PRESENTING ••• The Bible Institute of Los Angeles INCORPORATED

For more than a quarter of a century, the Bible Institute has stood for the proclamation of the gospel that "Jesus Saves," and for the training of messengers that carry that gospel. ... And from the halls of Biola, the heart of a great missionary energy, students have gone , and continue to go, to the uttermost part of the earth to make Christ known.



We believe and teach That the Bible, consistin g of all the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, a supernaturall y g iven revelation wi thout error or misstatement in moral and spiritual teachings and record of historical facts. That there is one God, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Per­ sons-Father, Son, a nd Ho ly Ghost. That our Lord Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit, born of a v irgin, lived and taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as is recorded in the four Gospels, was put to death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate, was raised from the dead in the body that had been nailed to the cross, now sits at the Father's right hand from whence He is coming again to this earth, personally, bodily, and visibly, in which God's purposes of grace toward mankind will find their consummation. That in His pre-existent state He was with God and was God, and of His own choice laid aside His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. That He became in every respect a real man, possessed of all the essential character­ istics of human nature. That by His death upon the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, redeeming us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse in our place. That the Holy Spirit is a Person, is God, and is possessed of all the distinctively divine attributes. That man was created in the image of God, but the whole human race fell in the sin of the first Adam, and apart from Christ is spiritually dead and lost. That men are justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood of Christ and upon the simple and single condition of faith in Him who shed the blood, and are born again by the Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of the Word of God. That all those who receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour and their Lord, and who con­ fess Him as such before their fellow men become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ and at death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessed­ ness, and at the second coming of Christ their bodies shall be raised and trans­ formed into the likeness of the body of His Glory. That all those who persistently reject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead and throughout eternity exist in a slate of conscious and endless torment. That the Church consists of all those who, in this present dispensation, truly believe on Jesus Christ, and is the body and bride of Christ, which Christ loves and for which He has given Himself. That there is a personal devil, a being of great cunning who can exert vast power only so far as God suffers him to do so, and who shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. -Abridged. Every member of the Board of Trustees and every teacher is required to sign the unabridged form of this statement of faith the first of every school year.

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In 1906 a young men 's Bible class was organized in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church by Rev . T. C. Horton, Bible teacher of the church. This class soon took on larger proportions and was named "The Fishermen 's Club." A short time later Mr. D. H. Steele, an elder of the same church and manager of a department store, re­ qu ested Mrs. Horton to open a Bible class for the, young women of his store, offering a large room for the purpose. The class grew to large numbers by the coming in of young women from other stores, and was named "The Lyceum Club." From such young people the first students of the Bible Institute were recruited. In the Fall of 1907, Mr. Horton secured the cooperation of Rev. A. B. Pritchard, pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, and some day classes were held in the lecture room of that church. It soon became clear that a building was needed, and several weeks were spent in search of proper quarters. A location was secured on South Main Street, not an ideal location, but the best then offered. On February 25, 1908, a meeting was called to effect a permanent organization. At this meeting the following persons were elected as officers: Lyman Stewart, Presi­ dent; A. B. Pritchard, Vice-President; T. C. Horton, Superintendent; R. A. Hadden, Associate Superintendent; B. C. Atterbury, Secretary; and Leon V. Shaw, Treasurer. There was a rapid development of the school. Messrs. Horton, Hadden, and Pritchard formed the Faculty and took up the teaching work. From the beginning, the school was evangelistic in character. Shop meetings were taken over and conducted, Bible Women's work was organized, a work among Jews was commenced, as was also Spanish Mission work and work among the men of the oil fields, and Extension classes were organized in the city and surrounding towns . In 1911 the Board of Directors decided upon an advance movement and called Dr. R. A. Torrey as Dean. Dr. Torrey entered upon his duties in January, 1912. In order to rrieet the enlarging needs and to provide a more suitable and perma­ nent home for the school, a new site was purchased at Sixth and Hope Streets and a building was put up, ground for which was broken on June 22, 1912, and the building was dedicated the following year. Dr. Torrey continued as Dean until 1924, when he again entered the evangelistic field. Owing to the growth of the school and the increase of re sponsibility thereby entailed, a reorganization was effected and the work divided: a President to care for the administrative aspect, and a Dean to handle the educational phases, working under the Board of Trustees. Dr. Louis T. Talbot is the present President of the school and Dr. S. H. Sutherland, Dean. Legally known as The Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Incorporated, this ins titution -with true pionee r spirit-has taken forward steps in the field of Christian education by strengthening its courses materially. In 1936 the Institute applied for and received State authorization for the c onferring of certain degrees. Three four-year courses were then organized leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Christian Education, and Bachelor of Sacred Music. In 1943, under authority of the State of California, the Board of Trustees of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles e stablished the Bible Theological Seminary of Los Angeles. This move was made in order to provide proper recognition for those s tu ­ dents who are d o ing work of seminary level. In 1945, in an effort to extend the missionary training program of the Bib le Institute, the school of Missionary Medicine was brought in to being. This on e year post-graduate course is o ff e red as a practi cal supplemen t to th e miss ionary traini ng program in Bible schools, seminaries, and colleges. It is open to graduates of any schoo l providi ng the graduate qua lifies in the spiritual, intellectual and missionary requirements that are outlined. This e xpansion doe s not mean any departure from the theological a nd spiritual standards of this institu tion . The statement of fa ith to whi ch th e, founde rs of the school sub scribed is still rig idly adhe red to in e very detail. (See pag e 3.)



