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Enjoy these comments by some of our students:
"I am thrilled to be a part of this new program. The Renewal Movement is in need of well-trained scholars and teachers and Regent's Ph.D. in Renewal Studies is providing me with this training. I am able to study with a diverse group of students, am instructed and mentored by some of the world's leading scholars, and am guided in rigorous scholarly research - all while remaining within my present teaching and ministry setting."
David Moore, Professor, LIFE Pacific College; Founding Pastor, New Hope Church, Manteca, CA.
Student 2003 Cohort
"For many years, I dreamed of completing a Ph.D. with an emphasis in theology. I researched programs in the United States and abroad, but none fit the profile I sought. First, I needed an approach that would allow me to continue my responsibilities as a college president. Second, I wanted to study with professors who acknowledged the validity of the work of the Holy Spirit in Pentecostal movements. Third, these professors should be top-ranked scholars committed to preparing Ph.D. candidates to make original contributions to the field of Holy Spirit studies. Finally, I found all of this and more in the Regent University School of Divinity Ph.D. in Renewal Studies. This program provides a refreshing sense of community and the expected academic rigor."
Daniel L. Segraves, President and Chairman of the Department of Theology, Christian Life College;
Adjunct Professor, Urshan Graduate School of Theology.
Student 2003 Cohort
"Regent University's Ph.D. Program in Renewal Theology has been an answer to prayer for me. I have been searching for several years for a theological institution that offered a program combining high academic standards and vibrant spirituality. As a charismatic believer, I have sought a learning community that allows me not only to study theological ideas, but also to analyze them from the perspective of God's Holy Spirit and his renewing activity in the church. Regent University is an institution where I do not need to be ashamed of my commitment to Christ or hide it under politically correct language. Here I can freely develop as a Christian scholar while deepening my personal knowledge of God. As a native Bulgarian, I am especially delighted to see representatives of many different faith traditions working together to understand the shape of the Spirit's influence across the entire sweep of church history."
Milena Eneva, International Student 2004 Cohort.
Highlighting Student Publications
Skip Horton-Parker, "Tracking the Theological 'Turn': The Pneumatological Imagination and the Renewal of Metaphysics and Theology in the 21st Century." Published on "PentecoStudies, Online Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Pentecostalism and Charismatic Movements," a refereed, on-line European Journal published by the Hollenweger Center. The address is http://www.glopent.net/pentecostudies .
Robin Johnston, "Carried By The Current: Howard Gross, Restorationism and Oneness Pentecostalism." Presented at the 3rd Annual Urshan Graduate School of Theology Symposium, and in March 2004 at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Pentecostal Studies, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin."
S. David Moore, The Shepherding Movement: Controversy and Charismatic Ecclesiology (London: T & T Clark, 2003)
Harold Stanley York. "Sam Perry: Let Me Introduce You To Jesus and Full Salvation." Presented to the Church of God Historical Society on May 21, 2004.