The Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) program provides students with academically rigorous training informed by an understanding of theology as critical reflection on Christian practice and belief in the light of Holy Scripture. Entering students work within theological disciplines such as Bible, church history, theology, ethics, homiletics, and Christian formation, and also at the intersection of these disciplines with fields such as political science, peacemaking and reconciliation, medicine, and the arts.
DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY (D.Th)
The degree of Doctor of Theology has been designed specifically for those ministry professionals who wish to pursue advanced studies relevant to their own particular denomination including theology, denominational history, liturgy, ecclesiology, polity, hymnody, and spirituality.
At the end of this course the Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Do in-depth research in both primary and secondary sources related to theological studies.
- Understand and critique the major issues in theological scholarship and the main views on those issues.
- Complete a significant, scholarly dissertation that has practical value for the Christian community and the academic community.
- Develop and employ a fully-formed Biblical Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics in all scholarly research.
- Clearly articulate conservative Evangelical hermeneutics and theology in the dissertation and demonstrate skill in communicating that to the academic community.
- Communicate effectively through one or more of the following: preaching, teaching, evangelism, and writing.
- Develop scholarly research practices that are compatible with the objectives of the academy of professional scholars.
- Develop skills and knowledge that will contribute to the vitality and strength of Evangelical scholarship and thus the Christian church.
- Faithfully and honestly represent and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in all scholarly endeavors and contexts
This degree is a 24 credit program that may be completed in no less than two years and no more than five years
This is a research degree that is in two parts.
PART ONE: COURSEWORK
Write Four monographs (PAPERS) of at least 10,000 words of
text each selected from following subject areas;
|1||Philosophy of Religion (mandatory)||6|
|2||Religion and Moral Education||6|
|4||Ministry and Worship||6|
|6||Church History (General from Early Church History)||6|
|7||Sociology in Religion||6|
|8||Old Testament Language , Literature and Theology||6|
|9||New Testament Language, Literature and Theology||6|
|10||Cults, Occult and Religion||6|
|11||The History of Apologetics||6|
|12||Mission and Evangelism||6|
|13||The Gospel in Cultural of Context||6|
|14||Christian Evidence of Creation||6|
|15||Theology of Christian Formation.||6|
|18||Foundation of Biblical ethics||6|
Once one is ready to start taking this doctoral program, the director and lecturers will assist the student to choose the most suitable subject areas depending on the areas of interest for dissertation / thesis. The subject area should show relevance.
PART TWO: COURSEWORK
A dissertation written under the directorship of the convener of studies. This Dissertation Paper should be of at least 20,000 words.
The Certificate of Theology degree aims to lay a biblical and theological background for persons of ministry. Students grow intellectually and spiritually through the outcomes of content, competence, character and context.