School of Theology

Applied Leadership

Applied Ministry

APLMN 3001 Applied Ministry: CPT
Curricular Practical Training for international students.

APLMN 3101 Internship
The student works alongside a church leader in a covenant relationship to develop in areas of both competence and character to further their readiness for leadership in the local church.

APLMN 3102 Internship
The student works alongside a church leader in a covenant relationship to develop in areas of both competence and character to further their readiness for leadership in the local church.

APLMN 3103 Internship
The student works alongside a church leader in a covenant relationship to develop in areas of both competence and character to further their readiness for leadership in the local church.

APLMN 3201 Practicum
A practicum serves as a structured and significant educational experience that takes place in a church, institution, or community environment under the supervision of ministry mentors and the guidance of the Applied Ministry Division. This experience is intended to give students the opportunity to develop specialized skills in an actual ministry practice setting.

APLMN 3202 Practicum
A practicum serves as a structured and significant educational experience that takes place in a church, institution, or community environment under the supervision of ministry mentors and the guidance of the Applied Ministry Division. This experience is intended to give students the opportunity to develop specialized skills in an actual ministry practice setting.

APLMN 3203 Practicum
A practicum serves as a structured and significant educational experience that takes place in a church, institution, or community environment under the supervision of ministry mentors and the guidance of the Applied Ministry Division. This experience is intended to give students the opportunity to develop specialized skills in an actual ministry practice setting.

APLMN 3301 Mentorship
A relational experience in which one person (Mentor) empowers another (Mentoree) by sharing God-given resources such as personal strengths, resources, and networks (friendships/contacts) to help the student reach his or her goals.

APLMN 3302 Mentorship
A relational experience in which one person (Mentor) empowers another (Mentoree) by sharing God-given resources such as personal strengths, resources, and networks (friendships/contacts) to help the student reach his or her goals.

APLMN 3303 Mentorship
A relational experience in which one person (Mentor) empowers another (Mentoree) by sharing God-given resources such as personal strengths, resources, and networks (friendships/contacts) to help the student reach his or her goals.

APLMN 3401 Apprenticeship
Usually a longer more structured learning experience in which the student works with a church or ministry leader to develop a skill or cluster of skills to advance their competence in ministry.

APLMN 3402 Apprenticeship
Usually a longer more structured learning experience in which the student works with a church or ministry leader to develop a skill or cluster of skills to advance their competence in ministry.

APLMN 3403 Apprenticeship
Usually a longer more structured learning experience in which the student works with a church or ministry leader to develop a skill or cluster of skills to advance their competence in ministry.

APLMN 3501 Disciple-Making
Advanced disciple-making practicum. The student works within the context of a local church to broaden their understanding and personal experience in New Testament one-on-one discipling of new or recent believers.

APLMN 3502 Disciple-Making
Advanced disciple-making practicum. The student works within the context of a local church to broaden their understanding and personal experience in New Testament one-on-one discipling of new or recent believers.

APLMN 3503 Disciple-Making
Advanced disciple-making practicum. The student works within the context of a local church to broaden their understanding and personal experience in New Testament one-on-one discipling of new or recent believers.

APLMN 3601 Leadership
Designed for those students who are currently serving in a church ministry position. The emphasis is on the improvement of ministry skills as well as personal growth.

APLMN 3602 Leadership
Designed for those students who are currently serving in a church ministry position. The emphasis is on the improvement of ministry skills as well as personal growth.

APLMN 3603 Leadership
Designed for those students who are currently serving in a church ministry position. The emphasis is on the improvement of ministry skills as well as personal growth.

APLMN 3703 Leadership Development Center - First Euless
First Baptist Church Euless provides an opportunity for students to be equipped in mentoring, money matters, family matters, and leadership basics as they prepare for effectiveness in life and ministry. Students completing the two semester development process earn three hours of elective credit. Sessions are conducted at First Baptist Church Euless. Please visit www.LDCfirsteuless.com for more information.

APLMN 3801 Chaplaincy
A supervised chaplaincy experience within military, healthcare, and community (fire, law enforecement, marketplace, sports, etc.) contexts.

APLMN 3802 Chaplaincy
A supervised chaplaincy experience within military, healthcare, and community (fire, law enforecement, marketplace, sports, etc.) contexts.

APLMN 3803 Chaplaincy
A supervised chaplaincy experience within military, healthcare, and community (fire, law enforecement, marketplace, sports, etc.) contexts.

APLMN 4011 Applied Ministry Disciple-Making in the Local Church
The study and application of the principles of biblical disciple-making. This course includes the preparation, observation, participation, and application of disciple-making skills. It involves the teaching of disciple-making skills in the classroom and the application of disciple-making skills through one-on-one disciple-making of a new or recent believer. During the fourteen weeks of the semester the student will be equipped to become an experienced one-on-one disciple-maker. Students will be prepared through classroom presentation, video training sessions by some of the most experienced disciple-makers in the Christian community, and will include the utilization of a step-by-step disciple-equipping guide. At the same time students will practice what they learn through actual one-on-one discipling of a new or recent believer. All students will complete a covenant with God to: Have a daily quiet time with the Lord Jesus Christ each morning. Pray each morning for the opportunity to share their faith. Prepare to befriend and personally disciple a new or recent believer. Pray for guidance as they prepare for a lifestyle of personal witnessing and disciple-making. Students will work with a local church to complete the requirements of this practicum. This course and training will not only prepare students to help new believers and church members grow spiritually, it will also equip them for a lifetime of effective and rewarding personal disciple-making ministry. Prerequisites: SPFTH 3101, SPFTH 3111, and EVANG 3303.

