Graduate Theological Union: Berkeley, California

 
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  • Spirituality is an academic field which studies lived religious experience as such, i.e., as religious and as lived experience. This program is focused on Christian spirituality in the context of the broad contemporary understanding of spirituality and... more >

  • Building on the pioneering legacy of the Graduate Theological Union's interdisciplinary study of religion and the arts, the program is devoted to the study of art and religion in its historical, theological and aesthetic dimensions. Students pursue this... more >

  • The Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed for students whose interests are centrally interdisciplinary... more >

  • A Master of Arts with specialization in Buddhist Studies is offered by the Graduate Theological Union jointly with the Institute of Buddhist Studies,... more >

  • This is a specialized program offered by the GTU and the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute... more >

  • This area embraces both cross-cultural and historical themes, building upon scholarly methodologies, which advance critical understandings of inter-religious, multicultural and contextual religious experience. Traditions available for study include: Bud... more >

  • Study in this area provides a strong foundation in the entire biblical corpus. In addition to the Jewish and Christian canonical, deuterocanonical, and extra-canonical scriptures, study also covers the background literature of early Israel, biblical and... more >

  • This area focuses on the practice of preaching in the context of a faith community... more >

  • The programs in liturgical studies at the GTU seek to promote the study and understanding of Christian worship as it is lived and expressed through the churches' various traditions and cultures. It is built on the premise that worship is the heart of th... more >

  • This program fosters the study of religious traditions and their expressions in different cultural contexts... more >

  • Study in biblical studies provides a strong foundation in the entire biblical corpus. In addition to the Jewish and Christian canonical, deuterocanonical, and extra-canonical scriptures, study also covers the background literature of early Israel, bibli... more >

  • A Masters of Arts with a specialization in Jewish Studies is offered by the GTU's faculty in Jewish Studies. The focus in on the history of Jewish thought. Jewish/Non-Jewish dialogue is an implicit part of the program, so that the unique environment of... more >

  • This area explores the contemporary disciplines of psychology, religious traditions, and modes of care and healing.. more >

  • Religion and Society is part of the Ethics and Social Theory area at the GTU. Doctoral students have the choice of concentrating their studies in ethics or the social scientific study of religion. For example, in the ethics concentration, one can focus... more >

  • It includes a focus on theological and social ethics, with attention to ethical theory and history, analysis, and policy as related to politics, health care, feminist ethics, sexual ethics, professional ethics, or environmental ethics. The area can also... more >

  • Study in systematic and philosophical theology engages in the ongoing task of interpreting the Christian faith in response to our modern and emerging post-modern culture. Students and faculty analyze the ancient biblical faith by tracing its influence o... more >

  • The program in History provides a means for the critical investigation and understanding of a variety of religious, theological, and social issues from late antiquity to the late twentieth century. This work is done primarily in the history of Christian... more >

  • In addition to the core courses in classical Islamic scholarship, students have the opportunity to develop expertise in specific topics such as Muslim Cultures (especially Muslims in America), Islamic Education, or Islam and Media. Interdisciplinary and... more >

  • This program is designed especially for highly qualified persons planning to pursue doctoral studies in biblical studies. more >

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