Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Preaching, PhD


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The Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Preaching is a 48-hour professionally-based research degree. The degree is designed to equip pastor-scholars in the field of homiletics.

The program incorporates full-time faculty members of the Clamp Divinity school as well as academically qualified pastor-scholars to teach seminars and mentor students in research. Dissertation work begins in the second year of the program when students are partnered with a faculty mentor who guides the student over the next three semesters to complete an embededded dissertation. 

Degree Requirements (48 Cr. Hrs.)


Colloquium (6 Cr. Hrs.)


Sermon preparation and guided reading.

Directed Reading (9 Cr. Hrs.)


Guided reading seminars.

Required Seminars (9 Cr. Hrs.)


Preaching and Scripture Seminars (3 Cr. Hrs.)


Courses exploring the relationship between hermeneutics and homiletics. Select three hours from courses numbered CHR 701-709.

Preaching and the Life of the Church Seminars (3 Cr. Hrs.)


Courses exploring topics related to pastoral preaching like leadership, audience analysis, and understanding culture. Select three hours from courses numbered CHR 721-729, 731-739.

Historical and Theological Considerations for Preaching (3 Cr. Hrs.)


Courses exploring the preaching tradition and the theological influences that shape preaching. Select three hours from courses numbered CHR 741-749, 751-759.

Seminars Choice (9 Cr. Hrs.)


Choose three courses not previously completed. Select three hours from courses numbered CHR 701-709, 721-729, 731-739, 741-749, 751-759.

Required Capstone (3 Cr. Hrs.)


Dissertation (9 Cr. Hrs.)


Dissertation

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