APLMN 4021 Applied Ministry Mentoring
Allows students to learn from actual hands-on ministry experience under the mentorship of a qualified individual. This course is similar in theory to the student teaching experience required for public school teachers or the medical internship required for physicians. Students are required to spend 22 hours in ministry as well as 7 hours of mentorship and 14 hours of peer mentoring for every hour of credit. Students will maintain a journal of the ministry experience. Every student enrolling is required to have a mentor who evaluates the student's progress in personal and ministry development. The mentor meets with the student in a bi-weekly, one-hour mentoring session throughout the semester. Each student is responsible for securing his or her own mentor before the beginning of the semester. In cases where the student does not have a mentor, the Applied Ministry Office will provide the student a list of approved mentors from which the student may choose. The mentor must have completed the mentor training provided by the seminary's Applied Ministry Office. All students meet in peer mentoring groups weekly on campus. The place and type of ministry should enhance the student's plan for ministry after graduation. Models for the mentoring experience may vary according to the student's place of ministry and his or her own needs. The local church is the primary setting for the mentoring experience. However, the Applied Ministry Office may approve other settings such as counseling centers, hospitals, denominational facilities, etc. Each student is required to spend an average of at least 1.5 hours per week performing ministry under the guidance of the mentor. There is also a textbook for the course that must be completed before a grade is assigned. Prerequisites: SPFTH 3101, SPFTH 3111, and EVANG 3303.

APLMN 4603 Contemporary Discipleship
The study and application of the principles of New Testament Disciplemaking. This course and practicum includes the study, observation, participation, and application of disciplemaking skills. It involves the study of disciplemaking in the classroom, the practice of one-on-one peer disciplemaking, and the application of disciplemaking skills through one-on-one disciplemaking of a new believer. Can be cross-listed with PASMN requirements.

Biblical Studies

Ancient Near East Languages

ANELG 5023 Aramaic
An examination of the fundamentals of biblical Aramaic including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Aramaic portions of the Old Testament. Prerequisite: HEBRW 4313-4323.

ANELG 5033 Ugaritic
An examination of fundamentals of the Ugaritic language. The importance and influence of Ugaritic on Old Testament studies will be illustrated. Prerequisite: HEBRW 4313-4323.

ANELG 5053 West Semitic Inscriptions
This course introduces the student to the extant literature of the Northwest Semitic language family (Hebrew, Ugaritic, Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac, Moabite, Ammonite, and Edomite). The study includes a comparative analysis of Northwest Semitic grammar, syntax, and other linguistic issues. The student is exposed to the discipline of epigraphy. Prerequisite: HEBRW 4313-4323.

ANELG 5063 New Testament Inscriptions
A survey of the relevant inscriptions in the classical languages from the time of the New Testament. We will examine all directly relevant inscriptions for the background of the NT . We will learn how to read Greek and Roman inscribed material in a variety of formats including imperial inscriptions, local city inscriptions, graffiti etc.

ANELG 5113 Middle Egyptian I
An introduction to the alphabet, sign-list, grammar, syntax and general vocabulary of Middle Egyptian with attention given to the elementary translation of several genres of Egyptian literature: biographical, historical, literary and religious.

ANELG 5123 Middle Egyptian II
Builds on the foundation provided in Middle Egyptian I, with continuing translation in additional genres and greater depth in grammatical, syntactical, and lexical issues.

ANELG 5993 Special Topics Ancient Near Eastern Lang
A topic based on contemporary issues focusing on ANE languages. The topic could also be a language, historical-linguistic analysis, or scripts and/or epigraphy that is not normally taught in the School of Theology.

ANELG 7064 Dead Sea Scrolls
An extensive survey of the history and translation of selected texts from Qumran. The course focuses particularly on the contributions of the Qumran discoveries to the study of the biblical text in the areas of translation, textual transmission, scribal practice, orthography and canon, with special emphasis on the relevance of the scrolls for text criticism. Four hours.

Biblical Studies

Arch & Archaeological Method

ARCHE 3003 Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
A survey of the historical, cultural, and archaeological evidence of the rise and development of the major cultures of the Ancient Near East, particularly Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, from the Neolithic through the Persian Periods. Emphasis is placed upon the impact of these cultures on the pre-history and history of Israel.

ARCHE 3103 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
A study of archaeological finds from the Levant which aid in the interpretation of the Old Testament in areas such as history, social contexts, religion, and material culture. Focus of the study is on the Bronze and Iron Ages (Patriarchal through early Post-Exilic).

ARCHE 3203 Archaeology of the New Testament World
A study of archaeological finds from ancient Palestine and the larger Mediterranean basin which aid in the interpretation of the New Testament in areas such as history, social contexts, religion, and material culture. Focus of this course is on the Late Hellenistic through Early Roman periods.

ARCHE 3303 Archaeology and History of the Early Church
An introduction to the archaeology of the early church. Emphasis will be placed on Byzantine art, archeology, and architecture, especially within the Levant and North Africa.

