New Seminary Concentration in Religion and Media
Scholarships available for early registrants
(Gettysburg, PA, April 4, 2012) — The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (Gettysburg Seminary) is now accepting registrations for a new concentration in its Master of Arts program: Religion and Media. The program offers the only Master’s level concentration in Religion and Media
from a mainline Protestant seminary in the United States.
The mission of Gettysburg Seminary is “bearing witness at the crossroads of history and hope, proclaiming Jesus Christ to a restless world,” said Seminary President Michael L. Cooper-White. “Much of that ‘restless world’ is online, where engagement over theological questions is already taking place. The new concentration is designed to equip all those who seek to live out their faith in participatory communities – ministers, people of faith working in media, and anyone seeking to engage with contemporary culture from a faith perspective.”
This new concentration is not a “how-to” for using the latest technologies in traditional presentations and settings.
The concentration in Religion and Media at Gettysburg Seminary brings contemporary theological scholarship to issues such as:
· the role of media in raising, prioritizing and interpreting theological questions;
· the power of media versus the power of the individual in public discourse;
· how media affects the interactions of Christian communities and other communities of faith;
· how God may be working in the world in the twenty-first century.
The concentration in Religion and Media will be offered as a traditional two-year on-site program but is also designed to accommodate those who must pursue the degree on a part-time basis. Some courses will be offered on-line or as short-term intensive courses on the Seminary campus.
The concentration includes resources from two additional partners in theological education, Luther Seminary
in St. Paul, Minnesota and Odyssey Networks
, the interfaith media organization based in New York, New York.
Beginning this year, a Keynote course will be offered annually during the last two weeks of August. The Keynote serves as an entrance to this concentration and an opportunity to form the relationships important to collegial learning.
Application materials can be found at http://www.ltsg.edu/Prospective-Students/Application-Forms
. Please note the special instructions for Religion & Media candidates indicated on the application instructions. Those who submit applications prior to July 15 will be eligible for a scholarship that will cover the costs of tuition, room, and board during the two week Keynote course in August. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Julie Stecker, Associate Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 1-800-MLUTHER (1-800-658-8437), ext. 2232.
Individuals may also audit the Keynote course on a non-degree basis. Please contact Julie Stecker, Associate Director of Admissions, at email@example.com
800-MLUTHER (800-658-8437), Ext. 2232, for auditing fee schedule or other information. More information is available at www.Ltsg.edu/religionandmedia