St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Catalog

Curriculum and Requirements

Sponsored and administered by:

United Episcopal Catholic Communion

Ste. Genevieve Apostolic Church

Anglican Protestant Church

Ronin Catholic Church (UK)

Under MO § 173.616. Sections 173.600 to 173.618. Legals: Valid Degrees of Theological Nature only (Th.B, Th.M, Th.D) . Designation of studies:

1. Bachelors in Sacred Christian Theology – 2. Masters in Sacred Christian Theology – 3. Doctorate in Sacred Christian Theology.

 

Bachelor of Sacred Christian Theology (Th.B)

The following is the process and courses to meet the requirements of the Bachelors of Theology Studies: (120 Credits)

1. A set time limit of prayer and discernment by the requester

2. Possible multiple telephone, Skype or written interviews by this organization

3. Course Materials:

Specific Theological Categories (Bachelors Level)

01. The Apostles Creed - 6 modules, 18 credits

1. Lessons

1 The Articles of Faith

2. God the Father

3. Jesus Christ

4. The Holy Spirit

5. The Church

6. Salvation

 

02. The Gospels - 5 modules, 18 credits

1. Lessons

1. Introduction to the Gospels

2. The Gospel According to Matthew

3. The Gospel According to Mark

4. The Gospel According to Luke

5. The Gospel According to John

 

03. The Book of Acts - 3 modules, 12 credits

1. Lessons

1. The Background of Acts

2. Structure and Content

3. Major Themes

 

04. We Believe in God - 4 modules, 13 credits

1. Lessons

1. What We Know About God

2. How God Is Different

3. How God Is Like Us

4. God's Plan and Works

 

05. We Believe in the Holy Spirit - 4 modules, 13 credits

1. Lessons

1. In the Trinity

2. In the World

3. In the Church

4. In the Believer

 

06. We Believe in Jesus - 5 modules, 18 credits

1. Lessons

1. The Redeemer

2. The Christ

3. The Prophet

4. The Priest

5. The King

 

07. Building Your Theology - 4 modules, 13 credits

1. Lessons

1. What is Theology

2. Exploring Christian Theology

3. Relying on Revelation

4. Authority in Theology

3a. Mandatory courses specific to our organization from section Required for Bachelors Level of Study (below) must also be completed - 7 credits

3b. The applicant must choose from Option #1 (Anglican) or Option #2 (Old Catholic (below) to complete the curriculum.

4. Whereas the UECC follows the core beliefs of the Anglo-Catholic and Old Catholic Churches, the candidates will be required to do independent research regrading the beliefs, rubrics and canons of these global organizations. The candidate may use the core beliefs of this organization as a reference. The candidate must be aware that within the context of these organizations, there exist many independent church groups with varying degrees of conformity. This independent study is as crucial as all specific core subjects.

Required written materials:

1. The candidate will be required to submit a "minimum" of a 400 word personal response for each of the course of studies in section 3 - 01 through 07. This must be descriptive within the context of the candidates personal beliefs. The candidate may wish to add footnotes from other documents within the same subject matter in order to support their responses.

2. At the discretion of the presiding bishop, the candidate may be required to complete short essay questions derived at random from the study materials.

3. Minimum Requirements for final essays/thesis: (8 credits total)

3a. You will write a minimum 500 word biography on YOUR personal faith and religious beliefs, based on YOUR feelings and opinions, not the opinions of teachers you have learned from. We want you to provide personal honesty of your faith, which only YOU can provide. This biography should encompass the candidates entire life experience from the earliest memories of said religious experience.

3b. You will write a 1000 word document, using your own research and sources, to provide a comparison analysis of the Anglo-Catholic faith versus the Roman Catholic faith. You may compare the differences and similarities of general beliefs, rubrics, liturgies and canons of the two organizations. You must list all supporting documentation as footnotes. (2 Credits)

3c. You will write a minimum 3000 word thesis (excluding footnotes), discussing YOUR beliefs within the Specific Theological Categories in this course of study, and provide a minimum of 5 footnotes explaining authority on which you based your beliefs and facts. This authority may be documentation outside of the study modules contained in this process. The length of the document is at the discretion of the presiding Bishop. (6 credits)

4. Record a computer or cell phone/computer video every two weeks reciting any of the daily offices. This is as per item 7 under 'Required for Bachelors level of study' below. This process should be a time of deep refection. The intent is two build speaking and presentation skills. We do hope that the candidate will practice the offices more often, but this is not required.

