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Master of Theological Studies

Faculty of Theology

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Compulsory Courses (27 units)

  • THO2189 Can We Talk About God? An Introduction to Theology
  • THO3123 Early Christianity
  • THO3160 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • THO3161 Introduction to the New Testament
  • THO3162 Revelation and Christian Faith
  • THO3165 The Church and Salvation
  • THO3166 The Good Life: An Introduction to Christian Ethics
  • THO3168 Christian Prayer and Spiritual Life
  • THO3169 Liturgy and Experience: An Introduction to Christian Worship

Optional Courses (15 units)

3 Units from each category:

(a) Foundations for Dialogue with People of Other Faiths

  • MIS2108 Theory and Praxis of Interreligious Dialogue
  • THO2410 World Religions
  • THO4204 Christianity and Religious Plurality

(b) Contextual Issues in Church and Theology

  • THO3172 Faith and Contemporary Culture
  • THO4124 Feminist Perspectives in Theology
  • THO4202 World Christianity
  • THO4203 Christianity in a Secular Age

(c) Summative Exercise

  • THO4207 Summative Exercise

6 units from:

(a) Divine Self-Disclosure: The Foundation of Christian Hope

  • THO3163 The Christian God
  • THO3164 Jesus in the New Testament
  • THO4125 Christology

Elective Courses (18 units)

Students may choose elective courses from among those offered within the basic degree programs in theology. With the approval of the Faculty of Theology, they may also choose from among course offerings in Human Sciences (Philosophy, Conflict Studies, Social Communication, etc.) in order to pursue a theological theme from an interdisciplinary perspective. Those anticipating further theological studies in advanced degree programs are urged to consider the study of Latin, biblical Greek or biblical Hebrew in order to study texts in their original language.