Theology institute to launch Chinese programme

The program is a one-year course providing a systematic formation in Catholic theology through six modules split over two academic semesters.

Singapore
May 20 2014, 3:29 PM
Theology institute to launch Chinese programme
CTIS Vice-rector Father Peter Zhang.

The Chinese section of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) headed by Vice-rector Father Peter Zhang has announced the launch of a certificate programme in Theology in July.

The programme aims to provide Mandarin-speaking Catholics with a firm grounding in the Catholic faith and Church teachings. According to CTIS, this will equip lay people to serve in the various Mandarin-speaking ministries, and in so doing, help alleviate the shortage of clergy who are proficient in Chinese.

The program is a one-year course providing a systematic formation in Catholic theology through six modules split over two academic semesters.

In the first semester, students will be exposed to the fundamentals of the academic study of Theology through three foundation modules, namely Introduction to Christian Philosophy, Overview of Catholic Theology, and a short writing module that introduces and develops students’ skills in academic writing and theological research.

The modules in the second semester introduce students to three major subfields of Catholic theology, namely, Introduction to Biblical Theology, Introduction to Moral Theology, and Introduction to Sacramentology and Liturgy.

Anyone who is relatively proficient in the Chinese language, and who has a calling and desire to reach out to the Mandarin-speaking population can enrol in this programme.

However, considering the academic rigour of these courses, prospective students should have attained a minimum educational qualification of GCE O Level or its equivalent. Those who do not meet this academic pre-requisite can still sign up as an Audit student.

Source: Catholic News

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