ARCHE 3993 Special Topics in Archaeology
A topic based on contemporary archaeological and historical issues of the intersection between archaeology and biblical studies will be explored. Prerequisites may be required depending on topic.

ARCHE 4203 Archaeological Field Excavation Methods
An on-site excavation or site survey in the Bible lands to provide field experience in current scientific archaeological methods. The course will include lectures on archaeological methods and theory, visits to sites of importance for biblical archaeology, field excavation, and a related research project.

ARCHE 4253 Field Work: Egyptian Epigraphy
An on-site excavation or site survey in the Bible lands to provide field experience in current scientific archaeological methods. The course will include lectures on archaeological methods and theory, visits to sites of importance for biblical archaeology, field excavation, and a related research project.

ARCHE 4303 Advanced Archaeological Field Excavation Methods
This course is designed for students with previous archaeological field experience, and is taken in conjunction with a field staff position of a major archaeological excavation where the position involves the supervision of students and field responsibilities. Prerequisite: ARCHE 4203.

ARCHE 4403 Archaeological Practicum-Material Studies
An introduction to methods for preparation and preservation of archaeological finds: conservation, cleaning, cataloguing, and classification. This will include analysis of lithics, ceramics, faunal and floral remains, metals, and glass.

ARCHE 4503 Advanced Archaeological Practicum
This course is designed for students with previous archaeological field experience and museum studies, and is taken in conjunction with a field staff position of a major archaeological excavation or working as an assistant curator in the Charles C. Tandy Museum. Prerequisite: ARCHE 4403.

ARCHE 5002 Archaeology Reading Seminar I

ARCHE 5012 Archaeology Reading Seminar II

ARCHE 5103 Archaeological Method and Theory
An introduction to the methodological and theoretical issues involved in the interpretation of the archaeological record. A survey of various approaches and paradigms to archaeological interpretation are examined.

ARCHE 5203 Ceramic Analysis-Syro-Palestine
An introduction to principles of ceramic analysis--especially theoretical and methodological approaches to the use of ceramics in the interpretation and reconstruction of history. Emphasis will be placed on the classification and identification of pottery from the Levant from the Neolithic to the Byzantine Period, and the Bronze and Iron Age pottery of ancient Israel. Prerequisite: ARCHE 3103.

ARCHE 5993 Special Topics in Archaeological Method and Theory
A topic based on a specific contemporary methodological and theoretical issue focusing on the interpretation of the archaeological record and current paradigms in archaeological theory. Prerequisites may be required depending on topic.

ARCHE 7002 Archaeology Reading Seminar I
Archaeology Reading Seminar I Intensive reading in the discipline of archaeology. Two hours.

ARCHE 7012 Archaeology Reading Seminar II
Archaeology Reading Seminar II Intensive reading in the discipline of archaeology. Two hours.

ARCHE 7022 Archaeology Reading Sem III

ARCHE 7032 Archaeology Reading Sem IV

ARCHE 7042 Archaeology Reading Sem V

ARCHE 7052 Archaeology Reading Sem VI

ARCHE 7104 Israelite Settlement and Statehood
An extensive survey of issues, trends, and current debates on archaeological and textual data of the Levant as it relates to the reconstruction of the history of Israelite settlement and the archaeology and history of David and Solomon. Special emphasis will be placed on state formation theory and anthropological models. Four hours.

ARCHE 7114 Archaeology of the Divided Kingdoms
An extensive survey of issues, trends, and current debates on archaeological and textual data of the Levant as it relates to the reconstruction of the history of the archaeology and history of Israel and Judah during the Iron Age II-III period. Special emphasis will be placed on regional trends and ethnic groups. Four hours.

ARCHE 7124 Bronze Age in the Southern Levant
An extensive survey of current trends and issues of the Middle and Late Bronze Age in the southern Levant. Four hours.

ARCHE 7134 Temple Period in the Southern Levant
An extensive survey on current trends and issues of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods in the southern Levant, with particular reference to the New Testament texts. Four hours.

ARCHE 7144 Arch of the Ancient Near East
An extensive survey of the historical, cultural, and archaeological evidence of the rise and development of the major cultures of the Ancient Near East, particularly Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, from the Neolithic through the Persian Periods. Emphasis is placed upon the impact of these cultures on the pre-history and history of Israel.

ARCHE 7154 Syro-Palestinian Archaeology
Guided research on current trends and issues of methodology and or theories in the discipline of archaeology as it has bearing on the reconstruction of the archaeology and history of the southern Levant. Four hours.

ARCHE 7164 Issues & Trends in Iron Age Arch Iron Age Archaeology
Guided research on current trends and issues of the Iron Age in the southern Levant. Suggested Topics: the Archaeology of Judah, Philistines, Israelite Religion. Four hours.

ARCHE 7174 Issues and Trends in Bronze Age Archaeol
Guided research on current trends and issues of the 2nd millennium BCE in the southern Levant. Suggested Topics: Archaeology of Patriarchs/MB, Old World Chronologies, the Eastern Mediterranean, Late Bronze Age Canaanite and Egyptian Relations (the Exodus). Four hours.

ARCHE 7184 Classical Period and Late Antiquity
Guided research on current trends and issues of the Classical Period and/or Late Antiquity. Suggested Topics: The Archaeology of the Early Church, Trade and Missionary activity in the 1st century AD, Archaeology of the Intertestamental Period. Four hours.