5. Important -- General considerations for all written materials submitted by the candidate:

  • All documents submitted by the candidate must be in Microsoft Word (docx format), LibreOffice Writer (odt format) or optionally submitted as a PDF file (Word or LibreOffice documents are desired)
  • All documents must be saved as standard 8 1/2 X 11 paper format
  • All documents must be formatted as "double spaced" with a 12pt (14pt max) font (Arial, Veranda, Times New Roman preferred)
  • All documents will be submitted as email attachments to sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • All submissions by email MUST use a descriptive SUBJECT line, examples:

Subject: John Doe - Bachelors - 400 Word essay on Module "The Apostles Creed - Lesson 1"

Subject: John Doe - Bachelors - 500 Word Personal Biography

Subject: John Doe - Bachelors - 3000 Word Thesis

  • All documents must meet or exceed the Word Count Criteria. All documents not meeting the word count criteria will be rejected, and must be resubmitted with corrections/updates

Required for Bachelors Level of Study

Whereas this theological school is designed for those who will become ordained deacons, licensed ministers or ordained priests, the following documents are a required study:

(Many random questions from the trainers/shepherds or video 'hands on' (Practicum) may be required)

Specific categories related to rubrics, day to day tasks and miscellaneous universal practices ( 5 Credits)

1. Altar Guild

2. Consecration of an Altar

3. Consecration of a Church and Altar

4. Consecration of Gregorian Holy Water

5. Consecration of Holy Water

6. Liturgical Colors

7. Offices (Video once every two weeks (minimum) required. https://universalis.com/)

8. Ethical Guidelines

9. Vesting Prayers

10. Homiletics 1 through 5

10a. Produce a minimum of 4 sermons after homiletics training and provide cell phone/computer video for evaluation. (Keep sermons to approximately 4-5 minutes)

11. Prepare and present two full religious services from the accepted liturgies (Holy Communion may or may not be requested) and provide cell phone/computer video for evaluation.

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Training Resources (Option #1 - Anglican/Anglo-Catholic Studies) (1 Credit)

Anglican Studies

1. 39 Articles of the Anglican Faith

2. An Explanation and Guide to Anglicanism 

3. Anglican Belief and Practice 

4. Anglican Doctrine 

5. Anglican Theology 

6. Anglican History 

7. Anglican Vestments 

8. Apostolic Tradition by Hippolytus 

9. Articles of Religion 

10. Generous Love

Training Resources (Option #2 - Old Catholic Studies) (1 credits)

Old Catholic Studies

1. About the Utrechter Union (Old Catholic) (From the Utrechter Website)

The Nature of the Church and its Mission

Unity, Catholicity and Apostolicity of the Church

Ministry and Leadership

Supralocal and universal koinonia of the Church

Unity in Diversity

2. Altar Servers Step by Step Guide

3. Apostolic Tradition - Hippolytus

4. Catholic Vestments

5. Liturgical Colors

6. Main Requisites for the Mass

7. Old Catholic Church History

8. Postures at Mass Version 1

9. Postures at Mass Version 2

10. Postures at Latin Mass

Required Training Videos (Option #1 - Anglican Studies) (1 credits)

Anglican Studies

1. Anglican Mass 1 - YouTube

2. Anglican Mass 2 - YouTube

3. Chanted 1928 Mass - YouTube

Required Training Videos (Option #2 - Old Catholic Studies) (1 credits)

Old Catholic Studies - Novus Ordo

1. Novus Ordo - Draw Near - YouTube

2. Novus Ordo - Diocese of Wichita - YouTube

3. Novus Ordo Explained - YouTube

4, Novus Ordo - Holy Trinity - YouTube

Old Catholic Studies - Latin Mass (Tridentine)(For study of postures and pomp, no Latin required)

1. Latin Mass - Goettler - YouTube

2. Latin Mass Series - FSSB - Videos 1 to 20

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Master of Sacred Christian Theology (Th.M)

The following is the process and courses to meet the requirements of the Masters of Theology Studies: (40 Credits)

