Jun 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph's College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online

Master of Arts in Theology - Sacred Theology Specialization

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In keeping with the values of Saint Joseph’s College, rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrines and heritage of the Catholic Church, the Online Division is proud to offer the Master of Arts in Theology with three specializations: Pastoral Theology, Sacred Theology, and Advanced Diaconal Studies.

The Student Learning Outcomes of the Sacred Theology Specialization are as follows. Upon completion of this program of study leading to graduation, the student will:

  • Understand and appreciate the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament, understand the historical and social contexts of the writings, recognized their literary forms according to appropriate methodologies, and place them in their ecclesial context.
  • Understand and appreciate Catholic doctrine and theology, including the doctrines of the Trinity, Christology, ecclesiology, Christian anthropology, and eschatology.
  • Understand and appreciate liturgical and sacramental theology and the life of worship in the Church.
  • Understand and appreciate the history of the Church.
  • Understand and appreciate the foundations of moral theology and of the social doctrine of the Church.
  • Engage in sustained and deep theological studies.
  • Understand and appreciate the foundations of Catholic spirituality which includes the history of Christian religious experience and the types and schools of spirituality.
  • Be prepared to enter, or to continue, effective service to Church and society.

Sacred Theology Core

Ten required 3 credit core courses (30 credits)

TH 601, TH 602, and TH 600 are to be taken after the rest of the Core courses in the program have been completed.

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