ARCHE 7194 Late Antiquity and Early Christianity
This course covers the development of the early church from an archaeological perspective. Focusing on material culture and the cultural milieu of Early Christianity, this course will provide vital background for the early church Fathers. The course will cover the chronological range of late Antiquity, from Constantine to the Islamic Conquest.

Biblical Studies

Biblical Backgrounds & History

BBHST 3313 Backgrounds to the Life and Times of Jesus
A study of the geography, history, and archaeology of the biblical world intended to provide a cultural and chronological framework of the life and times of Jesus Christ. Emphasis is placed on the background data that is crucial for proper understanding of the Gospels.

BBHST 3323 Biblical Backgrounds in the Bible Lands
A study of biblical history, geography, and archaeology while touring the Bible lands. On-site study of key places and countries of the Bible.

BBHST 3333 Historical Geography of the Land of the Bible
A study of the geography, history, and archaeology of the biblical world intended to provide a cultural and chronological framework for further study of both the Old and New Testaments. This course also introduces students to the discipline and issues of historical geography.

BBHST 3413 History of Ancient Israel
An introduction to the history of Israel in the patriarchal, pre-monarchial, monarchial, and post-monarchial periods. This course is a survey of the Old Testament from a historical framework. Students will be required to read through the Old Testament and interpret the text in light of its historical development.

BBHST 3423 History, Archaeology, and Geography of Ancient Israel
An introduction to the history and geography of ancient Israel as it is known from biblical texts, ancient historical sources, and archaeological finds. This will be accomplished through study tours throughout the land of ancient Israel.

BBHST 3433 History of the Ancient Near East
An introduction to the cultural and political history of the Ancient Near East, especially Egypt and Mesopotamia, with an emphasis on the intersection with biblical history.

BBHST 3443 History of the Second Temple Period
A study of the historical, cultural, and religious development of the Jewish people in the land of the Bible during the Hellenistic and early Roman Periods, and the institutions and culture that influenced and shaped early Judaism and Christianity.

BBHST 3444 History of the Second Temple Period

BBHST 3473 History of the Middle East
A study of the historical, cultural, and religious development of the peoples of the Middle East from the advent of Islam in the 7th century to the current day.

BBHST 3503 Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
A study of the archaeological excavations at Qumran and other sites in the Dead Sea region and the recovery of biblical and extra-biblical manuscripts and documents. The course will include a survey of the religious practices and communal life of the Qumran community and the environment that produced it.

BBHST 3992 Special Topics in History and Biblical B
A topic based on contemporary issues of the intersection between history and biblical studies will be explored. Prerequisites may be required depending on topic.

BBHST 3993 Special Topics in History and Biblical Backgrounds
A topic based on contemporary issues of the intersection between history and biblical studies will be explored. Prerequisites may be required depending on topic.

BBHST 4103 Social and Cultural Settings of Ancient Palestine
An investigation of various aspects of life in ancient times (society, social and personal identity, forms of subsistence, economy, art forms, religious expression and the like) to help understand biblical life and customs of the Old Testament more accurately. Students will be exposed to the various methods and issues of anthropological research related to the Old Testament. Prerequisite: OLDTS 3313 or equivalent.

BBHST 4203 Social and Cultural Settings of Palestine during the Roman Period
An introduction to an extensive anthropological approach to the study of daily life in the first century. Topics focus on the social, political, religious, and economic backgrounds that serve as aids for understanding the message of the New Testament. Prerequisite: NEWTS 3313 or equivalent.

Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies

BIBST 3203 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the nature of the Bible, the definition of and need for hermeneutics, a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches, the principles of a healthy interpretive approach, and case studies of biblical passages which illustrate the principles. Preferably taken during the first year.

BIBST 5351 Directed Study

BIBST 5383 Advanced Hermeneutics (PHILO 5383)
An advanced study of biblical and philosophical hermeneutics, with special attention to (post) modern theory and its impact on biblical interpretation. Prerequisite: BIBST 3203.

Biblical Studies

Biblical Theology

BIBTH 4313 The Theology of Jesus (NEWTS 4813)
A study of the teaching of Jesus with special attention to His view of the kingdom of God and of His own person and role.

BIBTH 4314 The Theology of Jesus

BIBTH 4323 The Theology of Paul (NEWTS 4823)
A study of the setting, presuppositions, and themes of Pauline theology with special attention to the apostle's teachings on the kingdom of God, the person and work of Christ, and the church.

BIBTH 4333 The Theology of John
A study of the setting, presuppositions, and themes of Johannine Theology with special attention to the distinctive theological presentations of Jesus, kingdom of God, Christian life, and eternal destiny.

BIBTH 4343 New Testament Theology (NEWTS 5543)
A study of the nature, history, and methods of New Testament theology, along with examination and application of major theological concepts in the New Testament.

BIBTH 4353 The Theology of the Gospels (NEWTS 4833)
A study of the theological emphases and the special contributions of each of the canonical Gospels with special reference to the dominant motif of Christology.

BIBTH 4373 The Theology of Luke-Acts
A study of the theological emphasis of Luke-Acts with special attention to the perspective on Jesus, the activity of the Holy Spirit, and the spread of the gospel.

