Religion - Biblical and Theological Studies

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, a theological framework, missional thrust, ethical calling, historical development, and global context. Redeemer's Religion - 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 a general 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.

Religion - 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 gets 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.

See how the Core fits into your degree



Beyond the Classroom

As a final assignment in The Drama of Scripture course, students have the option of using their imaginations to make a creative representation of the biblical narrative. Over the years, these projects have been displayed for the campus to enjoy such as student Ingrid Bouma's eleven original paintings that weave together the story of Scripture.

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 religion - 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.

Alumni can go on to careers as...

  • Outreach ministry leaders
  • Counsellors
  • Ministry coordinators
  • Missionaries
  • Pastors
  • Camp directors
  • Curriculum pastors

Alumni can do further studies to earn...

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Theology (Th.M)
  • MDiv in Christian Education
  • MA in Religion and Culture
  • MA in Community Development

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Religion - Biblical and Theological Studies Stories

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Painting the Biblical Story

As her final project for REL 110: The Drama of Scripture, student Ingrid Bouma chose to depict the biblical narrative through a series of extraordinary original...

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Ecological Innovation at CMU

By spearheading a campus-wide composting initiative at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Justin Eisinga ’15 is able to combine his two great...

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Places of Becoming

The Book of Numbers and Israel’s wandering through the wilderness can act as a guide to actively leaning into our challenging circumstances.

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Terror and Truth in Judges

In his new commentary on the book of Judges, associate professor of religion and theology Dr. David Beldman explains why this violent, often misunderstood section of the...

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Why So Serious?

In his recently published book, adjunct professor Dr. Peter Schuurman explores the notion that irony, charisma and playfulness can attract people to church.

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Thoroughly Modern

Finding direction for today in the wisdom of Abraham Kuyper.

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A Forgotten Masterpiece

Translators, including visiting scholar Dr. Jessica Joustra, are bringing theologian Herman Bavinck’s forgotten manuscript to English audiences for the first time.

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Creation Care in the City

Through her work with A Rocha, Amila Dreise ’13 is advancing care for creation in Hamilton and Ontario at large.

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Anchored in the Word

As academia's intellectual fashions shift from decade to decade, Christian universities stand out.

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