Christian Thought - Theology


TH 61 0Advanced Theology (3) An in-depth study of the major theo­ logical issues in the areas of bibliol­ ogy, theology proper, anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology. This course is specifica ll y designed for those students who receive reduction in theology due to prior studies. Required of M.Div. and M.A. students who are not required to take TH 502 and TH 603. TH 700 The Doctrine of God (2) Advanced study of the reality, attrib­ utes and Triune nature of God. Includes discussion of the human knowledge and the nature of encounter with God. Prerequisite: TH 502. Elective. TH 702 Advanced Bibliology (2) Intensive study of revelation , inspira­ tion , inerran cy and authority in the light of contemporary issues. Prereq· uisite: TH 502. Elective. TH 707 Roman Catholic Theology (2) A deta il ed study of the tenets of Roman Catho li cism; reading from representative Roman Catholic litera­ ture; particular attention given to the distinctions between Roman Catholic and Protestant doctrines. Especially helpful for those contemplating mis­ sionary service in countries dominated by Roman Catholicism. Elective. TH 709 Contemporary Theology (2) The study of contemporary theologi­ cal positions, including a survey of the philosophical and theological thought leading up to the present scene. Required of M.A. (Th. ) and Th.M. (Systematic Theology) students. TH 710 Pneumatology (2) The person and work of the Hol y Spirit both in the Old and New Testa· ments with particular attention to His ministries in this age to the individual believer and the church. Prerequisite: NT 501-502. Elective. TH 712 Current Theological Issues (2) An intensive study of the thought of particular contemporary theologians, prominent theological or theologi­ cally significant ethical issues in the light of biblical revelation. Elective. TH 717 Theology of Human Nature (2) Exploration of key areas relating to the nature of man from both a theo­ logical and psychological perspective; the biblical nature of man in compari­ son to teaching theories of human development. The meaning and sig­ nificance of man created in the image

Chair: Robert L. Saucy, Th.D. FACULTY

TH 730 Pauline Theology (2) The main themes of Paul's doctrine from the biblical theological perspec­ tive. (Cross listed with NT 759). Pre­ requisite: NT 50 1-502. Elective. TH 740 The Doctrine oflhe Atonement (2) A study of the biblical meaning and significance of the atoning work of Christ including a survey of the signifi­ cant historical interpretations of the doctrine. Elective. TH 751 Theology of Mission (3) An introduction to theology of mis­ sions that focuses on the biblical basis for mission. This study seeks to exam­ ine the motives, aims and methods of mission from both the Hebrew Bible

of God ; nature and dynamics of sin which lead to sins or psychological maladjustments; practical appli cation of the above concepts to the areas of personal growth and disciple , educa­ tion and chi ld rearing and church ministry. Team taught by faculty with strength in theology and psychology. Prerequisite: TH 603, or equivalent. Required of reduced M.A.C.E. Stu· dents. Elective. TH 718 Theology of Christian Nurture (2) Designed for the student with back­ ground in the biblical and theological knowledge of soteriology. Considera­ tion of the nature of personal trans­ formation in regeneration , the means and dynamics of nurture including the relation of cognitive and rela­ tional aspects. Examination of the nature of spiritual maturity and its relation to psychological maturity and hindrances to growth . Team taught by faculty with strength in theo logy and psychology. Prerequisite: TH 603 or eq uivalent. Required of reduced M.A.C.E. studen ts. Elective . TH 720 The Theology and Practice of Prayer (2) A study of the biblical theology of prayer including its meaning, purpose and practice. Elective. TH 724 Eschatological Problems (2) Typical exegetical and doctrinal prob­ lems in the area of Bible prophecy. Lectures, assigned problems with writ· ten and classroom reports, discussion and library research. Elective. TH 725 The Dispensalional System (2) An intensive study of that system of biblical interpretation known as dis­ pensationalism; its historical back­ ground, modern form and objections. Emphasizing primary theological and exegetica l issues or disagreement between dispensational and non-dis­

Professors: Holloman, Moreland, Saucy Associate Professors: Geivett, Gomes, Rae Assistant Professor: Balius OBJECTIVES It is the purpose of the emphasis of theology to give the student a thorough grasp of the great doctrines of the Christian faith. Based upon the Sc1ip­ ture as the ultimate source of authority the doctrines are deve loped through the systematic examination and in tegra­ tion of relevant Scriptures with consid­ eration given to doctrinal interpreta· tions throughout church history. Along with the acquisition of a knowl­ edge of the theological docuines of the Scriptures, it is the goal of the depart­ ment to develop in the students a facil­ ity which wi ll allow them to continue their own theological development. COURSES TH 501 Theology of the Christian Life (3) Study of the doctrines pertaining to the experiential living of the Christian life , including the personal spiritual li fe, family li fe, and citizenship. Required of M.Div. and M.A students TH 502 Theology I (3) The nature, method and rationale of Christian theology. Revelation , both general and special, inspiration , canonicity, authority and illumination of the Word of God . The doctrine of God, including His existence, attrib­ utes and Trinitarian nature; and angels, both good and evil. Required of M.Div. and M.A. students. TH 603 Theology II (3) Man , his creation in the image of God, his nature, fall and the effect of sin upon the race. The salvation of God, includ­ ing the person and work of Christ. The application of salvation to men includ­ ing election, regeneration, justification, sanctification and perseverance. Required of M.Div. and M.A. students. TH 604 Theology Ill (3) A study of the broad kingdom purpose of God and the future events relating to the destiny of individuals and history including the second com­ ing of Christ in its phases, the millen­ nial reign of Christ, the resurrections, the judgments and eternal state. The church, its inception, its nature both as a living organism and an organiza­ tion, its ordinances, and its place and mission in the purpose of God. Required of M.Div. and M.A. students.

and the New Testament. TH 761 Directed Study (1·4)

Supervised reading and research in selected areas of systematic theology. Elective. TH 771 Theology Seminar (1·4) The study of selected areas of system­ atic or biblical theology. May be repeated for credit with different con· tent. Elective. TH 802 Millennial Views (2) Acarefol and intensive study of the three main eschatological views relative to the millennium; the historical and biblical strength of the premillennial system; consideration of the leading amillennial writings. Adetailed analysis of the four positions relative to the time of the rap­ ture; a biblical and theological defense of the preuibulational view, with exegesis of crucial passages of Scripture. Prerequi­ site: TH 604. Elective for Th.M. students; othm by deparunental permission. TH 806 Theology Seminar (1·4) Selected problems in the fields of sys­ tematic or biblical theology. Elective for Th .M. students; others by depart· mental permission. TH 81 0Johannine Theology (2) The theology of the Johannine writings, with emphasis upon the concepts that the writer himself emphasizes. Prereq· uisite: NT 501-502. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental per­ mission. (Cross listed with NT 823). Tl! 815 Advanced Ecclesiology (2) An intensive study of significant aspects of the church related to its nature , purpose and organization. Particular attention directed to cur­ rent problem areas. Prerequisite: TH 604 or the equivalent in ecclesiology. Elective for Th.M. students; others by departmental permission.

pensational positions. Elective. TH 728 Theological Systems (2)

Several major theological systems of thought emphasizing those within the Protestant perspective , but also including significant Roman Catholic and Jewish systems. Elective. TH 729 The Theology of the Gospels (2) An examination of the theological teaching ofJesus as recorded in the four Gospel narratives. Special attention is paid to the chronological development of themes taught by Christ in the light of His presentation and rejection. (Cross listed with NT 729). Elective.

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