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Old Testament      New Testament      Interdepartmental Studies      Systematic Theology      Historical Theology      Church Ministry      Biblical Counseling

Department of Old Testament

  1. 111 Basic Hebrew 1
  2. Essentials of biblical Hebrew grammar: orthography, morphophonemics, vocabulary; historical developments; readings and exercises. 4 hrs.
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  3. 112 Basic Hebrew 2
  4. Essentials of biblical Hebrew grammar: morphophonemics, syntax; vocabulary; text readings and exercises. 4 hrs.
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  5. 115 Pentateuchal Studies
  6. Genesis through Deuteronomy. Historical and hermeneutical issues of Gen. 1-11; the Abrahamic Covenant; patriarchal narratives; the Exodus, the Mosaic Covenant; sacrifices, atonement, and forgiveness of sin in Leviticus; the wilderness wanderings; the covenant structure and Deuteronomy. 3 hrs.
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    Genesis 1-11
    Genesis 12-50
    Exodus
    Leviticus
    Numbers
    Deuteronomy
    Study Questions 1
    Study Questions 2
    Study Questions 3
  7. 116 Old Testament Historical Narratives
  8. Joshua through Nehemiah. Period of the conquest, the judges, monarchy, exile and restoration; geography of Eretz-Israel; the covenantal- contextual relationship to the socio-political milieu. 3 hrs.
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    Joshua
    Judges
    Ruth
    Samuel
    Monarchy
    Post Exilic
  9. 117 Old Testament Prophetic Literature
  10. Isaiah through Malachi. The prophetic office; prophetic themes in the pre-exilic, exilic, and post-exilic periods; prophetic proclamation in the covenant and legal context; Messianic prophecies; judgment, restoration, and eschatology. 3 hrs.
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    Introduction
    Chapter 1 Jon.
    Chapter 2 Amos
    Chapter 3 Hos.
    Chapter 4 Mic.
    Chapter 5a Is. Intro
    Chapter 5b Is.
    Chapter 6 Nah.
    Chapter 7 Zeph.
    Chapter 8a Hab.
    Chapter 8b Jer.
    Chapter 9a Ezek.
    Chapter 9b Jer.
    Chapter 10a Ezek.
    Chapter 10b Lam.
    Chapter 11a Lam.
    Chapter 11b Oba.
    Chapter 12a Dan.
    Chapter 12b Oba.
    Chapter 13a Dan.
    Chapter 13b Hag.
    Chapter 14a Hag.
    Chapter 14b Zech.
    Chapter 15a Joel
    Chapter 15b Zech.
    Chapter 16a Joel
    Chapter 16b Mal.
    Chapter 17 Mal.
    Study Questions 1
    Study Questions 2
    Study Questions 3
  11. 118 Old Testament Hymnic and Wisdom Writings
  12. Job through Song of Songs. Special attention given to the structure and interpretation of Hebrew poetry; introduction to the individual books; doctrinal and practical emphasis. 3 hrs.
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    Introduction
    Job
    Psalms 1
    Psalms 2
    Proverbs
    Ecclesiastes
    Song of Solomon
    Study Questions
    Bullock Quizzes
  13. 121 Advanced Hebrew
  14. Vocabulary mastery of words occurring 50 or more times in the Old Testament. Inductive approach to, and review of grammatical, syntactical, and semantic features through a detailed analysis of the Hebrew text. 3 hrs.
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    Jonah
    Ruth
    Joshua 1
    Joshua 10
    Psalm 23
    Grammatical Moments
    Translation Sample
    Brotzman Quizzes
  15. 122 Hebrew Exegesis
  16. Exegesis of a selected OT book(s) with special attention given to Hebrew grammar and syntax of the text; prerequisite: Advanced Hebrew. 2 hrs.
  17. 143 Survey of the Old Testament
  18. Chronological survey of the OT canon; attention given to content, authorship, and dates of individual OT books; relevant archaeological discoveries and historicity of events examined. 3 hrs.
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  19. 190 Thesis in Old Testament
  20. A thesis of approximately 10,000 words, prepared under the direction of the Old Testament department, defending a proposition related to the exegesis of the Old Testament. The thesis is to follow the format described in the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 2 hrs.
  21. 191 Advanced Research Project in Old Testament
  22. The student will engage in advanced research in a particular area of study in Old Testament under the guidance of the professor, with reporting and discussion in class. A minimum of 180 clock hours of research must be documented. The student will present a final evaluation and report of this research to the faculty. Under special circumstances, with faculty approval, this project may be substituted for #190. 2 hrs.
  23. 1315 Deuteronomy
  24. Study of the historical background and interpretation of the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy. Attention given to the Pentateuchal and Old Testament context of the book how it was influential in later biblical theology. 2 hrs.
  25. 1337 Daniel
  26. Survey of the history of interpretation of the book of Daniel; attention given to the critical attack upon the book; interpretation of the text with selected translations from the Hebrew and introduction to the Aramaic portions. 2 hrs.
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    Aramaic Language Grammar
    Introduction
    Daniel 1-6
    Daniel 7-12
    Daniel 9&12
    Daniel 70 Weeks Chart
  27. 1348 Zechariah
  28. Study of the historical background and interpretation of the text of Zechariah. Attention given to Zechariah’s prophecies and visions in their context of the Mosaic covenant; translation from the Hebrew of select passages. 2 hrs.
  29. 1371 OT Theology
  30. Survey of the modern history of OT theology; the nature and method of OT theology; major OT themes examined, especially from within the context of covenantal promise. 2 hrs.
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    OT Theology Resources

