A Jesuit, Filipino, and Asian Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology

Friday, November 17, 2017
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Ecclesiastical Degrees

Studies for the STB are designed to give the students mastery of the Christian message and the ability to communicate it. The organization of courses is basically genetic and corresponds to contemporary theological methodology. Students are introduced to the sources and the development of doctrine integrated within a synthetic overview of the great themes of Christian theology. In this way, the school tries to help them acquire that degree of personal mastery of Christian sources which will enable the students themselves to adapt the Christian message to the manifold situations in which they will work...

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The purposes of the STL program are: [a] In general, to prepare research scholars, teachers, and professional practitioners in their field and to provide the necessary formation and grounding for the doctorate in theology. [b] In particular, to deepen and enlarge the knowledge of the students in a field of specialization: biblical theology, systematic-dogmatic theology, moral theology, spirituality-pastoral psychology and migration theology. [c] To initiate them into the methods of scientific theological research...
 

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The scope and purpose of the doctorate in theology is [a] to form competent scholars who are experts in their own theological disciplines, prepared to "deepen in the knowledge of Christian revelation . . . enunciate systematically the truths contained therein, consider in the light of the revelation the most recent progress of the sciences, and present them to the people of the present day in a manner adapted to various cultures,” especially in the context of the Philippines and Asia; [b] to equip candidates with the knowledge and expertise to collaborate with the hierarchy of the Philippines and Asia; [c] finally, to equip men and women who can train students to a level of high qualification in their own disciplines according to Catholic doctrine...
 

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