If you have a knack for languages, enjoy reading ancient texts and wish to enrich your theological foundations for ministry, teaching or further study, the Master of Arts track in Ancient and Oriental Christianity might be the graduate degree for you. Though the program has a broad focus, it offers special opportunities in learning about the Christian East.
Primarily suited for students preparing to pursue doctoral study, this program will equip you with advanced academic foundations in historical research and integration, with an emphasis on the languages needed to conduct such research. You will sharpen your research and writing skills as you take part in intensive reading of primary historical and theological works. Students in this program may have special opportunities to participate in CSART projects.
This program can also prepare you to engage the growing fascination with the theology and spirituality of eastern Christian communities, and equip you to function better as a class teacher in congregational contexts, or as a missionary and church planter in non-western contexts.
Ready to be a part of a program that explores the past to prepare you for your future? Apply now or contact us for more information today.
Download the program brochure for more information about the program format, degree plan, accreditation and distinctives that set ACU’s program apart. See also this information about Graduate School of Theology affordability and scholarships.
|Degree||Master of Arts Ancient and Oriental Christianity (MA)|
|Program length||2 years|
|Application deadline for Fall 2017||August 11, 2017|
You will take 27 hours of core courses and the following:
Research Sources: Graduates will have critical facility with the most important primary sources and issues of scholarly discussion in biblical studies, theology, or church history
Research Methods: Graduates will have ability to use the best current methods of research in one of the following disciplines: biblical studies, theology, or church history
Original Research: Graduates will demonstrate ability to produce scholarly contributions in their field of study
See full ACU graduate admission requirements here.