Department of New Testament

  1. 201 Basic Greek 1
  2. Prescribed for students without knowledge of Greek. Rudiments of NT Greek and basic vocabulary are learned; practice in reading. 4 hrs.
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    Verb List
    Guidlines for Parsing
    Conjugation of LUO
    Complete Conjugation of LUO
  3. 202 Basic Greek 2
  4. Prescribed for students with a cursory knowledge of NT Greek. Review of basic elements of Greek; vocabulary mastery of words occurring 100 or more times in the NT; introduction to additional grammar with emphasis on reading. 4 hrs.
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  5. 203 Basic Greek Review
  6. Prescribed for students who have learned the elements of Greek but evidence a need for review; rapid review of NT grammar; vocabulary work; practice in reading. 3 hrs.
  7. 215 Christ in the Gospels
  8. Sources for the study of the life of Christ; special introduction to the gospels; survey of the history of the study of Jesus’ life; outline of Christ’s life as recorded in the gospels; analysis of difficulties and supposed contradiction in the gospels. 3 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
    Chapter 12
    Chapter 13
    Chapter 14
  9. 216 Life and Epistles of Paul
  10. Special introduction to the Acts of the Apostles and to the Pauline epistles; survey of the history of the critical study of Paul; outline and chronology of Paul’s life and ministry; historical and theological relation of Acts to various passages of the Pauline epistles. 3 hrs.
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    Maps
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
    Chapter 12
    Chapter 13
    Chapter 14
  11. 217 General Epistles
  12. Special introduction to the epistles of Peter, James, and Jude, and the Epistle to the Hebrews; outline and general teaching of each book. 3 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
  13. 218 Johannine Writings
  14. Special introduction to the epistles of John and the book of Revelation; survey of themes emphasized in John’s gospel and epistles; outline and content of John’s epistles; methods of interpretation of Revelation; outline and teaching of Revelation. 3 hrs.
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    7 Churches Maps
    Special Investigation Form
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
  15. 221 Intermediate Greek
  16. Review of basic Greek; vocabulary mastery of words occurring 50 or more times in the NT; principles of textual criticism and use of the critical apparatus; use of intermediate level Greek tools; practice in reading easier portions of the NT with application of syntactical principles. 2 hrs.
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    Greek Syntax Study Sheet
    Metzger Study Sheet
    Parsing Guidelines
    Syntax Notes
  17. 222 Advanced Greek
  18. Vocabulary mastery of words occurring 25 or more times in the NT; systematic study of Greek syntax; use of advanced level Greek tools; Greek synonyms; survey of science of linguistics as it relates to NT Greek; continued application of textual criticism and the critical apparatus; reading of moderately difficult NT portions, with application of syntactical principles. 2 hrs.
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  19. 223 Greek Exegesis
  20. Exegesis of a selected NT book(s) with special attention given to Greek grammar and syntax of the text; prerequisite: Advanced Greek. 2 hrs.
  21. 243 Survey of the New Testament
  22. Historical background of the Intertestament period through the Apostolic era. Survey of the lives and ministries of Christ and of Paul. Contents and general character of the books of the NT. 2 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
  23. 290 Thesis in New Testament
  24. A thesis of approximately 10,000 words, prepared under the direction of the New Testament department, defending a proposition related to the exegesis of the New Testament. The thesis is to follow the format described in the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 2 hrs.
  25. 291 Advanced Research Project in New Testament
  26. The student will engage in advanced research in a particular area of study in New Testament under the guidance of the professor, with reporting and discussion in class. A minimum of 180 clock hours of research must be documented. The student will present a final evaluation and report of this research to the faculty. Under special circumstances, with faculty approval, this project may be substituted for #290. 2 hrs.
  27. 2316 Romans