1. A set time limit of prayer and discernment by the requester

2. Possible multiple telephone, Skype or written interviews by this organization

3. Course Materials:

Specific Theological Categories (Masters Level)

100. Kingdom, Covenants and Canon of the Old Testament - 4 modules, 4 credits

1. Lessons

1. Why Study the Old Testament

2. The Kingdom of God

3. Divine Covenants

4. The Canon of the Old Testament

 

101. Kingdom and Covenant in the New Testament - 3 modules, 3 credits

1. Lessons

1. Why Study New Testament Theology

2. The Kingdom of God

3. The New Covenant

 

102. The Heart of Paul's Theology - 4 modules, 4 credits

1. Lessons

1. Paul and His Theology

2. Paul and the Galatians

3. Paul and the Thessalonians

4. Paul and the Corinthians

 

103. Paul's Prison Epistles - 5 modules, 5 credits

1. Lessons

1. Paul's Imprisonment

2. Paul and the Colossians

3. Paul and the Ephesians

4. Paul and Philemon

5. Paul and the Philippians

 

104. The Book of Joshua - 4 modules, 4 credits

1. Lessons

1. An Introduction to Joshua

2. Victorious Conquest

3. Tribal Inheritances

4. Covenant Loyalty

 

105. The Epistle of James - 2 modules, 2 credits

1. Lessons

1. Introduction to James

2. Two Paths of Wisdom

 

106. The Book of Hebrews - 2 modules, 2 credits

1. Lessons

1. The Background and Purpose of Hebrews

2. Content and Structure

4. Whereas the UECC follows the core beliefs of the Anglo-Catholic and Old Catholic Churches, the candidates will be required to do independent research regrading the beliefs, rubrics and canons of these global organizations. The candidate may use the core beliefs of this organization as a reference. The candidate must be aware that within the context of these organizations, there exist many independent church groups with varying degrees of conformity. This independent study is as crucial as all specific core subjects.

Required written materials:

1. The candidate will be required to submit a "minimum" of a 400 word personal response for each of the course of studies in section 3 - 100 through 106. This must be descriptive within the context of the candidates personal beliefs. The candidate may wish to add footnotes from other documents within the same subject matter in order to support their responses.

2. At the discretion of the presiding bishop, the candidate may be required to complete short essay questions derived at random from the study materials.

3. Minimum Requirements for final essays/thesis:

3a. You will write a minimum 3000 word document on the the accomplishments of THREE of the following Church Fathers: Justin Martyr, Theophilus, Tertullian, Origen, Hippolytus, Cyprian, Clement of Alexandria, Gregory of Nyssa. Discuss not only their theology and accomplishments, but delve into their individual differences You may also compare their viewpoints with those of the modern era. You must list all supporting documentation as footnotes. (6 credits)

3b. You will write a minimum of a 2000 word document, using your own research and sources, to provide a comparison analysis of the Old Catholic, Independent Catholic faith versus the Roman Catholic faith. You may compare the differences and similarities of general beliefs, rubrics, liturgies and canons of the two organizations. You must list all supporting documentation as footnotes. (4 credits)

3c. You will write a minimum 3000 word thesis (excluding footnotes), discussing YOUR beliefs within the Specific Theological Categories in this course of study, and provide a minimum of 10 footnotes explaining authority on which you based your beliefs and facts. This authority may be documentation outside of the study modules contained in this process. The length of the document is at the discretion of the presiding Bishop. (6 credits)

4. While not required, we do hope the candidate will practice the offices on a regular basis. This process should be a time of deep refection.

5. Important -- General considerations for all written materials submitted by the candidate:

  • All documents submitted by the candidate must be in Microsoft Word (docx format), LibreOffice Writer (odt format) or optionally submitted as a PDF file (Word or LibreOffice documents are desired)
  • All documents must be saved as standard 8 1/2 X 11 paper format
  • All documents must be formatted as "double spaced" with a 12pt font (Arial, Veranda, Times New Roman preferred
  • All documents will be submitted as email attachments to sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • All submissions by email MUST use a descriptive SUBJECT line, examples:

Subject: John Doe - Masters - 400 Word essay on Module "Paul's Prison Epistles - Lesson 1"

