The Academic Master’s program in Theology was created in 1981. It is characterized by its instigation of current research at a high level, which leads to an intermediate degree between the Bachelor’s and the Doctoral program in Theology. In its last evaluation by CAPES in 2013 the Academic Master’s Program obtained grade 6 on a scale of 1 to 7.More
The Academic Master’s program in Theology was created in 1981. It is characterized by its instigation of current research at a high level, which leads to an intermediate degree between the Bachelor’s and the Doctoral program in Theology. In its last evaluation by CAPES in 2013 the Academic Master’s Program obtained grade 6 on a scale of 1 to 7.
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F or full payment in one installment a discount is offered (the discounts will be negotiated directly with the administration of the Faculdades EST).
Investiment: 30 installments of R$ 1,845.00
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The selection process for enrolling in the Academic Master’s Program in Theology takes place through the Selection Exam which occurs every semester. The period of registration for the exam will be from September 15th to October 15th of 2017. The tests will take place on November 6th and 7th of 2017.
GENERAL PROPOSAL OF THE PPG-EST
Latin American Theology : Studies the theological thought and the religious and educational practices in various contexts of Latin America.
Aims at biblical research, mainly of the Old and New Testaments and of cognate literature through scientific instruments of textual and historical criticism, and of other related sciences from the perspective and observable needs in the Latin American context.
1.1 RESEARCH LINES
1.1.1 Studies of Biblical Text and Context
Studies the biblical texts and their theological tendencies in their multiple contexts (social, political, cultural and religious).
1.1.2 Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology
Studies the history of the interpretation of biblical texts and the various theological approaches, methodologies and perspectives of Bible reading, as well as its reception in the multiple contexts of current times.
1.2 RESEARCH GROUPS
Bible, Archaeology and Religion
Historical study of religious ideas and doctrines, spiritualities, traditions of wisdom [(intellectual history)], of its expression(s) or social-cultural rootedness, analysis of the religious field.
2.1 RESEARCH LINE
2.1.1 Christianity and History in Latin America
It investigates in a historical perspective, Christianity in Latin American social, cultural and religious contexts.
2.2 RESEARCH GROUPS
2.2.1 History of Christianity in Latin America
2.2.2 Nucleus of Studies and Research of Protestantism (NEPP)
It occupies itself with the grounding of theology and its coherent (dogmatic) development; it analyzes the behavior of the Christian person and of the Christian churches and their belonging at an individual , personal and social level in the various fields (ethics); develops a theology of the mission of the church in a dialogical key; reflects on and promotes ecumenism and inter-religious dialog; situates theology in contemporary society and reflects on its localization within it, on a local and global level; develops a theological reflection in a philosophical key and specifically, develops a philosophy of religion.
3.1 RESEARCH LINE
3.1.1 Contemporary Theology in a Latin American Perspective
Examines the current theological proposals in Latin America with special attention to the ecclesiological, social, ethical and ecumenical dimensions.
3.2 RESEARCH GROUPS
3.2.1 Study Nucleus of Contemporary Ethics
3.2.2 Research Nucleus in Human Rights and Religion
3.2.3 Public Theology in a Latin American perspective
3.2.4 Gender Research Nucleus (NPG)
3.2.5 Ethnic Identity and Interculturality
Aims at promoting study and research with the goal of capacitating theologians and other professionals in the various fields of religious praxis in the contemporary world. The area develops interdisciplinary research in dialog with other areas such as education, communication, music, psychology, sociology, dealing with themes such as counseling, chaplaincy, phenomenology, homiletics and liturgy, management of communities of faith, religious education, social praxis and care giving, art and esthetics, studies of media, culture and religious expressions in the Latin American context.
4. 1 RESEARCH LINES
4.1.1 Theological praxis and spirituality in communities of faith and society
Provides opportunity for reflection and research about themes of Practical Theology in interface with psychology, sociology, anthropology and communication. Its goal is to study religious, ecclesial and social theories and practices, in dialog with the Christian tradition in the Latin American context.
4.1.2 The Religious Phenomenon and Educational Praxis in Latin America
It researches the relation between the religious phenomenon and education in its multiple forms and interfaces, comprehending the analysis of the policies, processes and educational practices, religious education and Christian education in an interdisciplinary focus in the Latin American context.