  28. Study of the introduction, structure, and argument of Paul’s epistle to the Romans; translation and exegesis of selected portions; special attention given to Romans’ teaching on major topics as original sin, justification, sanctification, predestination, Israel and the church, civil authority, and Christian liberty. 2 hrs.
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    Introduction
    Class 1
    Class 2
    Class 3
    Class 4
    Class 5
    Class 6
    Class 7
    Class 8
    Class 9
    Class 10
    Class 11
    Class 12
    Class 13
    Class 14
  29. 2319 Galatians
  30. Study of the background, audience, and occasion of the epistle; translation and exegesis of the Greek text; special attention given to Paul’s doctrine of justification and its relation to good works. 2 hrs.
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    Auburn Affirmation
    Commentaries
    Introductory Material
  31. 2320 Ephesians
  32. Special introduction to the Greek text of Ephesians; translation and exegesis with special attention to word usage, quotations and allusions to the OT, and thematic structures. 2 hrs.
  33. 2321 Philippians
  34. Study of the history and background of the Macedonian churches; special introduction to Philippians; translation and exegesis of the Greek text; special attention given to Paul’s doctrine of Christology, and his attitude toward God’s providence in his life. 2 hrs.
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    Introduction
  35. 2322 Colossians and Philemon
  36. Paul’s relation to the Colossian church; special introduction to these two books; translation and exegesis of the Greek text; Paul’s teachings concerning the “Colossian heresy” concerning Christology; and concerning slavery. 2 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
  37. 2328 Hebrews
  38. Study of the authorship, audience, and intent of the epistle to the Hebrews; translation and exegesis of selected portions; special attention given to the epistle’s teaching concerning the use of the OT, the comparison of the old and new covenants, faith and perseverance. 2 hrs.
  39. 2331 Jude and 2 Peter
  40. Special introduction to the Greek text of Jude and of 2 Peter; study of the relation of the two books; translation and exegesis with special attention to word usage, quotations and allusions to the OT, and thematic structures. 2 hrs.
  41. 2336 Thessalonian Epistles
  42. Background and history of the Thessalonian church; special introduction to these epistles; translation and exegesis of the Greek text; special attention paid to Paul’s teachings regarding his own ministry, and regarding the second coming of Christ. 2 hrs.
  43. 2340 Romans 1-4
  44. Special introduction of the epistle; translation and careful exegesis of Romans 1-4; special attention paid to Paul’s doctrines of natural revelation, sin and depravity, and justification by faith; Greek prerequisite. 2 hrs.
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    Survey
    Outline
    Greek Outline
  45. 2341 Romans 5-8
  46. Translation and exegetical study of the Greek of Romans 5-8; special attention to the Pauline doctrines of original sin, union with Christ, sanctification, adoption, and assurance of salvation; Greek prerequisite. 2 hrs.
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  47. 2342 Romans 9-11
  48. Translation and exegesis of Romans 9-11; special attention given to Paul’s use of the OT, and to Paul’s teaching concerning divine sovereignty and election, eschatology, and the relation of the church to Israel; Greek prerequisite. 2 hrs.
  49. 2343 Romans 12-16
  50. Translation and careful exegesis of Romans 12-16; study of Paul’s teaching concerning practical issues of the Christian life, including Christian fellowship, the civil magistrate, the Christian and the law; debatable issues of conscience; Paul’s view of his own life and ministry; and data concerning the early church in Rome. 2 hrs.
  51. 2349 New Testament Textual Criticism
  52. Evidence for the NT text, including manuscripts, translations, and lectionaries; types of copying errors; procedures for determining readings; practice in reading papyrus, uncial, and miniscule manuscripts; application of textual criticism to specific texts. Prerequisite: #221 Intermediate Greek. 2 hrs.
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  53. 2350 NT Theology
  54. Survey of the history of NT theology as a discipline; study of the development of major theological themes in the NT’s identification of the apostolic tradition regarding Christian doctrine and the Christian life. 2 hrs.
  55. 2351 Kingdom of God in the NT
  56. An examination of every NT reference to the Kingdom of God; definition of this often misunderstood concept; OT background to the Kingdom concept; current theological issues relating to the Kingdom ideal. 2 hrs.