BIBTH 4803 Old Testament Theology (OLDTS 4803)
A study of the nature, history, and methods of Old Testament theology, along with examination and application of major theological concepts in the Old Testament.

BIBTH 5002 Biblical Theology Rding Sem I
Intensive reading in the field of Biblical Theology

BIBTH 5012 Biblical Theology Rding Sem II
Intensive reading in the field of Biblical Theology. Course is a continuation of BIBTH 5002.

BIBTH 5593 Issues in Biblical Theology
This course will consider a major issue related to biblical theology.

BIBTH 5594 Issues in Biblical Theology

BIBTH 7002 Biblical Theology Rding Sem I
Intensive reading in the field of Biblical Theology.

BIBTH 7012 Biblical Theology Rding Sem II
Intensive reading in the field of Biblical Theology. Course is a continuation of BIBTH 7002.

BIBTH 7514 Old Testament Theology
Guided research into the nature, history, and method of Old Testament theology, along with an examination and application of the major theological concepts in the Old Testament.

BIBTH 7644 New Testament Interpretation of the Old Testament
Guided research into Old Testament quotations, allusions, themes, and echoes in their respective biblical contexts.

BIBTH 7724 Issues in Biblical Theology
Guided research into the discipline of and/or themes within biblical theology, with attention given to the history of research, contemporary literature, methodology, and exegetical analysis of relevant primary texts.

Biblical Studies

Greek

GREEK 1313 Elementary Greek I

GREEK 1323 Elementary Greek II

GREEK 2313 New Testament Greek I

GREEK 3313 Biblical Greek I
An introduction to the Greek language in preparation for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament.

GREEK 3323 Biblical Greek II
An introduction to the Greek language in preparation for the exegesis of the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: GREEK 3313.

GREEK 3356 Biblical Greek I and II
GREEK 3356 combines GREEK 3313 and GREEK 3323 into a single accelerated course Note: This is a single, 6-credit-hour course. The school will not entertain requests for drops beyond the drop deadline except in serious extenuating circumstances, nor will the school entertain requests to change the registration from GREEK 3356 to GREEK 3313 and GREEK 3323 in order to avoid a failure of all 6 hours. The drop deadline is the same for all other courses offered with the same starting date.

GREEK 4313 Translation and Interpretation
The Study of a New Testament book or selected New Testament passage with a focus on intermediate Greek syntax. Prerequisite: Greek 3313-3323 or equivalent. May not be repeated for credit.

GREEK 4323 Exegetical Method
The study of a New Testament book or selected New Testament passage with a focus on intermediate Greek exegesis. Prerequisite: Greek 4313. May not be repeated for credit.

GREEK 4503 New Testament Greek Readings
Advanced grammar and translation of selected passages from the Greek New Testament. Prerequisites: GREEK 4313-4323.

GREEK 4963 Hellenistic Greek Readings
Translation and study of the language and literature from the literary world of the New Testament, with attention to the vocabulary and grammar of the Septuagint, Pseudepigrapha, Josephus, Philo, and papyri. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313.

GREEK 5013 Exegesis of Matthew
Advanced exegesis of the Gospel of Matthew based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5023 Exegesis of Mark
Advanced exegesis of the Gospel of Mark based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5033 Exegesis of Luke
Advanced exegesis of the Gospel of Luke based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5043 Exegesis of John
Advanced exegesis of the Gospel of John based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours

GREEK 5053 Exegesis of Acts
Advanced exegesis of the Book of Acts based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5063 Exegesis of Romans
Advanced exegesis of Romans based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5073 Exegesis of I Corinthians
Advanced exegesis of I Corinthians based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5083 Exegesis of II Corinthians
Advanced exegesis of 2 Corinthians based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5093 Exegesis of Galatians
Advanced exegesis of Galatians based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5103 Exegesis of Ephesians
Advanced exegesis of Ephesians based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5113 Exegesis of Philippians
Advanced exegesis of Philippians based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5123 Exegesis of Colossians
Advanced exegesis of Colossians based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours

GREEK 5133 Exegesis of the Pastoral Epistles
Advanced exegesis of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5143 Exegesis of the Thessalonian Letters
Advanced exegesis of 1 and 2 Thessalonians based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5153 Exegesis of Hebrews
Advanced exegesis of Hebrews based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5203 Exegesis of James
Advanced exegesis of James based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5213 Exegesis of 1 and 2 Peter
Advanced exegesis of 1 Peter, 2 Peter and Jude based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5223 Exegesis of 2 Peter and Jude
Advanced exegesis of 2 Peter and Jude based on the Greek text. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5243 Exegesis of Revelation
Exegesis of Revelation based on the Greek text.Prerequisite: GREEK 4313. Three Hours.

GREEK 5513 Textual Criticism
A study of the textual criticism of the New Testament: paleography; the materials used in textual criticism; the history of both the handwritten and printed texts; the use of the critical apparatuses; and the evaluation of variant readings. Recommended for all students who anticipate advanced studies in New Testament. Prerequisite: GREEK 4313.

GREEK 5651 Directed Study

GREEK 5652 Directed Study

GREEK 5653 Directed Study

GREEK 5654 Directed Study

Biblical Studies

Hebrew

HEBRW 2356 Elementary Hebrew I & II

HEBRW 4313 Biblical Hebrew I
The fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text.

