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Licentiate in Theology (LTh)

Take the opportunity to deepen your knowledge through courses toward the new pre-degree diploma program, the Licentiate in Theology.

See our latest LTh brochure!
  • Course Requirements of the LTh

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  • A total of 16 courses, with an overall average of 65%, will be needed for successful completion of the LTh. The courses will usually run for 6 weeks at 2-3 contact hours per week; however, on-line and intensive courses will also be offered.  

    Of the 16 courses, you will need to complete:
    • 2 in the core area of Theological Studies
    • 2 in the core area of Sacred Texts
    • 2 in the core area of History of Religion
    • 10 Electives
  • What Is the LTh?

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  • This is a pre-degree diploma program intended for those who take seriously a call to Ministry while recognizing that "Ministry" is manifested in many diverse yet equal ways.  For example, the LTh may be:

    for your personal development,
    to deepen your knowledge for discipleship, or
    for those contemplating Ordained Ministry, or
    for those preparing for Diaconal Ministry, or
    for those already engaged in Ministry who are seeking to complement their education.

    Courses in the LTh program are also available individually to clergy and lay people.

    By entering into agreements with other theological educational institutions, Huron has ensured that students across Canada, and across denominational traditions, will have a full range of course options.

  • Upcoming Courses

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  • Courses counting toward the LTh may also be taken by clergy and lay people individually, rather than toward the LTh.

    *Courses marked with * also qualify for Priests for Specialized Ministries Program


    2017-18 Courses   (Try out our Free Course below Nov. 11!)

    God and the Problem of Evil  CANCELLED
    with Jeremy Frost, MA
    Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17;  6:30-9:30 pm, Cost $300 (audit $150)
    Reflect on the age-old question of the relationship between God and the existence of evil.  We will investigate classical Christian and Enlightenment writers in order to familiarize ourselves with the history of thought that informs our contemporary discussions.  
     By the end of this course, you should be able to:
    -Identify key texts in the classical and Enlightenment traditions relating to theodicy.
    -Rearticulate the main questions undergirding the issue of theodicy.
    -Understand how reflections on theodicy have informed modern theological discourse.

    Christian Mission in Secular Spaces
    Shaping the Theological Fabric of a Church Community
    with Dr. Dom Ruso

    Friday, September 15, October, 20, November 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Cost $300 (audit $150)
    For those interested in start-ups, church plants, re-boots, etc., this 3-session workshop will assist in considering what it means to engage in Christian mission today.  Formerly a London pastor and professor of Church History at Huron (among other positions at large churches across Canada), Dom & family returned to Montreal with a deep sense of calling to plant a new church, from which the180 Church has taken root and grown.

    Theology of Narnia 
    with Mark Richardson, LLB, MDiv, MLIS
    Saturdays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2-5 pm, at Huron $300 (audit $150)

    An introduction to a critical appreciation of the theology of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia and The Great Divorce.  Three Narnia novels will be explored in depth: Prince Caspian, The Lion,the Witch & the Wardrobe, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  Discussion will include  reception history, nature & animals, sin, transposition, among others. 

    Little Christs:  Living Our Christian Ethic
    with Dr. Herb Gruning

    Saturday, Nov. 4 (10 am - 5 pm), with subsequent times to be arranged by class consensus, at Huron; $300 (audit $150)
    (detailed course outline here)
    Do we really need to think about ethical behaviour?  Isn't simply being a Christian sufficient?  Doesn't love of God entail adequate love of neighbour?  Can there be anything more to moral acts than the love principle?

    Living Religions of the World   Free Course!! 
    with Rev. Janet Anstead
    Saturdays, Nov. 11 (1-4 pm) and Nov. 18, 25 (10 am - 1 pm); at Huron; free!
    (detailed course outline here)
    This is open at no cost for anyone.  Those who wish to take it for LTh Credit will have to participate in some subsequent sessions to meet LTh standards.  Anyone is welcome to join us for part or for all of the sessions.  The first two sessions will focus on the Eastern traditions (Hinduism, Jain, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism); the last two will focus on Zoroastrianism and the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). 

