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Archive 2019 - 2020 > Pastoral and Ministerial Theology > Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity

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Compulsory Courses (45 units)

THO2189 Can We Talk About God?
THO3160 Introduction to the Old Testament: Pentateuch and Historical Books
THO3161 Introduction to the New Testament: Synoptic Gospels
THO3162 Christian Faith: Encounter with a Self-Revealing God
THO3165 Community, Conflict, Salvation: Why the Church?
THO3166 The Good Life: Ethics and Christian Tradition
THO3169 Liturgy and Experience
THO3171 Introduction to Pastoral Practice I
THO4160 Pastoral Ministry and Psychology
THO4161 Sociological Perspectives on Christian Community
THO4162 Practicum in Ministry and Service I
THO4163 Practicum in Ministry and Service II 
THO4201 Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
THO4205 Theology and Practice of Ministry
THO4206 Personal Integration Seminar

Optional Courses (45 units)

1. Three units from each category:

(a) Old Testament Sources
THO4100 How to Search for Wisdom?
THO4101 How God Responds to Injustice: The Prophetic Voice

(b) New Testament Sources
THO4102 Freedom, Law, and Justice: Perspectives from Paul’s Writings
THO4103 What is Truth?

(c) Human Reality and Saving Mystery
THO4107 Cultivating Humanity: Creation, Rationality, and Responsibility
THO4108 Life as Gift
THO4109 Sin and the Question of Evil

(d) Growing in Communion with Other Christians
THO2167 Catholic Commitment to Ecumenism
THO3175 Anglicans and Unity
THO3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism

(e) Foundations for Dialogue with People of Other Faiths
MIS2108 Theory and Praxis of Interreligious Dialogue
THO2410 World Religions
THO4204 Christianity and Religious Pluralism

(f) Contextual Issues in Church and Theology
THO3172 Faith and Contemporary Culture
THO4124 Feminist Perspectives in Theology
THO4202 Global Christianity
THO4203 Christianity in a Secular Age

(g) Christian Leadership
ECS3323 Dialogue
THO4302 Leadership in Faith Formation
THO4303 Leadership in Christian Liturgy

2. Six units from each category:

(a) Divine Self-Disclosure: The Foundation of Christian Hope
THO3163 The Christian God: Speaking of the Divine Mystery
THO3164 Who is Jesus Christ?
THO4125 Christologies, Past and Present

(b) Gathered Together in Prayer and Praise
DCA3106 Sacramental Law
THO3170 Proclaiming the Word of God in the Liturgy
THO3176 Theology of Christian Marriage
THO4111 Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation, Anointing, Funeral Rites

(c) Tradition Shaped in the Crucible of History
THO3123 History of the Church 1: Early and Medieval
THO3124 History of the Church 2: Reformation and Today
THO3167 Early Christianity: The First Five Centuries (0-600 CE)
THO3250 Modern and Contemporary Church History (1648 – present)

(d) Spiritual Depth and Moral Integrity
THO3168 Ways of Christian Life and Prayer – Spiritual Life
THO4104 The Sexual Self and Ethics
THO4105 Spiritual Life and Social Justice
THO4106 The Ethics of Medicine, Sickness and Health