Zoë Bennett, ‘Using the Bible in Practical Theology’

Zoë Bennett gave a guest lecture at our study week in January 2014 where she introduced some of the key themes of her, then, new book. I recommend this book to anyone looking to connect the Bible to contemporary issues. She juxtaposes 21st century practical theology with the work of leading nineteenth-century public ‘theologian’, John … Read more

Study week 22-26 January 2018

21 students gathered in St Andrews on 22 January 2018 for the taught module, ‘Surveillance, Theology, and the Bible’. A further 8 came the study week centred around further developing the skills required for their dissertation. This latter group are now researching and writing dissertations on topics as diverse as, for example, non-invasive prenatal testing … Read more

Quentin – 2015

I cannot begin to say enough by way of adequately expressing my appreciation for the Bible and the Contemporary World MLitt at St Andrews. I came to the programne as a Canadian medical student seeking to think carefully and theologically about specific issues in medical ethics as well as other relevant issues that are manifestly … Read more

Jamie – 2011

I studied for the MLitt in Bible and Contemporary World in 2009–2011, and it was a very special experience for me. I completed the course over two years while working full-time as a church pastor in Glasgow. My course of studies covered the book of Revelation, the Bible and diversity, and the question of suffering. … Read more

Daniel – 2016

The MLitt programme was for me, a practicing attorney of 33 years, nothing so much as a kind of ‘homecoming’. It was a chance, after many years away from university, to return to serious study about serious topics at a first-rate institution. The collegiality among students and staff gave a family reunion air to the … Read more

Eamonn – 2012

As a serving clergyperson in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I felt the need to update my knowledge of theology and biblical studies, and to fill in some of the large gaps in my training. The Distance Learning MLitt exceeded all my expectations, in the level of stimulus and challenge, the excellence of the teaching and … Read more

Elizabeth – 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed and enormously gained from my studies at St Andrews which I began whilst living in the UAE and continued whilst in Singapore and New Zealand. The programme has enabled me to tackle important global questions through the lens of faith. As a result, I have a deeper understanding of myself as well … Read more

TC – 2010

This course recharged my faith and changed my life. With interesting subjects in a robust curriculum, a first rate teaching faculty who cared about you as individuals, all located in beautiful St Andrews, and you are set for a great educational experience. However, what made it really special was the cohort of students and the … Read more