Courses

  • BIBL-1103 Introduction to the Bible I

    Introduces students who have little or no familiarity with the Bible or the Christian faith to the basic message, concepts and characters. The course, along with Introduction to the Bible II, prepares students to enter the regular core Bible curriculum the following year. This course Is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-1112 The Christian Scholar

    This course aims to help students from all backgrounds make a smooth transition into the Oklahoma Christian community of scholarship. It will be built around a textual study of the Gospel of Matthew, and will include an introduction to the reasons why Christians put their trust in Christ and in scripture. Through a study of the text of Matthew-s Gospel and through small group meetings led by upper-classmen, students will be introduced to Christian teachings about relationships, integrity and other topics which can help them gain the most benefit from Christian higher education.

  • BIBL-1203 Introduction to the Bible II

    This course is a continuation of BIBL-1103 and is also intended for students with little or no familiarity with the Bible. Students will continue learning the basic message, concepts and characters of the Bible. This course Is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-1212 Life of Christ: Matthew

    A study of the life and teachings of Jesus as set forth in Matthew. Special attention is given to the deity of Jesus, His miracles, His teachings, especially focusing upon the Sermon on the Mount, His death and His resurrection. This course Is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-1312 Life of the Early Church: Acts

    A study of the establishment and growth of the early church. Emphasis is placed on the major Christian doctrines taught in the first century and the application of those doctrines to the life of the early church. This course Is normally in the offered spring semester.

  • BIBL-2202 Story of the Old Testament

    Begins with a survey of periods of Bible history to provide a structure to connect the Bible story from creation through redemption by Christ and the early history of the church. The course develops the first twelve periods which cover the Old Testament. This study considers essential scripture texts in each period, principles in interpreting these scriptures, and related history and archaeology. This course Is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-2302 Story of the New Testament

    Follows Story of the Old Testament and develops the last three periods of Bible history: intertestamental, life of Christ and history of the early church. The course also studies briefly the history of the church since the end of the first century, including both the Reformation Movement and the Restoration Movement. The course also discusses important current issues in the church. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-2312 Evidences of Christianity (Apologetics)

    A study of the evidences for the existence of God and Christ as God-s supreme revelation. Emphasis is given to providing a modern case for the existence of the God of the Bible. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-2512 Personal Evangelism

    Includes the methods and approaches for doing personal Bible instruction along with intensive study on the biblical issues that typically arise in doing such studies. Non-textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • BIBL-2713 Introduction to Ministry

    Introduces the ministerial student to Christian ministry in general, with special emphasis on the ministries of pulpit, religious education, and youth. Study focuses on the biblical basis for ministry, management skills, people skills and personal growth. Reading and writing assignments allow the student to emphasize the ministry of choice. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-3002 Genesis and Exodus

    A study of God-s work in creation and in establishing his eternal plan of salvation. The following subjects are covered: the biblical account of creation with a study of alternate beliefs such as the theory of evolution, science and faith, the nature of man, temptation and fall, the flood, the call of Abraham and the beginning of the Israelites, the doctrine of divine election, the bondage and the exodus, the Ten Commandments and basic morality, type and ante type of the tabernacle. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-3003 Vocational Ministry

    A course that examines a range of issues related to Christian ministry when it is not fully remunerated by a church or parachurch agency. Emphasis is placed on applying one-s gifts and talents in diverse fields of endeavor that are commonly viewed as -secular- but with the explicit goal of building up the kingdom of God worldwide. Non-textual. Same as MISS-3003. Normally offered every fall semester.

  • BIBL-3013 Hermeneutics

    A study of the valid rules and principles governing correct biblical exegesis and application. The course is designed to lead the student into a better understanding of how to make applications of biblical teachings and principles. This course is normally offered spring semester.

  • BIBL-3033 Mission Preparation

    A course taught by one who has served as a missionary. The following subjects are treated: the New Testament concept of missions and missions today; a description of the work of a missionary; doctrinal preparation for the mission field; emotional preparation; spiritual preparation; preparing the supporting home church missionary cycle, entering the host country; communicating with the home church; effective missionary methods for various fields; maintaining physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health in the mission field. Non-textual. Same as MISS-3013. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-3043 Biblical Missions Methods

    A course taught by one who has served as a missionary. The following subjects are treated: the New Testament concept of missions and missions today; a description of the work of a missionary; doctrinal preparation for the mission field; emotional preparation; spiritual preparation; preparing the supporting home church; communicating with the home church; effective missionary methods for various fields; maintaining physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health in the mission field; the missionary cycle, entering the host country-reentering the home culture. Non-textual. Same as MISS-3033. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-3102 I Corinthians

