Students who pursue a concentration in Spirituality as part of their Master of Arts in Theology degree work in an emerging academic discipline that examines the experiences of humankind seeking God. This interdisciplinary approach draws from history, biblical scholarship, liturgy, and theology. At Saint John's, the study of spirituality draws heavily upon the monastic character of our Benedictine hosts.
The program prepares students to serve the Church as spiritual directors, counselors, retreat masters, teachers and further theological study. Students can engage with the rich prayer life at Saint John’s, whether with the monks of Saint John’s Abbey or the sisters at Saint Benedict’s Monastery, the Episcopal House of Prayer, the Abbey Guesthouse and the Spirituality Center at Saint Benedict’s. Also housed at Saint John’s are the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library – home of the world’s largest collection of manuscript images - and The Saint John’s Bible.
The M.A. in Theology program is also complemented by the other academic and ministerial degree programs, ensuring that study is always grounded in the rich conversation of a diverse community seeking God. Theological study has long been valued in the Benedictine tradition as a central element of the search for God.
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