Christian Theology (P.Grad.Dip)
1 year full-time
This Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology enables participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation.
The Postgraduate Diploma is currently taught by Loyola staff in the School of Religion and coordinated by Prof. Fáinche Ryan, Director of the Loyola Institute.
Students for the Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology study six modules. Students choose four core and two optional, elective modules. The course is taught over two semesters, September to April.
The four core modules are:
Readings in Classical Theological Texts
Jesus of Nazareth: Son, Christ, Word
Violence and Grace in the Human Narrative
First Words: Theology/ies of the Bible
Theology and the Arts
Christianity of the Celtic World (600-1000 AD)
The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society
Ministry and Church in a Challenging Era
Method & Theory in the Study of Theology
Nature, Grace and the Triune God
Authority, Tradition and Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology
*Please note, the elective modules available may differ each year.
+Modules offered by MPhil in Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies
Lectures are normally on Monday and Thursday evenings.
1 year full-time
Prof. Fáinche Ryan
Closing Date14 August 2020
Admission to this course is at graduate level. Applicants will normally hold a good honors 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. Exceptional cases where applicants do not fully meet the above criteria but make a reasonable case for admissions otherwise will be considered by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
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