    A thorough analysis of Paul-s epistle to the church at Corinth. Special emphasis is given to the problems faced by Christianity in a pagan center and to the application of Christian principles in solving various disorders in conduct and doctrine in a local church. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3113 The New Testament Church

    A study of the sociological characteristics of the first century church with special attention to various New Testament letters and to the Gospels- descriptions of the church-s organization, mission work, worship and destiny. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3143 The Scientific Christian

    Especially designed to help science majors who are Christians explore the relationship between faith and science. Many Christian college graduates who are trained in the sciences and are also active church members report that people seem to expect them to be able to answer all the hard questions about science and Christianity. This course is not designed to answer all the hard questions, but it is designed to assist Christians in thinking about their own responses to them. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3153 Church Growth

    A study of the dynamics of the intersection between gospel, church and culture. Emphasis will be given to how the gospel engages cultures through the life and witness of the church. Same as MISS-3213. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3163 Urban Ministry

    An examination of diverse aspects of ministry within urban contexts both in the United States and abroad. Topical areas covered include cities in the Bible, principles of urban evangelism and missions, urban church growth, and ministry in contexts of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3173 Church History to 1517

    A comprehensive historical survey of the Christian religion from its beginning to the 16th century Reformation. Special emphasis is given to the nature of the early church, later doctrinal controversies, papal development and outstanding personalities of this period. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3183 Church History 1517 to Present

    A continuation of BIBL-3173 dealing with Christian history from the sixteenth-century Reformation to the present, with emphasis on the nineteenth-century Restoration Movement in America. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3203 Biblical Exegesis

    A study of important tools and methodologies for better understanding of the Bible. Includes the basics of exegesis so students can do serious research. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-3213 The Pentateuch

    An intensive study of the first five books of the Old Testament, with emphasis on key theological themes: creation, sin, God-s promises to Abraham, liberation, and the purpose of the Law. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-3223 Galatians, I and II Thessalonians

    A thorough analysis of three important Pauline epistles. Special attention is given to the relation of Christianity to the Law of Moses and to the second coming of Christ. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-3233 I and II Timothy, Titus

    A thorough study of the epistles of Paul to Timothy and Titus with special emphasis on the historical occasion that prompted these letters. Among the issues covered are the qualifications of church leaders, social-ethical obligations of Christians and roles in public assemblies. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-3243 Old Testament Prophets: 7th to 5th Century

    An introduction to Israel-s prophets who lived during the seventh, sixth and fifth centuries. Emphasis will be given to the historical setting and message of each prophet, with special attention to the relevance of these messages for today. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-3253 Teaching the Bible

    A course designed to help students prepare Bible lessons that are a good development of a text or a Bible topic and to present it in a way that will illuminate the teaching of scripture. Courses in religious education of children, adolescents, and adults will build on the foundation laid in this course. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-3313 James to Jude

    Designed to acquaint the student with the specific content and principles for Christian living found in the General Epistles of the New Testament. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-3333 Cross-Cultural Ministry

    A course that examines spiritual, theological, and missiological issues involved in ministering to individuals and groups in intercultural contexts, both foreign and domestic. Non-textual. Same as MISS-3313. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd-numbered years.

  • BIBL-3413 Christian Family

    A study of marriage, with emphasis on the characteristics of a Christian family. Special attention is given to communication, financial management, conflict resolution, sexuality, and biblical teaching on marriage. Non-textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • BIBL-3422 Marriage Development

    A laboratory class designed to assist first-year married couples in diagnosing and intervening in the areas of their marriage that most need strengthening. Because a spiritual foundation is essential to any successful marriage, special attention is given to that area. For married couples only. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-3423 Archaeology and the New Testament

    A study of the archaeological findings and site locations that are related to New Testament history and interpretation. Textual or Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-3433 Archaeology and the Old Testament

    A study of site locations and archaeological locations in Bible lands for greater understanding of the Old Testament. Textual or Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-3443 Bible As Literature

    In this course students will exam the Bible not only as God-s inspired word, but also as a literary text. Critiques and analyses from biblical scholars and scholars of literature will be explored. In addition, students will write about biblical texts paying attention to the literary details in these texts. Same as 3443.This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-3453 Personal and Family Finance