Interdepartmental Studies

  1. 911 Biblical Introduction
  2. Historical and literary backgrounds of the biblical message; contemporary ancient religious traditions; principles for establishing the canon of the Old and New Testaments; the apocrypha; survey of the history of biblical criticism with evaluation of higher criticism; transmission of the biblical text. 3 hrs.
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  3. 912 Biblical Interpretation
  4. Introduction to the science of hermeneutics; the various literary forms in the Bible, use of OT in NT, typology, the various methods and tools of exegesis and exposition. 2 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Appendix 1
    Appendix 2
    Appendix 3
  5. 932 Intertestament Survey
  6. History of the Jewish nation in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman periods; cultural and religious developments behind NT times; significance of the LXX and of the DSS; origins of Jewish rabbinics and apocalyptic literature. 2 hrs.
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    Intertestamental History
    Intertestamental Literature
    LXX DSS
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  7. 9111 Bible Difficulties
  8. Alleged contradictions in Scripture and the resolutions of these putative contradictions proposed by orthodox, biblical interpreters; relevant interpretation techniques and their significance for the broader enterprise of biblical exegesis. 2 hrs.
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Department of Systematic Theology

  1. 311 Theology 1: Doctrine of the Word of God
  2. Revelation, inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of the Word of God; covenants; methodology in biblical and systematic theology. 3 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Appendix 1
    Appendix 2
    Appendix 3
  3. 312 Theology 2: Doctrine of God
  4. The existence, knowability, attributes of God; God as Father, Son, and Spirit; Trinity; deity of Christ and of the Spirit; incarnation of Christ; the work of God, His decrees, creation, preservation, and providence. 3 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
  5. 313 Theology 3: Doctrine of Man, Sin, and Salvation
  6. Man as created (origin, nature, and state); his fall; sin and its effects; the redemptive work of Christ, application of work of Christ by the Holy Spirit in grace; predestination, election, calling, regeneration, repentance, faith, justification, adoption, union with Christ, sanctification, perseverance. 3 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
    Chapter 12
    Chapter 13
    Chapter 14
    Chapter 15
    Chapter 16
  7. 314 Theology 4: Doctrine of the Church and Eschatology
  8. Origin, nature, and purpose of the church; biblical covenants; the sacraments; church government; relation of the church to eschatology; the intermediate state, resurrection and judgment, the eternal state; premillennialism compared with amillennialism and postmillennialism; varieties of premillennialism. 3 hrs.
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    Rogers Table of Fonts
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    Title COntents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
    Chapter 12
    Chapter 13
    Chapter 14
  9. 331 Theology 5: Apologetics & Ethics
  10. The Christian life and defense of the faith; discussion of moral and social concerns, world view, faith and reason, philosophy and history. 3 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8

    Course Information Apologetics
    Title COntents Apologetics
    Lecture 1
    Lecture 2
    Lecture 3
    Lecture 4
    Lecture 5
    Lecture 6
    Lecture 7
    Lecture 8
    Lecture 9
    Lecture 10
    Lecture 11

