The Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies program provides you with an opportunity to engage in depth the historical and cultural contexts, overarching narratives, theological themes and critical issues of the Bible, as well as attending to the ethical implications of the interpretation of Scripture. Unlike the MA in Biblical Studies, which is designed for people who wish to pursue an academic career or a non-ordained teaching position, this program is for people who wish to become more skilled at biblical interpretation while pursuing a Master of Divinity degree in preparation for ordained ministry or a doctoral program that requires an MDiv.
This program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue:
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|Formation||2||Intro to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Organizational Leadership and Administration
|Religious Texts||4||Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
Hebrew Bible 2: Contextualized Interpretation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
New Testament 2: Four Gospels
|Theological Tradition||4||Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
|Cultural Contextualization||1||Choose one:
|Arts and Theology||1||Choose one:
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||8||Preaching and Your Public Voice
One Language Elective
Two Religious Text Electives
* A Thesis may be substituted for 1 or 2 general electives.
** Although not specifically required for degree completion, Interreligious Pastoral and Spiritual Care must be completed to be eligible for CPE registration.
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