Master of Arts Philosophy of Religion

Launching Fall 2021 - Pending approval by the Association of Theological Schools.

The Master of Arts Philosophy of Religion offers rigorous training in a wide range of philosophical topics presented from a Christian frame of reference with a view to equipping graduates to engage in (para)church ministry, to make an impact in the public square, and to do further work in philosophy.

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About our Master of Arts Philosophy of Religion program:

PBA’s MAPR program offers a well-rounded education from top-tier Christian philosophers in the context of a kingdom-minded graduate student community preparing for church ministry.

  • The Church: This program will straddle academy and church, which includes preparing some graduates to serve in (para)church settings and for academically-oriented graduates to bring the resources of the academy to the church
  •  The Public Square: The MAPR will also raise up Christian public intellectuals who can speak insightfully and clearly within various spheres of public life—politics, law, economics, media, broader culture
  • The Academy: The MAPR will prepare graduates for Ph.D. philosophy programs in leading universities in order to have an influence for Christ in the academy

This program will offer other distinctives:

  • Training in philosophical theology (analytic theology)
  • Preparation for engagement in cultural apologetics
  • Top-notch Christian philosophy professors with strong ministry experience
  • Hands-on engagement in ministry in church and university settings

The program would prepare graduates for the following career paths:

  • Church staff positions (pastorate, youth work, international student ministry, evangelism/discipleship ministry)
  • Campus ministry workers (Cru, IVCF, Ratio Christi)
  • Public representatives of the Christian faith in think tanks, corporations, businesses
  • Professors in the academy
  • Systematic (analytic) theologians

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