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Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) is the title of an intermediate graduate degree with canonical effects in the Roman Catholic Church offered by pontifical universities and ecclesiastical faculties of sacred theology. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Canon law is the term used for... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic... A pontifical university is a Roman Catholic university established by and directly under the authority of the Holy See. ... This article should be transwikied to wiktionary Ecclesiastical means pertaining to the Church (especially Christianity) as an organized body of believers and clergy, with a stress on its juridical and institutional structure. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ...


The programme for a licentiate's degree is equivalent to a total of two years of full-time study. Students may pursue the license as either a transitional or a terminal degree. As a transitional degree, the S.T.L. program introduces students to a more scientific study of theology in pursuing Doctoral studies. The program develops research skills and treats theological questions in greater depth. As a terminal degree, the license prepares students to be teachers and resource persons. A graduate of the S.T.L. program is prepared to teach theology in a college, seminary, or university, to function as a chaplain to various professional groups, and to act as a theological resource for a diocese and diocesan agencies.A person who has a doctoral position normally teaches on the undergraduate programmes, equivalent to a maximum of 20% of the working time. It then ought to be possible for a licentiate's degree to be taken within 2.5 years.In several European countries, the master level degree is referred to as a license - from its original meaning as a "license to incept", i.e., that is, permission from the local bishop to actually take the degree of master or doctor, an event which took place through the ceremony of inception.


The usual prerequisites to become a Licentiate of Sacred Theology are that a candidate must have the Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree (S.T.B.) or equivalent: often a master of divinity degree (M.Div.) in Catholic theology will qualify. In addition, it is understood that a candidate has completed at least the rough equivalent of a bachelor's degree in primarily scholastic philosophy (B.A.). In order for a candidate to receive a license in sacred theology, he or she must engage in a two-year program of theological studies and propose an original thesis which contributes to the understanding of sacred theology. S.T.B. (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus) refers to the academic degree Bachelor of Sacred Theology. ... Master of Divinity is a common degree among theological seminaries and is considered the minimum academic requirement for ordination into pastoral ministry. ... A thesis (from Greek position) is an intellectual proposition. ...


The license in sacred theology is required for a person to teach sacred theology in a pontifical university. The license is also the prerequisite to the doctorate (S.T.D.) in the same field. To license or grant license is to give permission. ...


Notable faculties which offer the degree Licentiate of Sacred Theology include: The Catholic University of Leuven; the Catholic University of America; the University of Fribourg, Switzerland; the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas (Angelicum); the Pontifical Gregorian University (Gregorianum); the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce); the Pontifical Urban University (Urbanianum); Regis College, University of Toronto; and, the Pontifical Lateran University (Lateranum). The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, DC, is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. ... The University of Fribourg (French: Université de Fribourg; German: Universität Freiburg) is a university in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. ... Pontifical Gregorian University (Italian: Pontificia Università Gregoriana) is a pontifical university located in Rome, Italy. ... Regis College is the Jesuit theological school in the University of Toronto, in Canada. ...


Licentiate of Sacred Scripture is the title of a similar degree in the field of biblical studies. Biblical studies is the academic study of the Christian and Jewish Scriptures. ...


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Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology:  Doctorate in Sacred Theology (649 words)
Its focus is to perfect the skills of the candidate in the scientific study of theology and to develop the research skills necessary for treating theological questions in depth.
A graduate of the S.T.D. program is prepared to teach theology in a college, seminary, or university, to conduct independent research and publishing and to act as a theological resource for a diocese and diocesan agencies.
The dissertation must be a specimen of the candidate’s erudition, judgment, and knowledge of Catholic doctrine, demonstrating his or her skill in positive and speculative theology and the ability to do scientific investigation which is original and contributes to the advancement of theological knowledge.
Licentiate of Sacred Theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (503 words)
Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L) is the title of an intermediate graduate degree with canonical effects in the Roman Catholic Church offered by pontifical universities and ecclesiastical faculties of sacred theology.
In order for a candidate to receive a licentiate of sacred theology, he or she must engage in a two-year program of theological studies beyond the three years required for the S.T.B. and propose an original thesis which contributes to the understanding of sacred theology.
The license in sacred theology is required before a person may teach sacred theology in a pontifical university.
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