Talbot Theological Seniinary and School of Theology Dean Wendell G. Johnston. ThD. Associate Dean: Dennis H. Dirks, Ph.D.

II. The Chaplaincy Branches of th,2 Army, Navy and Air Force. Full­ time seminary students are eligible to apply for commissions as second lieutenants or- ensigns in the chap­ laincy branches of the Army, Air Force or Navy, with eight weeks of active duty training optional during the summer vacation. A course in chaplaincy orientation is offered by the department of practical theol­ ogy. Ill. The Veterans Administration. IV The United States Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturaliza­ tion Service. Chapel Thirty minutes of each day, Tuesday through Friday, are set aside for a chapel service. The purpose of chapel is for wor­ ship, instruction and exposure to current issues, ministries, missions and gi fted indi­ viduals. Not every chapel will fulfill each purpose and some will be designat ed for a single purpose such as worship. Chapel services are an integral part of the total educational experience and the corporate and individual growth of the student body. Student Christian Service The seminary recognizes the necessity of active service in Christian work while students are pursuing their courses of study. From the time of the students' en­ rollment they are asked to engage in some type of approved weekly ministry. The high population density of Southern Cal i­ fornia creates extensive service opportuni­ ties of many types. Field Education Field education is that part of the stu­ dent's academic program in which there is active participation in a supervised experi­ ence within a church setting. A full-time M.Div. student must register for field edu­ cat ion each semester. (A part-time M.Div. student must register for field education once within every 16 units complete.) For specific course numbers and descriptions see page G-33. After completing 48 units

whereby the servant of Christ may give a wel l-marshalled reason for t he faith that is in him. Missions, practical theology, and Christian education strive to perfect in the student a skillful and winsome presentation of the truth privately and publ icly. Talbot stands for one faith, one integrated cur­ riculum, one eternal Word of God and its effective proclamation to a modern gen­ eration with its multiplicity of needs. PRACTICALLY. It is the pur pose of the seminary to prepare for the Gospel minis­ try those who believe, live and preach the great historic doctrines of the faith which has been committed to the church. To re­ alize these broad object ives, the semi nary offers eight degree programs. each with its own distinctive purposes : The Master of Divinity program, the Master of Arts pro­ gram in ministry, the Master of Arts pro­ grams in biblical and theological studies, the Master of Arts program in Christian edu­ cation , the Master of Arts program in Mar­ riage and Family Ministries, the Master of Theology program, the Doctor of Ministry program and the Doctor of Education program. Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Talbot. as a school of Biola Uni­ versity, is included within Biola University's accreditation by the Accrediting Commis­ sion for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Association of Theological Schools. Talbot is a member of the Association of The­ ological Schools in the United States and Canada. the internationally recognized ac­ crediting body of seminaries and schools of divinity. Recognition Agencies of the United States Govern­ ment which recognize the training given at Talbot include I. The United States Department of Health. Education and Welfare. Of­ fice of Education.

Faculty Professors: Christian, Holloman, Kwast. O'Neal, Rosscup, Saucy, Thomas Associate Professor-s: Bradshaw. Busenitz, Conway. Dirks, Enns, Fi nley, Hunter, McDougall , Mohline, Radcliffe, Rigsby Assistant Professors: Anderson, Hutchison, Johnson, Mueller, Wilson Instructors: George Objectives The purpose of Biola University. in a broad perspective, is to educate Christian men and women 1n order to produce graduates who are I) competent in their field of study; 2) knowledgeable 1n biblical studies; 3) earnest Christians equipped to serve the Christian community and society at large. Both the nature and the purpose of Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology are elaborated more specifi­ cally in the following pa1-agraphs. and fur­ ther expanded at vanous places through­ out the catalog as noted under each heading. · THEOLOGICALLY. Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology is inter­ denominational by nature and is thorough­ ly committed to the proclamation of the great historic doctrines of the Christian church. It definitely and positively affirms historic orthodoxy in the framework of an evangelical and premillennial theology which 1s derived from a grammatico-his­ torical interpretation of the Bible. It ear­ nestly endeavors to make these great doc­ trinal truths a vi ta l reality in the spiritual life of this present generation. The seminary aims to train stud nts who believe and

propagate the great doctrines of the faith as they are summarized in our Statement of Doctrine and teaching position. SPIRITUALLY. It is the purpose of Tal­ bot to develop in the lives of its students a spiritual life which is in harmony with the great doctrines taught. in order that they may grow in the grace as well as in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Specifically, the goal is to educate and graduate students characterized by practical Christian service, missionary and evangelistic zeal and an adequate knowl­ edge of the Scriptures. To accomplish these objectives the seminary conducts a daily chapel program and gives constant at­ tention to its students' service opportuni­ ties. ACADEMICALLY. It is the purpose of the seminary to provide its students with the best in theological education in order that they may be equipped intelligently to preach and teach the Word of God and present it zealously to the world. In keep­ ing with this goal, ever-y department is geared to emphasize the clear and accu­ rate exposition of the Scriptures. The bibli ­ cal languages are utilized to expose the in­ ner- meaning of the inspired text Bible ex­ position, whether by synthesis or analysis, presents a connected and related interpre­ tation of the infallible Book. Systematic theology moves toward a well organized and structured ar rangement of bi bl ical truth. Historical theology engages itself to acquaint the student with the progress of the inerrant Word among the household of faith throughout the Christian era. Phi­ losophy of religion furnishes the elements


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