SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY Christian Thought - Historical Theology OBJECTIVES

HT 706 Protestant Theology Seminar (2) An examination of significant develop­ ments in Reformation/post-Reformation Protestant thought. May be repeated with different emphasis. Elective. HT 707 The Radical Reformation (2) An examination of the Anabaptist and Socinian movements. Consideration of the distinctive features of their theology and practice and the Reformed and Lutheran polemic against them. Elective. HT 709 Arminius and Arminianism (2) A study of the writings of James Arminius and his followers, including Limborch, Episcopius and Curcellaeus. Comparison of classical Arminianism with Reformed and Lutheran orthodoxy. Special attention given to Arminian views of predestination, sin, grace, and atonement theory. Elective. HT 710 Denominational Distinctives (2) The history, distinctives and polity of the student's denomination or church. Required for M.Div. students not taking HT 506 in this seminary. HT 714 Historical Theology Survey (3) History of the church from the apostolic Fathers to the modern era with an empha­ sis on the development of doctrine. Highlights key thinkers in the patristic, me­ dieval, Reformation and modern eras. Required for M.A (BE, OT, NT, TH, BITS), others by departmental permission.

HT 718 Research Seminar (2-4) Supervised research, with periodic reports to seminar members, in an approved area of special interest to the student. Elective. HT 721 The Theology of]ohn Calvin (2) Treatment of the main issues in Calvin's theology, as detailed in his Institutes of the Christian Religion and other major writ­ ings. Calvin's theology is compared with other significant thinkers in the Reformed tradition. Elective. HT 722 Cults ofAmerica (2) The distinctive features of the cults of America with their significance in the devel­ opment of religious thought and with partic­ ular reference to their treatment of the cen­ tral features of orthodox Christian doctrine. Required of M.A (T.H.) students. Elective. (Same as PH 722) HT 880 Directed Research {1-3) Supervised research in selected areas of · theology. Elective for Th.M. students.

The aims of this emphasis are to: acquaint the student with the doctrinal views of signifi­ cant movements, schools and individuals in church history, show the trajectory of thought in the development of doctrines as they are worked out historically; and give an appreciation for the struggles and labors of the great saints of God who have gone before us in establishing and defending orthodoxy. COURSES HT 505 Patristic and Medieval Theology (3) History of the church from the Apostolic Fathers to the eve of the Reformation with an emphasis on the development of doctrine. Discussion of key thinkers, such as Origen, Tertullian, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and Scotus. Required of M.Div. students. HT 506 Reformation and Modern Theology (3) History of the church from the Reformation to the present with an emphasis on the key Continental and English Reformers, including Zwingli, Luther and Calvin. Discussion of the counter­ Reformation, Protestant scholasticism, the Enlightenment, and important theological developments in the modern era. Students will study the polity and history of their own denomination. Required of M.Div. students. HT 558 Puritanism (2) A survey of the Puritan movement with emphasis on its establishment and practice in New England. Theological, social, politi­ cal, economic and cultural aspects consid­ ered, including analysis of the Puritan influ­ ence on American Evangelicalism. Elective HT 702 The Church Fathers (2) An introduction to the Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers with spe­ cial emphasis upon the development of doc­ trine and church. Elective. HT 704 Medieval Theology Seminar (2) A study in the development of scholastic theology from Anselm to Biel with empha­ sis on the contribution of the medieval doc­ tors to the development of dogmatic theolo­ gy in the West. Elective. HT 705 History ofRevivals (2) The background, development and results of the great revivals in America. Elective.

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