Master of Religion

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The Master of Religion (M.Rel.) was a three year graduate theological degree granted conjointly by Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada and the University of Toronto. As of 2012, Wycliffe College no longer grants admission to the program.

The M.Rel. is commonly used as a preparatory degree for doctoral studies, although it is also considered formative for careers in "teaching, research, Christian journalism, translating, and social service.".[1] The program allowed for an unusually high number of course electives, allowing for breadth and/or depth. It required the completion of 26 courses and a 25,000 word thesis.

Notable scholars who hold the Master of Religion[edit]

Some notable scholars who hold the M.Rel. from Wycliffe College include Terence L. Donaldson,[2] Bruce W. Longenecker,[3] Brian C. Stiller,[4] Mark Husbands,[5] Michael A. G. Haykin,[6] L. Gregory Bloomquist,[7] L. Wayne McCready,[8] and Rebecca Idestrom.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wycliffe College | Prospective Students - Academic Programs: Basic Degree Programs". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
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  3. ^ Bruce W. Longenecker Archived December 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Dr. Brian C. Stiller. "Dr. Brian C. Stiller - Home". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  5. ^ "Mark Husbands Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  6. ^ "SBTS – The School of Theology – Michael A. G. Haykin". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  7. ^ "Saint Paul University - Faculty of Theology - Teaching Personnel - L. Gregory Bloomquist". 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  8. ^ "Wayne McCready | Department of Religious Studies". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  9. ^ "Dr. Rebecca Idestrom | Tyndale". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 

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