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Master of Theological Studies - Eastern Christian Studies (en anglais)

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Program description

Theology is the study of the nature of God and religious belief. The Theology program encourages students to develop a critical approach to the problems and challenges facing modern society. The Master of Theological Studies is a two-year (60 cr.) second-entry  program, (that is, it requires a BA or its equivalent for admission but no prior theological training). As such, it is a general degree in theological education whose purpose is to provide students a basic understanding of theological disciplines in view of further studies in theology, or for general educational purposes. It also prepares students to do upper-level graduate study in subsequent years. For example, those who graduate with an M.T.S. are eligible to apply to the M.A., in Theology, a program in advanced theological research.

A summative exercise is required at the end of the degree, comprising either a comprehensive examination or a major research paper.

What you’ll learn

The M.T.S. is a general theological degree that is recognized by the Association of Theological Schools and has a wide appeal to mature students. The program provides a strong formation for students looking to develop a critical understanding of the heritage of the Christian tradition and its contributions to contemporary society and culture through dialogue and service.

Students will gain a broad, general knowledge of the Catholic theological tradition and the plurality of its expression, with the possibility of attaining a focused knowledge in a specific discipline or interdisciplinary theme. They will learn to think theologically through the acquisition of knowledge from across various theological disciplines, perspectives and methods. They will be prepared for service both within the church and society at large.

Why choose Saint Paul University?

  • For its reduced class sizes and small student-teacher ratio
  • For its safe, secure and friendly campus with personalized services
  • For its bilingual setting in the heart of Canada’s national capital
  • For its diverse student population and international vision
  • For its solid reputation, experience, history and Catholic tradition

Career opportunities

  • Work in diocesan centers or various organizations such as Bishops’ Conferences
  • Publishing, especially in presses with a religion section
  • Writing for religious and secular media.
  • Resource person, expert or consultant in hospital, agencies, government services, professional organizations, companies, or in the business world.
  • Interreligious and ecumenical dialogue consultant
  • Theological advisors to Church-related organizations and in the business world

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Exigences d'admission

  • Baccalauréat avec une moyenne d’au moins 70% ou B;
  • Évidence d’une capacité à réussir dans un programme d’études post-baccalauréat attesté par deux lettres de référence de professeurs ayant connu l’étudiant dans le contexte de ses études universitaires antérieures.

Compulsory Courses: 27 credits

  • 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 3167 Early Christianity: The First Five Centuries (0-600 CE)
  • THO 3301 Hermeneutics and Exegesis in Eastern Christianity
  • THO 3318 Eastern Christian Spirituality
  • THO 3324 Introduction to Eastern Christian Ethics
  • THO 3328 The Holy Mysteries: Byzantine Sacraments

Optional Courses: 15 credits

1. Three Credits from each category:

(a) Foundations for Dialogue with People of Other Faiths (3 cr.)

  • MIS 2108 Theory and Praxis of Interreligious Dialogue
  • THO 2410 Introduction to the Religions of the World
  • THO 3305 Eastern Christianity and the Encounter with World Religions

(b) Contextual Issues in Church and Theology (3 cr.)

  • THO 3172 Faith and Contemporary Culture
  • THO 3309 Contemporary Moral Issues in Eastern Theology
  • THO 3316 Ecclesiology and East-West Ecumenism
  • THO 4203 Christianity in a Secular Age

(c) Summative Exercise (3 cr.)

  • THO 4140 Theological Synthesis
  • THO 4207 Major Research Paper

2. Six Credits from:

 (a) Divine Self-Disclosure: The Foundation of Christian Hope (6 cr.)

  • THO 3319 Eastern Christian Doctrine I: Trinity, Christ, and Holy Spirit
  • THO 3315 Eastern Christian Doctrine II: Salvation, Humanity, the Church and Eschatology
  • THO 3325 Theology and Spirituality of Icons

Elective Courses: 18 credits

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.

Imprimer la séquence de cours

 

MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (60 credits)

 

Main Program
14 courses
(42 credits)

Elective Courses
6 courses
(18 credits)

1st Year

THO 2130
THO 2131
THO 3160
THO 3161
THO 3301
THO 3118
THO 3324

3 courses

2nd Year

THO 3167
THO 3328
1 COURSE FROM: MIS 2108;THO 2410; THO 3305
1 COURSE FROM: THO 3172;THO 3309; THO 3316;THO 4203
1 COURSE FROM: THO 4140;THO 4207
2 COURSES FROM: THO 3319;THO 3315; THO 3325

3 courses

This recommended course sequence can be modified depending on Saint Paul University's annual course offering or a student's choices.

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