This Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology enables participants to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology. Students are introduced to historical scholarship and to rigorous contemporary theological investigation.
The Postgraduate Diploma is currently taught by Loyola staff in the School of Religion.
The Postgraduate Diploma is 1 year full-time or 2 years for those entering via the Postgraduate Certificate in Christian Theology.
Direct entrant students for the Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Theology study six modules (60 ECTS). Students choose four core and two optional modules. The Postgraduate Diploma in Chris-tian Theology is taught over two semesters, September to April. Students entering via the Post-graduate Certificate in Christian Theology (30 ECTS) will take two core modules and one module from those labelled as optional.
The four core modules are:
• Readings in Classical Theological Texts
• Jesus of Nazareth: Son, Christ, Word
• Violence and Grace in the Human Narrative
• First Words: Theology/ies of the Bible
• Theology and the Arts
• Christianity of the Celtic World (600-1000 AD)
• The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society
• Ministry and Church in a Challenging Era
• Method & Theory in the Study of Theology
• Nature, Grace and the Triune God*
• Authority, Tradition and Experience: Ecumenics as Intercultural Theology*
Please note, the optional modules available may differ from year to year.
*Modules offered by M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies.
Lectures are normally on Monday and Thursday evenings.