Head of Religion Major
Rev. Scott Frazier
The Religion Major provides disciplined and systematic instruction in religion, with the aim of an overall comprehension of the doctrines of the New Church, in a sphere of rational discussion and creative thinking. Topics include the meaning of the New Church in relation to faith, the Word of the Lord, marriage and the home, creation, the Lord’s providence, world religions, and sacred languages. Students have the opportunity to integrate their religious faith in ways that contribute to their own regeneration, their religious community, and the world.
The religion degree requires 42 credits to be taken in religion and major-related subjects.
The 42 credits required for a degree in religion cannot overlap with the courses taken to satisfy the religion residency requirements in freshman and sophomore years.
For entrance into the religion major, students apply to the program director, Rev. Stephen Cole. The division requires an overall GPA of 2.00, with 2.50 in religion courses and in those courses within the intended major-related fields of study.
In planning a degree program, pre-theological students should note that our Theological School requires MDiv candidates to have taken certain courses in religion, philosophy, education, and Latin. Other courses are recommended. Those wishing entrance into Bryn Athyn College Theological School should interview with the dean of that program as early as possible.