    This course is designed to help individuals and families learn the basics of managing their finances in a biblical way. Topics covered in this class include: budgeting, investing, insurance, buying your own home, and teaching your children about money. Same as FMST-3453. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • BIBL-3512 Prison Epistles

    A study of the historical background and the contents of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon. Emphasis is given to each epistle-s outstanding teachings and practical value. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-3523 World Religions

    A comparative study of the beliefs and practices, as well as the historical and sociological impact, of several of the world-s principal religious traditions. These include indigenous traditions, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Fulfills the core curriculum non-Western civilization requirement. (Same as SOCI-3513.) Non-textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • BIBL-3573 Psychology of Religion

    A study of the relationships between social dynamics, culture and religion, with emphasis upon Christianity. Special attention to psychological and sociological bases of the religious life. (Same as PSYC-3573 and SOCI-3573.) Non-textual. This course Is offered as needed.

  • BIBL-3612 Spiritual Development of Children

    A study of the spiritual development of children as it applies to both churches and parents. Study will focus on how Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience are connected in shaping a child-s spiritual development. Through reading, interviewing, and assignments students will learn first-hand how to better equip churches and parents to fulfill this role. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3613 Job to Song of Solomon

    An introduction to the wisdom and devotional literature of ancient Israel. This course considers the practical lessons of Proverbs, the problem of suffering in the book of Job, the meaning of life in Ecclesiastes, and the language of praise and faith in the book of Psalms. Special attention is given to the relevance of this literature for contemporary life and faith. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-3623 Cultural Anthropology

    An introduction to the concept and practice of cultural analysis with an emphasis on enhancing students- cultural intelligence in regard to cultural differences, ethnocentrism and cultural change. Significant attention is devoted to the anthropology of religion. Fulfills the core curriculum non-Western civilization requirement. (Same as SOCI-3613.) Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-3673 New Religious Movements

    A study of explicitly religious teachings and practices in a wide variety of new religious movements, as well as quasi-religious teachings and practices in such areas as alternative medicine, the environment, self-help and psychotherapy, and the New Age movement. Fulfills the core curriculum non-Western civilization requirement. Same as MISS-3673.Non-textual. This course offered as needed.

  • BIBL-3712 Hebrews

    A detailed study of this important New Testament epistle with emphasis on the supremacy of Christ, the old covenant and the new covenant, the danger of apostasy, and the mighty deeds of the faithful. This course normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-3713 Contemporary Ethics

    This course includes a brief history of ethical theory in Western civilization and a survey of several modern secular ethical systems. These are contrasted with biblical principles and Christian systems during discussions of specific topics such as sexuality, marriage, divorce, abortion, euthanasia, the relation of Christians to the state, wealth and poverty, war and peace, race relations, and social justice. Non-textual. Same as SOCI-3713. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-3823 Counseling for Ministers

    A study of both theoretical formulation and biblical principles to form the basis for supervised laboratory practice of counseling skills for ministers. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-3913 Homiletics I: Preparation & Delivery of Religious Speeches

    A study of the theory, practice, and evaluation of the preparation and delivery of sermons and religious speeches. Same as COMM-3913. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-4133 Systematic Theology

    A systematic study of the major topics of theology: anthropology, ethics, eschatology, ecclesiology, christology, soteriology, and theology proper (Doctrine of God). Special attention will be paid to doctrinal thinking in the Restoration Movement and to contemporary issues in churches of Christ. Majors only, except by special permission of the instructor. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-4213 Teaching the Bible to Adolescents

    A study of the age characteristics, motivational principles, learning methods and curriculum for teaching the Bible to adolescents 13-18 years old. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • BIBL-4222 Senior Bible Seminar

    The capstone core curriculum Bible course for all seniors. Building on the previous core Bible courses that will give students a final opportunity to explore specific doctrines about the nature of Christianity and the Church. The emphasis is a dialogue between students and Bible teachers. Textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • BIBL-4232 Life and Work of the Minister

    A course to help ministers prepare to deal with the following topics: personal spiritual development, caring for one-s family, care of members with special needs, making church worship more effective, training and equipping members in the church, making effective use of computers in the work of the church, and serving in smaller communities. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4242 Teaching the Bible to Adults

    A study of the age characteristics, motivational principles, learning methods and curriculum for teaching the Bible to adults. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4243 Old Testament Prophets: 8th Century

    A study of Judean and Israelite prophets who lived during the eighth century. Special attention will be given to the historical background and message of each prophet, as well as his contemporary relevance. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4312 Isaiah

    A detailed study of the book of Isaiah with emphasis on his times, his message, and the topic of Messianic prophecy. This course is offered as needed.

