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Christian Theology (M.Phil.)



A This Masters in Christian Theology provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in Christian theology and to develop skills of critical thinking in relation to them. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation. The focus on theological studies of the highest academic standing prepares students to contribute to public debates on theological issues in contemporary societies.

Students study three core modules, three optional modules and write a 15,000 – 20,000 word dissertation.  Core Modules are: Violence and Grace in the Human Narrative; The First Words: Theology/ies of the Bible and Readings in Classical Theological Text. Optional modules are: Jesus of Nazareth: Son, Christ, Word; Theology and the Arts; Christianity of the Celtic World (600-1,000 AD); Political Theology; The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society; Ministry and Church in a Challenging Era; Nature, Grace and the Triune God; and Authority, Tradition and Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology. Note modules offered differ each year.

Closing Date: 31st July 2022

CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body DetailsM.Phil
Course Duration1 year full-time
Entry RequirementsAdmission to this course is at graduate level. Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) in theology from a recognized university. Applicants whose degree is in a different but relevant discipline, such as philosophy, history or religious education, will be considered on a case by case basis.
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