Master of Arts: Theopoetics and Writing Requirements

Students must complete 36 semester hours of course work directly connected to the study of theopoetics and writing. The 36 hours will include prerequisites for required courses.

1) Introductory and Summative Exercise (6 hours)

Integration Course (TBA)

MA Summative Exercise (Thesis/Portfolio/Project in final semester)

2) Core Requirements (18 hours)

Theopoetics 1

Theopoetics 2

(2) 200-level Writing courses, from list below

(2) Other courses from list below

3) General Electives (12 hours)

(4) elective courses that may include prerequisitesfor required courses (some prerequisites may be waived by professor depending on students' education and experience)

4) Possible Courses

Writing the Story

Creative Nonfiction

Writing Public Theology

Writing for God and God’s People

Writing Mental Illness/Writing as Mindfulness

Writing Seminar

Applied Storytelling

Peace of City and Quest for Public Theology

Narrative Theology

Science Fiction and Theology

Modernity, Postmodernity, and Belief

The Theological Imagination

Preaching and Public Discourse

Preaching, Poetry, and Prophetic Imagination

Writing Midrash

Spirituality (subjects in...)

Spirituality impulses in poetry


Digital Genres

Hebrew Bible Theopoetics

Poetics of Jesus

Survey of Christian Poetry

This program is offered jointly with Bethany Seminary (students apply to either Earlham School of Religion or Bethany Seminary) .

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