HEBRW 4323 Biblical Hebrew II
The fundamentals of biblical Hebrew including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and syntax for the purpose of translating and interpreting the Old Testament text. Prerequisite: HEBRW 4313.

HEBRW 4356 Biblical Hebrew I and II
HEBRW 4356 combines HEBRW 4313 and HEBRW 4323 into a single accelerated course.

Note: This is a single, 6-credit-hour course. The school will not entertain requests for drops beyond the drop deadline except in serious extenuating circumstances, nor will the school entertain requests to change the registration from HEBRW 4356 to HEBRW 4313 and HEBRW 4323 in order to avoid a failure of all 6 hours. The drop deadline is the same for all other courses offered with the same starting date.

HEBRW 5003 Translation and Interpretation
Studies in this book will include a review of Elementary Hebrew, an introduction to Hebrew syntax, lexical studies, text critical analyses, and the research tools available to aid in Old Testament exegesis. Other selected portions of the Hebrew Bible will also be covered. Prerequisite: HEBRW 4323. May not be repeated for credit.

HEBRW 5043 The Texts of Qumran
Introduction to the historical and archaeological background and translation of selected texts from Qumran. The course focuses particularly on the contributions of the Qumran discoveries to the study of the biblical text in the areas of translation, textual transmission, scribal practice, orthography and canon, with special emphasis on the relevance of the scrolls for text criticism. Prerequisite: HEBRW 4313.

HEBRW 5053 Hebrew Readings
Accelerated and guided reading, translation, and grammatical analysis of Hebrew texts in order to improve pronunciation, build reading comprehension and speed, and increase facility with biblical Hebrew vocabulary and expression. Prerequisites: HEBRW 4313-4323.

HEBRW 5503 Exegesis of Genesis
Advanced exegesis of Genesis based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5533 Exegesis of Exodus
Advanced exegesis of Exodus based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5543 Exegesis of Leviticus
Advanced exegesis of Leviticus based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisite: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5553 Exegesis of Numbers
Advanced exegesis of Numbers based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5563 Exegesis of Deuteronomy
Advanced exegesis of Deuteronomy based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5573 Exegesis Joshua-Judges-Ruth
Advanced exegesis of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5583 Exegesis of 1 & 2 Samuel
Advanced exegesis of 1 and 2 Samuel based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5593 Exegesis of 1 and 2 Kings
Advanced exegesis of 1 and 2 Kings based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5603 Exegesis of 1 and 2 Chronicles
Advanced exegesis of 1 and 2 Chronicles based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5613 Exegesis of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Advanced exegesis of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5623 Exegesis of Job
Advanced exegesis of Job based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5633 Exegesis of Psalms
Advanced exegesis of Psalms based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5643 Exegesis of Proverbs
Advanced exegesis of Proverbs based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5653 Exegesis of Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations
Advanced exegesis of Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5663 Exegesis of Isaiah
Advanced exegesis of Isaiah based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5693 Exegesis of Jeremiah
Advanced exegesis of Jeremiah based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5703 Exegesis of Ezekiel
Advanced exegesis of Ezekiel based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5713 Exegesis of Daniel
Advanced exegesis of Daniel based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5723 Exegesis of Amos
Advanced exegesis of Amos based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5733 Exegesis of Hosea
Advanced exegesis of Hosea based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5743 Exegesis of Micah
Advanced exegesis of Micah based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5753 Exegesis of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah
Advanced exegesis of Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5763 Exegesis of Obadiah, Joel and Jonah
Advanced exegesis of Obadiah, Joel and Jonah based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

HEBRW 5773 Exegesis of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi
Advanced exegesis of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi based on the Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBRW 5003.

Biblical Studies

Archaeology Thesis & Research

MAABS 5001 Thesis Research
Students begin thesis research and complete a thesis prospectus under faculty supervision.

MAABS 5003 Thesis
Students write a thesis on the basis of an approved prospectus under faculty supervision.

MAABS 5010 M.A. Continuous Enrollmt

Biblical Studies

New Testament

NEWTS 3313 Basic New Testament I
An introduction to the Jewish, Greek and Roman backgrounds, the canon of the New Testament, and the contents of Matthew-Acts with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications.

*Students who have completed six hours in New Testament survey or introduction in college with a grade of B or better may be eligible to replace New Testament NEWTS 3313-3323 by selecting six hours of work from other NEWTS courses. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

NEWTS 3323 Basic New Testament II
An introduction to the contents of the New Testament books Romans-Revelation with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretation, and contemporary applications.

*Students who have completed six hours in New Testament survey or introduction in college with a grade of B or better may be eligible to replace New Testament NEWTS 3313-3323 by selecting six hours of work from other NEWTS courses. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

NEWTS 4013 Matthew
A critical and expositional study of Matthew.

NEWTS 4023 Mark
A critical and expositional study of Mark.

NEWTS 4033 Luke
A critical and expositional study of Luke.

NEWTS 4043 The Theology of John
A critical and expositional study of John.

NEWTS 4053 Acts
A critical and expositional study of Acts.

NEWTS 4063 Romans
A critical and expositional study of Romans.

NEWTS 4073 First Corinthians
A critical and expositional study of 1 Corinthians.

NEWTS 4083 Second Corinthians
A critical and expositional study of 2 Corinthians.

NEWTS 4093 Galatians
A critical and expositional study of Galatians.