Subject: John Doe - Masters - 3000 Word essay on Church Fathers

Subject: John Doe - Masters - 3000 Word Thesis

  • All documents must meet or exceed the Word Count Criteria. All documents not meeting the word count criteria will be rejected, and must be resubmitted with corrections/updates

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Doctor of Sacred Christian Theology (Th.D)

The following is the process and courses to meet the requirements of the Doctorate of Theology Studies: (60 credits)

1. A set time limit of prayer and discernment by the requester

2. Possible multiple telephone, Skype or written interviews by this organization

3. Course Materials:

Specific Theological Categories (Doctorate Level)

200. He Gave Us Scripture - 11 modules, 12 credits

1. Lessons

1. Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics

2. Preparation for Interpretation

3. Investigating Scripture

4. Approaches to Meaning

5. The Complexity of Meaning

6. Discovering Meaning

7. Applying Scripture

8. Modern Application and Old Testament Epochs

9. Modern Application and the New Testament

10. Biblical Culture and Modern Application

11. Modern Application for Individuals

 

201. What is Man - 4 modules, 6 credits

1. Lessons

1. In the Beginning

2. The Image of God

3. The Curse of Sin

4. The Covenant of Grace

 

202. Your Kingdom Come, The Doctrine of Eschatology - 4 modules, 6 credits

1. Lessons

1. The Goal of Creation

2. The Living and the Dead

3. The Coming of the King

4. The End of the Age

 

203. Making Biblical Decisions - 10 modules, 12 credits

1. Lessons

1. Ethics in Scripture

2. The Normative Perspective - God and His Word

3. The Normative Perspective - The Attributes of Scripture

4. The Normative Perspective - Parts and Aspects of Scripture

5. The Situational Perspective - Revelation and Situation

6. The Situational Perspective - Pursuing Our Goal

7. The Situational Perspective - Understanding the Facts

8. The Existential Perspective - Being Good

9. The Existential Perspective - Intending Good

10. The Existential Perspective - Choosing Good

 

204. He Gave Us Prophets - 8 modules, 10 credits

1. Lessons

1. Essential Hermeneutical Perspectives

2. A Prophet's Job

3. The People of the Covenant

4. Dynamics of the Covenant

5. Historical Analysis of Prophecy

6. Literary Analysis of the Prophets

7. The Purpose of Predictions

8. Unfolding Eschatology

 

205. Christian Ethics - 1 Module, 6 credits

1. Lessons

1. Ethics

4. Whereas the UECC follows the core beliefs of the Anglo-Catholic and Old Catholic Churches, the candidates will be required to do independent research regrading the beliefs, rubrics and canons of these global organizations. The candidate may use the core beliefs of this organization as a reference. The candidate must be aware that within the context of these organizations, there exist many independent church groups with varying degrees of conformity. This independent study is as crucial as all specific core subjects.

Required written materials:

1. The candidate will be required to submit a "minimum" of a 400 word personal response for each of the course of studies in section 3 - 200 through 205. This must be descriptive within the context of the candidates personal beliefs. The candidate may wish to add footnotes from other documents within the same subject matter in order to support their responses.

2. At the discretion of the presiding bishop, the candidate may be required to complete short essay questions derived at random from the study materials.

3. Minimum Requirements for final essays/thesis:

3a. You will write a minimum of a 2000 word essay, using your own research and sources, to provide a historical discussion of the churches of St. Peter in Rome, St. Paul in Antioch, the Apostles in Jerusalem and of St. Mark the Evangelist in Alexandria. Discuss their similarities and differences. Discuss in detail any the trials and tribulations of the early churches. Discuss in detail the conflicting theologies of St. Peter and St. Paul, that may have resulted in the Incident at Antioch. You must list all supporting documentation as footnotes. (2 Credits)

3b. You will write a minimum 5000 word thesis (excluding footnotes), discussing YOUR beliefs within the Specific Theological Categories in this course of study. In addition, you must add separate sections on the following:

3b1. Your specific beliefs in death, resurrection, salvation, heaven, purgatory and hell.

3b2. Your specific beliefs in the sacraments: Eucharist, Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing the Sick, Marriage, Holy Orders

3b3. Your specific beliefs on what Christs death on the cross means to the Christian world.

