Master of Religion (M.Rel)
Charisma University’s Master of Religion program recognizes that religion is defined in multiple ways. Thus, this interprets the category of religion itself as an intellectually problematic and provocative concept, instead of taking a descriptive historical phenomenological or institutional perspective. The Master of Religion in Charisma University places emphasis not only on the interdependence of religion and culture but also explores insights from comparative study of the phenomena, experiences, and theories of religion. Courses include theology, philosophy, and contemporary critical theory; psychology, and ethics; feminist theory and theology; religion, ritual, and material culture; as well as various historical phenomena and movements reflecting religious periods and traditions. These include Judaic, Christian, Hindu, Graeco-Roman, Buddhist and Islamic perspectives.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify and articulate fundamental principles, problems, or queries for each course with their resolutions wherever possible.
- Demonstrate the ability to discuss integral doctrines and principles, their significance and interrelationship as well as their place in the plan of salvation for each course studied.
- Understand the underlying culture each period studied.
- Demonstrate the ability to research on essential religious issues and trends.
- Gain comprehensive understanding of the phenomena of religion from the perspective of cross-cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary methods.
- Demonstrate ability to conceptualize, analyze, and organize distinct bodies of material regarding the study of religion.
- Explain the genealogy of religious or philosophical ideas and concepts.
Students must complete all the required foundation courses. Each course is valued as 3 Credits.
M.Rel 508 Christology
M.Rel 515 Ecclesiology
M.Rel 520 The Religions of World Series
M.Phil 525 Philosophy of Religion
M.Rel 535 Sacred Scriptures (Old & New Testaments)
M.Rel 539 Revelation and Faith
ThM 541 Moral Theology
M.Rel 556 Liturgy