Curriculum Overview

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

 

MODULE ONE:

Ecclesiastical History I 

Old Testament I (Pentateuch and Joshua)

Sacramental Theology 

MODULE TWO:

Ecclesiastical History II

Old Testament II (Historical Books and Wisdom Literature)

Liturgy and Sacred Music 

MODULE THREE: 

Dogmatic Theology I

Old Testament III (The Prophets)

Patristics I

MODULE FOUR:

Dogmatic Theology II

New Testament I (Pauline Epistles, Hebrews, James, 1,2, Peter, Jude)

Patristics II

MODULE FIVE:

Ascetical Theology

New Testament II (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Acts)

Pastoral Theology 

MODULE SIX:

Moral Theology and Ethics

New Testament III (Gospel of John, 1, 2, 3 John, and Revelation)

Evangelism and the Church in Modern Society