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An international program for public theology

The past decades have seen a growing interest about the place and role of Christians, and of the Church, in a society where the Christian faith appears to be relegated tot he private sphere. Looking at the richness of the Christian tradition, and more specifically of the Reformed faith, this program encourages students to think about their place in a world inexorably pulled towards God’s kingdom. The French context, that of a religious minority in a pluralistic context patterned after a strict separation of Church and state, will also serve as a catalyst for our conversations.

The ThM in Public Theology program offers specialized training on the public place of the Church in the 21st century. This program in English is two-years part-time program, intentionally build for students who cannot study full-time and cannot move to a foreign country.

The ThM in Reformed Public Theology is a hybrid program which includes seminars on-campus and others given via Zoom. Only two seminars a year are given on-campus, which allows students to meet in person and interact directly with visiting scholars. Seminar topics cover, among others, the nature of the public square, the challenges of religious pluralism in moderns societies, the public calling of the Church and of christians.

The program also includes a ThM dissertation which can be written on any subject relating to public theology.

This program offers the rare opportunity for in-depth study of the public role and place of the christian faith with international scholars in the land of John Calvin.

The ThM in Public Theology will begin in Fall 2021. Course details available soon.

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Two directions of research

The public square

The first direction of research focuses on the nature of the public square. Since there is no public theology without the definition of the public sphere, or public square, which all humans inhabit, this first area will be of crucial importance. Different theories will be explored from a Reformed and biblical perspective.

The role of the Church

A second direction of research will focus on the place and role of the Church in the public square. Issues relating to social life, work ethics, and religious diversity in a chaning world will be explored from a Reformed standpoint. This second focus will also evaluate different perspective offered by theologians and propose a way forward.

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Requirements

  • MDiv in theology, or equivalent.
  • English proficiency: minimum TOFEL test score of 100.
  • Completing the application form.
  • Completing the financial information form.
  • Statement of christian life.

 

Program description

60 credit hours (European)

One year program on campus

Tuition: 4000€

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