ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. Treatment of the inter testamental period as historical background for the New Testament, the papyri discoveries, and the relation of findings to the interpretation of the New Testament. Prerequisite, Old Testament 302. Elective. Credit, two hours.
DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY
BERNARD L. RAMM, B.D., M.A., Professor (Head of the Department) SAMUEL H. SUTHERLAND, Th.B., LL.D., Professor ELIAS D. WHITE, Th.D., Assistant Professor The endeavor of the Department of Theology is to present that system of doctrine as contained in the Scriptures, and to orient it with other efforts in Church history and with contemporary theological thought. It seeks to ground the student in the knowledge of God and Christianity exegetically, historically, and philosophically.
DOCTRINE I. The doctrines of the existence, nature, and attributes of God, and of the inspiration of the Scriptures as God's revelation to man, traced from the Bible itself. Credit, two hours. DOCTRINE II. The Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the personality and work of the Holy Spirit. Credit, two hours. DOCTRINE III. The creation, nature, and fa ll of man, the nature and destiny of angels, the devil, and demons. Credit, two hours. DOCTRINE IV. The Biblical plan of salvation and redemption, and the Biblical teaching concerning future events. Credit, two hours. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I. A study of the various theories held of the major doctrines of the Christian faith with a defense of the doctrines stated in the school's statement of faith. Emphasis is placed on philosophical and historical features in view of the student's Biblical grounding in Bible doctrine. Subjects covered are: introduction to the science of theology, types of theo logical systems, bibliology, theology proper , angelology, anthropology, and eschatology. Credit, two hours. · SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II. A continuation of Systematic Theology I including soteriology. Christology, and Pneumatology. Credit, two hours. PASTORAL THEOLOGY. For students who are preparing for the ministry, the practical problems concerning the pastor, his call, his personal life and study, his work in the parish and in the pulpit. This course includes a dis cussion of the pastor's relation to his community, to his denomination, to other denominations, and to the world-wide work of the Church of Jesus Christ. Credit, two hours. TYPES OF MODERN THEOLOGY. A study of the leading schools of modem religious thought and their relation to historic Christianity. American, British, Scandinavian, and continental theologians are studied. Limited to seminary students. Elective. Credit, two hours. 46
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