Hey Friends, I’ve got a few questions. If these have been answered in prior threads, please accept my apologies in advance. I did some searches, but couldn’t find any precise answers. I am looking at doing graduate work. I do not want to go into the pastorate, so the M.Div isn’t “up my alley”. I would like to follow the “secular model” in the sense that you go from the MA to the PhD. The catch is that I want to study Christian theology and eventually teach at the undergraduate college level (not seminary). I’ve come across three basic models thus far, - There is the seminary option, which seems to be the MDiv and then possibly a PhD; this seems to amount to a lot of “methods” and less research (less academic in nature?). - I’ve also come across a lot of terminal degrees that don’t have a thesis option and don’t focus on languages. - Lastly, there is the secular option. This seems to amount to the study of religion as an all encompassing phrase. Not necessarily the in-depth study of Christianity, but religion in a general sense (Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.). I’ve looked at Candler, Vanderbilt, Baylor, TCU, etc. and can’t seem to find adequate information. In sum, are there MA to PhD programs in Christian theology, Christian history, etc. that prepare one for Christian academia? Thank you in advance for your help.