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.
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
HM-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 Change
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.