Theological Studies Minor
Through Dordt’s theological studies minor, you’ll gain a deep understanding of Scripture. Explore relevant topics with professors eager to share their wealth of knowledge in the study of Christianity. Be grounded in God’s Word, and ready to share his gospel with the world. This minor will provide opportunities to learn more about God as well as to grow spiritually. It will also allow you to infuse any career you choose through your major with the principles of theological study.Request Info
Study through an array of theology classes of your choosing. Learn to think critically about issues that shape Christian life and thought. Grow in your understanding of your Christian faith and discern how God can use you for His purposes. It’s all part of a Theological Studies minor from Dordt University.
Our theology program seeks to lead students into more faithful service to God and his mission. Our dedicated faculty brings a variety of passions, emphases, and experiences in ministry to the classroom. We’re committed to engaging contemporary culture with discernment and wisdom. And our proud alumni serve God's mission through church ministry, kingdom service, and sharing God’s light in the secular working world.
What You'll Learn
This minor will help you better understand your faith and how you can use it to serve God’s calling for your life. You’ll gain insight and experience through a mix of core theology courses and electives such as Old and New Testament studies, Foundations of Mission and Ministry, Christian Ethics, and Teaching the Bible.
What You Can Do With A Theological Studies Minor
With a theological studies minor from Dordt, you’ll be prepared to combine your theology knowledge with whatever major you pursue. A theological studies minor pairs well with majors in communication, psychology, business, and education. The reality is, infusing any profession with a deeper understanding of scripture and your Christian faith offers immeasurable benefits. And whatever you pursue, you’ll develop skills at Dordt that will prepare you for God’s calling on your life.
A Theologian questions the meaning of religion and debates the nature of God.
Missionaries are members of a religious group that are sent to different areas to spread their faith.
A Theology Teacher specializes in teaching students about different aspects of theology and the bible.
To earn a theological studies minor, students will need to complete two theology courses and four upper-level theology electives.
- Spiritual Formation: What does the Christian life of faith and discipleship look like? This course will explore the history and practice of the spiritual disciplines by studying the faith lives of important figures in the history of Christianity. The purpose of this exploration is to help students see how God is at work in the history of the church so they can begin to articulate their experience of God’s work in their own lives. This is a foundational course in the theology program. It is open to any student interested in learning more about spirituality and discipleship.
- Biblical Studies Methods: This course introduces interpretive approaches and practices for reading the Bible using a Reformed hermeneutical method. Students will become familiar with major resources for biblical study, interpret a variety of Old Testament and New Testament texts, and discuss the manner in which the varied contexts (e.g., social, cultural, theological) of the biblical world and contemporary readers inform exegetical study. This is a foundational course in the theology program to develop skills in biblical studies and theological writing. Open to all students seeking to develop their reading, understanding, and application of Scripture.
- Theological Methods: What are interpretive approaches and practices for studying theology from a Reformed perspective? In this course, themes for discussion include the doctrines of God, Christology, scripture, creation, fall, redemption, and eschatological consummation. Students will have an opportunity to study both the historical development of these theological topics, as well as their contemporary application.
- Four theology courses numbered 200 or above
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