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 PT610 or PT615 for both the required M.Div. spirituality course and the specialization.)
CE620 Resisting Biocide: Environmental Justice Ethics
CE661 Christian Social Ethics
CE/CT/PT752 Ecofeminist Theologies of Liberation
CH642 Christianity and Social Issues in the U.S.A.
CH736 Julian of Norwich
CH750 Wesley and Society
CH767 The Social Gospel Movement
CT/CE751 Ecotheology and Global Ethics
ED640 Ecological Religious Education
HB781 Gender, Race, and Ecology in the Hebrew Bible
HM730 Community Organizing and Preaching: Power, Action, and Justice
LS675 Leading Transformational Change
PT540 Doing our Own Work
PT600 Food, Land, and Faith Formation
PT601 Field Theology: Water and Watersheds
PT606 A Deeper Shade of Green: Black Eco-Theology and Ethics
PT605 Practical Theology and Ecology
PT610 Spiritual Formation and Social Change
PT615 Prophetic Hope and Creative Practice
PT/WO620 Worship, Ecology, and Social Justice
PT/SR635 Celtic Spirituality
PT640 Knowing Where We Dwell
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.