Christianity in the context of Haitian culture characterized by afro-Caribbean animism faces particular social, psychological, and political issues. Leaders in the Haitian context who have a firm grasp on how worldview, anthropology and sociology impact theology will be effectively equipped to navigate the particular challenges facing the development of the church in 21st century Haiti.
The primary goal of the MA in Theological Studies degree program optimizes effectiveness of leadership in ecclesial settings in Haiti through a critical contextualization of Trinitarian-based Christian theology for afro-Caribbean culture and worldview.
Students who complete the MATS degree program will be able to:
Understand and articulate the uniqueness of Trinitarian-grounded theology in the Haitian context.
Understand the philosophical and historical underpinnings of afro-Caribbean worldview that influence Haitian worldview.
Understand how worldview and theology relate to each another and how this relationship impacts Haitian society’s engagement with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Understand how transformational ministry in intimate connection with in the life of the Triune God can mitigate particular difficulties and issues in the Haitian Afro-Caribbean context.