NEWTS 4103 Ephesians
A critical and expositional study of Ephesians.

NEWTS 4113 Philippians
A critical and expositional study of Philippians.

NEWTS 4123 Thessalonian Letters
A critical and expositional study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

NEWTS 4133 Pastoral Letters
An expositional study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus.

NEWTS 4143 Colossians and Philemon
A critical and expositional study of Colossians and Philemon.

NEWTS 4153 Prison Letters
A critical and expositional study of the prison letters.

NEWTS 4193 Hebrews
A critical and expositional study of Hebrews.

NEWTS 4203 James
A critical and expositional study of James.

NEWTS 4213 Petrine Letters
A critical and expositional study of 1 and 2 Peter.

NEWTS 4223 Johannine Letters
A critical and expositional study of 1, 2, and 3 John.

NEWTS 4273 Revelation
A critical and expositional study of Revelation.

NEWTS 4373 The Theology of Luke-Acts
A study of the theological emphasis of Luke-Acts with special attention to the perspective on Jesus, the activity of the Holy Spirit, and the spread of the gospel.

NEWTS 4813 The Theology of Jesus (BIBTH 4313)
A study of the teaching of Jesus with special attention to His view of the kingdom of God and of His own person and role.

NEWTS 4823 The Theology of Paul (BIBTH 4323)
A study of the setting, presuppositions, and themes of Pauline theology with special attention to the apostle's teachings on the kingdom of God, the person and work of Christ, and the church.

NEWTS 4833 The Theology of the Gospels (BIBTH 4353)
A study of the theological emphases and the special contributions of each of the canonical Gospels with special reference to the dominant motif of Christology.

NEWTS 5002 New Testament Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of New Testament.

NEWTS 5012 New Testament Reading Seminar II
A study of significant secondary literature within the discipline of New Testament theology, with reference to the history, methodology and current status of the discipline, along with translation of selected New Testament texts. Intensive reading in the discipline of New Testament and is a continuation of NEWTS 5042. Two Hours.

NEWTS 5042 New Testament Theology Reading Seminar I
A study of significant secondary literature within the discipline of New Testament theology, with reference to the history, methodology and current status of the discipline, along with translation of selected New Testament texts.

NEWTS 5052 New Testament Theology Reading Seminar II
A continuation of NEWTS 5042.

NEWTS 5363 Directed Study

NEWTS 5543 New Testament Theology (BIBTH 4343)
A study of the nature, history, and methods of New Testament theology, along with examination and application of major theological concepts in the New Testament.

NEWTS 5593 Issues in New Testament Studies
This course will consider a major issue related to the history and interpretation of the New Testament.

NEWTS 5594 Issues in New Test Studies

NEWTS 7002 New Testament Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of New Testament.

NEWTS 7012 New Testament Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of New Testament.

NEWTS 7022 New Testament Reading Sem III
Intensive reading in the discipline of New Testament.

NEWTS 7032 New Testament Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of New Testament.

NEWTS 7042 New Testament Theology Reading Seminar I
A study of significant secondary literature within the discipline of New Testament theology, with reference to the history, methodology and current status of the discipline, along with translation of selected New Testament texts.

NEWTS 7052 New Testament Theology Reading Seminar II
A continuation of NEWTS 7042.

NEWTS 7062 New Testament Theology Reading Semin III
A continuation of NEWTS 7052.

NEWTS 7072 New Testament Theology Reading Sem IV
A continuation of NEWTS 7062.

NEWTS 7134 Interpretation of the Gospel of John
Guided research into the history, text, and interpretation of the Gospel of John.

NEWTS 7144 Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels.

NEWTS 7184 Interpretation of the Book of Acts
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of the Book of Acts.

NEWTS 7204 Interpretation of the Letters of Paul
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of select letters from the Pauline corpus.

NEWTS 7214 Pauline Pneumatology
Guided research into Paul's thought on the Spirit, with attention to the ministry of Paul, the primary aspects of his thought, and early Christian experience as reflected in his letters and Acts.

NEWTS 7414 Hebrews
Guided research into the history, text, and interpretation of the book of Hebrews.

NEWTS 7424 Interpretation of the Letter of James
Guided research into the history, text, and interpretation of the letter of James.

NEWTS 7524 New Testament Theology
Guided research into the development of the discipline, various methods and theologies proposed, and assessment of New Testament texts with respect to select themes.

NEWTS 7614 New Testament History
Guided research into the social, economic, political, and religious aspects of Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament world.

NEWTS 7634 Canon and Text
Guided research into the development of the New Testament canon and the history and practice of New Testament textual criticism. Prerequisite: GREEK 5513 Textual Criticism (Students who have not had the course may audit it concurrently with the seminar.)

NEWTS 7694 New Testament Interpretation of the Old Testament (OLDTS 7694)
Guided research into Old Testament quotations, allusions, themes, and echoes in their respective biblical contexts.

NEWTS 7714 Critical Methods and New Testament Studies
Guided research and assessment of the development and employment of critical methods within New Testament studies, and analysis and application of various critical methods in the study of selected New Testament texts.

NEWTS 7724 Issues in New Testament Studies
Guided research in a specific NT theme with attention given to the history of interpretation, methodology, exegetical analysis of relevant primary texts, and theological implications.

