MDiv with a Concentration in Theology
What is a Master of Divinity concentration in Theology?
Is God is calling you to a form of pastoral ministry that demands greater theological
depth and insight? Perhaps you envision doctoral studies in theology, but need the
broader preparation that the M.Div. degree provides. This concentration could be the
perfect combination for you. You will receive a superb core of biblical, theological, and
pastoral training, then have the opportunity to go deeper in key areas of theology.
Theology courses are available in both classical doctrines and contemporary theological issues. The M.Div. with a concentration in Theology will help you think both pastorally and theologically about every aspect of life. It develops the student's ability to engage all of life and ministry theologically through grappling with theological issues and trends, deepening appreciation for the historical roots and development of theology, exploring the depths and nuances of theological themes, and understanding the nature and methods of the theological process.
At Denver Seminary, the theology degrees fall under the Division of Christian Thought. Watch a video from the Division of Christian Thought.
The MDiv with concentration in Theology is excellent preparation for goals such as:
Enrichment of preaching, teaching and a variety of different ministry
- Doctoral study leading to advanced research and teaching
In addition to the MDiv core (89 hours), this concentration involves 8 hours of theology electives.
|Theology Concentration||Course #||Sem. Hrs.|
Theology courses already in core
|(TH 501, TH 502, TH elective)||(8)|
A sample of elective classes:
TH 551 - The Doctrine of God (3 hours)
TH 640 - Evangelicalism and Its Theologies (2 hours)
TH 643 - Contemporary Theologies (3 hours)
TH 652 - Theology in Global Perspectives (3 hours)
TH 656 - Sixteenth Century Christian Thought (2-3 hours)
TH 671 - Theology for the Practice of Ministry (2 hours)
TH 672 - Theology of Work (2 hours)
TH 673 - Theological Ethics (2 hours)
Dr. W. David Buschart, Division Chair; Associate Dean and Professor of Theology and Historical Studies
Dr. Sung Wook Chung, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Korean Initiatives
Dr. Dieumeme Noelliste, Professor of Theological Ethics; Director of the Grounds Center for Public Ethics
Dr. Don J. Payne, Associate Dean and Professor of Theology and Ministry
Dr. Scott A. Wenig, Haddon W. Robinson Chair of Biblical Preaching; Associate Professor of Applied Theology
Dr. Sung Wook Chung, Associate Professor of Theology and director of Korean Initiatives, is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Evangelical Theological Society, Calvin Studies Society, and the Karl Barth Society of North America. He is a native Korean and has published numerous articles and books, both in English and Korean. Among his Korean books are The Trinitarian Theology and Spirituality, The Key Words of the Reformation, and The Theology and Spirituality of the Cross.