    Develop an understanding of the living religions of the world with a major emphasis on their origins, historical development, teachings and practices.  The current practices of these religions, both within their religion (country) of origin, and abroad, will be discussed.

    **The Relevance of the Bible for Ministry Today
    with Dr. Murray Watson
    Nov. 18 & 19, 
    10 am-6 pm; St. George's, Clarksburg; $300 for LTh (audit, $150)
    Do you have a desire to engage in further Biblical study and reflection, whether individually, in a group or in a classroom setting? This course will provide the tools to empower you to reflect on the place of the Bible in your own faith-community and in your own life.
    (Register at 519-599-3047 or administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca; part of our Saugeens Theology Series, see brochure at right for details.  Billets available.)

    Evangelism for Mainstream Christians
    with Dr. Lisa Wang

    Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 am - 1 pm, Huron; $300 (audit, $150)

    Explore what it means to spread the good news of great joy in a world that is desperately in need of both good news and great joy!

    More courses for London & Windsor coming!

    **Big Thinkers with Big Thoughts:  Intro to Christian Theology
    with Rev. Janet Anstead

    March 17 & 18, 2018, St. George's, Clarksburg, $300 for LTh (audit, $150)

    (details to come)
    (Register at 519-599-3047 or administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca; part of our Saugeens Theology Series, see brochure at right for details.  Billets available.)

    **Systematic Theology, Part 2
    with Rev. Janet Anstead

    April 2018, St. George's, Clarksburg, $300 for LTh (audit, $150)

    (details to come)
    (Register at 519-599-3047 or administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca; part of our Saugeens Theology Series, see brochure at right for details.  Billets available.)

    **Church History
    with Jeremy Frost

    May 19 & 20, 2018; St. George's, Clarksburg, $300 for LTh (audit, $150)

    (Details to come)
    (Register at 519-599-3047 or administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca; part of our Saugeens Theology Series, see brochure at right for details.  Billets available.)



    Trip to Rome and Area
    with guides Dr. Murray Watson and Rev. Janet Anstead
    May 4-18, 2018
    2017 brochure for sample itinerary

    *Courses marked * also for credit in Priests for Specialized Ministry Program

    See also LTh courses available through Renison Institute of Ministry, Waterloo.

  • Admission & Application

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  • Admission Requirement:
    Applicants must hold a secondary school graduation diploma or equivalent.

    Application:
    Application form (pdf)
    Complete this application form and send it to us at least two weeks before each class is to begin.  (If this date has passed, contact the Faculty of Theology directly to see whether there is still space in the class.) 

    If there is insufficient registration in a course, that course will be cancelled and your fees refunded.

    If you must withdraw from the course during the course or during the two weeks prior to the course beginning, then we will credit your account with the course fee, and you may use this amount toward a future LTh course at Huron.
  • Cost

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  • $300 per course (unless otherwise indicated on course description).

    Group discount:  (groups of 3 or more) $250 per person
                                (groups of 5 or more)  $250 per person minus $75

    Please register by 2 weeks before the beginning of class.  If the course has insufficient enrolment, it will be cancelled, and your fees will be refunded.  If you need to withdraw during the course or in the 2 weeks prior to the course beginning, we will credit you your course fees, and you may use them toward a future LTh course.

  • Trip to Rome, May 2018

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  • Back your bags!
    May 4-18, 2018
    Enjoy and learn during this deluxe 10-day motorcoach tour of Rome, Siena, Assisi, Montecassino, and Canciano.
    Sample itinerary from 2017.

  • Further Questions?

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  • Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

    For registration questions/problems:
    Sandra Rice
    at 519.438.7224, ext. 289
    srice@uwo.ca

    For questions about the program itself, how it works, and how it can help you reach your goals:
    The Rev. Janet Anstead
    janstead@uwo.ca