The theology specialization of the M.A. in theological studies consists of 30 credits:
THE-515 Historical Theology I: The Early Church
The church from the close of the New Testament canon through Augustine in the West and the council Chalcedon in the East.
THE-516 Historical Theology II: The Medieval Church
The medieval church, primarily in the West, from Augustine through the forerunners of the Reformation.
THE-517 Historical Theology III: The Reformation Church
The reformation and post-reformation church from Martin Luther to early eighteenth century.
THE-518 Historical Theology IV: The Modern Church
The modern church from the early eighteenth century to present.
THE-540 Systematic Theology I
This course introduces and practices a metanarrative for doing theology. The biblical narratives and propositions are heard in the context of the story that begins with creation, is centered in Jesus’ first coming and reaches its culmination in the new heavens and earth.
THE-640 Systematic Theology II
This course continues our metanarrative theology by examining the Christian story of creation, fall, redemption and consummation, with special attention given to the nature and task of humanity, the distortion of the world through sin and the redemptive work and person of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
THE-641 Systematic Theology III
This course will examine in detail the doctrine of salvation (soteriology), the church (ecclesiology), the basic elements of pastoral theology (internal and external call to the ministry, ordination, ministry of the word and sacraments, church discipline and pastoral spiritual formation) and the four last things (death, judgment, heaven and hell).