Institute of Theological Studies

Independent Programming CE 636-637 INDEPENDENT STUDY ( I - 2, 1-2) In-depth investigation of a topic under the guidance of the Christ ian education de­ partment using standard research proce­ dures. Topic selection and course enroll­ ment is by advisor 's approval. Elective. CE 691, 692 EDUCATIONAL INTERN­ SHIP ( 1-2, 1-2) Structured field experience in educational ministries, age level programs, counseling, family enrichment and/or para-church min­ istries. Consultation and supervision under both faculty and field personnel. Student and facult y interaction along with integra­ tion of theory and practice during regular cluster meetings taken for one to four units. Prescribed for MACE. and MA (M.F.M.) students. Int ernshi p position must be determined before registration. Admis­ sion by signature only. Directed experiences in educational minis­ tries conducted through a local church. Praxis in leadership for major educational functions for various age levels. A mini ­ mum of I00 hours field involvement per semester. Prerequisite: 48 units of class wo rk. Prescribed for, and limited to, M.Div. students majoring in CE. CE 79 1-792 EDUCATIONAL PRACTICUM (2, 2)

ITS 538 NEO-ORTHODOXY (2) A study of the historical development and theological position of Karl Barth. An at­ tempt to understand the critical attitude of Barth toward the modernism of his day and to trace the development of his dialec­ tical method . Presentation of Barth 's views concerni ng Scripture, revelation, election and salvation, with some basic criticisms of neo-orthodoxy. A few evaluations of Barth by prominent scholars included in final lec­ ture. Provides basically a critical under­ standing of Barthianism. ITS 550 CHURCH LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION (2) A course designed to develop leadership potential in students and to give them a fa­ miliarity with the various elements of the administrative process, including: goal set­ ting and achieving, organizat ion, delegation, human relations, group dynamics, supervi­ sion and the training of other leaders. Though the pr inciples are universal, in the focus of the course is the Christian organi­ zation, particularly the local church.

ITS 504 THE DIVIDED MONARCHY (2) The history of Israel from the beginning of Solomon's apostasy (I KINGS I I ) about 950 B.C to the Babyl onian Captivity (II Kings 25) in 586 B.C Special emphasis giv­ en to the miracle ministries of Elijah and Elishah. Parallel passages from Chronicles and the prophetic books scrutinized, as well as evidence from contemporary secu­ lar history. ITS 505 THE BOOK OF PSALMS (2) An introduction to the book of Psalms with emphasis on the principles involved in the exegesis of hymnic literature as well as application of these principles to selected portions. ITS 506 UNDERSTANDING THE OLD TESTAMENT (3) A su rvey of the history of salvation in the Old Testament especially as it relates to the universal of Old Testament theology, i.e. the rule of God or the establishment of God's kingdom upon the earth. A working knowledge of Hebrew considered to be helpful but not required for this course. ITS 527 THE PASTORAL EPI STLES (3) An exposition of I and II T imothy and Ti­ tus. Emphasis on the authority of Paul and his message and the need to guard that message, as well as the resposibilities of the local church and its leaders. ITS 528 THE EPISTLE TO THEHEBREWS (2) An expository study based upon the Greek text of Hebrews. A working knowl­ edge of Greek essential for the student in this course.

Th is cooperative program of eight evan­ gelical seminaries, offering lectures on cas­ sette tapes by outstanding bibl ical scholars, is described on page 35 of this catalog. Of the numerous series available, the follow­ ing courses may be taken at Talbot for graduate level credit, up to a maximum of 12 units. Students may purchase the cas­ sette albums t hrough t he Talbot Associate Dean's office. Those desiring to enroll for credit need to contact the Office of Ad­ missions and Records. ITS 50 I THE PENTATEUCH (2) A critical introduct ion to the first five books of the Bible. Exami nation of such subjects as the problems of Genesis 1-1 I , the Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch, the chronological issues, and the archaeological and cultural background of the Pentateuch. ITS 502 CONQUEST AND SETTLEMENT (2) A study of the conquest and settlement period in Israel's history from the perspectives of archaeology, theological truths and history. Books include Joshua, Judges and Ruth. Special consideration of Late Bronze Age materials from Palestine which provide insight into the cultural background for this era. ITS 503 THE UNITED MONARCHY (2) An historical, archaeological and theological analysis of the period of the United Monarchy in Israel. Archaeological discoveries from the Iron Age I period cited to il lustrate important cultural trends of this era. Particularly attention given to the books of I and II Samuel, the first ten

CE 797 THESIS FIRST DRAFT (2) First draft of thesis or thesis project. *

CE 798 THESIS FINAL DRAFT (2) Final draft of thesis or thesis project. *

*CE 797 and 798 are prescribed for the_ MA and M.Div. students in this depart­ ment who will write a thesis or thesis project. MACE. students wil l take the se­ ries in this order: CE 797 at the comple­ tion of 32 units, and CE 798 at the com­ pl et ion of 48 un its. M.Div. students will take the series in this order: CE 797 at the completion of 64 un its, and CE 798 at the completion of 80 units. Neither of the two is applicable toward graduation unless both have been completed.

chapters of I Ki ngs, and the parallel passages in Chronicles and Psalms.


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