The Master of Arts in Theology (Ecology) pathway offers students the opportunity to reflect critically on the concept of environmental crisis as a theologically salient theme and develop an awareness of different modes of theological response. They will build a careful understanding of the questions that Christian thought and practice bring to contemporary environmentalism and the ways human impacts on the environment illuminate Christian thought and practice.
This pathway's core units are ST7800 (Theology & Ecology: Creation and Crisis) and ST7801 (Environmentalism and Christian Spirituality). Theology and Ecology ask what Christian thought and practice has to do with the ecological crisis: it examines relevant biblical texts, Christian theology from across a variety of areas, and field-based learning to gain an awareness of the questions that Christian thought and practice brings to contemporary environmentalism and the ways that close examination of human impacts on God's creation can illuminate such thought and practice. Environmentalism and Christian Spirituality bring together the tools of practical and historical theology to explore the emerging field of contemplative ecology. The class explores the challenges posed to the Christian practical theologian and some nuanced ways that Christian thought and practice might be brought to bear in this context.
This pathway is being offered on a part-time or open learning basis only. Other units in this pathway are listed below, and students can also choose Elective units from any units on offer at NTC. Flexible part-time routes make study accessible for everyone – wherever you are in the world!
Candidates for the Master of Arts degree must normally have a good honors degree in a relevant subject to be admitted to the course.
All teaching at the College is conducted in English, so applicants whose first language is not English need to demonstrate proficiency in English by completing an IELTS test with acceptable scores.
About the School
Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is based in Didsbury, South Manchester. We nurture a learning community with one aim: to prepare our students for innovative Christian ministry.