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SALT AND LIGHT PROGRAM - DIPLOMA IN ANGLICAN STUDIES

The Salt and Light Programs are designed to introduce the student to the Anglican Ethos and to the Faith and Practice of the Anglican Communion, and to familiarize them with Christian basics. The Salt & Light program is foundational to all Master Degree students.

SL 101 - Introductory Course. (2 Credit Hours) (+)

This is an introductory Course in Anglican Studies that is designed for laymen and clergy. It covers a range of practices in the Episcopal and Anglican Churches. It outlines in easy-to-read terms the Faith and Practices of the church .All examination questions are open-book type.

SL 102 - Advanced Course. (3 Credit Hours) (+)

This is an advanced course in Anglican studies that is designed as a supplement to the Introductory Course and examines in some depth the "Continuing Church" positions on Doctrines, The Book of Common Prayer, The Sacraments, Moral Theology, and the Via Media; The Introductory Course (SL 101) is a pre-requisite for this course except with Special Permission of the Dean. All examination questions are open-book type. Text: The Catholic Religion by Vernon Staley

Upon successful completion of these foundational courses, SL 101 & SL 102, the Diploma in Anglican Studies will be issued, unless the student is enrolled in the Master of Divinity or Theology programs.

EDUCATION FOR HOLY ORDERS - MASTER OF DIVINITY DEGREE

The following Program of Courses has been approved by many Jurisdictions as a Basic Course path, preparing Candidates for Holy Orders. Your Commission on Ministry or Bishop or Denominational Board may require other courses as well. Completion of this course path will lead to a Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree. Eighty credit hours are required for the Master of Divinity.

Courses that are required for Holy Orders Candidates a marked with a (+).

 ANGLICAN ETHOS

TH 101- Same as the Introductory Course, Salt & Light Programs- (2 Credit Hours)  (+)

TH 102 - Same as the Advanced Course, Salt & Light Programs - (3 Credit Hours) (+)

DEPARTMENT OF CHURCH  HISTORY

CH 301 - Church History:  An Introduction - (3 Credit Hours)

This is an INTENSIVE survey course of Church History from the Early Church through the Middle Ages and the Reformation to Modern Times. This course draws on Classical Historical Texts, with an overview of current ecclesiastical changes. Text::  A History Of The Christian Church, 3rd Edition by Williston Walker

CH 303 – Church History 303 – (3 Credit Hours) (+)

The Patristic Era – (AD 33 to AD 604) This era has been considered the classic period of Christian orthodoxy.  The course surveys the life and ministry of prominent men and women from the Apostolic Fathers to St. Gregory the Great, whose life and testimony was critical to the development of the Christian Church and orthodox theology. Text: Sketches Of Church History, Vol. 1 by The Rev’d J. C. Robertson, MA

CH 304 – Church History 304 – (4 Credit Hours) (+)

The Medieval Church – (AD 589 to AD 1517) Will investigate providential work of God in human experience from the close of the Early Church, or Patristic Period, to the beginning of the Reformation. Highlighted will be the lives of individuals and events that took place during that period of history often referred to as the Dark Ages.  Text: Sketches of Church History, Vol. 2 by The Rev’d J. C. Robertson, MA

CH 305 – Church History 305 – (4 Credit Hours) (+)

Christianity from the Reformation to the Present.  Brief overview of the development of the Christian Church as it struggled with major theological and organizational issues arising out of the 16th Century Reformation.  These issues made a major impact upon the Church as it spread through Europe, The Americas, Africa and Asia.  Also considered is the development of Orthodoxy, Rationalism and Pietism through the centuries to the present day.  Text: The Story of Christianity Vol. 2  by Justo L. Gonzalez

DEPARTMENT OF SCRIPTURAL STUDIES

TH 200 – A Beginners Guide to Bible Study - (2 Credit Hours)

This foundational course will bring basic Bible study techniques to the student and is recommended for the student who has been out of the academic process for some time.  Text: The Bible Companion, A Manual for Beginning Readers of Holy Scripture  by Ronald D. Witherup. 

