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Archive 2018 - 2019 > Pastoral and Ministerial Theology > Master of Divinity - Eastern Christian Studies

Master of Divinity - Eastern Christian Studies

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  • Program requirements

Compulsory Courses: 63 credits

  • THO 4162 Practicum in Ministry and Service I
  • THO 4163 Practicum in Ministry and Service II 
  • THO 2130 Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology
  • THO 2131 General Introduction to the Eastern Churches
  • THO 3160 Introduction to the Old Testament: Pentateuch and Historical Books
  • THO 3161 Introduction to the New Testament: Synoptic Gospels
  • THO 3251 Byzantine and Slavic Church History
  • THO 3301 Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity
  • THO 3305 Eastern Christianity and the Encounter with World Religions
  • THO 3309 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Theology
  • THO 3315 Eastern Christian Doctrine II: Salvation, Humanity, the Church and Eschatology
  • THO 3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism
  • THO 3318 Eastern Christian Spirituality
  • THO 3319 Eastern Christian Doctrine I: Trinity, Christ and Holy Spirit
  • THO 3322 Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgies
  • THO 3323 Canonical Tradition of the Christian East
  • THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics
  • THO 3328 The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments
  • THO 3338 Byzantine Liturgical Celebration
  • THO 3347 Byzantine Liturgy of the Hours and Liturgical Year
  • THO 4206 Personal Integration Seminar

Optional Courses: 24 credits

1. Three Credits from each category:

  (a) Learning to Think Theologically

  • THO 2189 Can we talk about God?
  • THO 3162 Christian Faith: Encounter with a Self-Revealing God

(b) Contextual Issues in Church and Theology

  • THO 3172 Faith and Contemporary Culture
  • THO 4124 Feminist Perspectives in Theology
  • THO 4202 Global Christianity
  • THO 4203 Christianity in a Secular Age

(c) Spiritual Depth and Moral Integrity

  • THO 4160 Pastoral Ministry and Psychology
  • THO 3166 The Good Life: Ethics and Christian Tradition
  • THO 3168 Ways of Christian Life and Prayer – Spirituality

(d) Perspectives on the Church in the Modern World

  • THO 4161 Sociological Perspectives on Christian Community
  • THO 3165 Ecclesiology in an Ecumenical Age

(e) Old Testament Sources

  • THO 4100 Wisdom Texts and Intertestamental Literature
  • THO 4101 The Prophetic Books

 (f) New Testament Sources

  • THO 4102 Pauline Literature and Theology
  • THO 4103 Johannine Literature

2. Six Credits from:

 (a) Tradition Shaped in the Crucible of History

  • THO 3123 The Medieval Church (600-1400 CE)
  • THO 3124 The Church in the Reformation Period (1400-1648 CE)
  • THO 3167 Early Christianity: The First Five Centuries (0-600 CE)
  • THO 3250 Modern and Contemporary Church History (1648 – present)

Elective Courses: 3 credits

Students 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. The may also choose elective courses from among those not chosen above or any other course approved by the Faculty of Theology.