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Master of Arts in Religion

Historical and Theological Studies

This concentration explores the development of the faith and practice of the Christian church from its beginnings to the present, gleaning insights to address the challenges of our time by analyzing how the church handled similar situations in the past.

Old Testament
OT531 Pentateuch and Joshua (3)
OT532 Historical and Poetic Books (3)

New Testament
NT511 Gospels and Acts (3)
NT512 Epistles (3)
NT612 Biblical Hermeneutics (3)

Christian Theology
CT511 Christian Thought and Ethics (3)
CT543 Survey of Christian Theology (3)
CT634 The Chuch and Its Mission (3)
CT724 Christian Ethics
CT779 Seminar in Contemporary Theology (3)

Electives in Church History, Historical Theology, Christian Theology, or Spiritual Formation (9)
Church History
CH511 Church History I (3)
CH512 Church History II (3)

Choose one of the following courses:
PM515 Personal Foundations for Ministry (3)
SF511 Spiritual Formation in Ministry (3)

Choose one course from any division (3)

Educational Ministries
GS410 Seminary Research Methods (0)

Choose either:
HT800 Historical Theology Thesis Development (3) and HT900 Historical
Theology Thesis (3) or CH800 Church History Thesis Development (3)
and CH900 Church History Thesis (3) or CT800 Christian Theology Thesis
Development (3) and CT900 Christian Theology Thesis (3)

Total Credits (57)

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