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Doctor of
Theology & Ministry

Romantic Theology


Online | 36 Credits | Two Years

The Doctor of Theology & Ministry is a certified degree 

of advanced study delivered in an accelerated format.

​Learn more about Romantic Theology as a discipline in this blog post from Center Director Michael J. Christensen.


Doctor of Theology & Ministry - Romantic Theology

can be completed in as little as two years



The Oxford Inklings 

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Michael Christensen and Dr. Terry Glaspey


C.S. Lewis on Scripture and Romantic Theology 

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Michael Christensen and Dr. Crystal Hurd

J.R.R. Tolkien on Truth in Story and Myth 

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charlie Starr and Dr. Crystal Hurd




Charles Williams on Theology of Romantic Love 

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Michael Christensen and Dr. Terry Glaspey

Owen Barfield on Creative Imagination and Consciousness 

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Charlie Starr 

Dissertation & Defense


Michael J. Christensen, PhD

Director of The Center for Theology, Spirituality, and Ministry at Northwind

Professor of Theology & Spiritual Formation

Academic Dean, Senior Faculty

Meet Michael J. Christensen (M.A., Yale; Ph.D., Drew University), Professor of Theology, Spirituality, & Ministry - Center Director. Michael is the author of C. S. Lewis on Scripture, contributor to The C. S. Lewis Study Bible, former Resident Scholar at The Kilns in Oxford, and author and/or editor of eleven books on spirituality and social justice.


DR. CHARLIE W. STARR, (Doctor of Arts, English)

Professor of  Inklings Studies

Charlie is the author of seven books, including The Faun’s Bookshelf: C. S. Lewis on Why Myth Matters, The Lion's Country and is hailed as the world’s leading expert on C. S. Lewis’s handwriting.  CLICK for recent interview


DR. CRYSTAL HURD (Ed.D., Educational Leadership)

Program Faculty for Inklings Studies

Crystal is the Reviews Editor for Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal, Recipient of the Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant for Inkling Research 2020 and C.S. Lewis as Transformational Leader.


Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Inklings Studies

Terry is an editor, author, and international speaker on C. S. Lewis and the Visual Arts; and author of The Spiritual Legacy of C. S. Lewis, Discovering God Through the Arts, and other noted books and articles on great books and  visual arts.

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