Have you enjoyed the teaching track Rooted and are considering further study in the areas of law and theology?
Spurgeon’s College offers a Master’s level unit on The Mission of Justice and the Theology of Law, taught by David McIlroy.
The unit aims to introduce students to
· the principal biblical and theological approaches to law and justice;
· the importance of justice as an aspect of the kingdom of God
· the theological basis for advocacy as an aspect of Christian mission
The unit looks at the biblical material relating to law and justice, at natural law theories, at historical answers to the questions of law and justice from Augustine, to Aquinas, Luther, Calvin and the Anabaptists, as well as resources from systematic theology such as the Trinity and the Incarnation for formulating a theology of law. Contemporary questions addressed include reflections on human rights, the purpose of government and its relation to the Church, the role of Christian organisations in using law as a tool to bring about justice, and current theories of law in both philosophy and theology.
The unit can be taken on its own or, following completion of other units, as part of a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology or a MTh. degree.
The Mission of Justice and the Theology of Law course will be conducted online over 9-10 February 2023 and 16-17 March 2023.
Students who are interested are eligible to apply for the Jon Hyde Memorial Bursary to cover the majority of the costs.
If you are interested in the course please send us a message, along with any questions.