Chartered as a Christian, ecumenical university, the Collegium Augustinianum is a religious-exempt research institution of higher education licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida State Department of Education to grant ecclesiastical degrees for ordained and lay ministry within the Church. The Collegium Augustinianum is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit institution of higher education.
The canonical degrees awarded by the Collegium Augustinianum in philosophy, theology, canon law and Christian humanities are accredited by the Commission for Theological Education of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Church in the United States.
The Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy, Theology and Classics has conferred honorary degrees upon several luminaries of our time, including Roman Catholic theologian, Prof. Hans Kung, Archbishop Dr. Rowan D. Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, S.J., the late Archbishop of Milan, Archbishop S. Tilewa Johnson, the late Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa, Archbishop Dr. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, the current Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion) and His Grace, The Most Rev. Albert Chama, Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (Anglican Communion).
Canon Thomas McClellan with Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo, Chancellor, and Bishop Rodney R. Michel, Chancellor Emeritus.
Prof. Dr. Hans Kung
Doctor Divinitatis degree, honoris causa (2013)
RESEARCH DEGREE PROGRAMS
GRADUATE DEGREES IN THEOLOGY
The Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) degree in Christian Theology is the highest degree awarded by the Faculty of Theology of the Collegium Augustinianum. In order to pursue this degree, the student must first hold the Master of Theology. This degree may be pursued by clergy or lay people. This degree is focused on advanced research in theology toward the writing of a doctoral dissertation that must be an original contribution to the study of theology. The doctoral dissertation may be on any topic in theology. The dissertation may be written and submitted in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German or Dutch, depending upon the competency and permission of the supervising professor. The doctoral program usually takes between two to four years to complete depending upon the student's progress.
The Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree in Christian Theology is a graduate degree in theology, which may be pursued by clerics or postulants for Holy Orders. The Master's degree usually requires two years: The first years consists of supervised research, and the second year consists in supervised writing of the thesis. In addition to the thesis, students are also required to complete a comprehensive examination, consisting of oral and written parts. One of three specializations may be declared: 1) Historical Theology, 2) Patristic Theology and 3) Systematic Theology.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES IN THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY
The Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.) degree in Christian Theology is an undergraduate degree in theology, which may be pursued by postulants for Holy Orders. In order to pursue this degree, one must already possess a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) , or possess the Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) degree. This degree provides foundation in theological sources and it requires a minimum of eight papers and a Baccalaureate thesis at the end of three years. Advanced standing can be awarded by the Dean for students with university background.
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) degree in Christian Philosophy is an undergraduate degree in philosophy, which may be pursued by postulants for Holy Orders who do not hold a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, or who require philosophical preparation for the study of theology.
Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo with Archbishop Dr. Daniel Y. Sarfo, Anglican Communion Primate of West Africa, and Anglican Bishop Lamido Buba, of Wusasa.
Archbishop de Paulo, Chancellor of the Collegium Augustinianum, confering an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree upon Archbishop Sarfo, Primate of West Africa.
HOUSE OF STUDIES
St. Willibrord Priory serves as a House of Studies for clergy and lay members of the Order of St. Willibrord along with other clergy and postulants for holy Orders within the Old Catholic Confederation and through the Ministry Formation Program in association with the Collegium Augustinianum. Aside from spiritual formation, courses and workshops in philosophy, theology, canon law as well as sacramental and liturgical praxis are offered throughout the year.
Through the Ministry Formation Program, postulants for holy Orders may also pursue Ecclesiastical (canonical) degrees in philosophy, theology and canon law, including the Ph.B. and Ph.L. degrees in philosophy, the S.T.B. and S.T.L. in theology, and the J.C.B. and J.C.L. degrees in Canon Law.
INSTITUTE FOR OLD CATHOLIC THEOLOGY
JUNE 11-14, 2020 SUMMER COURSE REGISTRATION
Established by Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo in order to provide advance training in Old Catholic theology and related fields to the American hierarchy, clergy and laity, the Institute for Old Catholic Theology is authorized to grant a graduate Diploma in Old Catholic Theology by the authority of the Faculty of Theology of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology.
The Institute for Old Catholic Theology will offer an annual intensive summer course open to Old Catholic bishops, clergy and laypeople seeking advanced study of Old Catholic theology from June 11-14, 2020 held at St. Willibrord Priory in Mohnton, Pennsylvania.
The Institute focuses on Old Catholic theological methodology, patristic theology and traditional Old Catholic approaches to dogmatic theology, historical theology, moral theology, sacramentalogy and ecclesiology. The esteemed Faculty and Fellows of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology serve as the Institute Faculty along with distinguished Guest Lecturers and Visiting Scholars from the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Villanova University.
The total cost of the summer course is $1,050.00, which includes a Continental breakfast and lunch every day. Limited Housing is also available St. Willibrord Hall at $60.00 per day. The 2020 Summer Pre-Registration is now open for OCC Members, who receive a discounted tuition rate! A minimum of 50% of the course tuition is due at the time of registration and the remaining 50% is due May 7, 2020. Housing fees must be paid at the time of registration for reservation.
The four-day long summer course will include lectures, workshops and symposia in addition to plenty of occasions for socializing and prayer. The cost of the course also includes excursions to Lancaster County. Participants who complete the course will receive a Graduate Diploma in Old Catholic Theology from the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology.
Clergy graduates are eligible to be Licensed for Old Catholic Ministry by the Old Catholic Confederation after the successful completion of six courses in Old Catholic theology, Sacramental theology, Moral theology, Spiritual theology, Liturgical Praxis and Spiritual Direction.
For more information on the Institute Summer Course, please contact the Office of the Chancery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to register, please fill out the registration form below and make your tuition payment via the OCC paypal. Thank you! You may also visit the registration page at St. Willibrord Priory.
Registration for the Summer Course at the Institute for Old Catholic Theology
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