Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Masters in Latin American Theology - UCA

Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" in El Salvador is offering a Masters degree in Latin American Theology. Registration for this five semester program that includes a written thesis, begins December 1st and continues through February 28, 2013. The program will be conducted in Spanish and a list of the registration requirements, cost, and other logistical information (foreigners must get a student visa) is available on the university website. Prospective students whose undergraduate degree is NOT in theology will be required to take a year of remedial coursework in that subject before being accepted into the Masters program.

The website also offers a list of courses and the faculty who will be teaching them, including some well-known names in liberation theology.

According to the university, the goals of this degree program are:

  • Exposing graduate students to the rich heritage of Latin American theologians
  • Analyzing the current social and ecclesial situation theologically
  • Contributing to research on the history of the various indigenous religions
  • Making possible the development of theological knowledge that is proper to Latin America
  • Forming professionals who are characterized by honesty about reality and a will to seek and tell the truth, leadership in promoting fraternity, peace, justice and solidarity, a commitment to the poorest and most marginalized members of society and to evaluating ecological questions.

Because many readers of this blog are interested in Latin American theology, we have decided to help UCA publicize its offering in this space.

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