    Course Information Ethics
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    Title Contents Ethics
    Lecture 1
    Lecture 2
    Lecture 3
    Lecture 4
    Lecture 5
    Lecture 6
    Lecture 7
    Lecture 8
    Lecture 9
    Lecture 10
    Lecture 11
    Lecture 12
  11. 341 Survey of Theology 1
  12. Prolegomena; revelation; theology proper, the Trinity, creation, providence; anthropology; hamartiology. 3 hrs.
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  13. 342 Survey of Theology 2
  14. Christology, soteriology, predestination, the atonement, ecclesiology, eschatology. 3 hrs.
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    Course Notes 2
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  15. 351 Westminster Standards
  16. Survey of the history of the Westminster Assembly and the development of the Standards; content of the standards and approaches to subscription; memorization of the Shorter Catechism; required for M.Div. and M.T.S. students. 2 hrs.
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    Catechism Worksheet
    BP Changes
    History Great Britain
    Summary of Standards
    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
    Chapter 12
    Chapter 13
    Chapter 14
    Chapter 15
    Chapter 16
    Chapter 17
    Chapter 18
    Chapter 19
    Chapter 20
    Chapter 21
    Chapter 22
    Chapter 23
    Chapter 24
    Chapter 25
    Chapter 26
    Chapter 27
    Chapter 28
    Chapter 29
    Chapter 30
    Chapter 31
    Chapter 32
    Chapter 33
    WCF History
  17. 351K Westminster Standards
  18. Same as #351; taught in the Korean language. 2 hrs.
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  19. 352 Seminar in Systematic Theology
  20. A seminar concerning a specific theological issue tracing both the biblical foundation and theological development of the issue. 2 hrs.
  21. 353 Seminar on Biblical Theology
  22. A seminar discussion concerning the theology of either a biblical book, author, or type of literature; e.g., theology of Genesis, Mosaic theology, or the Law. 2 hrs.
  23. 380 Independent Study in Systematic Theology
  24. Individual study of issues in theological method and/or systems available to those interested in advanced research. Department permission required. 2 hrs.
  25. 382 Independent Study in Biblical Theology
  26. Individual study of issues in biblical theology available to those interested in advanced research. Department permission required. 2-3 hrs.
  27. 390 Thesis in Systematic Theology
  28. A thesis of approximately 10,000 words, prepared under the direction of the Systematic Theology department, defending a proposition related to systematic theology. The thesis is to follow the format described in the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 2 hrs.
  29. 391 Advanced Research Project in Systematic Theology
  30. The student will engage in advanced research in a particular area of study in Systematic Theology under the guidance of the professor, with reporting and discussion in class. A minimum of 180 clock hours of research must be documented. The student will present a final evaluation and report of this research to the faculty. Under special circumstances, with faculty approval, this project may be substituted for #390. 2 hrs.
  31. 392 Thesis in Biblical Theology
  32. A thesis of approximately 10,000 words, prepared under the direction of the Theological Studies department, defending a proposition related to biblical theology. The thesis is to follow the format described in the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 2 hrs.
  33. 3111 Introduction to Traditional Logic
  34. An introduction to the subject of logic from the traditional standpoint. Includes categories, predicables, propositions, distribution of terms, immediate inferences, syllogisms and related forms, and common fallacies. 2 hrs.
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  35. 3112 World Religions and Biblical Witness
