The Certificate of Sacred Theology offers a 6 module program of study in the essential components of an Anglican theological education.
Areas of study include Holy Scripture, Ecclesiastical History, Patristics, Sacramental Theology, Dogmatic Theology, Ascetical Theology, Moral Theology and Ethics, Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Sacred Music, Evangelism and the Church in Modern Society.
It should be noted, however, that although Homiletics is not part of the core, and Liturgy and Sacred Music occupy only one course in module two, both Homiletics and Liturgics WILL BE stressed in supplementary course work and trainings offered by the House of Studies.
As is true of any distance education program, the keys to deriving maximum benefit are the SELF-MOTIVATION and SELF-DISCIPLINE of the student. It is strongly recommended that the student dedicate specific study hours totaling five to seven hours per week to the program from the start.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JAMES DEKOVEN HOUSE OF STUDIES
CERTIFICATE OF SACRED THEOLOGY
Ecclesiastical History I
Old Testament I (Pentateuch and Joshua)
Ecclesiastical History II
Old Testament II (Historical Books and Wisdom Literature)
Liturgy and Sacred Music
Dogmatic Theology I
Old Testament III (The Prophets)
Dogmatic Theology II
New Testament I (Pauline Epistles, Hebrews, James, 1,2, Peter, Jude)
New Testament II (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Acts)
Moral Theology and Ethics
New Testament III (Gospel of John, 1, 2, 3 John, and Revelation)
Evangelism and the Church in Modern Society