Institute Of Los Angeles

"Our Bible Institute was conceived in prayer, founded by faith, and established through sacrifice "

- Lyman Stewart.

R. A. Torrey, world-renowned evangelist, Bible teacher, and author, became Dean of the Bible In­ stitute of Los Angeles in 1912. In 19 15, when the Church of the Open Door was organized, Dr. Torrey became its first pastor. He served in this twofold capacity until his resignation in 1924.


T. C. Horton. one of the founders of BIOLA, held the office of Superintendent unti l 1925. He was the first e d itor of The King's Business, and the organi zer of the Fishermen C lubs. The various . home missionary activities of the Insti tute were largely the outgrowth of hi s intense missionary zea l.


Lyman Stewart, cofounder with Mr. Horton of BlOLA, became its first President, holding that office until his death in 1923. He gave largely and sacrificially of his means, not only to BIOLA, but to many other worthy e n terprises. The Bible Institute in Changsha, Hunan, China, was founded largely through his interest and gifts.




BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOUIS T. TALBOT, D.D., President Ray MYERS . Chairman of Board JAMES R ALLDER, Business Manager HARRY HILKER, Secretary of the Board









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.. Registrar and Secre tary of Faculty


. . Superintenden t of W omen


. .Sup er intenden t of Men


.M edical Direc tor


.. .A ssistant Superintendent of W omen


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Mary Creswel l

Matilda Boehmer

Harold Chri sman

Rayn er Brown

Herbert Bruce

Gordon E. Hooker

Ch as. L. Feinberg

Martha S. Hooker

Ruth G. Ender

Wall ace Emerson

Elizabeth Morgan

J . Ver non McGee

L evi B. Ol son

l one L owman

Reid McCull ough

Bernard L. Ramm

Berth a Pentney

Leoni e V . So ubirou

Ches t er Padgett

Zada Stevens

Eva Tovey

Herbert G. TOV8V

Olive B. Tay l or

S. H. Suther l and

Walter Wesse l

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RAYNER BROWN, Mus.M......... . .................... Music HERBERT BRUCE, A.B., Th.B.... . ..... . .. . ............. Doctrine, Systematic Theology MATILDA L. BOEHMER................... . .... .Superintendent of Women . . . . . . . . . . . . HAROLD CHRISMAN . .......... . ... .Director, Practical Work Dept., Public Speaking MARY CRESWELL, A.B., M.R.E......... . ... . ................. .Christian Education WALLACE EMERSON, B.A., M.A., Ph.D... . .......... . ..... .Christian Education RUTH G. ENDER, A.B.............. . ..... . ...... .. ..... .. ... Spanish, Public Speaking CHARLES L. FEINBERG, A.B., Th.B., Th.M., Th.D., M.A., Ph.D....... . .. . Old Testament MARTHA S. HOOKER, A.B........ . . . ............................ Christian Education GORDON E. HOOKER, D.S.M....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......Music IONE LOWMAN, B.S., M.S., Th.D., Ph.D. . .................. . ... .Librarian REID McCULLOUGH, A.B., B.D., D.D. ... . .. . .. . . . . . ....... .Biblical Languages J. VERNON McGEE, A.B., B.D., Th .M., Th.D.. ....... .. . ... .English Bible ELIZABETH MORGAN, B.S., Mus .Ed..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...Music LEVI B. OLSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . .............. . . . ........... .Superintendent of Men CHESTER PADGETT, A.B:, B.D., Th.M................... . .. .Homiletics, Church History BERTHA PENTNEY, A.B.... . ............. . .............. . .................. .English BERNARD L. RAMM, A.B., B.D............. . . . . . . .. ....... .English Bible, A pologetics LEONIE V. SOUBIROU, R.N., M.A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Medical Department ZADA STEVENS, A.B., M .A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Education S. H. SUTHERLAND; A.B., Th .B., D.D., LL.D. . ... Dean OLIVE B. TAYLOR.. . .............. . .. .Registrar EVA TOVEY, Mus.B........ . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Music HERBERT G. TOVEY, A. B., Mus.B., Mus.D., D.D....... . .Director, School of Sacred Music WALTER WESSEL, A.B., Th.M ........ . ....... . . ..... .Greek Instructors JOSEPH BARCLAY, B.A. ....... . ....... . .... .. ......... . .. . .............. . .... Voice CHARLES BOVINGDON ......... . ....... . ............ . .. . .... .. Trombone, Trumpet Mrs. CHARLES BOVINGDON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violin Roy R. BRIGNALL, B.A., M.A., Mus .D., F.T.C.L. . . .... . .. .. ....... ........ . . ... Piano KATHERINE K. BRIGNALL, Mus.B................ .. .. .. ........ . ........ . ..... Piano VIRGINIA DE SANTOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guitar Mrs. LOUI SE FORD, Mus.B.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Piano Herman HOSIER.................... . ........................ .... . ... Voice Dorothy KING . ....... . .. .... .... . ............................. .Piano Accordion Inez McGAHEY, A.B... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ............. .English Mrs. DAVID MORKEN . ... . ................... . ... ...... . ........... .Missions HELEN SHERMAN, A.B....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... .Piano Jessie KAYE SMITH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........... Voice HARRY STILLWELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... Band Director FRANCES THIESEN, B.Chr.Ed. ............. ... . ... ... . . . ..... Braille Nancy WOOLNOUGH .. . ... . . . ... . ...... . ....... . ........... .Gospel Broadcasting FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL OF MISSIONARY MEDICINE E. FORREST BOYD, B.A., M.D., F.I.C.S . . . ............ . .. .... .Surgery and Orientation E. FORREST BOYD, JR., B.A., M.D . .Obstetrics & Gynecology Communicable Diseases Miss IRENE CARTER, R.N, .... . ........................ Clinics at Angelus Hospital Mrs. HUGH CREA, A.A. ....................... .Laboratory Science Willis DALTON, A.B., M.D........ . .................... Surgical & Medical First-Aid Miss HAZEL DAVIS, R.N.................................. Clinics in Biola infirmary James W. DECKER, D.D.S........... . ... . ........................ .Dental Laboratory Miss SYLVIA ANN DESICH, R.N.. . ....................... .Clinics in Biola Infirmary Harry D. EARL, M.D., M.S., A.A.0.0.... .Anatomy & Physiology & Ear, Nose & Throat Miss FLORENCE FISKE, R.N............ . ...................... Clinics in Laboratory Fred W. FRAHM, Ph.G., D.D.S., M.A., Ph.D......... ..... .... . .... . .. .Dental Science Howard HARPER, A.B., M.D., ....... .Medicine & Dermatology & Tropical Diseases John L. JACKSON, A.B., M.D., L.R.C.S. & P......................... .Pharmacology Reid McCULLOUGH BA., B.D. D.D............. . .... . ........................ Bible MissIMOGENE MULLE.N, B.S .. .......... . ... .... ....... .... ... .Laboratory Science MissVIRGINIA NOURSE, A.A., B.A. ....... . ............. . ............. .Bacteriology J. Arthur REED, A.A., A.B., M.B., M.D. . .... ........ ............... ... .Eye Diseases Mr. LORNE SANNY . . ..................... Bible Navigation Mrs. ANNA SMITH, R.N..... . . . .......... . ... . .......... Clinics at Angelus Hospital Miss LEONIE V. SOUBIROU, R.N., A.B., P.H.N., M.A... . ....... . .Director of the School Nursing Arts, and Nutrition. Public Health & Sanitation, Hygiene, ~