3b4. Your specific beliefs in the Trinity  

3b5. Provide a minimum of 10 footnotes explaining authority on which you based your beliefs and facts. This authority may be documentation outside of the study modules contained in this process. (6 Credits)

4. Important -- General considerations for all written materials submitted by the candidate:

  • All documents submitted by the candidate must be in Microsoft Word (docx format), LibreOffice Writer (odt format) or optionally submitted as a PDF file (Word or LibreOffice documents are desired)
  • All documents must be saved as standard 8 1/2 X 11 paper format
  • All documents must be formatted as "double spaced" with a 12pt font (Arial, Veranda, Times New Roman preferred
  • All documents will be submitted as email attachments to sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • All submissions by email MUST use a descriptive SUBJECT line, examples: He Gave Us Scripture - Lesson 1"

Subject: John Doe - Doctors - 1000 Word essay on Discussion of Churches

Subject: John Doe - Doctors - 5000 Word Thesis

  • All documents must meet or exceed the Word Count Criteria. All documents not meeting the word count criteria will be rejected, and must be resubmitted with corrections/updates

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Doctor of Divinity (D.D)

 Doctor of Divinity Program

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

A Doctor of Divinity Degree is in generalized context an 'honorary degree' given honoris causa by a church related institution of higher learning (seminary). Yet this is not always the case, as the degree may be a higher doctorate conferred by institutions upon a religious scholar of standing and distinction, USUALLY for accomplishments beyond the Ph.D. level. While this paragraph details an example of someone who holds a Ph.D already, this does not need to be the case. There are many examples of individuals with a lower degree (Th.B) for example receiving a Doctor of Divinity Degree for accomplishments in the Christian Community, or in some cases no degree at all.

Under U.S federal law, a 1974 judgment accepted expert opinion that an "honorary doctor of divinity is a strictly religious title with no academic standing. Such titles may be issued by bona fide churches and religious denominations, so long as their issuance is limited to a course of instruction in the principles of the church or religious denomination"

The intent of the St. Borromeo Seminary Doctor of Divinity Program is to create a program that entails and embraces the activities, achievements and more importantly the ‘continued formation’ of existing clergy.

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 Chancellors Comments:

The Doctor of Divinity Degree is at the same time a honorary degree based on service to the faith and earned degree based on continued formation. The St. Borromeo Seminary treats the Doctor of Divinity as an earned degree, assigning the tasks a credit/point value based on proper completion.

Famous clergy who had Doctor of Divinity Degree where Robert Schuller and Billy Graham.

 The Basic Framework of the Doctor of Divinity Degree is as Follows:

Disclosure Notice: Any candidate that fails to meet the required four (4) years contiguous commitment with the UECC or non-UECC organization or fail the ‘continued formation’ process in the three (3) year process shall forfeit the privilege of continuation in the Doctor of Divinity program. As a free will donation, the original free will donation is forfeit, whereas donation commitments are non-refundable. The free will donation at the end of the three (3) year training period is hence waived. This disclosure statement references section no. 8 in this document.

1. All candidates must be of Apostolic Succession. There may be specific exceptions to be determined. 

2. All candidates must have another individual in their organization that will provide validation.. This individual will via documents or electronic media assist in providing evidence of completion of the tasks and validate dates of contiguous service to their organization.

3. A fixed number of years, serving with a single church organization, will be required. Multiple years between different organizations will not be accepted. This service to a single church must be verified. Years of service already acquired will be accepted. For new clergy the clock starts at ordination with a specific church. For those selected by incardination, the clock starts at the incardination date.

 For clergy of both the UECC or non-UECC the number of years of service to the organization must be a ‘contiguous’ four (4) year period.

 For clergy who have already amassed one (1) year or more of service, the ‘continued formation’ process will begin immediately upon registration for the Doctor of Divinity Degree. The length of the process is hence three (3) years from the point of registration. The previous years of service are counted towards the total requirement of four (4) years.

 For new clergy it is recommended the process begins no earlier than one (1) calendar year after ordination. The previous one (1) year of experience is hence counted towards the total requirement of four (4) years. The length of the process is hence three (3) years from the point of registration to meet to total requirement. This holds true for any clergy that are processed through incardination.

 Note: The degree of Doctor Divinity will not be awarded where the number of years of service to a single organization is interrupted. No exeptions.

