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Spirituality Concentration

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Core Requirements

PMGR 8628 - Foundations of Pastoral and Practical Theology
A theological study of Christian experience and practice in their individual and community dimensions. History of pastoral/practical theology and its contemporary developments. A dialogue between present Christian communities and Christian tradition.

PMGR 8632 - Research Seminar in Pastoral Theology and Practice
Study of particular problems and issues in pastoral theology and practice through probing pastoral experiences, theological reflection, and examination of methods and approaches. Students will prepare a ministry paper, demonstrating their theological knowledge and pastoral expertise with appropriate application to a selected pastoral problem or issue.

REGR 7650 - Ethics in Pastoral Ministry
Ethics in Pastoral Ministry is an online course that addresses ethical conduct in ministry for professionals working in a supervisory or leadership capacity with an emphasis on legal issues and moral decision-making. The course will focus on the formation of conscience as it relates to the self, ministry, and society. It includes case studies and the application of ethical principles to real-life situations as well as the study of theory. It is theoretical, establishing a theological basis for ethical conduct and moral decision-making, and practical, giving students skills and resources to deal with the various issues they may encounter in ministry.

SPGR 7902 - Ignatian Spirituality for Ministry

ZZGR 8060 - Doctor of Ministry Mentoring Seminar
(Two Semesters Required)

Spirituality Concentration

  • SPGR 7702 - History of Christian Spirituality 1: This course will explore a number of the significant figures and themes that characterized the development of Christian Spirituality from its beginnings until the Reformation. Readings will be drawn from classical spiritual texts and relevant secondary literature.
  • SPGR 7703 - History of Christian Spirituality 2: This course will explore a number of the significant figures and themes that characterized the development of Christian Spirituality from the Reformation to the present.
  • One Spirituality Elective – SPGR 6000-8999
  • Three Free Electives from REGR 6000-8999 or PMGR 6000-8999 or RLGR 6000-8999 or PCGR 6000-8999 or SPGR 6000-8999 or, with the approval of your faculty advisor, from other areas or schools.