TH 201 - New Testament Survey - (4 Credit Hours) (+) 

This is an Introduction to the New Testament, an INTENSIVE survey course on the writers. The course leads you in the study of the New Testament books, using a textbook and the New Testament. Text: Introducing The New Testament, 3rd edition by Archibald M. Hunter

TH 204 - Old Testament Survey - (4 Credit Hours) (+)

A complete and penetrating overview of the Books of the Old Testament, The Law and the Prophets, and the historical books. The Apocryphal Books are also covered in this INTENSIVE course, as a separate sub-course. Text: Understanding the Old Testament (Third Ed.) by Bernard Anderson

TH 202 - The Life of Christ - (3 Credit Hours) (+)   

A study on the Life of Jesus. A concise yet thorough outline of the Life of Christ and His Ministry. Text: The Life of Christ by James Stalker

TH 203 - The Life of Paul - (3 Credit Hours) (+) 

A study on the Life of Paul, the world of the Roman Empire, and a study of the leading cultures of his time. Text: The Life of Paul by James Stalker

TH206 – John, The Maverick Gospel – (3 Credit Hours) (+)

A comprehensive study of the Gospel of John. Text: John, The Maverick Gospel (Rev. Ed.) by Robert Kysar

DEPARTMENT OF LITURGICS & HOMILETICS

MI 310 - Liturgics  (3 Credit Hours) (+)  

This is a PRACTICUM with work at an Altar under the supervision of a Priest, approved by the Seminary. It is a basic course and can be utilized by the Postulant, Newly Ordained or the seasoned Priest as well. The reference “text” for the course is Ritual Notes.

MI 360 - Homiletics (Preaching)  (3 Credit Hours) (+)  

This is a study on the preparation and delivery of the sermon including actual delivery. Text: Introduction to Homiletics (2nd Ed.) by Donald E. Demaray

DEPARTMENT OF ASCETICAL THEOLOGY

TH 410 - Anglican Spirituality  (3 Credit Hours) (+)

The liturgical, historical and theological aspects of Anglican spiritual traditions are explored in this systematic and comprehensive study. Text: Material from Laud Hall Seminary

TH 415 - The Diaconate – (4 credit Hours)  (+)

Drawing upon original sources, this course provides valuable insights into the development of the office of the deacon in the early church and situates it within the context of the Church’s total ministry. Text: The Diaconate, by James Monroe Barnett.

TH 420 - The Christian Priest Today  (3 Credit Hours) (+) 

A study on the intellectual and devotional life of Candidates for the ministry. Incorporates recent alterations in the life of the Church, the ministry of the laity, the theology of priesthood, and the roles of the bishop and presbyter in the context of the practical meaning of divine vocation. Text: The Christian Priest Today by Michael Ramsey

DEPARTMENT OF DOGMATIC THEOLOGY

TH 451 - Dogmatic Theology  (4 Credit Hours) (+)

Advanced INTENSIVE Studies in the Anglican Faith using the text The Christian Faith by C. B. Moss. This text is out of print but a working copy will be provided. This text may be used as course material or source material for a Master’s Thesis. Text: The Christian Faith by Claude Beauford Moss

DEPARTMENT OF PASTORAL STUDIES

PS 510 – Pastoral Counseling I  (4 Credit Hours) (+)

This course lays the foundation for utilizing the pastoral counseling relationship to bring about positive change as it explores topics such as observation, listening, communication, handling transference, and termination of therapy. These topics are explored through research from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, marriage counseling, family therapy, and pastoral counseling to help pastoral counselors understand how to use the relationship to bring about the desired ends in the therapeutic process. This course is aimed at the practice of pastoral counseling in congregational ministry, but it has relevance and value for all engaged in the spiritual and disciplined ministry of pastoral counseling. Text: Dayringer, Richard, ThD. [1998]. The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationships. Revised edition. New York: The Hawthorne Pastoral Press.

PS 520 – Pastoral Counseling II (3 Credit Hours) (+)

This course was designed to help Christian leaders in their counseling work. Each chapter of the text begins with a case history and introduction followed by a consideration of what the Bible says about the problem. This leads to a survey of causes, effects, counseling consideration and suggested ways to prevent the problem.  This course is aimed at any who want a greater understanding of human behavior, a clearer perspective on the biblical basis of counseling, and a greater awareness of the people-helping skills. Text: Collins, Gary R., Ph.D. [1988]. Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide. Revised edition. W Publishing Group.

PS 530 – Church Missions  (4 Credit Hours) (+)

The purpose of this course is to educate the student in many of the areas involved with the planting/establishing of a new local church. The course covers the process of the visionary or conceptual stage of a new church, the early stages of foundation laying and how to begin to move towards future goals. Text: Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century by Aubrey Malphurs, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1992; Church Planting for a Greater Harvest  by C. Peter Wagner, Reagal Books, Ventura,  CA, 1990

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

CE 610 – Christian Education I (4 Credit Hours) (+)

“An Introduction to Christian Education” examines the basic educational ministry questions of: why, where, what, who, and how from diverse perspectives. The complexities and ambiguities of congregational life and common hindrances of things that keep us from faithfully fulfilling our educational mandate are also included. Text: Tye, Karen. [2000]. Basics of Christian Education. St. Louis: Chalice Press.

