Master of Divinity (Public Theology)

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Overview of the Master of Divinity in Public Theology at BTS

The Master of Divinity in Public Theology at Birmingham Theological Seminary is a distinctive 102-credit hour program that integrates thorough theological training with a strong emphasis on public engagement and social issues. It is ideally suited for those aspiring to infuse theological perspectives into public discourse, address social justice issues, lead communities, and impact the marketplace with the transformative message of Jesus Christ's redemption.

Core Curriculum and Theological Insight

The core curriculum includes:

  • Biblical Studies: An extensive study of both the Old and New Testaments.
  • Systematic and Practical Theology: In-depth exploration of Christian doctrines and their practical implications in various ministry contexts.
  • Historical Theology: Examination of the church’s evolution and its role throughout history.
Focused Specialization in Public Theology

The specialization offers:

  • Social Justice and Culture: Courses delving into the biblical theology of faith, justice, and societal challenges.
  • Apologetics and Philosophy: Equipping students with skills in defending the faith and engaging thoughtfully with contemporary philosophical debates.
  • Customizable Studies: Opportunities for students to personalize their learning with topics such as missional theology, church-state relations, and cultural analysis.
Career Opportunities and Impact

Graduates of this specialization are well-prepared for roles in:

  • Church Leadership: Guiding congregations with a deep understanding of public theology.
  • Non-Profit Organizations: Applying theological insights to social and community-based initiatives.
  • Public Advocacy: Influencing societal change and advocating for justice informed by a theological framework.

The Master of Divinity in Public Theology program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to positively influence society through informed theological engagement and leadership.

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.