  • BIBL-4313 Joshua Through Nehemiah

    An intensive study of the history of Israel from the formation of the nation through the return from Babylonian exile. Based on the historical books of the Old Testament. Textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-4412 Great Christian Doctrine

    A systematic study of the biblical teachings regarding revelation, God, Christ and the Holy Spirit. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4413 Daniel-Revelation

    A study of the books of Daniel and Revelation as examples of apocalyptic literature from the Old and New Testaments. The content of these books is studied with emphasis on the proper approach to this particular type of biblical material. (Counts as either Old or New Testament textual study.) This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4423 Gospel of John

    A study of the life and teachings of Jesus from the viewpoint of the Fourth Gospel. Comparison is made with the Synoptics in appropriate places. Particular emphasis is given to the historical setting at the time the Gospel was written and John-s Christology. Textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4513 History of the Bible

    A study of the formation of the canon, inspiration, transmission and translation of the books of the Bible. The course is designed to provide a knowledge of and appreciation for the varied history of the English Bible. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-4523 Senior Bible Seminar: Christ and His World

    Christ and His World: Senior Bible Seminar will serve as the capstone for the core Bible classes at Oklahoma Christian by exploring the Christian worldview in relation to other views that students will encounter. It will be a small, discussion-oriented course aimed at helping students understand Christian ways of thinking and acting. While the intent is not for this to be an exhaustive survey, students will explore philosophical, religious and ethical ideas from Christian and non-Christian sources as an aid to understanding how Christians can think and act consistently in the world, especially in relation to those who are from different belief-systems or backgrounds.

  • BIBL-4613 Romans

    A thorough exegesis of the epistle to the church in Rome with attention to the great doctrines of Christianity emphasized by Paul in this book. Textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-4622 Psalms

    An intensive study of the Book of Psalms for non-Bible majors. Primary objectives include providing the student with a working knowledge of the contents of the book, a fundamental grasp of critical issues in the interpretation of Psalms, and a good understanding of the significance of the Psalms for Christian life and the church. Textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-4713 Restoration Movement

    A study of the Scottish origins and American development of the Restoration Movement to the present day. Significant personalities and issues as well as the history and spread of the movement are studied. Same as HIST-3193. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-4732 New Testament Backgrounds

    An examination of the history, literature, and religious thought of what is known as Second Temple Judaism (586BC-70AD). Special attention will be given to the major themes of the classical Hebrew period, the crisis of Babylonian conquests, Hellenism and Jewish attempts to reconstruct a religious identity in this period. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4753 Seminar in Christian Ministry

    A seminar in such matters as the relationship between ministers and elders, personal and practical problems a minister may face, applying for a job, planning the work of ministries, use of the minister-s time, and church leadership. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • BIBL-4763 Homiletics II: Advanced Homiletics

    A course to build on the basic homiletics course which emphasizes preaching from a specific book in the Bible. in different years, different books of the Bible can be chosen-sometimes from the Old Testament and sometimes from the New. The course will deal with analyzing the needs of a congregation, using the book to develop specific sermons of different types from the content of the book, and offer students an opportunity to present a sermon for critique by the students and teacher. This course is normally offered every other spring in odd numbered years.

  • BIBL-4773 Homiletics III: Preaching from a Bible Book

    A study of the writing and presentation of sermons, with emphasis on effective public communication. The course also emphasizes analysis of sermons and preparation of a major sermon to be delivered before the Bible faculty. Same as COMM-4773. Non-textual. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • BIBL-4803 Ministry Practicum

    On-site practical service in a local congregation by invitation and under the oversight of the elders and in conjunction with the local minister(s) and a faculty supervisor. The course includes readings, a journal, and a thorough evaluation. Non-textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • BIBL-4803 Ministry Practicum

    On-site practical service in a local congregation by invitation and under the oversight of the elders and in conjunction with the local minister(s) and a faculty supervisor. The course includes readings, a journal, and a thorough evaluation. Non-textual. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • BIBL-4840 Old Testament Special Study

    Content varies. Course may be repeated. (1-3 hours) This course Is offered as needed.

  • BIBL-4850 New Testament Special Study

    Content varies. Course may be repeated. (1-3 hours) This course Is offered as needed.

  • BIBL-4853 Christianity and Culture

    This course helps students to see that it was God-s plan to bless the nations of the world through the culture of the church that is universally adaptable, but that universal culture needs to be distinguished from particular expressions of what it means to be God-s church within any specific global context, including the student-s own. This course is normally offered on a study abroad trip in the fall semseter.

