PhD Christian Philosophy

PhD Christian Philosophy
Starts from: May 13, 2023
Campus Location

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

Course Feature
  • Course Code A1234-X
  • Duration 3 years
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • Campus Main Campus
  • Min Qualification MA (Postgraduate)
Class Description

The Doctor of Christian Philosophy program is an advanced doctoral degree designed for scholars and practitioners seeking to make significant contributions to the field of Christian philosophy. This program provides an opportunity for rigorous scholarly exploration, original research, and the development of advanced analytical and critical thinking skills. Students will engage in a comprehensive study of the philosophical foundations of Christian thought, advancing the understanding and application of Christian philosophy in contemporary contexts.

Course Objectives:

1. Advanced Study of Christian Philosophy:
– Engage in advanced study of the major philosophical traditions and their impact on Christian thought.
– Investigate the historical development of Christian philosophy and the contributions of key Christian philosophers.
– Critically analyze and evaluate philosophical concepts, arguments, and their implications for Christian theology.

2. Metaphysics and Epistemology in Christian Thought:
– Explore advanced metaphysical and epistemological questions related to Christian belief and practice.
– Investigate the nature of God, the nature of reality, the problem of evil, and the relationship between faith and reason.
– Develop a comprehensive understanding of Christian metaphysics and epistemology through critical analysis and reflection.

3. Ethics and Moral Philosophy:
– Engage in advanced study of ethical theories and moral principles from a Christian perspective.
– Investigate ethical dilemmas and contemporary ethical issues within a Christian framework.
– Develop and defend a sophisticated ethical framework rooted in Christian values and informed by philosophical insights.

4. Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics:
– Conduct advanced research in the philosophy of religion and its implications for Christian apologetics.
– Examine arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, religious language, and the problem of evil.
– Develop skills in philosophical reasoning and argumentation to defend Christian faith in the context of diverse worldviews.

5. Advanced Research Methodology:
– Acquire advanced research skills and methodologies relevant to Christian philosophy.
– Engage in rigorous research, critical analysis, and interpretation of primary sources and contemporary philosophical literature.
– Develop expertise in scholarly writing, presentation, and publication of research findings.

6. Integration of Christian Philosophy and Theology:
– Explore the integration of Christian philosophy with various theological disciplines.
– Examine the relationship between philosophical concepts and theological doctrines.
– Engage in interdisciplinary research that bridges the gap between philosophy and theology.

7. Original Research and Dissertation:
– Undertake an extensive original research project in the form of a doctoral dissertation.
– Contribute to the field of Christian philosophy through innovative and scholarly research.
– Successfully defend the dissertation before a faculty committee, demonstrating mastery of the subject, research proficiency, and scholarly excellence.

Course Duration and Format:

The Doctor of Christian Philosophy program is typically designed as a three to five-year full-time or part-time course. It involves advanced coursework, independent research, and the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Students may participate in seminars, research colloquia, conferences, and specialized workshops to enhance their research skills, scholarly engagement, and professional networking.

Assessment Methods:

Assessment methods may include research papers, literature reviews, oral presentations, comprehensive examinations, research proposals, and the successful completion and defense of a doctoral dissertation. These assessments will evaluate students’ depth of knowledge, critical thinking skills, research abilities, and their contribution to advancing the field of Christian philosophy.


The Doctor of Christian Philosophy program at The Shepherd’s House Christian University offers scholars and practitioners the opportunity to pursue advanced study and research in the intersection of philosophy and Christian thought. Graduates will emerge as leading experts in the field, equipped with advanced analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to contribute to philosophical and theological discourse. With a deep understanding of the philosophical foundations of Christian belief, they will engage in meaningful dialogue, provide thoughtful

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