4.2 RESEARCH GROUPS
4.2.1 Christian worship, music and media in contemporaneity
4.2.2 Phenomenology of Life
4.2.3 Interdisciplinary in Sequential Art, Medias and Pop Culture
4.2.4 Counseling and Pastoral Psychology
4.2.5 Social Praxis of the Church
4.2.6 Curriculum, religious identity and educational praxis
1.1 Research Seminar (2 c) [every semester] (required)
1.2 Research methodology (2 c) [every semester] (required for the Master’s program)
1.3 Teaching in Higher Level Education (2 c) [even semester]
1.4 Social Research Methodology (2 c)
2.1 Foundations of Theology (2 c) [odd semester] (required)
2.2 Foundations of Latin American Theology (2 c) [odd semester] (required)
2.3 Foundations of Theological Methods 1 (2 c) [even semester] (required)
2.4 Foundations of Theological Methods 2 (2 c) [even semester] (required)
2.5 Required components of the areas of concentration
2.5.1 Traditions and Sacred Writings:
Foundations of Biblical Theology: History and Society of the Bible (2 c) (required)
2.5.2 History of Theologies and Religions
History of Christianity in Brazil and Latin America (2c) (required)
2.5.3 Systematic Fundamental Theology
Protestantism and Society in Brazil and Latin America (2 c) (required)
2.5.4 Practical Theology
Foundations of Practical Theology (2 c) (required)
Foundations of Religion and Education in Latin America (2 c) (required)
3.1 Fundamental Special Studies (EEF)
Aims at studying the fundamental themes of the areas and lines of research of the program tied to the research projects of the students.
3.1.1 Individual Orientation (required)
3.1.2 Supervision of the research (required)
3.1.3 Supervised Readings (2 c)
3.1.4 Exegesis of the Old and New Testaments
3.1.5 Biblical Theology
3.1.6 History of the Church: periods and themes
3.1.7 History and Theology of the Reformation
3.1.8 Religion and Theology in the Classicals
3.1.9 Protestantism in Latin America
3.1.10 Mission and dialog in religious pluralism
3.1.11 Contemporary Issues for Practical Theology
3.1.12 Anthropology and Religion
3.1.13 Sciences of Religion
3.1.14 Curriculum and Educational Praxis
3.2 Thematic Special Studies (EETe)
Aims at studying the connecting themes tied specifically to the subjects and themes of the research projects of the students.
3.2.1 Biblical Languages and Texts
3.2.2 History and Culture of the Ancient Middle East and Greco-Roman World
3.2.3 Themes of Theology
3.3.4 Themes of Ethics
3.2.5 Current Themes of Counseling and Pastoral Psychology
3.2.6 Diakonia: social praxis in the communities of faith
3.2.7 Urban World and the Mission of God
3.2.8 History, Theology and Forms of Christian Preaching
3.2.9 Christian Worship: theory and practice
3.2.10 Educational Policies and Practices in Latin America
3.2.11 Religious Education: Policies and Practices
3.3 Tranversal Special Studies (EETr)
Aims at studying the theoretical-practical referentials which permeate the different research projects of the students.
3.3.1 Issues of Biblical Interpretation
3.3.2 Geography and Archaeology of the Biblical World
3.3.3 Issues of Method in History
3.3.4 Feminist Theology
3.3.5 Theology, public space and lay state
3.3.6 Theology and post-colonial and decolonial studies in the Global South
3.1.7. Ecumenism and inter-religious dialog
3.3.8 Religion, Communication and Media
3.3.9 Religion, pop culture and sequential art
3.3.10 Education, Music and Society
3.3.11 Faith in the perspective of human development
3.3.12 Special studies about infancy, adolescence and youth
3.3.13 Inclusive Education
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Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Júlio Cézar Adam graduated in Theology from the Escola Superior de Teologia (Faculdades EST), São Leopoldo/RS (1996) and did his doctorate in Theology at the University of Hamburg, Germany (2004). He works as professor of Practical Theology, liturgy, homiletics, ministries, edification of congregations and spirituality at the Faculdades EST; he has been coordinator of the PPG of the Faculdades EST since 2013; He coordinates the research group (CNPq) “Christian worship, music and media in contemporaneity.”
He is a research fellow of the CAPES/Humboldt (Experienced Researcher) at the University of Hamburg/Germany, from 2015-2018). He has researched in the area of Practical Theology, more specifically in area of Christian worship, liturgy and homiletics, ministry and edification of congregations, religious education, spirituality and themes related to media, pop culture (lived Religion), behavior and youth religiosity in current times.