Subjects

Study Fields

Stirling teaches in four fields of study. Each of these fields has its own disciplines or specialist areas of study:

# indicates cross disciplinary units
Units in bold indicate foundational subject

Field A: Humanities

Biblical Languages, Philosophy, Culture and Sociology

Field B: Biblical Studies

Old Testament and New Testament

Hebrew Bible

New Testament

Field C: Christian Thought and History

Theology and Church History

Systematic Theology

  • CT3/9007S Wisdom for Ministry: Contemporary theological impetuses of Ecclesiastes
  • CT3/9006S Contemporary Christian identity: heuristic explorations by reference to John’s Prologue
  • CT8702S Interpreting Christological presence within the vicissitudes of life
  • CT2/3/9002S Jesus: His person, mission and impact

Church History

Field D: Practical and Public Theology

Ethics, Worship, Mission, Ministry, Pastoral Care and Helping Skills, Leadership, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Spirituality and Supervised Field Education

Praxis

Practical Theology

  • DP2/3/9024S Pastoral Practice of Preaching
  • DP2/3/9064S Supervised Theological Field Education
  • DP1/8017S Theological Reflection on Vocation and Purpose – Part B
  • DP1/8014S Theological Reflection on Vocation and Purpose – Part A

Spirituality

Mission

Pastoral Studies

  • DP3/9025S Pastoral Responses to Mental Health Issues
  • DP2/3/9004S Pastoral Care in Loss
  • DP2/3/9009S Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Families
  • DP3/9030S The Art of Reconciliation
  • DP9778S Human Development
  • DP9079S Critical Incident Counselling, Trauma and Suicide
  • DP2/3/9006S Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Situations of Abuse and Trauma
  • DP3/9070S Pastoral, Spiritual and Theological Issues in Ageing and Palliative Care.
  • DP2/3/9022S Pastoral and Spiritual Care in a Multi-Faith Context: Reflecting, Respecting, Practising
  • DP9033S Pastoral Care at end-of-life: Advanced Theory and Practice
  • DP8032S Pastoral Care at end-of-life
  • DP2/3/9007S Advanced Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Listening Skills
  • DP1/2/8001S Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
  • DP2/3/9020S Pastoral and Spiritual Interventions with Children

Research Methods

Specialized ministry and leadership intensives

  • DA9018S Leading People and Teams
  • DA9016S Spiritual and Self Leadership
  • DP3/9030S The Art of Reconciliation
  • CT8702S Interpreting Christological presence within the vicissitudes of life
  • DP9778S Human Development
  • DP9079S Critical Incident Counselling, Trauma and Suicide
  • XP9077S Advanced Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies
  • XP9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum)
  • CT2/3/9002S Jesus: His person, mission and impact
  • BA2/3/9012S Reading the Bible for transformation
  • BA1011S Justice in the Old Testament
  • CT1/8001S Theology for today’s world
  • DA2/3/9018S Supervised Ministry Immersion
  • DM1/2/8007S Cross Cultural Exposure
  • DP1/8017S Theological Reflection on Vocation and Purpose – Part B
  • DP1/8014S Theological Reflection on Vocation and Purpose – Part A
  • DP9100S Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Level 1

Each discipline has a foundational subject, which must be completed before undertaking more advanced subjects in the discipline. For example, ‘Introducing the Hebrew Bible’ is the foundational subject in the Old Testament discipline. This unit must be completed before undertaking more advanced subjects in Old Testament. Once these foundational subjects have been completed, the range of subjects to choose from increases dramatically.