Master of Arts in Practical Theology
Ecology and Justice Specialization
The Ecology and Justice Specialization constructs a foundation in practical theology for engaging systems that support thriving of life for future generations. Students will be equipped to seek ways for answering a call to be in gracious and wise relationships with fellow creatures in shared contexts in the natural world.
12 credit hours from the following list of courses.
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.