The Bible Inst itute is prima rily a training school wh ich seeks to equip its s tuden ts with a thorough knowledge of the Bible, to train them in its effective use in any form of Christian activity, and to foster the development of the spiritual life and characte r of the student. The Institute aims to send forth men and women who express through their lives at least the following characteristics: 1. Genuine and thorough consecration. 2. Christlike love for men and a desire for their salvation. 3. A compreh en sive knowledge of the Word of God, with ability to use it in leading men to Christ, and with wisdom to teach it to believers that they may grow in grace. 4. Untiring energy and willingness to "endure hardness" as good soldiers of Jesus Christ.

5. The ability to live and cooperate with fellow Christians. 6. Enduement with power by the filling with the Holy Spirit.


The standard of conduct of a Bible Institute s tudent is expected to be the highest Christian standard, and the rule by which he lives, the conscious striving for God's approval and the conscious protection of his Christian testimony. Specifically, there are certain practices which are contrary to the standards of the Bible Institute, and from which, therefore, all students are to refrain as long as they remain students: the use of alcoholic liquor and tobacco in any form, attendance at theaters, dancing, card playing, and gamb ling in any form.


All students must live in the Institute Dormitory during the course of their training, with certain possible exceptions as follows: 1. The privilege of outside residence is granted to married s tudents with children, or in case either hu sband or wife is not enrolled. 2. If the home of the student is within the Los Angeles metropolitan area and it should otherwise be impossible to attend, he may enter the Institute and re­ side at home fo r half the duration of his course. 3. If employment of a man requires outside residence this may be granted by vote of the Faculty. This privilege is not granted to women. 4. Should other circumstances exist whereby it is clearly not feasible for the stu­ dent to reside in the Institute, special permission to live elsewhere may be ob­ tained from the Faculty. Rooms are furnished, heated, lighted, and supplied with running water, hot and cold. The Institute supplies linen and launders the same. Students take care of their own rooms. A deposit of $10.00 is required to hold a dormitory room. This amount will be applied on room rent when the room is occupied, or refunded if notice of change of plans is given one month before the opening date of the semester for which reserva­ tion has been made.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION In order to maintain the best physical fitness for schoo·l work, each student should spend at least two hours per week in outdoor exercise. The California State Law exempts from compulsion students over 25 years of age and married students. All other students are required. to comply with this health provis ion. RECREATIONAL FACILITIES The nearness of city playgrounds makes possible group sports out of doors, and the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. furnish opportunity for indoor exercise and organized games. A number of city parks have picnic equipment, and the beaches are within an hour's ride. Recreation combined with education may be found in trips to places of interest in the Los Angeles area, such as Exposition Park Museum, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Griffith Observatory, Huntington Library, Mt. Wilson Observatory, the Palestine Ex­ hibit, and Southwest Museum. SUMMER SCHOOL A s ix-weeks Summer School from the middle of June to the end of July is con­ ducted each year. A maximum of 6 semester credits may be earned during the summer session to lighten the winter schedu le or to decrease the time in residence. Classes are taught by the regular Biola faculty . Dormitory accommodations are available for all students. BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE COURSES The Bible Insti tu te of Los Angeles offers to men and women throughout the world the opportuuity of obtaining a working knowledge of the Bible through its several comprehensive, systematic, and inexpensive courses. The courses, p rinted in loose-leaf form, making the lessons adaptable for indi­ vidual or class use , are designed for the purpose of causing the student to see for himself the clear teaching of the Word of God on the subjects studied. Several courses offer credit for resident ial study at the Institute's Day School. Send for free Prospectus descri bing in detail all of our courses. Address: The Correspondence School. EVENING SCHOOL The Evening School meets the need of the Christian who finds Day School attend­ ance impossible. Sunday School workers, and all others who take seriously their most effective witness for Jesus Christ, find a valuable training here. The courses offered are a part of the Day School curriculum, and are taught by regular members of the Faculty. Full Day School credit is allowed for each subject taken . Certain courses lead to the Evangelical Teacher Training Certificate. In response to popular demand for proper recognition of the work accomplished in the Evening School, a plan has been completed whereby a suitable diploma will be awarded for completion of the three-year course. This course will consis t of eighteen units of Bible subjects, ten units of Bible-related subjects and eight units of elective courses. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The Alumni Association of the Bible Institute and Bible Theological Seminary of Los Angeles consists of all students who have been graduated from any of the courses offered. Its associate membership comprises all students who have been regularly enrolled for one or more semesters of study. The purpose of the Alumni Association is to preserve the spirit of Biola fellowship through the years, and to serve the Institute by advertising, by distribution of litera­ ture, and by the undertaking of such projects as require unified support. The business of the Association is carried on by officers elected at the annual Homecoming at Commencement time. The officers for the current year are: Keith Altig, '32, President; William Heath, '41, Vice-President; Byron Chase, '33, Treasurer; Edith Johnson, '32, Recording Secretary; Betty Prose , '39, Corresponding Secretary.



$10.00 Registration fee 6.00 Student Benefit fee 5.00 Departure card deposit .50 Room key deposit

FEES-,-SPECIAL $ 5.00 Late registration fee charged to all students who complete their registra­ tion a fter open ing registration days. 5.00 Auditors' fee for those enrolling as auditors. (This fee is waived for re- \ turned missionaries.) .50 Examination fee for examination taken outside regular schedule.

4.00 Diploma fee for Institute courses. 5. 00 Diploma fee for Seminary courses . 2.00 Diploma fee for School of Missionary Medicine.


22.00 per month for single room. 14.50 per month each, for double room. 1.20 per day for board in Institute Dining Room.

New students are required to make, at the time of registration, a deposit of $100.00 on room and board, or a minimum of $50.00 with an under­ writer's card. An advance deposit of $10.00 is required for a dormitory room. (See page 10.) Returning students are required to make, at the time of registration, a deposit of $50.00 on room and board, or a minimum of $25.00 with an underwriter's card. An advance deposit of $10.00 is required to hold a dormitory room through the summer. The registration fee takes care of such expenses as the maintenance of the Stu­ dent Employment Bureau, Hospital Fund, and the service of the School Nurse in cases not requiring hospital care. When a student must go to a hospital, the school will defray the charge for room and board in one of the best hospitals in the city, to an amount not exceeding $80.00. MUSI C LESSONS* $30.00 per semester (15 30-minute lessons) for voice and instruments other than organ. $37.50 per semester (15 30-minute lessons) for organ. $45.00 per semester (15 30-minute lessons) for certain advanced instruction. The above prices are payable in advance beginning September 1, 1947. Practice Piano $2.50 a semester Hammond Organ 25c per hour Pipe Organ 35c per hour LABORATORY FEE-Students of School of Missionary Medicine $10.00 per semester. STUDENT EMPLOYMENT The Institute maintains an employment office for the benefit of students needing part-time work in order to defray expenses. While this provision does not guarantee employment, the Employment Secretary makes an honest effort to place every needy student as the Lord makes openings possible. The student who finds it necessary to work for the entire amount of his living expenses should plan on extending the time to complete his course.

