M.A. Theology

Starts from: May 13, 2023
Campus Location

879 W 190th St Suite 400,Gardena,CA,United States

Course Feature
  • Course Code MATHEOL123
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • Campus Main Campus
  • Min Qualification BA Undergraduate
Class Description

The Master of Theology program is a postgraduate degree designed to provide advanced theological education and training for individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of Christian theology, biblical studies, and ministry. This program offers a comprehensive exploration of theological disciplines, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to engage in theological research, teaching, leadership, and ministry within a Christian context.

Course Objectives:

1. Systematic Theology:
– Study the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, such as the nature of God, Christology, pneumatology, and eschatology.
– Explore theological frameworks and methods for systematic theological reflection and analysis.
– Develop a comprehensive understanding of theological concepts and their implications for Christian belief and practice.

2. Biblical Studies:
– Engage in advanced study of the Old and New Testaments, including exegesis, hermeneutics, and textual analysis.
– Explore the historical, cultural, and literary contexts of biblical texts.
– Deepen knowledge of biblical languages, interpretive approaches, and the application of biblical principles in contemporary contexts.

3. Historical Theology:
– Trace the historical development of Christian thought and practice from the early Church to the present day.
– Study influential theologians, major theological movements, and key historical events that have shaped Christianity.
– Understand the historical and cultural contexts in which theological ideas emerged and evolved.

4. Ethical and Practical Theology:
– Investigate ethical theories and engage in ethical analysis from a Christian perspective.
– Explore the application of theological principles to contemporary ethical issues.
– Develop practical theological skills for ethical decision-making and the integration of faith and practice in ministry.

5. Apologetics and Worldviews:
– Examine the defense of the Christian faith through reasoned arguments, pieces of evidence, and engagement with other worldviews.
– Explore contemporary challenges to the Christian faith and develop strategies for effective apologetics.
– Foster critical thinking and articulate a coherent Christian worldview in response to intellectual and cultural contexts.

6. Theology and Contemporary Issues:
– Analyze theological perspectives on contemporary social, cultural, and global issues.
– Engage in theological reflection on topics such as justice, reconciliation, gender, ecology, and interfaith dialogue.
– Develop the ability to apply theological insights to address and respond to pressing societal challenges.

7. Research Methodology and Thesis:
– Develop advanced research skills and methodologies for theological inquiry.
– Undertake an in-depth research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
– Produce a high-quality thesis that demonstrates critical thinking, research proficiency, and the ability to contribute to theological scholarship.

Course Duration and Format:

The Master of Theology program is typically designed as a two-year postgraduate program. It may be offered in a combination of in-person seminars, online courses, research workshops, and independent study. Students will have the opportunity to engage in classroom discussions, research projects, presentations, and thesis preparation.

Assessment Methods:

Assessment methods may include research papers, literature reviews, theological reflections, oral presentations, comprehensive examinations, and the successful completion and defense of a master’s thesis. These assessments will evaluate students’ depth of theological knowledge, critical thinking skills, research abilities, and their ability to articulate and apply theological insights.

Conclusion:

The Master of Theology program at The Shepherd’s House Christian University provides students with advanced theological education, equipping them for ministry, teaching, research, and leadership roles within the Christian community. Through a comprehensive exploration of theological disciplines, graduates will develop a deepened understanding of Christian theology, biblical studies, historical theology, ethics, apologetics, and practical theology.

By fostering critical thinking, research proficiency, and the integration of faith and practice

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