4. A set amount of time each day for at least one of the Daily Offices. This process is of monastic intent, with that intent targeting prayer, contemplation and forming a personal relationship with the divine. There will be a validation plan in place to prove compliance with this process.

The length of the process to be validated is approximately 12 months. The applicant may choose the 12 month cycle to enact the process, or may willingly continue the process throughout the three (3) year process.

5. A fixed curriculum of specific nature; Theology, Divinity, Ethics and many other categories. The intent is to sustain ‘continued formation’. (Studies in Chaplaincy will be accepted on a conditional basis).

The length of the process to be validated is approximately 12 months. The seminary will determine specific formation training that is to be performed in each year of the three (3) year process. The validation process is the completion of a written essay to be evaluated by the staff of the St. Borromeo Seminary and evaluation may also be considered by a ranking clergy member representing the non-UECC registrant.

6. The candidates will be required to perform some form of public service. This may be visitations to a care home, hospital, homeless, food pantry, food line, funerals or similar activities. Marriages will not be accepted. There will be a validation plan in place to prove compliance.

The length of the process will be 4 visitations (absolute minimum) in a 12 month period. This process is repeated each year of the three (3) year period.

7. Credits/points toward successful completion will be assigned as follows: (60 Credits/Points total)

10 Credits/Points for ‘contiguous years’ of service to a single organization.

10 Credits/Points for proper presentation and validation of performing the daily offices.

20 Credits/Points for the ‘continued formation’ studies.

20 Credits/Points for public service, visitations or similar activities.

The process of evaluation for ‘continued formation’ is set down in the Self Accreditation document of the seminary. The process is both objective and subjective. The registrant is expected to not only study and evaluate the materials to expand their knowledge, but also to make their own thoughts, opinions and previous knowledge known. This includes pro/con research from other documentation outside of the documents presented. Subjectivity is handled no differently than dissertations would be handled in a collegiate environment. (Highly subjective).

8. The St. Borromeo Seminary does not charge tuition for participation in any of our degree programs. The process of charging tuition is a secular business concept based on running a religious  organization as a business. We operate under a ‘Free Will Tithe (donation)’ concept. This process is no different than many not-for-profit groups utilize. Example: Donate to a certain organization and  you will receive a ‘gift in kind’.

The free will donation commitment for the Doctor of Divinity offering is non-refundable, and is made in two stages: upon registration and at the end of the three year training period. This type of donation is not tax deductible.

The certificates issued by the UECC Seminary are legal documents of authority, yet are considered incidental tokens of the UECC Seminaries appreciation of your donation level and commitment in knowledge and or faith. The certificate or document simply displays your office, as you receive the factual authority of office through placement of your information within the various registries of authority in the UECC Seminary. A degree of higher learning becomes legal by granting authority within the School registry. Religious authority is the placement within the Church registry.

The free will donation commitment is made as follows: $200 U.S donation upon registration and $200 U.S donation made near the end of the third year of training.

9. List of ‘Continued Formation’ subject matter. (More documents will be added as required)

Choose three (3) categories, each to be completed in year one (1), two (2) and (three). Of those three (3) categories choose two of the PDF books as the study material.

Candidates will write a minimum of a three thousand (3000) word (minimum) essay on ‘both’ of the documents of study within that one essay. The candidate is required to interject their own beliefs and knowledge. The candidate may use any other materials to support their commentary. The candidate must also list footnotes of any other author/source used as proof of their personal commentary.

 Example:

John Doe chooses Ethics for year 1, Christology for year two and Coptic Texts for year 3.

John Doe then selects Georgia Harkness - Christian Ethics and Galloza Sam - Living Under Gods Law for year 1 documents.

John Doe selects Christology - The Doctrine of Jesus Christ an Paul's Christology of Divine Identity - Richard Bauckham for year 2 documents.

John Doe selects St. Athanasius - On the Incarnation and H.H Pope Shenouda III - The Nature of Christ for year 3 documents.

