Study Theology at Milltown Institute in Ireland

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Study Theology in Ireland

 

Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy

Theology can be described as the critical reflection of a believing community on its living tradition and on its experience of faith, hope and love. Based on the inspired Word of God in Scripture and nourished by Christian spirituality, the study of Theology at the Milltown Institute is a systematic exploration of the teachings of Jesus Christ, of the moral implications of his teaching, and to the various pastoral responsibilities and callings of the people of God.

The Milltown Institute was established in 1968 to promote the study of Theology and Philosophy. It soon developed its own distinctive theological approach at undergraduate level, emphasising philosophical rigour, a systematic approach, and a comprehensive treatment of the main theological disciplines. In 1978, a renewal course in theological and spiritual studies was established to cater for the large numbers who wanted to renew, and update, their theological outlook in the light of the second Vatican Council. By the late 1970s, Milltown was beginning to broaden its base of both staff and students to include non-clerical Religious and laity, both women and men. In 1979 the Milltown Bachelor of Divinity (BD) programme was approved by the Registration Council for teaching purposes.

By the early 1980s, the Institute had established a reputation for providing a sound and balanced undergraduate theological training that was systematic, pluralist, historically grounded and “Catholic in its inspiration and outlook" while at the same time recognising and valuing the ecumenical consciousness of its staff and students. In 1984, Milltown introduced a programme of studies in Spirituality that was, and remains, the only qualification in this field within Europe outside of Rome. The Pastoral Department came into being in 1987 and its one-year Diploma in Pastoral Studies was designed to provide people with the pastoral skills necessary for ministry in the contemporary Christian community.  In 1989, an evening Adult Education programme of introductory theological studies over two years was introduced and, from the beginning, it has proved very popular. Also during 1989, Milltown was granted designated status by the National Council for Education Awards (NCEA). In June 1991, our BA in Theological and Philosophical Studies was approved by the Registration Council for teaching at second-level and some of our other awards were approved “for the purposes of local authority grants.” In 1993, the Milltown Institute joined the Central Applications Office (CAO) scheme for offering third level places to applicants. The following year, our BA in Philosophy and Theology became an NCEA approved course recognised by the Minister of Education for student grants and it was approved by the Department of Education for the purposes of Higher Education Grants. In May 1995, the Institute’s NCEA validated courses were included in the Minister for Education’s Free Fees initiative. The following year (1996), our BA in Philosophy and Theology was approved by the Registration Council for Secondary Teachers for the purposes of teaching in a secondary school.

In September 2000, Milltown launched its Theology Diploma programme making it possible to study undergraduate Theology at Milltown in the evenings and to gradually acquire the modules necessary for a degree in Theology. The follow-on Theology Baccalaureate programme will be launched in September 2003. A Graduate Diploma in Applied Spirituality was also launched in 2000 and an MA programme in Applied Spirituality was launched the following year. These programmes complement the already established Graduate Spirituality programme and they are organised on the basis of a one-day block release. An undergraduate Bachelor of Theology programme, in conjunction with the University of Wales at Lampeter, was launched in September 2003. In the near future, the Milltown Institute plans to launch a Graduate Programme in Supervisory Practice, and a Doctor of Ministry programme, in conjunction with the University of Wales at Lampeter.

To find out more why not contact us:

The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy

Milltown Park

Dublin 6

Ireland

Tel: (353) 1 269 8388

Fax: (353) 1 269 2528

www.milltown-institute.ie

info@milltown-institute.ie

 

The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy

Milltown Park

Dublin 6

Ireland

Tel: (353) 1 269 8388

Fax: (353) 1 269 2528

www.milltown-institute.ie

info@milltown-institute.ie

 



 

 

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