  36. A survey of the scriptures and distinctive beliefs of major non-Christian religions of the world and the most effective Christian witness to them; includes readings, lectures, and student projects and presentations. 2 hrs.
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  37. 3113 Theology of the Family
  38. The biblical teaching on the family, including relations within the family compared to relations within the Trinity, individual roles and duties in the family, marriage and divorce, parents and children, extended families, the family in society, and the family’s relation to the church; the biblical response to modern challenges to marriage and the family. 2 hrs.
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  39. 3114 Classic Fundamentalism
  40. This class will study the historical and theological background and the early history of Christian fundamentalism in America. Topic include the liberal-fundamentalist controversy, with an emphasis on the developing conflict in the Presbyterian Church USA; the early fundamentalist scholars and writers; the mixing of Reformed and dispensational streams of fundamentalism; and the subsequent divergence of fundamentalism and evangelicalism. M.T.S. students may take the class for either the historical theology or the systematic theology emphasis. 2 hrs.
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    History of Social Gospel
    Presbyterianism In America
    Shall Fundamentalists Win
    Modernist/Fundamentalist Notes
  41. 3115 Postmodernism in Church and Culture
  42. Background, history, and development of postmodernism in philosophy and theology. The main features of postmodernism and its critiques of modernism. Effects of postmodernism on various aspects of church doctrine and life, including church government and worship, theologies of paradox, charismaticism, ecumenism, subjectivism, and mysticism, and on various aspects of social and cultural life, such as sexual identity and marriage, individual and collective rights, medical ethics, and right to life. The biblical response of the individual Christian and the church to postmodernism and its effects. The course will consist of lectures, readings, and student presentations. 2 hrs.
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    Emerging Church
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  43. 3311 Theological Systems
  44. An introduction to the various theological positions throughout Christendom: Reformed, Arminian, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Anglican, Baptistic, etc. 2 hrs.
  45. 3312 The Westminster Doctrine of Scripture
  46. A detailed study of the doctrine of Scripture has propounded in the Westminster Standards and as explicated by the Westminster divines and their contemporaries; recent debates as to the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture as taught by the Westminster Standards; other current controversies related to the Westminster doctrine of Scripture. 2 hrs.
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    Summary of WCF Ch1
  47. 3313 The Westminster Doctrine of God
  48. A careful study of the doctrine of God as propounded in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms and as held by the Westminster divines and their contemporaries, including God’s existence, nature, and attributes; comparison and contrast with views of God held by ancient heresies and modern alternate theologies. 2 hrs.
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    History of Great Britain
    Summary of WCF Ch2
    Summary of WCF Ch3
  49. 3314 Science and Theology
  50. Survey of different schools of apologetics and the relation of science to the defense of the Christian faith; history of relation of science and theology; survey of biblical descriptions of creation and the universe; different viewpoints of Christian apologists regarding the creation; confirmation of the Bible from fields of science, including physics, astronomy, cosmology, and biology.
  51. 3321 Issues in the Christian Life
  52. An in-depth study of the issues of making theology relevant to the growth of a Christian; survey of different approaches to sanctification. 2 hrs.

