WHAT IT COVERS

Ask the big questions, explore the ideas that have shaped our world

“Christianity is not only a mode of feeling; it is first and foremost a rational explanation of the universe.” –Dorothy Sayers

At some point everyone has to ask the big questions about life’s ultimate meaning. At the Millis Institute students are invited to explore their own answers to life’s big questions in open dialogue with some of the greatest minds of Christian history.

Our theology stream includes small-group Socratic discussion of works that have shaped the Western world; a list of these texts can be found under the Key Texts tab.

All Liberal Arts students complete a minor in theology. Students may complete a major by taking 8 or more units in theology.

Students undertaking the Oxford Summer Program will complete 2 units as intensives and can chose from the following theology seminars:

  • Science and the Christian Tradition
  • Faith and Reason in the British Enlightenment
  • Intellect and Imagination: the rational religion and theological stories of C.S. Lewis

THEOLOGY UNITS:

THL171 Christian Thought and the Liberal Arts
THL201 Medieval Theology
THL271 Trinitarian Theology I
THL290 Early Christian Theology
THL301 Christian Thought and Contemporary Culture
THL397 Research Project in Theology
CS116 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation I
CS216 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation II
*HT241 A History of Christianity
*HT242 History and Theology of the Reformation
*LIT346 Bible as Literature
*PHL203 Moral Philosophy
*PHL304 Modernity and Secularisation
LA350 Liberal Arts internship

The Book of Genesis

The Book of Job

1 and 2 Samuel

Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Greeks

Origen, Homilies

Augustine, Confessions

Augustine, City of God

Augustine, On Christian Teaching

Anselm, Freedom of Choice

Aquinas, Summa Theologiae

Dante, Divine Comedy

Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love

William Tyndale, The Obedience of a Christian Man

Luther, Freedom of a Christian

Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress

G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Dorothy Sayers, The Mind of the Maker

C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Iris Murdoch, Sovereignty of the Good

Charles Taylor, A Secular Age

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE
Unit Code Unit Name Sample
THL171 Christian Thought and the Liberal Arts Download
THL190 Early Christian Theology Download
THL201 Medieval Theology Download
*HT241 A History of Christianity Download
*HT242 History and Theology of the Reformation Download
THL271 Trinitarian Theology I Download
THL301 Christian Thought and Contemporary Culture Download
*LIT346 Bible as Literature Download
PHL203 Moral Philosophy Download
PHL304 Modernity and Secularisation Download
CS116 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation I Download
CS216 Christian Foundations for Work and Vocation II Download
THL397 Research Project in Theology Download
LAN201 Latin Download
LA350 Liberal Arts internship Download