The Christianity and Culture program has a strong interdisciplinary approach that gives our students a broad understanding of the relationship of Christianity to western culture by educating students in the historic and living traditions of the Christian Church.
Our program prepares students for graduate theological studies and provides a solid foundation for students who desire to enter ministry. Through core biblical studies classes, our students explore the relationship between the historic Christian faith and contemporary values, issues, and institutions. Our students deepen their understanding of the world through electives such as Philosophy, English, or History.
OUR CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURE PROGRAM OFFERS:
- A major in Christianity and Culture, leading to a BA degree
- A concentration
- A minor
- A minor in Catholic Studies (offered by Catholic Pacific College)
RELS 160 • Introduction to Christian Theology
What do Christians believe about God and what are their grounds for holding these beliefs? This course invites students to consider their own beliefs in the context of the broader Christian theological tradition and to explore their relationship to scripture, tradition, experience, and reason.
RELS 361 • History of Christianity
A study of the history of the Christian Church from the turn of the first century to the eve of the 16th century Reformation with attention to the people, events, and issues involved in the major developments of Christianity.
RELS 475 • Christianity and Culture
This course examines important aspects of Christianity’s involvement in western culture. We consider alternative models and historical examples of this involvement, as well as specific current issues related to Christian cultural activity.
Graduates of TWU’s Christianity and Culture program can continue their studies toward a graduate certificate in Biblical Studies or a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. These research-based graduate programs prepare students to excel at doctoral studies and serve in academic and ministry contexts around the world.