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PhD in Renewal Theology - Christian Theology

Leadership skills, spiritual renewal, and comparative theology are all topics students might explore in the Ph.D. in Renewal Theology with a concentration in Christian Theology. Find out more about Regent University's Ph.D. in Renewal Theology program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Renewal Theology with a concentration in Christian Theology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants with spiritual maturity, a high aptitude for research, and a strong character should be good fits for this Ph.D. in Renewal Theology - Christian Theology program. They will also need a Master of Divinity degree (or a related master's-level degree with an equivalent theological background) and a positive recommendation from a member of the clergy. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

From comparative theology to spiritual renewal, this Ph.D. in Renewal Theology program with a concentration in Christian Theology at Regent University is designed to turn students into leaders in the Church. Regent built the curriculum to emphasize pastoral leadership, the history of theological ideas, and ways to meaningfully engage with culture. Courses touch on topics like the doctrine of atonement, Christianity and philosophy, and reformed theology. Students also have the chance to get real-world experience through the required teaching practicum.

Learning Format:

Online (with 22 weeks of required residency)

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Renewal Theology - Christian Theology:

Regent requires students to pass 60 credit hours, which is divided between online classroom work, a dissertation, guided study, and a practicum. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (42 credits)

  • Advanced Hermeneutics
  • Advanced Research Methodologies
  • Practicum
  • Proposal Development
  • Renewal Theology
  • Guided Research (repeated in four consecutive semesters for a total of 12 credits)
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam
  • Ph.D. Dissertation (repeated in four consecutive semesters for a total of 12 credits)

Christian Theology Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Renewal Methods In Theological Studies
  • Philosophy & Christian Thought
  • Doctrine of the Atonement
  • Reformed Theology & the Spirit
  • Contemporary Pentecostal & Charismatic Theology
  • Theological German

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Ph.D. in Renewal Theology - Christian Theology aims to provide students with the advanced knowledge of theology, renewal methodologies, and real-world experience they might need to take leadership roles in churches, nonprofits, and more.

Here are a few areas that graduates might consider:

  • Theology consultant
  • University professor
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Researcher

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