CE 620 – Christian Education II (4 Credit Hours) (+)

Seeking to integrate biblical studies and theology with a variety of social sciences including education, sociology, and psychology, this course provides an overview and understanding of the broad range of subjects included in Christian education. Beginning with a discussion of the theological, historical, and philosophical bases for Christian ministry, the text goes on to examine contributions of the social sciences through the lens of biblical teaching. Also included are sections dedicated to the organization and administration of ministry, and application of Christian education theory to various age groups and specialized areas of the population. Text: Anthony, Michael J. ed. [2001]. Christian Education: Foundations for the Twenty-first Century. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

MI 499 - The Comprehensive Examination  (8 Credit Hours) (+) 

This is a Final Survey Examination Frequently referred to as "Canonicals". Both a written and oral examination, it is a test for academic and practical qualification for Ordination. Your Jurisdiction, Bishop or Denominational Board may require modification to this Examination.

MASTER OF THEOLOGY (MTh) DEGREE PROGRAM

Upon successful application, a student with a Bachelors Degree, Bachelor of Sacred Theology or Diploma in Anglican Studies, may be accepted as a Graduate Student and work toward a Master’s Degree in Theology (MTh) (60 Credit Hours) of work required. Individual programs will be designed in a chosen discipline leading to the preparation of the required Thesis. This degree is not normally pursued by those seeking Holy Orders.

THESIS 110 – GRADUATE LEVEL THESIS (Maximum 45 Credit Hours)

The Thesis is a Graduate Level paper and fulfills one of the requirements for the Seminary’s Graduate Degree. The Thesis subject is to be determined in consultation with the student’s Faculty Advisor, Dean or the seminary Chancellor. The Thesis must be typed and double spaced.  Laud Hall Seminary uses as its style guide: A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations, 6th edition by: Kate L. Turabian.

DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAM

We offer two Doctoral Degree Programs to students who hold an approved and acceptable Master’s Degree, with significant background in Ministry or Theology. The program is fully designed around the needs and interests of the student. (60 Credit Hours) and a Dissertation are required for graduation. The Dissertation required should meet the test of quantity and quality according to university standards. Upon acceptance in the Program, the Candidate is guided through a plan of study for in-depth course work in the selected area of the Dissertation.

DOCDES 880 – DOCTORAL LEVEL DISSERTATION or PROJECT (Maximum 60 Credit Hours)

The Dissertation required is a Doctoral Level paper and fulfills one of the requirements for the Seminary Doctoral Degree.  The paper required should meet the test for quantity and quality according to university standards. The Dissertation subject is determined in consultation with the student’s Faculty advisor, Dean and seminary Chancellor.  The Dissertation must be typed and double spaced.  Laud Hall Seminary uses as its style guide: A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Thesis and Dissertations, 6th edition by: Kate L. Turabian

If the student pursues a Doctor of Ministry degree, the project study must follow the same guidelines as the Dissertation, noted above.

LAUD HALL SEMINARY FEES

Registration and Application Fee  - Application and Registration Fee $ 50.00 US (nonrefundable)

Registration, Transcript Service and Diploma Fee - $50.00 US

Graduation Fee - $50.00 US

Salt & Light Program  SL101 & SL102  Fee $375.00 US  

A Diploma in Anglican Studies is awarded upon successful program completion.

Master’s Degree Program - Master of Divinity (MDiv)- $3,000.00 US

Master’s Degree Program - Master of Theology (MTh) - $2,500.00 US

Doctoral Degree Program - (DTh), (DMin) – $3,500.00 US

Thesis and/or Dissertation Reader's Fee - $ 400.00 US

Special Individual Course Fee: $ 200.00 per credit hour

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

All courses, for which the student has registered, are to be prepaid by the Student upon Acceptance by the Seminary prior to the posting of course materials either by mail or Internet.

For your convenience you may use Check or Money Order.

We are aware of budgetary constraints which could keep a worthy student from reaching his goals and call to Ministry. If financial assistance is needed, kindly submit a written request with your application, submitting a Financial Statement, including the last two years Income Tax Statements. A limited number of students may qualify for the College of Bishops Scholarship award. Those students selected are awarded a 25% off basic Course fees Scholarship.

TEXT BOOKS

Students are responsible for securing their own textbooks. Some textbooks may be purchased through the Seminary at regular price. Many textbooks are available through Barnes & Noble or Amazon Online.

REFUND POLICY

Laud Hall Theological Seminary does not issue refunds. 

This prospectus supersedes all previous editions and represents the present intentions of the Seminary. The matters covered in the prospectus are naturally subject to change from time to time as circumstances may require. 

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