Master of Arts in Public Theology

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Overview of the Master of Arts in Public Theology at BTS

The Master of Arts in Public Theology at Birmingham Theological Seminary provides an in-depth study of theology and its intersection with public life and societal issues. This program is specifically designed for individuals eager to delve into theological concepts and apply them in various public domains, including missions, apologetics, social justice, and for those considering post-graduate education.

Program Highlights and Curriculum Focus
  • Robust Theological Curriculum: A comprehensive study of both Old and New Testament to establish a strong biblical theological foundation.
  • Systematic Theology: Exploring key Christian doctrines such as Anthropology, Christology, the doctrine of scripture, and hermeneutics.
  • Historical Theology: Gaining insights into the evolution of Christian thought and church history.
  • Public Theology Concentration: Courses covering philosophy, critical thinking, apologetics, cultural engagement, and Christ's relationship with culture.
Program Structure and Content
  • Credit Hours: A total of 64 credit hours, covering a broad spectrum of subjects for a complete understanding of public theology.
  • Public Theology Emphasis: Courses in apologetics, missions, comparative religions, philosophy and logic, rhetoric, cross-cultural communication, and evangelism.
  • Specialized Study Areas: Opportunities for focused study in areas such as Christian perspectives on justice, the interplay between Christianity and science, and the church's role in governmental affairs.
Ideal Candidates for the Program
  • Applicators of Theological Understanding: Suited for those aiming to apply theological insights in areas like education, government, or the non-profit sector.
  • Missions and Evangelism Enthusiasts: Ideal for those interested in missions, evangelism, and engaging with different cultures and religions from a Christian perspective.
  • Integrators of Faith and Public Life: Church leaders, educators, and professionals seeking to merge their faith with their public and professional responsibilities.

The Master of Arts in Public Theology at BTS equips students to thoughtfully address societal issues through a theological lens, preparing them for impactful roles in diverse public contexts.

Interested in Taking a Course?

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.