Bachelor of Arts Theology

The Bachelor of Arts Theology program is aimed at anyone who wants to work with people on a theological-Christian basis in order to be able to accompany people on their individual paths of life and to give competent support to groups and local churches. In addition to personal maturity, this requires specialist and methodological knowledge, which the program aims to impart. This is achieved through contact with the ancient languages, an introduction to exegetical methods, systematic, historical and practical-theological studies, practical training alongside the program, and communal life on campus.

The program may also be of interest to anyone who wants to take a basic course of study in the field of theology, whether for reasons of personal interest or in order to pursue continung studies in another program. The Bachelor's degree is a university degree and may be added to the holder's name. At the same time, it is also a first professional qualification which, in some organizations, allows the holder to become a pastoral assistant or deacon, and in some countries, a pastor.

The successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Theology is one of the requirements for working as a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Bachelor's degree is usually followed by a Master's degree in Theology, which must be successfully completed in order to become a pastor in Germany.

Application period

Applicants who need visa:
December 1 to March 31

Applicants who do not need visa:
April 1 to August 31

Beginning of the program

Winter semester

Length of the program

3 years / 6 semesters
+ 2 semesters to learn the biblical languages

Study option

Full-time studies

Degree

Bachelor of Arts Theology

Language

German

Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German may take a one-year course in German as a Foreign Language at Friedensau Adventist University.

Tuition

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­Content­ and ­Structure­

Content

The content of the program covers the entire field of theology and is divided into the following areas:

  • Biblical Languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Latin)
  • Old Testament (from the story of Israel to the theology of the prophets)
  • New Testament (from the life of Jesus to the theology of the early church)
  • Systematic Theology (from the foundations of Christian doctrine to its justification for today)
  • Historical Theology (from the origins of the church to its present-day development)
  • Practical Theology (from preaching to pastoral care)
  • Mission and Church Development (from leading a church to understanding the world)

Structure

The normal program length is 6 semesters. It may be extended by up to 2 semesters upon application.

The program has a modular structure. A module consists of several courses, which are grouped in a thematic block. The modules generally take one semester or one year of study.

Passing all individual courses of a module is the requirement for the completion of a module. The overall module grade is the arithmetic mean of the individual course grades. For each module completed, a set number of credits is given according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Admission­ requirements­

For German applicants, the prerequisite for the program is the general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur). Particularly competent working applicants who do not have a higher education entrance qualification, but whose talents, personality, and educational background make them possible candidates, may demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills required for the study of a particular subject by successfully passing a test to assess their suitability for study (assessment test).

Foreign applicants whose secondary school qualification is equivalent to the German Abitur can generally expect to be admitted to study at our university. Applicants from countries whose secondary school qualification is below the level of the German Abitur must either have studied successfully in their home country for one or two years (depending on the country), or must complete a preparatory course at a college of further education in Germany. Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German may take a one-year course in German as a Foreign Language at Friedensau Adventist University. Foreign applicants must otherwise be able to demonstrate good knowledge of German, e.g. by successfully passing a test of German as a foreign language (TestDaF examination) with at least 2x TDN 4 and 2x TDN 3.

The Admissions Office may provide you with more detailed information.

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Any questions?

  • on program
  • on application
  • on finances
  • or in general

I would like to answer your questions!

Johannes Hartlapp
Dr. theol.

Program Director B.A. Theology
Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Email:

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­Application for admission­

Upon request, the Admissions Office will provide you with all documents necessary for the application for admission. Submit the complete application for admission and the following documents to the Admissions Office in full in due time:

  • Certified photocopies of the original certificates showing school-leaving qualifications and any periods of study
  • Information on how studies will be financed
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photo

Periods of study should be documented as precisely as possible with relevant evidence, e.g. transcript. Please do not send original certificates! The documents remain in the possession of the university. Official translations of all foreign-language documents must be in German, except for English or French documents.

An application for admission can only be processed by the university when the necessary documents have been received in full. Hence the admissions procedure can only consider those applications for which the necessary documents have been submitted by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

­Letter of admission­

The application for admission will be processed by the Admissions Office. The decision on admission will be made under consideration of the admission capacity, the level of qualification, and the clarified student financing. If all necessary prerequisites are fulfilled, the applicant will receive written notification of admission. The confirmation of admission for foreign applicants will only be sent once the deposit has been paid.

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Your­ lecturers­

The following lecturers are working in the B.A. Theology program:

Johannes Hartlapp
Dr. theol.

Lecturer of Church History | School of Theology
Program Director B.A. Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Stefan Höschele
Prof.

PhD (University of Malawi)
Professor of Systematic Theology and Adventist Studies | School of Theology
Dean | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-121
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Igor Lorencin
Ph.D.

Lecturer of New Testament | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-217
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Bernhard Oestreich
Prof.

Ph.D. (USA)
Professor of New Testament | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Rolf J. Pöhler
Prof., ThD

Professor of Systematic Theology | School of Theology
Program Director Master of Theological Studies
Director | Institute of Adventist Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-209
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Wernfried Rieckmann
Dr. theol.

Lecturer of Biblical Languages | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-235
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Alexander C. Schulze
Ph.D.

Lecturer of Practical Theology | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-149
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Jan A. Sigvartsen

Ph.D. (USA)
Dozent of Old Testament | School of Theology
Doctoral Program Coordinator
Associate Director | Institute of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-158
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

László Szabó
Dr.

Lecturer of Mission Studies and Intercultural Studies | School of Theology
Director | Arthur Daniells Institute of Mission Studies

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-204
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Kerstin Maiwald
cand. Dr. phil.

Research Assistant | Institut of Adventist Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Chigemezi Nnadozie Wogu

Ph.D. candidate (VU Amsterdam)
Research Assistant | Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (EUD and ESD regions)

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-138
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 16
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Marcus Jelinek

M.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of New Testament | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Sebastian Kuhle

Director | Institute of Church Music

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-122
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 10
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Gerhard Menn

D.Th. (UNISA)
Adjunct Lecturer of Practical Theology | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Harald Mueller
Dr. jur.

Director | Institute of Religious Freedom

Telephone: +49 (0) 175 8 98 36 60
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Christian Noack
Dr. phil.

Adjunct Lecturer of New Testament and Religious Education | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Andreas Rudolphi

Certified Speech Therapist | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau.de

Friedbert Schramm

M.A. Theologie
Adjunct Lecturer of Theology | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau.de

Thomas Steininger
Prof. Dr. phil.

Adjunct Lecturer of Practical Theology | School of Theology

Telephone: + 49 (0) 61 51 53 80 07
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Frederik Woysch

M.A.
Adjunct Lecturer of Mission Studies | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Eudritch Jean

Master of Theological Studies
Volunteer | Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (EUD and ESD regions)

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 16
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Jon Stefansson

Ph.D. candidate (VU Amsterdam)
Research Assistant | Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (EUD and ESD regions)

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 16
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

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