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Online PhD in Comparative Theology (DCCT)

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This online PhD in Comparative Theology is primarily focused on comparative Christian theology but with significant coverage of world religions and interfaith studies. For this reason, this degree is specifically labeled as a PhD (Doctorate of Philosophy) in Comparative Christian Theology (DCCT).

For Roman Catholic students, it is useful to note that the degree is recognized by the Holy See under applicable UNESCO conventions. Also, the program’s Principal Faculty is Fr Jose Kuruchavira, a Salesian priest based in Rome (also teaching at the Salesian Pontifical University).

For Eastern Orthodox students, it is useful to note that a dual-degree option with the St Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute is possible to combine an ecclesiastical degree with a public intergovernmental degree.

Academic Presentation

EUCLID’s doctoral program in comparative theology begins with a solid foundation in academic writing, research, and critical thinking. Beyond these fundamental competencies, our faculty group has identified ‘must read’ textbooks that are combined with engaging multimedia resources including lectures and debates. EUCLID’s world-class LMS platform delivers the material in a logical progression which is both academically rigorous and achievable for part-time students.

This program uses a large number of public moderated debates as learning instruments to consider comparative theology both from the perspective of apologetics as well as ecumenical convergence.

Possible areas of specialization include:

  • Comparative Liturgical studies
  • Comparative Hermeneutics
  • Ecumenical Studies
  • Dialectic and Apologetics
  • Comparative World Religions
PDF Academic Paper by Jose Kuruvachira on “Dialogue and Mission”
PDF Academic Paper by Jose Kuruvachira on “Revelation”

Applicants should have a relevant Master’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered

Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.

Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.

Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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