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Online Graduate Certificate in
Economic Theology & Justice

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The Graduate Certificate in Economic Theology & Justice takes seriously a theological reflection that explores the thesis that the economy, economic practices, and economic thought are of a profoundly theological nature.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Master's degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to studying the Bible & the environment in the mission of God.

The role God intends for humanity in developing community and society as part of His created order will be explored. Students examine the theological doctrines of Creation, Fall, and Redemption, and the cultural mandate as the basis for humanity’s involvement in the community. Students engage in analytical discussions, research, and presentations on the theology of Christian social engagement.

An evaluation of theological concepts and their economic meaning including Providence, eschatology, faith and trust, guilt and redemption, reconciliation and restoration, justification and salvation. It reviews ways in which economic concepts are anchored in theological concepts such as profit, money, debt and credit, free choice and consumer sovereignty, prosperity and owning, prosperity and wealth, poverty, corporation, and markets. It also deals with the theological underpinnings of how economics are managed in areas such as time, profession and work, organization and management, entrepreneurship, the influence of media on culture, branding and marketing, hedonism and asceticism, leadership, intellectual property and creativity, and accounting and accountability.

An outline of ethical issues arising from an understanding of economic theology and application to present-day social issues including equity and efficiency, production and consumption, economic and spiritual well-being, economic growth and social justice, free and fair trade, and profit maximization and sustainability. The course evaluates ethical perspectives based on a grounding in economic theology.

An overview of the development of economic theology from early Judaism and late antiquity to the middle ages and the reformation. The economic views of major theologians from the reformation to the present day are discussed including the writings of Martin Luther and John Calvin.

This course surveys hermeneutical methods in theological-economic reflection and reviews major economic theories and models that frame both contemporary economic discourse and major perspectives of economic theology. Students compare and contrast ways in which theologians utilize or presume major economic theories in their theological formulations and critique the impact of such assumptions on their theological reflections.

Practical ways for Christian persons and organizations to respond to the challenges of poverty in the 21st century will be explored. The student will engage both theology and social sciences to understand how Christians may act in a relevant and transforming way in situations of great economic disparity. Students will engage in analytical class discussions, research papers, and class presentations.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.

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Civic Engagement Coordinator, Community Economic Justice Activist, Economic and Social Justice Community Coordinator, Economic Justice Advocate, Economic Justice Organizer, Economic Justice Team Leader, Program & Policy Specialist for Economic Justice, Senior Economic Policy Advocate, Social Justice Advocate, Social Justice Director, Social Justice Engagement Associate, Social Justice & Civic Engagement Manager, Economic Theology Advocate, Economic Theology Blogger, Economic Theology Developer, Economic Theology Educator, Economic Theology Leader, Economic Theology Strategist, Economic Theology Writer, Economics Ethics Blogger, Economics Ethics Educator, Economic Ethics Leader, Economics Ethics Strategist, Economic Ethics Writer

 

 

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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.

TIER COUNTRIES

100% Tuition

 

$395
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$1185

TIER COUNTRIES

80% Tuition

 

$316
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$948

TIER COUNTRIES

60% Tuition

 

$237
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$711

TIER COUNTRIES

40% Tuition

 

$158
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$474

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.