• Prices subject to change.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS All applicants for admission to the Bible Institute of Los Angeles should be be­ tween the age of 18 and 45, of at least one year's Christian experience, and well recommended by three referees. Prospective students should write to the Superintendent of Men or Women re­ spectively, enclosing the application included in this catalog (see pp. 37-38) or re­ questing application blanks. Uniform reference blanks will be sent for three refer­ ences, also a form for the medical examination. Those desiring to enroll in any of the courses leading to a degree must hold a high school diploma, and have 8 recommended units as folbws: 3 units of English; 2 units of social science; 2 of language; 1 of science, or the equivalent. Students entering the institute must begin work at the beginning of a semester, either in September or January, preferably in September. All applications for admis­ sion shoul d be in the hands of the Superintendents not later than one month before the opening of the semester. Students are accepted on trial, and if for any reason they are found unadapted for Christian work, they may be asked to withdraw at any time. ADVANCED STANDING Students who have been enrolled in another Bible Institute , college, or seminary. may apply for advanced standing. The Registrar will evaluate such work on the basis of equivalency. Credit may be granted only at the discretion of the teacher of the subject in­ volved, on the basis of a personal interview with the student and an examination if the instructor deems it necessary. Credit is to be applied for at beginning of a semester and must be cleared by mid-term of that semester. This applies to work covered by correspondence. Mi n imum requirements for graduation are: one year of resident work, one semes­ ter's residence in the building, and nine hours per semester of classroom work. CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS 1. Regular-Those who have met full requirements for admission and who carry a prescribed schedule looking forward to graduation. Regular students are further classified as to their course of study: Institute students, who are looking forward to graduation from a 3-year diploma course, and Theological Seminary students, who have qualified for a four-year course leading to a degree. 2. Special-Those who present reasons satisfactory to the faculty are privileged to take an elective course consisting of a minimum of five hours of classroom work which includes at least one Bible subject. 3. Post Graduate-Graduates of the school who wish to return for additional work for credit. COURSE RESTRICTIONS Seminary subjects are open only to students who are classified in the seminary courses, or to Seniors who have maintained a scholarship average of c+. Eight units in Music are allowed as electives to students not enrolled as music majors.


No student will be classified as to his course until the beginning of his second year. To qualify as a seminary student, one must have a scholarship average of c+ for the immediately preceding semester . Students expecting to qualify for a seminary course must have a diploma from a standard four-year high school with the following units: 3 units of English, 2 of social science, 2 of language, l of science, or the equivalent. Special students must enroll for at least one Bible subject and take at least 5 hours of classroom work . REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION A grade average of c+ (grade point total equal to total units of credit) is re­ quired for graduation with a diploma or degree. Students who cover the work of a regular course but whose grade point average is less than a c+ (or under 1.0) shall be eligible for a certificate. In addition to receiving satisfactory scholastic rating in all required courses, a student must give satisfactory evidence of strong Christian character and soundness of doctrine. An essay, not exceeding 1500 words, is a graduation requirement and shall be submitted by each prospective senior not later than the end of the fall semester pre­ ceding his graduation.


_ EVANGELICAL TEACHER TRAINING ASSOCIATION The Evangelical Teacher Training Association, organized in 1931, is an assoc i­ ation of more than one hundred Bible schools, evangelicalcolleges and seminaries who will give, as part of their regular training, courses leading lo a Teacher Train­ ing Certificate. Requirements of the Standard Course of the association are met by Bible Insti­ tute students who take the following courses: Bible l 44 hours Eng. Bible 101-104 Personal Evangelism 36 hours Eng. Bible 114 Missions 36 hours Missions 901 Bible Geography 12 hours Chr. Ed6u0c2. Biblical Introduction 12 hours .Apologetics 301 Child Study 15 hours Chr. Educ. 603 Pedagogy 15 hours Chr. Educ. 60 1 Su nday School Administration 15 hours Chr. Educ. 607 Departmental Specialization and related subjects 48 hours Chr. Educ. 608 or 609 Electi ves 99 hours Any subjoefc-t fered at the Institute __ SCHOOL HONORS The Phi Alpha Chi Christian Scholas tic Honor Society was established at Gordon Co llege to give recognition to high scholastic attainment in Christian traini ng schools of collegiate standing. The Bible Seminary of Los Angeles has a chapter of Phi Al pha Chi , a nd each year e lections to its membership are made from the members of the graduating class who have maintained a grade average of A- (Grade point 2.0) or better throughout their course. The charter permits up to 15% of the graduating class to be so honored Students completing the three-year Institute courses with an average of A­ (grade point 2.0) or above are graduated Cum Laude. SCHOLARSHIPS The Helen Day Fuller scholarships were established in 1942 by Charles E. Fuller (Biola '21) in loving memory of his mother. Each semester the faculty of the Institute selects one woman and one man from the third or fourth year class to receive these awards. The choice is made on the basis of spirituality, scholarship standing, attitudes, and need. The Jean Bernard Student Fund, established by the will of Jean Bernard, provides a loan fund to assist students studying to be missionaries. Money from this fund is loaned to qualifying students without interest. Honorary scholarships are provided each year by donors to the school each of whom wish to sponsor personally the training of a student for Christian service by contributing the entire cost of such tuition. Approximately 400 of such sponsorships are now in force. LIBRARY FACILITIES The Biola Library, now containing more than 12,000 -volumes, is a valuable aid to the study of the Book of Books. The majority of these volumes are on Biblical sub­ jects. In addition to available books, the Library offers s pecial services to students for practical work assignments. Scripturegraph materials, object lessons, and pictures for story telling are available, also charts outlining dispensational and other Scrip­ ture material for teaching. Sermon materials are filed according to subject and also according to book and chapter reference.

The Reading Room is a pleasant place in which to study. Many a Biola student has found here not only a rich storehouse, but also a sanctuary where life lessons are learned in the light of God's Word.

ATTENDANCE A record of attendance is taken at each class session. Students not in their seals when the final bell rings are recorded as absent. The term "tardiness" does not ap­ pear on attendance records. Attendance at each class session is required of all students. Any absence from class must be recorded by the student in the office of his Superintendent. The justi­ fiability of the excuse will be considered by a Faculty committee.

