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Master of Arts in Theology [M.A.T.]

The Master of Arts in Theology educates men and women in the foundations of the Christian Faith. Our 30-credit program plus a 6 credit Master’s Thesis, begins with “The Bible in Context”.

The Bible in Context course introduces the student who does not have an extensive background in biblical languages to the linguistic and interpretive tools which will prove most useful in the discipline of biblical interpretation. It is not a course in hermeneutics but provides or reinforces the background information necessary to move into such a study.

The Master of Arts in Theology offers 4 areas of study: General Studies, Exegesis, Doctrine, and History. Each path ends with a Master’s Thesis within the course of study you the student have chosen.

The Master of Arts in Theology is a program for individuals who desire graduate studies in the foundations of Christianity.

General Studies

  1. The Bible in Context
  2. E102 Hermeneutics (Prerequisite: Bible in Context)
  3. S100 Theological Prolegomena
  4. S415 Law and Gospel
  5. P140 History of Christian Worship
  6. H101 Church History Overview
  7. S115 Doctrine I (Prerequisite: Theological Prolegomena)
  8. S116 Doctrine II (Prerequisite: Doctrine I)
  9. Elective (Prerequisites must be met)
  10. Elective (Prerequisites must be met)
  11. General Thesis

    Exegetical Studies
  1. The Bible in Context
  2. E102 Hermeneutics (Prerequisite: Bible in Context)
  3. S100 Theological Prolegomena
  4. P140 History of Christian Worship
  5. EO101 Old Testament Introduction
  6. EO105 Pentateuch (Prerequisite: E102 Hermeneutics)
  7. EO107 Prophets (Prerequisite: E102 Hermeneutics)
  8. EN105 Synoptic Gospel (Prerequisite: E102 Hermeneutics)
  9. EN107 Pauline Letter (Prerequisite: E102 Hermeneutics)
  10. S415 Law and Gospel
  11. Exegetical Thesis

Doctrinal Studies

  1. The Bible in Context
  2. E102 Hermeneutics (Prerequisite: Bible in Context)
  3. S100 Theological Prolegomena
  4. P140 History of Christian Worship
  5. H101 Church History Overview
  6. H130 Reformation History
  7. S115 Doctrine I (Prerequisite: Theological Prolegomena)
  8. S116 Doctrine II (Prerequisite: Doctrine I)
  9. S124 Lutheran Confessions I (Prerequisite: Theological Prolegomena)
  10. S125 Lutheran Confessions II (Prerequisite: Lutheran Confessions I)
  11. Lutheran Doctrine Thesis

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