Christian History and Theology Specialization

Understand Christian History

to lead well in our times

Student stands in library looking through books

The gospel has been handed down to all Christian peoples from the early church to today, and it is our honor to continue its stewardship, translation, and interpretation for a new generation.

At Portland Seminary, we value diversity of thought and backgrounds, which generates rich discussion in every class. Male and female professors of different ethnicities and theological backgrounds work together to raise up students who can competently contribute to the cross-denominational conversations that will shape the modern church.

Fully embracing the diversity of the body of Christ, you will work to fulfill a need of the church: to demonstrate the ability of Christian history and theology to mediate the social conflicts of our time.

The Christian History and Theology Specialization is available with the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program.

Pursue this specialization if ...

  • You are exploring your social location (ethnicity, gender, in the context of the diverse Christian tradition)
  • You are passionate about preserving and translating historical texts in order to demonstrate its relevance today
  • You have an interest in pursuing a PhD or other doctoral program


Haley Holman

Haley Holman

Admissions Counselor, Portland Seminary