Master of Divinity program seeks to train Christian leaders in the areas of applied Christian living and ministry. This program is designed for students who want to aspire to be leaders in Christian ministry. Upon graduation students will have a deep understanding of the church and its context. It will also help to have deeper commitment in developing spiritual maturity in others as well as themselves. It will also inculcate a professional skill that will enable to lead congregation and institution. This program will catalyse to use theological principles to make independently formed judgements on contemporary issues in the post-Christian world.
Graduates are equally prepared to continue their studies to pursue an advanced professional degree.
The outcomes of the M.Div. program is to prepare graduates to,
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the spiritual and personal traits necessary for ministry.
The course structure is based on a module system followed by an Examination [ total 5 Weeks] with eleven subjects of 2/3/4 credit hours taught each academic year. Apart from the online live instructional hour’s students are expected to view recorded lectures/documentaries as part of the instructional hours. To qualify for the Master of Divinity degree award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 95 credit points inclusive of thesis. All the subjects are core subjects.
B.Th. upgrader will have to accrue an aggregate of at least 73 credit points inclusive of thesis.
Subjects and codes [* Core subjects for B.Th. upgrader}
|1||Research Methodology||MRM 111*||3|
|2||Biblical canon||MBS 121*||3|
|3||Introduction to Bible (OT)||MBS 122||3|
|4||Introduction to Bible (NT)||MBS 123||3|
|6||Poetical Books||MBS 125*||3|
|7||Prophetic movements||MBS 221*||3|
|8||Synoptic Gospels||MBS 222*||3|
|9||Acts of the Apostles||MBS 223||3|
|10||Preliminary Greek||MBS 224||2|
|11||Greek -2||MBS 225*||2|
|12||General Epistles & Hebrews||MBS 321||3|
|13||Prison and Pastoral epistles||MBS 322*||3|
|14||Johannine literature||MBS 323*||3|
|15||Apocalyptic literature (Daniel & Revelation)||MBS 324*||3|
|16||Old Testament Theology||MBS 325*||3|
|17||Pauline thought with reference to Romans||MBS 326*||3|
Theology & Ethics
|19||Theology 1- Theology proper, Christology & Angelology||MTE 131*||3|
|20||Theology 2- Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology||MTE 132*||3|
|21||Theology 3- Pneumatology, ecclesiology, eschatology||MTE 231*||3|
|22||Asian Christian theology||MTE 331*||3|
|23||Christian ethics||MTE 332*||3|
|24||Church history -1 up to 1550||MHS 141||3|
|25||Church history -2from 1550||MHS 241||3|
|26||Christianity in Asia (India and Middle East)||MHS 341*||3|
|27||Christian Education||MPT 151||3|
|28||Biblical Hermeneutics||MPT 152*||3|
|29||Stewardship & loyalty||MPT 153||3|
|30||Pastoral care & counselling||MPT 251||3|
|33||Pastoral Administration and Leadership||MPT 352*||3|
|34||Comparative Religion||RS 361*||3|
|35||Evangelism and Church Planting||MMS 171||3|
|36||Biblical theology of Mission||MMS 271*||3|
All M. Div. candidates are expected to take a common research methodology course on thesis writing as the students need to write a thesis of 5 credit on the topic approved by the research committee.
The following rules must be observed regarding the preparation of the submission of the thesis:
A candidate shall also submit with the thesis three copies of an abstract of approximately 300 words. The abstract shall be a brief summary of the problem, the methodology followed in the Research and the main findings. When a thesis is re-submitted following revision, three copies of a revised abstract shall also be submitted
Prior permission to publish
Prior permission from the Seminary must be obtained before a writer publishes his/her thesis. When published, the author is expected to deposit five printed copies to the Seminary with due acknowledgments
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