GRADES Grades are recorded by means of the following symbols: Meaning

Grade Point Value


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Incomplete A semester grade in any subject is based on the student's grasp of subject matter as evidenced by his daily class work and his examinations, his attitude toward the class and toward the subject, effort, punctuality in completing assignments, and class conduct. CURRICULUM The major . emphasis of the Bible Institute has always been on a study of the Bible. With this, the curriculum combines such related subjects as will give the stu­ dent a well-balanced equipment for present day service. The Institute courses, three in number, provide opportunity for emphasis on the particular field of the student's choice. These courses lead to a diploma, as follows: 1. General (see page 27) . 2. Christian Education (see page 28). 3. Music (see page 29). In response to a need for wider training in specialized fields, the Bible Seminary has been established with five four-year courses leading to degrees as follows: 1. Theology Th. B. 2. Theology-Missionary Th. B. 3. Christian Education B. Chr. Ed. 4. Christian Education-Missionary B. Chr. Ed. 5. Music B. Sac. Mus. The Institute also offers private music instruction, not only for students majoring in music, but also for others who wish to develop musical talent for the Lord's service. This provision covers work in voice, elementary piano, classical piano, gospel piano accompanying, organ, piano accordion, and band or orchestral instruments . Four units of English are required for graduation. These may be elected from the six courses listed (see pp. 21-22) with the exception that English 504 (Grammar) is a prerequisite for New Testament Greek. Parallel with classroom study, Biola students serve while learning by engaging in definite Christian work. In addition to teaching Sunday School classes in more than 170 different churches, these students participate in street, hospital, and jail teams. They conduct mission programs, young people's meetings, and church services. Tract distribution and the follow-up work afford many opportunities for personal witnessing. It is the desire of Biola to help each student find that particular task to which the Lord has called him. This activity is under the direction of the Practical Christian Work De­ partment, and each student is granted one unit of credit each semester for faithfully fulfilling the obligations of his particular variety of service. ·


Description of Subjects ENGLISH BIBLE 101-115 J. Vernon McGee-Department Head


The syn thetic method of Bible Study is designed to enable the student to obtain a broad view of the contents of Scripture, seeing each book as a whole and its relation to the other books. I. The Pentateuch II. The Historical, Prophetical, and Poetical books of the Old Testament III. The Gospels and I and II Thessalonians IV. Epistles-I Corinthians through Jude (except I and II Thessalonians and Hebrews ) Dr. McGee 105-106 ANALYSIS (I, II) considers in detail two New Testament books, inquiring into the authorship, occasion for writing, purpose and theme of each. The student analyzes the contents and searches for spiritual truths. I. Acts of the Apostles II. The Epistle to the Romans Dr. McGee 107-110 EXPOSITION (I, II. III, IV) instructs the student in the expository method of studying Scripture.

I. Revelation (for Institute courses) II. Hebrews (for Institute courses) Ill. Hebrews (for Seminary courses) IV. Daniel and Revelation (for Seminary courses)

111 DISPENSATIONS takes the student through the Bible from Genesis to Reve­ lation in the light of the dispensations. Charts are prepared by the student for each dispensation -Dr. Sutherland 112 TYPOLOGY consists of a study of Old Testament types, placing special em­ phasis upon the study of the Tabernacle, the Offerings, and the Feasts. Spir­ itual lessons which can be applied in the life of the individual student are emphasized. -Mrs. Hooker 113 HERMENEUTICS is intended to acquaint the student thoroughly with the rules of interpretation as a basis for a correct understanding and a proper handling of the Holy Scriptures. -Mr. Ramm 114 PERSONAL EVANGELISM covers in its scope the way of salvation, methods of doing personal work, Scriptural answers to excuses for not accepting Christ as Saviour, and instructions for strengthening new converts in the faith. -Dr. Sutherland


CHAPTER SUMMARY introduces the student to an effective method of Bible study. Application of the method is made to various types of chapters, fol­ lowed by an intensive study of the Gospel of Mark and the Book of Psalms


THEOLOGY 201-212 Bernard L. Ramm-Department Head


DOCTRINE I traces from the Bible itself the doctrines of the exis tence, n atu re, . and attributes of God, and of the inspiration of the Scriptures as God's rev­ elation to man. DOCTRINE II (Christ and the Holy Spirit) considers the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the personality and work of the Holy Spirit. -Mr. Ramm DOCTRINE III (Man, Sin, Satan, Angels) deals with the creation, nature, and fall of man, the nature and destiny of angels, the devil, and demons.




DOCTRINE IV (Salvation and Last Things) treats of the Biblical plan of sal­ vation and redemption, and the Biblical teaching concerning future events.


SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I (God and Revelation) deals with the methods of revelation; the inspiration of the Scriptures; the nature and attributes of God; the doctrine of the Trinity. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II (Christ and the Spirit) studies the Eternal Son as the perfect and supreme Revealer of the Godhead; a consideration of the Person and work of Christ; the deity, personality and work of the Holy Spirit. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III (God and the World) considers the relation of God to the world-His eternal plan, creation, preservation and providence; His relation to His personal creatures-Satan, angels, demons and men; man's original relation to the Creator; the fall; and the problems of physical and moral evil. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IV (Salvation and the Christian Life) traces the saving work of God in the life of the believer, beginning with g race and continuing through to glorification. Special attention is given to p rob lems related to the individual's Christian experience. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY V (The Kingdom a nd the Church) presents a study of the Kingdom of God, tracing in the Scripture the course o f the Mediatorial Kingdom from its beginning in Old Testament prophecy to its millennial mani­ festation and final consummation; the Church in its universal and local aspects; the purpose of the Church; her organization and various relations.





210 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY VI (Biblical Eschatology) considers the problems of physical death. the intermediate state, the second coming of Christ; the doctrine of the Resurrection, judgment, the final state of the saved and the lost. 211-212 PASTORAL THEOLOGY (I, II) brings before students preparing for the min­ istry the practical problems concerning the pastor and his call, his personal life and study, his work in the field a nd in the p ulpit (I), and h is relation to the church, to the community, to his particular denomination, to other de­ nominations, and to the world-wide work of the Church of Jesus Christ (II).


APOLOGETICS 301-310 Bernard L. Ramm-Department Head


APOLOGETICS I (General Biblical Introduction) treats the problems of in­ spiration, canonicity, genuineness and authenticity, Biblical languages and writing materials of the Old and New Testaments. Attention is given to the inter-Testament period and the Apocryphal books. Special emphasis is given to a history of the English Bible. APOLOGETICS II (Christian Evidences) examines the proofs of the divine authority of the Christian religion as seen in the Biblical, historical, and archaeological records, and the verification of Christian experience.



APOLOGETICS III (Biblical Archaeology) surveys the field of Archaeology to show how recent discoveries in Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, and Palestine witness to the authenticity and infallibility of the Holy Scriptures.


APOLOGETICS IV (Bible and Science) reveals the relationship between science and the Bible, including a careful study of the Genesis account of creation in the light of the original text and in the light of scientific facts. Other passages of importance relating to scientific phenomena are con­ sidered in the same manner. APOLOGETICS V (Special Biblical Introduction) is a course designed to acquaint the student with the authenticity of the separate books of the Old and New Testaments, a mastery of the methods and problems of introduc­ tion, formation of the canon, and critical attacks. Prerequisite: Apologetics 301. APOLOGETICS VI (New Testament Archaelogy) presents a general survey of the literary and historical background of the New Testament, including inter-Biblical history, Jewish and pagan customs, and the discoveries of archaeology which bear upon the interpretation of the New Testament. CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY sets forth the adequacy of the Christian religion as a philosophy, and, by comparison with other systems, proves it to be the only adequate philosophy. CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY presents the study of the human mind, based upon the valid conclusions of general psychology, emphasizing its Scriptural foundation, its application to the ministry of evangelism, and the psychology of the "new man."






NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS studies the living religions of the world, con- sidering their philosophy, doctrine, and practices. -Dr. Lowman


CULTS presents a study of modern-day cults. Source material, giving the teachings of the cults, is compared with the corresponding teaching of the Word of God.


LANGUAGE 401-416

Reid McCullough- Department Head 401-402 NEW TESTAMENT GREEK (I, II) introduces the student to the original lan­ guage of the New Testament by a basic study of Greek grammar, the ac­ quisitior, of a working vocabulary, and practice in reading easy portions of the New Testament. -Dr. McCullough 403-406 GREEK EXEGESIS (I, II, III, IV) continues grammatical and syntactical study of New Testament Greek and studies the translation and exegesis of specific books. I. The Gospel of John II. The Epistles of John and the Revelation -Dr. McCullough 407-410 HEBREW (I, II, III, IV) acquaints the student with the original language of III. Romans, I Corinthians and one selected Epistle IV. Gospel of Luke or Matthew and selected Epistles. the Old Testament. Hebrew grammar is followed by reading from the Hebrew Bible parts of Genesis, Psalms, and the Prophet s, and translation into He­ brew with special emphasis on idiom. -Dr. McCullough 411-412 SPANISH (I, II) gives the student a foundation in grammar and pronunci­ ation with special emphasis on conversation and the preparation of simple messages in Spanish. -Miss Ender 413-414 PHONETICS (I, II) deals with the science of the articulate sounds of human speech. The sounds of English speech are analyzed, also the sounds peculiar to mission fields. The student is taught how to classify, reproduce, and prop­ erly record unfamiliar speech sounds. 415-416 CHINESE (I, II) gives to the student preparing for missionary work in China a basic knowledge of reading, speaking, and writi ng Mandarin, the national language of China. The study includes words of the Christian vocabulary and introduces the reading of the Mandarin Bible.

