Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Certificate in Orthodox Theology (30 credits)

The Certificate programme is designed to familiarize students with the theological and cultural foundations of the Orthodox Christian tradition. Students also acquire a better understanding of the unique religious and cultural contributions Orthodox Christian communities make in a multicultural society.

Through well-structured courses, students are introduced to the study of the basic elements of Orthodoxy, and are guided through the analysis and interpretation of Orthodox Christian theology, spirituality and liturgical practices. The main theological currents and authors within Orthodox theology provide the context for the development of critical thinking skills. In addition, students are introduced to the available resources for theological research.

Programme Objectives

The Programme aims to enable its students to:

✚ Learn more about the Orthodox tradition;

✚ Compare Orthodox Christianity to other Christian groups; and

✚ Enrich their knowledge of theology, spirituality and liturgy in the Orthodox tradition, and broaden their general knowledge base.

Programme Structure

Courses are offered according to seven major themes:

✚ Church History

✚ Dogmatic Theology

✚ Spirituality

✚ Liturgical Theology

✚ Biblical Studies

✚ Patristic Theology

✚ Specific Topics in Orthodox Theology