KEDS offers several distinctives helping to set us apart from other institutions. If you are seeking any of the following in pursuit of a theological education, then KEDS may be for you.

1. Evangelical

While we welcome students from all backgrounds, KEDS is a confessional Evangelical school focusing on Evangelical studies and theology. Tutors and the majority of students come from across the Evangelical spectrum. 

Yet KEDS does not seek to "push" or promote a particular brand of Evangelicalism, whether Reformed, Dispensational, Charismatic, Arminian, or whatever. Our main focus is biblical interpretation (see below) and we encourage students to think independently, engage critically with theological issues and develop a strong knowledge and understanding of the Bible to reach their own independent views.

2. Online Learning

KEDS specialises in distance learning and online Higher Education theological studies. All our programmes are delivered through our innovative eCampus, providing remote learners with flexibility and ease of access to theological studies.

Distance education is also considerably more economical than traditional taught programmes, so if you are interested in formal theological training, the time has never been better to pursue and achieve that goal.

3. The Bible, Hermeneutics and Theology

Our primary focus is the development of excellent biblical knowledge, understanding and interpretative skills. KEDS courses focus strongly upon biblical interpretation across all levels, exploring a range of diverse interpetative methods and results, while studies in biblical and systematic theology are closely related to each other.

Moreover, KEDS seeks to move beyond abstract theoretical hermeneutics to include application and engagement within ministerial, practical and cultural contexts, essential if believers are to respond robustly and effectively in a globalised, postmodern world.

4. Jewish-Christian Studies

While studies and modules on offer at KEDS are varied, for those specifically seeking a Jewish-Christian focus the school offers pathways in Jewish-Christian Studies for both our BTh and MA degrees. For details of syllabus, activities and resources visit our separate Jewish-Christian Studies.

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