The study of the Scriptures is the soul of theology
The study of the Scriptures is the soul of theology (see Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum §24). The Masters in the Bible as Scripture is founded upon the experience that the most fruitful approach to the Bible begins with a deep and prolonged engagement with the biblical text—the approach of the New Testament writers, the Church Fathers, the medieval theologians, the Reformers, and of the mystical tradition. This Masters is therefore founded on the phenomenon that is the Bible—a corpus of sacred texts, and privileges literary-narrative and theological approaches. The Masters will enable candidates to acquire
- the ability to negotiate biblical texts as literary and linguistic entities
- a hermeneutical and Christological framework that permits the theological import of
- the Bible to emerge
- an awareness of the potential and power of the Scriptures—their challenge, call, and spirituality.
Fee for academic year 2017/2018: TBC (expected around €5,225)
The minimum entry requirement is a primary degree in which Theology comprises at least an equal joint honours component. Candidates should have obtained at least Second Class Honours, Grade II overall, and Second Class Honours, Grade II in Theology. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.The Faculty of Theology may also accept applicants whom it deems to have achieved an equivalent standard. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to satisfy the English language requirements.