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Archive 2019 - 2020 > General Studies > Master of Theological Studies - Eastern Christian Studies

Master of Theological Studies - Eastern Christian Studies

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Compulsory Courses (27 units)

THO2130 Foundations of Eastern Christian Theology
THO2131 General Introduction to the Eastern Churches
THO3160 Introduction to the Old Testament: Pentateuch and Historical Books
THO3161 Introduction to the New Testament: Synoptic Gospels
THO3167 Early Christianity: The First Five Centuries (0-600 CE)
THO3301 Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity
THO3318 Eastern Christian Spirituality
THO3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics
THO3328 The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments

Optional Courses (15 units)

1. Three units from each category:

(a) Foundations for Dialogue with People of Other Faiths
MIS2108 Theory and Praxis of Interreligious Dialogue
THO2410 World Religions
THO3305 Eastern Christianity and the Encounter with World Religions

(b) Contextual Issues in Church and Theology
THO3172 Faith and Contemporary Culture
THO3309 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Theology
THO3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism
THO4203 Christianity in a Secular Age

(c) Summative Exercise
THO4140 Theological Synthesis
THO4207 Major Research Paper

2. Six units from:

(a) Divine Self-Disclosure: The Foundation of Christian Hope
THO3319 Eastern Christian Doctrine I: Trinity, Christ, and Holy Spirit
THO3315 Eastern Christian Doctrine II: Salvation, Humanity, the Church and Eschatology
THO3325 Theology and Spirituality of Icons

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.