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Biblical and Theological Studies
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How do we understand the teachings of the Bible in a modern context?

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Deepen your understanding of the Christian faith and life by exploring its Biblical roots, theological framework, missional thrust, ethical calling, historical development, and global context. Redeemer's Biblical and Theological Studies program leans into the rich diversity of denominations represented on campus to develop a deeper understanding of how theology, the Bible, and worldview collide and remain relevant for modern Christians.

Biblical and Theological Studies is a Bachelor of Arts program. It is offered as an honours major, as a major, and as a minor.

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Right from the start, you're gaining an understanding and critical appreciation of the basic features of Christianity: its Scriptures, history and theology, that equip you to defend and live out your faith.

First-year courses provide a broad overview of topics that are critical to the Christian faith, including a foundational understanding of the Bible. Class discussions, lead by dedicated and experienced professors, give the opportunity to understand worldview from the perspective of other denominational and cultural backgrounds.

Biblical and Theological Studies The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Pastors provide better care when they understand the diverse stories and histories of people.
  • Theologians can share their perspectives more persuasively when they know how to write well.
  • Ministry directors who are financially literate can create and lead sustainable ministries.

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Beyond the Classroom

In the senior-level Gospel, Church and Culture course, students have the opportunity to create a discipleship program for a specific audience and are able to participate in seminar discussions surrounding the contemporary cultural challenges which churches face.

Beyond Campus

Take your passion for ministry into Hamilton’s downtown through a variety of volunteer opportunities such as Deedz — a weekly program where a small group of students go downtown to offer hot chocolate & conversation to those on the street.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s biblical and theological studies program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Nina Drenth '17

is the Spiritual Life Facilitator at Act Five, a 7+ month Christian gap year program in partnership with Redeemer University.

Mike Kleinhuis '99

and his wife Amanda Kleinhuis '99 have worked together to start up a community church in the poorest area in Lindsay Ontario.

Religion and Theology
Find out where a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies takes you!
Redeemer’s Biblical and Theological Studies Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Activities coordinator
  • Clergy
  • Children’s director
  • Community development worker
  • Ministry coordinator
  • Missionary
  • Outreach worker
  • Relief worker
  • Student development staff
  • Urban ministry
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Archaeologist
  • Christian nonprofit director
  • Counsellor
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Lead pastor
  • Mediator
  • Police officer
  • Professor
  • Social worker
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Archivist
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Ecumenical relations officer
  • Editor
  • Historian
  • Humanitarian worker
  • Journalist
  • Politician
  • Writer
Technical skills:
  • Analyzing and applying biblical, theological and doctrinal principles
  • Analyzing complex spiritual issues
  • Applying spiritual truths to current life issues
  • Appreciating human, spiritual and social needs
  • Understanding the historical and cultural context of Biblical events
Transferable skills:
  • Anticipating and understanding the views and concerns of others
  • Articulating and listening objectively
  • Building and defending views on competing positions
  • Clearly expressing ideas
  • Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Curiosity about people and world cultures
  • Making critical observations, evaluations and appropriate decisions
  • Organizing, conducting and explaining research
  • Showing sensitivity to and compassion for others
  • Synthesizing perceptions
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Religion and Theology field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Canadian Council of Christian Charities
  • Canadian Council of Churches
  • Canadian Theological Society
  • Canadian-American Theology Association
  • Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
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Biblical and Theological Studies
Redeemer’s Biblical and Theological Studies Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Outreach ministry leaders
  • Counsellors
  • Ministry coordinators
  • Missionaries
  • Pastors
  • Camp directors
  • Teacher
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
  • MA in Christian Leadership
  • MA in Bible and Theology
  • MA in Christian Education
  • MA in Religion and Culture
  • MA in Community Development
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