Master of Divinity
Ecology and Justice Specialization
Out of love and respect for future generations, religious leaders need to provide those they serve with a theological framework for resisting greed, gluttony and the destruction of resources. This specialization equips students to lead others in developing economic, political, social and technological lifestyles for a more ecologically equitable and sustainable world, leading to a higher quality of life for all of God's creation.
12 credit hours from the following list of courses and an integrative paper or project. (Students may not use PT-610 or PT-615 for both the required M.Div. spirituality course and the specialization.)
CE- 620: Resisting Biocide: Environmental Ethics for Discipleship
CE-661: Christian Social Ethics
CH-642: Christianity and Social Issues in the U.S.A.
CH-736: Julian of Norwich
CH-750: Wesley and Society
CH-767: The Social Gospel Movement
CT-750: Ecological Theology: God and Creation in Travail
ED-640: Ecological Religious Education
HB-781: Gender, Race, and Ecology in the Hebrew Bible
EHM-730: Community Organizing and Preaching
LS- 675: Leading Transformational Change
PT-540: Doing Our Own Work
PT-600: Food, Land and Faith Formation
PT-605: Practical Theology and Ecology
PT-610: Spiritual Formation and Social Change
PT-615: Prophetic Hope and Creative Practice
PT/WO-620: Worship, Ecology and Social Justice
PT/SR-635: Celtic Spirituality
PT-640: Knowing Where We Dwell
PT-700: Dialogues in Faith and Science
A note about dual degrees and specializations: There are some limitations to overlapping requirements between M.Div. specializations and dual degree requirements. For example, in the dual M.Div./MAPT degree, students cannot use the M.Div. required Spirituality course in a MAPT specialization as well.
Also, dual degree students cannot combine certain specializations because of the overlap. For example, in the M.Div. program a student may have a Spirituality specialization, but if that student is also seeking a MAPT degree, the student may not specialize in Spiritual Formation and Small Group Ministry. Please contact the registrar for more details.