Department of Historical Theology

  1. 411 The Early Church
  2. From the New Testament Age to Gregory the Great, A.D. 30-600; the church in the Roman Empire, spread of Christianity, Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, the period of the Theologians and the Creeds. 2 hrs.
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    Introduction
    Saint Patrick
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
  3. 412 The Medieval & Reformation Church
  4. From the beginning of the papacy to the beginning of the Enlightenment, 600-1650; the church in the Holy Roman Empire, Carolingian Renaissance, scholasticism, humanism, monasticism, evangelical movement, Reformation and Counter-Reformation. 3 hrs.
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    Title Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
  5. 413 The Modern Church
  6. From the Enlightenment (ca. 1650) to the present, the church in the modern world, orthodoxy and deism, pietism and revivalism, fundamentalism and liberalism, evangelicalism and radical theologies. 2 hrs.
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    Pascals Wager
    Whitefield to Wesley
    Study Questions 17th-18th
    Study Questions 19th-20th
    17th Century
    18th Century
    19th Century
    20th Century
  7. 414 The American Church
  8. The birth of the European church in the new world; various groups and their leaders, and the rise of American cults; awakenings and New England theology, revivalism and the western frontier, the Civil War, the industrial revolution and social concerns; the World Wars, the modernist-fundamentalist controversy, the Sixties and the church in American government. 3 hrs.
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    Topics
    Introduction
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    1600s
    1700s
    1800s
    1900s
  9. 441 Survey of Church History
  10. From the close of the Apostolic age to the present day; development of early creeds, Medieval Theology, the impact of the Reformation, Renaissance, and Enlightenment. 3 hrs.
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    Bibliography
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  11. 480 Independent Study in Historical Theology
  12. Individual study of issues in historical theology available to those interested in advanced research. Department permission required. 2-3 hrs.
  13. 490 Thesis in Historical Theology
  14. A thesis of approximately 10,000 words, prepared under the direction of the Historical Theology department, defending a proposition related to historical studies. The thesis is to follow the format described in the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 2 hrs.
  15. 491 Advanced Research Project in Historical Theology
  16. The student will engage in advanced research in a particular area of study in historical theology under the guidance of the professor, with reporting and discussion in class. A minimum of 180 clock hours of research must be documented. The student will present a final evaluation and report of this research to the faculty. Under special circumstances, with faculty approval, this project may be substituted for $490. 2 hrs.
  17. 4320 History of Evangelistic Preaching in America
  18. A study of the history, theological content, and method of the preaching of the gospel in America from Frelinghausen to the present. 2 hrs.
  19. 4321 History of Pentecostalism
  20. A study of the historical and theological backgrounds and development of Pentecostalism and the modern charismatic movement. 2 hrs.
  21. 4322 History of Reformed Orthodoxy
  22. A survey of Reformed Theology after the death of John Calvin; major figures studied include Theodore Beza, William Perkins, Francois Turretin; major confessions studied include the Heidelberg Catechism, Synod of Dort, Westminster Confession. 2 hrs.
  23. 4323 American Reformed History
  24. The roots of the Reformed churches in the European Reformation; various Reformed groups and their leaders; emphasis on the development of American Presbyterianism; the inroads of modernism, and the history of its separatist churches. 2 hrs.
  25. 4330 Leading Theologians of the Past
  26. A study of the theological views of selected writers in the history of Christian theology with special attention to their place in the history of doctrine. 2 hrs.
  27. 4331 Seminar on a Leading Theologian
  28. A seminar discussion concerning the theology of a leading theologian of either the past or the present; e.g., theology of Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Charles Hodge, etc. 2 hrs.
  29. 4335 Life & Theology of John Calvin
  30. A study of the life and theology of John Calvin including an intense reading of his Institutes with special attention to his place in the formulation and development of Reformed Theology. 2 hrs.
  31. 4350 Presbyterian Church History
  32. Survey of the origin, history, and distinctive doctrines of the Presbyterian churches; special attention given to the issues facing the separatist Presbyterian churches. Required for Presbyterian B. D. and M.Div. students. 2 hrs.
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    European Prebyterian Hist.
    1600s
    1700s p1
    1700 p2
    1800s
    1900s
  33. 4360 Confronting the Cults
  34. Studies in the history and teachings of major American cults, including a review of the literature and proselytizing methods of each; special emphasis on confronting the cultist with the Gospel in the most effective way. 2 hrs.

