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.
An integrative project or paper (normally completed in conjunction with the final course for the specialization) is required. No specialization-specific field education is required. Students complete four pertinent courses from the list below, selected in consultation with the specialization coordinator and their faculty advisor.
Please note: If PT-610 or PT-615 is chosen, it cannot also be used to meet the M.Div. spirituality course requirement.
- CE-620: Resisting Biocide: Environmental Justice Ethics
- CE-661: Christian Social Ethics
- CE/CT/PT-752: Ecofeminist Theologies of Liberation
- 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/CE-751: Ecotheology and Global Ethics
- ED-640: Ecological Religious Education
- HB-715: Genesis
- HB-781: Gender, Race, and Ecology in the Hebrew Bible
- HM-730: Community Organizing and Preaching: Power, Action, and Justice
- LS-675: Leading Transformational Change
- PT-540: Doing our Own Work
- PT-600: Food, Land, and Faith Formation
- PT-601: Field Theology: Water and Watersheds
- PT-606: A Deeper Shade of Green: Black Eco-Theology and Ethics
- 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