  • BIBL-4860 Cross-Cultural Evangelism

    Normally taken by students in an exchange program with Ibaraki Christian College in Japan. (2-4 hours) This course Is offered as needed.

  • BIBL-4890 Studies of Religions of Other Lands

    Content will vary. By approval only. (1-3 hours) This course Is offered as needed.

  • BIBL-4900 Independent Study

    Independent study in Old Testament, New Testament or non-textual. This course Is offered as needed.

  • BIBL-5013 Intro to Grad Bibl St

    This is the foundation for the entire graduate curriculum. One of the main objectives of the course will be to equip the student for the use of research tools that are available in biblical and ministerial studies. This course will also include the use of the computer in research. Students for whom this course is required must complete this course as a part of their first 12 hours in the graduate programs.

  • BIBL-5023 Graduate Survey of the Bible

    This course provides a student with less than 16 hours of undergraduate biblical text work an oportunily to become acquainted with the content of the biblical text and to demonstrate knowledge of the text through examination. This course is a prerequisite for students taking Introduction to the Old Testement and Introduction to the New Testement who do not have 16 or more biblical text undergraduate course work. This course cannot be used to satisfy biblical text elective requirements for the M.A. and M. Div., but can be used to complete the online Certificate in Christian Ministry

  • BIBL-5113 Introduction to the Old Testament

    Although critical in nature, the aim of this course is practical. Responsible proclamation of the Old Testament requires an awareness and understanding of the major critical issues in Old Testament interpretation. Thus, this course will prepare the student for faithful preaching and teaching from the Old Testament by providing 1) a general critical introduction to the Old Testament and 2) special consideration of particular issues facing the Old Testament interpreter.

  • BIBL-5213 Introduction to the New Testament

    This course provides a basic overview of the New Testament books and an introduction to advanced issues related to them. This will include a historical review of the intertestamental period and the setting of the books in their cultural, social, political, and religious environments important to the interpretation of the New Testament. Other topics such as text, canon, and history of interpretation will also be examined.

  • BIBL-5223 Seminar in the Gospels

    This course deals with the structure, characteristics, and theology of the Gospels. It also focuses on the synoptic problem, critical topics on the life of Jesus, as well as how to exegete the Gospels. The successful student will also learn skills in preparing a presentation (either a sermon or class lesson) that will show how a teaching of Jesus can be used to authorize a specific Christian or ecclesiastical practice.

  • BIBL-5243 Sem in Pauline Epistls

    This course deals with the life and letters of the apostle Paul. Major emphasis will be on the exegesis of significant passages in the Pauline epistles and on passages that bring light to current problems being faced by the church and the religious world in general.

  • BIBL-5253 The Book of Revelaton

    This course deals with the exegesis of texts in the New Testament. The selected texts may vary. Past seminars have focused on the books of Revelation and Acts. This course may be repeated as the content varies.

  • BIBL-5313 Wisdom Literature

    This seminar offers an introduction to the wisdom tradition of ancient Israel and advanced exegesis of the wisdom literature of the Hebrew Bible (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes). Specific objectives of the course include the enhancement of the student's understanding and, thus, the student's appreciation of Israel's wisdom literature, consideration of the value and relevance of Old Testament wisdom literature for Christian life, and reflection on the problem of theodicy (i.e., God and the suffering of the righteous) through a post-holocaust reading of Job.

  • BIBL-5363 Sem Sel O.T. Passages

    This course deals with the exegesis of texts in the Old Testament. The selected texts may vary. Consequently, this course may be repeated as the content varies.

  • BIBL-5603 OT II: OT Theology

    This course will explore the history and problems of Old Testament theology, help the student develop a critical method for OT theology, present the major theological themes in selected texts, and reclaim the relevance of OT theology for contemporary life and the church (completion of BIBL-5113 is recommended but not required).

  • BIBL-5613 NT II: NT Theology

    This course prepares the student for in-depth study of the Bible. The course surveys the historical development of biblical interpretation, the methodologies currently employed to ascertain biblical meaning, and introduces the tools necessary for sound biblical exposition.

  • BIBL-5623 Advanced Biblical Exegesis

    This course examines the historical quest for biblical and New Testament theologies and their subsequent demise. The development of recent -theologies- will also be surveyed. The focus, though, will be on the theologies of the various New Testament writers, the identification of an overarching -theme- in the New Testament, and the importance of these for the daily life of the church and its members.