The Christian Theology specialization offers students an opportunity to explore the beliefs, texts, practices, and ethics of the Christian tradition from an in-depth, theological perspective.
If students want to study religions such as Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism in addition to Christianity, they may choose to specialize in Comparative Religion in which they examine these traditions in themselves or in dialogue with each other.
The honors major in theology and religious studies offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.
In order to earn a minor in theology and religious studies, students must complete 30 credits in Theology and Religious Studies (THRS). This total includes the Core (UCOR) requirements of UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations and UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context. Although UCOR courses do not count toward the major in THRS, they do count toward the minor.
A New Vision of the Mission for the Church:
Pope Francis’ Agenda for Social Justice in Evangelii Gaudium
Dr. M. Shawn Copeland
The agenda for the Church’s mission as set forth by Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium calls for critical attention to and action for "social justice." The lecture explores what this might mean for us in regional church of the United States.