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Choose from Ecclesiatical Bachelor of Divinity or Bachelor in Philosophy

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition

Leading to an Open University validated award.

Since Pope St. John Paul II’s great encyclical letter on faith and philosophy, Fides et Ratio, and Pope Benedict XVI’s profound speeches on faith and reason, there has been a growing awareness that study of philosophy is essential as part of the new evangelization. This is because philosophy helps us to make a case for the faith in dialogue with non-believers, without presupposing faith on the part of the men and women with whom we dialogue. The study of philosophy in the Catholic tradition is also vitally important for understanding Catholic Theology. It is also vitally important if we wish to offer answers to those in our society who would banish Christianity as anti-reason and fundamentalist.

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Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity

Validated by La Faculté Nôtre-Dame, Paris.

As an Ecclesiastical Institute, Maryvale delivers a first degree in Divinity (B.Divinity) that provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of the Catholic faith. For those workng in catechetics and pastoral ministry the Congregation for Catholic Education has made the same theology curriculum available at Maryvale in a unique way, adapted in line with the catechetical and pastoral documents of the universal Church. This degree is being used by many dioceses in the United Kingdom, and further afield in the English-speaking world, for the academic formation needs of permanent deacons, catechetical co-ordinators and those in leadership positions in pastoral ministry.

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