (1932). Since 1952 in Warsaw. St John the Baptist Section offers full-time graduate studies in theology for students of the Metropolitan Seminary of Warsaw and of other affiliated Seminaries as well as non-stationary studies of theology for religious and secular students.Together with Bobolanum, the Section runs studies for license and doctorate and carries out scientific research (journal 'Warszawskie Studia Teologiczne' published since 1983). The Bobolanum Section offers the graduate studies in theology for full-time and part-time students. and runs a special program in spirituality. It publishes two journals: a quarterly 'Studia Bobolanum' dedicated to theological issues, and an annual 'Forum Iuridicum' dealing with the law and canon law issues. In addition Bobolanum publishes books in the series called 'Seria Bobolanum'. Twice a year Bobolanum organizes a symposium on a particular theme as well as conferences opened to a larger public. The main objectives of Bobolanum are to conduct research in theology and other religious fields as well as student education in those areas. Bobolanum desires to form students' attitude in a spirit of human values, European heritage, good citizenship, patriotic and Christian values in the spirit of a dialogue with other Churches, religions, contemporary culture and science. At the same time Bobolanum respects academic freedom necessary for effective and fair performance in the area of scientific research and education.Bobolanum cooperates with various Polish and foreign academic centres.
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