Bachelor of Arts in ­Theology­

The B.A. in 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 continuing 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 (or a pastoral assistant).

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

Application period

Admissions are only possible for winter terms
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 in Theology
(180 credits)

Language

German

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 in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credits are recognized throughout Europe and therefore transferable. Thus, transferring to a study program abroad should be easy.

Academic Information

Module Handbook B.A. Theology

Effective from October 1, 2020

Examination Regulations B.A. Theology

Effective from October 1, 2015

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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 must 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!

Dr. theol. Johannes Hartlapp

Program Director B.A. Theology
Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-149
Email:

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­Application for admission­

  • The complete application documents must be sent online within the application deadlines.
  • Applications for admission are reviewed by 2 admissions committees: the Academic Admissions Committee and the Finance Committee. The admission decision is made taking into account the available study places and the clarified study financing. The applicant will be notified of the acceptance for the study programme in writing by e-mail within one week after the meeting of the Admissions Commission/Finance Commission.
  • After receiving the admission decision, applicants must transfer the downpayment and the deposit to the university within 2-3 weeks, EU citizens by 31 August at the latest.
  • After receipt of the payment, the Admissions Office will send applicants the admission certificate as well as information for the start of studies and travel.

The easiest way to Friedensau is our online application - simply create a user account and start the online application.

­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 a notice of admission. The letter 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. in Theology program:

Dr. theol. Johannes Hartlapp

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

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

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Daniel Heinz | Ph.D. (USA)

Director | Historical Archive of Seventh-day Adventists in Europe

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-155
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-154
Email:

Ahornstraße 3
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Prof. Stefan Höschele

Ph.D. (University of Malawi)
Professor for Systematic Theology and Adventist Studies
Vice 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. (USA)

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies | School of Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-217
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Prof. Bernhard Oestreich

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

Prof. Rolf J. Pöhler

Th.D. (USA)
Professor of Systematic Theology
Director of Institute for Adventist Studies
Program Director of Master of Theological Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 511 640 93 63 | +49 (0) 179 754 08 13
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. theol. Wernfried Rieckmann

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
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Alexander C. Schulze, Ph.D.

Dean | School of Theology
Associate Professor of Practical Theology

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

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Friedensau

Jan A. Sigvartsen, Ph.D. (USA)

Associate Professor of Old Testament
Doctoral Program Coordinator
Associate Director, Institute of Biblical Studies and Archaeology

Telephone: +49 (0) 151 505 14654
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. László Szabó

Associate Professor of Mission Studies and Intercultural Studies
Director | Arthur Daniells Institute of Mission Studies

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

An der Ihle 5 B
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Dr. phil. Kerstin Maiwald

Research Associate | Institut of Adventist Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-244
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
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

Dr. jur. Harald Mueller

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

Dr. phil. Christian Noack

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 Breathing, Speech and Voice Teacher

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

Prof. Dr. phil. Thomas Steininger

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

Szilvia Szabó

Project Manager Arthur-Daniells-Institute of Mission Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-204
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 5B
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

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