Christian Spirituality

The degree requires 33 credit hours of course work. The courses are distributed so that one can finish the degree in three summers. Students are encouraged to make a personally directed retreat before or during the first year of the program. Students are required to make a personally directed retreat of eight days, under an approved director, during the program. No thesis is required, but an integrating essay of approximately 25 pages is required at the conclusion of the program.

M.A., Christian Spirituality requirements (33 credits):

CSP 776Discernment Of Spirits: Theory And Practice3
or MAM 776 Discernment of Spirits: Theory and Practice
Select one of the following:3
Spirituality of John
Spirituality of Luke-Acts
The Spirituality of Paul
The Gospel of Mark
Scriptural Foundation Of Christian Spirituality
With permission of the director:
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Select one of the following:3
Liturgical Foundation Of Christian Spirituality
Doctrinal Foundation Of Christian Spirituality
Vatican II and the Doctrinal Foundations of Contemporary Christian Spirituality
Ecclesiology: Theology of Church and Ministry
Worship, Liturgy and Sacrament
Historical Development of Fundamental Doctrine
History, Calling
Select one of the following:3
History of Ignation Tradition
The History Of Christian Spirituality
Called To Holiness: The Christian Vocation
Prayer, Tradition
Select one of the following:3
Art and Spirituality
Christian Prayer and Spirituality
Pilgrimage as Prayer
Prayer And Christian Spirituality
Prayer, Intimacy, And True Christian Growth
Contemplation In The Christian Tradition
Global and Social
Select one of the following:3
Spiritual Dialogue: East Meets West
Spirituality of Reconciliation: Global and Social Perspectives
Prayer, Intimacy, And True Christian Growth
Biblical Roots For Peace And Justice Ministry
Spirituality And Social Concerns
Total Credits33

Theology courses that may be taken for completion of CSP requirements and elective are currently cross-listed with both THL and CSP numbers. CSP students may also take a limited number of the following courses listed in the Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM) program to complete their electives with permission of the directors of both CSP and MAM programs: MAM 610 Introduction to the Old Testament, MAM 620 Introduction to New Testament, MAM 650 Moral Theology and Decision Making, MAM 660 Worship, Liturgy and Sacrament, MAM 676 Theology and Catechesis, MAM 680 Ministerial Ethics and Leadership Skills, MAM 761 Historical Development of Fundamental Doctrine.