Do you want to know more about the Bible and its interpretation through history? Are you interested in how a religious tradition responds to 21st century challenges or how contemporary questions challenge and transform religious faith? Theological Studies deals with both classical and contemporary theology as it intersects with culture, the social sciences and other humanities. We investigate specific historical, textual and interdisciplinary issues that pertain to ultimate meaning in Christian and other monotheistic traditions. There are two distinct yet interrelated areas of theology: 1) scholarly research into the formation, reception and interpretation of scripture; and 2) interdisciplinary discourse in ethics, the sciences, inter-religious dialogue, as well as religion and politics.
Honours in Theological Studies — 60 credits
Prepares students for graduate-level work in theology or another discipline in the humanities. It consists of a comprehensive array of courses in different areas of theology, including several advanced-level seminars devoted to specific themes, figures and classical texts.
Major in Theological Studies — 42 credits
Provides a coherent framework of Christian theology in its biblical roots, with attention given to methodological issues, as well as theology’s historical and contemporary expression.
Minor in Theological Studies — 24 credits
Provides an overview of the discipline of Christian theology with a broad mixture of biblical and theological studies.
Theological Studies (BA - Honours/Major/Minor) requirements: Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry — 30 credits
Provides a range of insights from pastoral, biblical and systematic theology to spirituality and the practice of pastoral ministry in religious and secular settings. The program has an emphasis on applied training.
Applicants to Pastoral Ministry must submit a letter of intent to the Department of Theological Studies:
Department of Theological Studies
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. (D 103)
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
T: 514-848-2424, ext. 2475
Pastoral Ministry (Certificate) requirements: Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
Sample courses include:
Introduction to Biblical Studies, Faith, Reason and the Religious Sense, Jesus Christ in History and Faith, Spirituality: Personal, Social and Religious Dimensions, The Hebrew Bible: History and Texts, Theology and Myth, Gospels and Acts
Pastoral ministry, religious education, liberal arts teaching/administration, non-profit/human services leadership, non-therapeutic counselling, and ethical consulting.
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