HOMILETICS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING 501-514 Chester Padgett-Department Head

501-506 ENGLISH I, II, III, l.,V, V, VI

The study of the English language and its use as the vehicle of the Christian message involves grammatical structure, vocabulary, oral and written com­ position, and literary expression. I. (Etymology) The structure of words and their discriminating use. II. (Composition) The mechanics of writing and the organization of the devotional message. III. (Composition) Composition forms, and the Christian problem narrative . IV. (Grammar) Fundamental facts of technical grammar applied to the text of the English Bible. This course is a prerequisite for New Testament Greek. V., VI. (Literature) British and American Christian writers and the application of literary quotations. -Miss Pentney 507-508 PUBLIC SPEAKING includes fundamentals in the use of the voice in public speaking, assigned study in the writings of masters of speech, speech analy­ sis, outlines, class practice and criticism. -Various members of Faculty

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509-5 14 HOMILETICS (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) considers the writing of sermons and their delivery before the class, constructive criticism, study of outstanding homi­ letical texts (I, II); the fundamentals of public address with a thorough ac­ quaintances with the choicest texts of this field, practice in outlining and writ­ ing the full manuscript of messages, preaching before the class followed by criticism, and a nalyses of sermons by masters of the art (III-VI). -Mr. Padgett, Miss Ender

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 600-617 Wallace Emerson-Department Head

ORIENTATION AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS acquaints the student with the spe­ cific problems of adjustment and growth incident to Bible Institute life, and the facts of Christian culture and behavior necessary for living a good testi- mony in the world. HOW TO TEACH THE BIBLE (Bible Pedagogy) deals with the fundamental principles involved in teaching God's Word, either in the pulpit or in a class. Particular problems of the class will be considered, with special emphasis laid upon how to make the teachings of the Bible effective in the lives of the pupils. BIBLE GEOGRAPHY, CUSTOMS AND MANNERS gives the student a knowl­ edge of the geography of the countries concerned, and of the manners and customs which prevailed in Bible times, thus throwing important light upon otherwise obscure passages of Scripture. CHILD STUDY AND EVANGELISM includes a study of child psychology with a view to understanding the child in the various periods of his development, thereby finding the most effective ways of leading him to an intelligent ac­ ceptance of Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. -Mrs. Hooker METHODS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION sets before the student the most effective methods of presenting Bible material to each age group in the Sunday School, emphasizing the use of the story, recitation, and discussion methods, and the intelligent use of visual aids, such as chalk talks, Scripture­ graph, and charts. -Mrs. Hooker






605-606 PRACTICE TEACHING (I, II) makes a practical application of the laws of pedagogy and the methods of teaching. Students teach lessons suitable for children from the Cradle Roll through the Junior Department (I), and from the Junior High Department through the Senior Young People's Department (II). Constructive criticism is given in class. 607 SUNDAY SCHOOL ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION deals with the organization and administration of the Sunday School and its various ac­ tivities, including the Junior Church and the week-day Bible Class. -Mrs. Hooker 608-609 DEPARTMENTAL SPECIALIZATION (I, II) is a study of the organization of each department in the Sunday School from the Cradle Roll through the Junior Department (I), and from the Junior High through the Young People's Department (II). Worship services, and both regular and special programs are worked out, and materials best suited for each department collected.


DAILY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AND HANDCRAFT gives instruction in the organization and administration of the Daily Vacation Bible School, and also in the planning of a daily program centered around a theme. Practical material is collected and instruction is given in correlated handwork. -Mrs. Hooker

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CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP prepares the students to be le aders amon g young people in the church and its various activities, through an analysis of the qualifications of a Christian leader, the problems he must meet, and the fields of leadership. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES prepares the Christian leader to meet the present-day demands for a well-rounded recreational program for the youth of the church. Hikes, picnics, parties, banquets, and Christian camps can do much to attract and hold young people for Christ and the Church. ADOLESCENCE acquaints the potential leader with the nature and needs, and the problems and interests of adolescent young people, with the under­ lying purpose of better understanding them and winning them to Christ. PRACTICUM a ssign s to a Seminary Christian Education Senior the respon­ sibility of leadership in a Sunday School or Young People's Department in order that he may analyze the situation, classify the needs , formulate desir­ able aims, and solve problems CLUB LEADERSHIP surveys the field of young people's organizations and week-day clubs. Qualifications for and principles of leadersh ip, organ ization, methods followed, value and adaptability of program, are considered. SEMINAR permits the Senior student to do individual research work in the particular field of his choice. Supervised reading and observation, and the writing of a thesis, are required. PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN WORK is designed to give the student an opportunity to learn to do by doing. Assignments are given such as Sunday School classes, Young People's work, hospital teams, Child Evangelism classes, etc. The type of work is varied over the course of study so as to give the student some prac­ tical experience in several phases of Christian work. Mr. Chrisman


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HISTORY 701-703 Chester Padgett-Department Head


CHURCH HISTORY I presents a brief survey of outstanding points in church history, intended to familiarize the student with the great epochs of church history and to lay the foundation for broader study of the subject. -Mr. Padgett (II , III), for Seminary students, presents in greater de­ tail the history of the Christian Church from Pentecost until the great Protest- ant Reformation (II), and from the Reformation to the present day (III). -Mr. Padgett

702-703 CHURCH History

MUSIC 800-824 He rbe rt G. Tovey-Department Head

800 RADIO CHOIR gives the student opportun ity to learn the technique of radio broadcasting and to participate in the ministry of the Bible Institute of the Air. -Dr. Tovey 801 -802 CONDUCTING AND CLASS VOICE (I, II) is a non-technical course especially designed to prepare the student for an approach to the music of the average church. The year's work includes elements of choir organization and con­ ducting, congregational song leading, and the understanding of th e use of the voice in speech and song.


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