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Christian Ethics

Georgia Harkness - Christian Ethics

Galloza Sam - Living Under Gods Law

Alexander B.D - Christianity and Ethics - A Handbook of Christian Ethics

Comparison Studies of Non Christian Religions

Theism - Mill 1 and Theism - Mill 2

Theism Atheism Dialogue

Understanding Christianity and Islam

Atheism and Theism - Blackwell

What We Jews Believe

Deism Revolution - Bob Johnson

Deism - Gould

Deism Handbook Ch. 29 - Chad Meister, James Beilby

Christology

Christology - The Doctrine of Jesus Christ

Paul's Christology of Divine Identity - Richard Bauckham

The Christology of James - Robert Sloan 

Texts Related to Early Jewish and Christian Usage

Lumpkin - The Books of Enoch Volume 1 and 2.pdf

50-120_Didache.pdf

Coptic Texts

St. Athanasius - On the Incarnation

H.H Pope Shenouda III - The Divinity of Christ

H.H Pope Shenouda III - Comparative Theology

H.H Pope Shenouda III - The Nature of Christ

Fr. Abraam D. Sleman - The Meaning of the Holy Trinity

Apologetics

Chesterson G.K - Heretics

Chesterson G.K - Orthodoxy

Cheung Vincent - Apologetic Conversations

Cheung Vincent - Captive To Reason

Cheung Vincent - Pressupositional Confrontations

Cheung Vincent - Ultimate Questions

Farinaccio Joseph R - Faith With Reason

Thompson Bert - The Many Faces and Causes of Unbelief

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Certificates of Completion

Continued Formation Program

The candidate will choose one of the certificate categories below.

The candidate will choose two (2) documents from that category to make up the certificate program.

The candidate will write a minimum of a 3000 word essay (double spaced) on the two documents chosen. The candidate will be required to state their own beliefs and knowledge on the subject matter. The candidate may also use other sources to verify their commentary. Any reference to other sources of information must be listed as footnotes. It is highly recommended that the candidate provide comments on the similarities and difference in the documents they have chosen. Comparisons are critical to advanced understanding.

Please take time for proper spelling and grammar checking. The accepted document formats are Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and PDF.

The St. Charles Borromeo Seminary does not charge tuition for participation in any of our degree programs. The process of charging tuition is a secular business concept based on running a religious organization as a business. We operate under a ‘Free Will Tithe (donation)’ concept. This process is no different than many not-for-profit groups utilize. Example: Donate to a certain organization and you will receive a ‘gift in kind’.

The donation commitment per degree offering is a non-refundable, free will donation commitment that must be made during registration. This type of donation is not tax deductible.

The certificates issued by the UECC Seminary are legal documents of authority, yet are considered incidental tokens of the UECC Seminaries appreciation of your donation level and commitment in knowledge and or faith. The certificate or document simply displays your office, as you receive the factual authority of office through placement of your information within the various registries of authority in the UECC Seminary. A degree of higher learning becomes legal by granting authority within the School registry. Religious authority is the placement within the Church registry.

Christian Ethics (Choose 2)

Georgia Harkness - Christian Ethics

Galloza Sam - Living Under Gods Law

Alexander B.D - Christianity and Ethics - A Handbook of Christian Ethics

Comparison Studies of Non Christian Religions 

Theism - Mill 1 and Theism - Mill 2

Theism Atheism Dialogue

Understanding Christianity and Islam

Atheism and Theism - Blackwell

What We Jews Believe

Deism Revolution - Bob Johnson

Deism - Gould

Deism Handbook Ch. 29 - Chad Meister, James Beilby

Christology (Choose 2)

Christology - The Doctrine of Jesus Christ

Paul's Christology of Divine Identity - Richard Bauckham

The Christology of James - Robert Sloan 

Texts Related to Early Jewish and Christian Usage (Choose 2)

Lumpkin - The Books of Enoch Volume 1 and 2.pdf

50-120_Didache.pdf

Coptic Texts (Choose 2)

St. Athanasius - On the Incarnation

H.H Pope Shenouda III - The Divinity of Christ

H.H Pope Shenouda III - Comparative Theology

H.H Pope Shenouda III - The Nature of Christ

Fr. Abraam D. Sleman - The Meaning of the Holy Trinity

Apologetics (Choose 2)

Chesterson G.K - Heretics

Chesterson G.K - Orthodoxy

Cheung Vincent - Apologetic Conversations

Cheung Vincent - Captive To Reason

Cheung Vincent - Pressupositional Confrontations

Cheung Vincent - Ultimate Questions

Farinaccio Joseph R - Faith With Reason

Thompson Bert - The Many Faces and Causes of Unbelief