Department of Church Ministry

  1. 511 Discipleship
  2. A study in basic principles of Christian spiritual growth; definition and biblical examples of discipleship; resources available for discipleship; Scripture memory; preparation of a devotional log; field experience in discipling a young believer. 1 hr.
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  3. 512 Evangelism
  4. A study in basic principles of personal evangelism; definition and biblical examples of evangelism; resources available for evangelism; memorization of key Scripture verses for evangelism; field experience in evangelism. 1 hr.
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  5. 513 Public Speaking in the Church 1
  6. Training in posture, vocal production, non-verbal communication; practice of vocal exercises and brief public speeches; philosophy of public speaking in church ministries. 1 hr.
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  7. 514 Public Speaking in the Church 2
  8. Practice of force, variety, and clarity in public speaking; brief public speeches and devotionals. 1 hr.
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  9. 521 Homiletics 1
  10. Study in preparation and delivery of textual and topical sermons; preparation, research, organization, and content; classroom preaching and evaluation. 1 hr.
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  11. 522 Homiletics 2
  12. Study in preparation and delivery of expository sermons. 1 hr.
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  13. 531 Homiletics 3
  14. Theology of preaching; practice in all types of sermons; refining of personal style; includes preaching outside of class. 1 hr.
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  15. 532 Homiletics 4
  16. Continuation of Homiletics 3; preaching for various groups and special occasions. 1 hr.
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  17. 533 Church Organization and Administration
  18. Biblical basis of the church; its government and discipline; the offices, qualifications, and duties of church leaders; effective church management. 2 hrs.
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    What is Presbyterianism
    6 Apostolic Elements of Church Government
    Church Administration
    Church Organization 1
    Church Organization 2
  19. 534 Survey of Ministry
  20. Biblical mandates and principles governing the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; the church and foreign missions; church planting; home and hospital visitation; religious education; worship; church ceremonies. 2 hrs.
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  21. 536 Preaching and Teaching the Biblical Covenants
  22. An examination of the historical, biblical covenants, their relationship to one another, and their significance to hermeneutics, theology, and living. Provides a methodology of preaching/teaching the essential elements of the biblical covenants, including producing a preaching/teaching planner for workable survey of the principal covenants. 2 hrs.
  23. 537 Bible Teaching Methods 1
  24. Rudiments of Bible interpretation; methods for developing Bible lessons; instruction in organizing and presenting oral lessons; guidelines for teaching different age groups. 2 hrs.
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    Lesson 1
    Lesson 2
    Lesson 3
    Lesson 4
    Lesson 5
    Lesson 6
    Lesson 7
    Lesson 8
  25. 538 Bible Teaching Methods 2
  26. Practice in presenting practical Bible lessons for various ages; emphases will be on written and presentational skills. 2 hrs.
  27. 551/552 Ministry Internships 1 & 2
  28. A field education program requiring at least 60 hours of work under supervision in community ministries; may be fulfilled anytime in the last two years of the M.Div. program or the second year of a non-M.Div. Masters program; must be approved in advance by the Director of Field Education. 1 hr.
    Internship Report
  29. 580 Independent Study in Christian Ministry
  30. Individual study of issues in Christian ministry available to those interested in advanced research. Department permission required. 2 hrs.
  31. 581 Independent Study in Christian Education
  32. Individual study of issues in Christian education available to those interested in advanced research. Department permission required. 2 hrs.
  33. 590 Thesis/Project in Christian Ministry
  34. A thesis or project of approximately 10,000 words, prepared under the direction of the department of Christian Ministry, developing an original project or proposition related to ministry in a church context. The thesis or project is to follow the format described in the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 2 hrs.
  35. 5211 Church Planting
  36. Biblical and historical origins of Presbyterian church government; starting new churches within the Presbyterian system; steps and procedures for establishing a mission and developing it into an organized church; practical methods and techniques used in church planting. 1 hr.
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    Home Missions Handbook
  37. 5221 Music in the Church
  38. Philosophy, resources, and repertoire for effective music ministry, including service planning, choirs, congregational singing, special music, and leading music. 1 hr.

Department of Biblical Counseling

  1. 611 Introduction to Biblical Counseling
  2. The nature and principles of biblical counseling, techniques and theories of counseling; patterns of problem solving, the counselor and counselee relationship; the sufficiency of Scripture; and biblical conflict resolution. 3 hrs.
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  3. 612 Marriage and Family Counseling
  4. The systematic survey of the theology of the family: the importance of the Christian home, the covenantal family relationship, courtship versus dating; methods of premarital and marital counseling; divorce issues and rebuilding the marriage relationship after adultery. 3 hrs.
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  5. 631 Advanced Counseling
  6. A systematic application of the principles of biblical counseling to a wide variety of contemporary issues facing counselors. 3 hrs.
  7. 632 Methodologies of Counseling
  8. Survey and critique of secular counseling theories and comparison to biblical counseling. 3 hrs.
  9. 6111 Survey of Biblical Counseling
  10. Introduction to theory and practice of biblical counseling; contrast with other counseling methods; use of Scripture in counseling. 2 hrs.
  11. 6310 Counseling Practicum
  12. Case analyses and case observation (video tapes); confrontation (self); and conferences (required attendance at an annual local symposium as offered). There is a two year time limit in completing the practicum once it is begun. Elective course. 4 hrs.
  13. 6311 Supervised Counseling Mentorship
  14. Actual counseling experience and evaluation, a practicum individually supervised by a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Elective course; required for certification by ACBC. 5 hrs.