Biblical Studies

Old Testament

OLDTS 3053 Old Testament I
An introduction to the books of Genesis through Ruth with emphasis on literary structure, theological content, historical issues, and contemporary applications.

OLDTS 3313 Basic Old Testament I
An introduction to the ancient Near Eastern background and the canon of the Old Testament and the contents of Genesis-Esther with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications.

*Students who have completed six hours in Old Testament survey or introduction in college with a grade of B or better may be eligible to replace Old Testament OLDTS 3313-3323 by selecting six hours of work from other OLDTS courses. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

OLDTS 3323 Basic Old Testament II
An introduction to the contents of the Old Testament books Job-Malachi with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. *Students who have completed six hours in Old Testament survey or introduction in college with a grade of B or better may be eligible to replace Old Testament OLDTS 3313-3323 by selecting six hours of work from other OLDTS courses. The student must complete an "Advanced Standing without Credit" application and have a transcript evaluation by the Office of the Registrar.

OLDTS 4503 Genesis
A critical and expositional study of Genesis.

OLDTS 4533 Exodus
A critical and expositional study of Exodus.

OLDTS 4543 Leviticus
A critical and expositional study of Leviticus.

OLDTS 4553 Numbers
A critical and expositional study of Numbers.

OLDTS 4563 Deuteronomy
A critical and expositional study of Deuteronomy.

OLDTS 4573 Joshua-Judges-Ruth
A critical and expositional study of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.

OLDTS 4583 1 and 2 Samuel
A critical and expositional study of 1 and 2 Samuel.

OLDTS 4593 1 and 2 Kings
A critical and expositional study of 1 and 2 Kings.

OLDTS 4603 1 and 2 Chronicles
A critical and expositional study of 1 and 2 Chronicles.

OLDTS 4613 Ezra-Nehemiah-Esther
A critical and expositional study of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

OLDTS 4623 Job
A critical and expositional study of Job.

OLDTS 4633 Psalms
A critical and expositional study of Psalms.

OLDTS 4643 Proverbs
A critical and expositional study of Proverbs.

OLDTS 4653 Ecclesiastes-Song of Solomon-Lamentations
A critical and expositional study of Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations.

OLDTS 4663 Isaiah
A critical and expositional study of Isaiah.

OLDTS 4693 Jeremiah
A critical and expositional study of Jeremiah.

OLDTS 4703 Ezekiel
A critical and expositional study of Ezekiel.

OLDTS 4713 Daniel
A critical and expositional study of Daniel.

OLDTS 4723 Amos-Hosea
A critical and expositional study of Amos and Hosea.

OLDTS 4743 Micah
A critical and expositional study of Micah.

OLDTS 4753 Nahum-Habakkuk-Zephaniah
A critical and expositional study of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah.

OLDTS 4763 Obadiah-Joel-Jonah
A critical and expositional study of Obadiah, Joel, and Jonah.

OLDTS 4773 Haggai-Zechariah-Malachi
A critical and expositional study of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

OLDTS 4783 Old Testament Prophecy
A study of the nature, history, and interpretation of Old Testament prophecy, with a survey of the messianic ideas of the Old Testament. Attention will also be given to contemporary applications.

OLDTS 4784 Old Testament Prophecy

OLDTS 4793 Old Testament Criticism
An examination, evaluation, and application of the various analytical approaches historically and presently used in the study of the Old Testament.

OLDTS 4803 Old Testament Theology
A study of the nature, history, and methods of Old Testament theology, along with examination and application of major theological concepts in the Old Testament.

OLDTS 4823 Old Testament Wisdom Literature
A study of Old Testament Wisdom Literature and its contemporary applications.

OLDTS 5002 Old Testament Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Old Testament.

OLDTS 5012 Old Testament Studies Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Old Testament.

OLDTS 5353 Directed Study

OLDTS 5573 Ethiopic

OLDTS 5593 Issues in Old Testament Studies
This course will consider a major issue related to the history and interpretation of the Old Testament.

OLDTS 7002 Old Testament Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Old Testament.

OLDTS 7012 Old Testament Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Old Testament.

OLDTS 7022 Old Testament Reading Seminar III
Intensive reading in the discipline of Old Testament.

OLDTS 7032 Old Testament Reading Seminar IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of Old Testament.

OLDTS 7104 Pentateuch
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of the Pentateuch.

OLDTS 7114 Old Testament Historical Books

OLDTS 7164 1 and 2 Samuel
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of 1 and 2 Samuel.

OLDTS 7204 Old Testament Prophecy
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of Old Testament prophecy.

OLDTS 7234 Daniel and Related Literature
This course considers the biblical book of Daniel in the context of relevant early Jewish texts from the Old Testament Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Dead Sea Scrolls. Four hours.

OLDTS 7264 Zechariah
Guided research into the history, text, and interpretation of Zechariah.

OLDTS 7324 Psalms
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of the Psalms.

OLDTS 7394 Hebrew Language & Texts
Advanced studies in Hebrew syntax and lexicography, Historical Hebrew Grammer, and textual criticism.

OLDTS 7594 Old Testament Criticism
Guided research into the various critical approaches historically and presently used in Old Testament studies.

OLDTS 7614 Old Testament History
Guided research into the history of Israel and Judah studied in light of the Ancient Near East context.

OLDTS 7674 Old Testament Theology
Guided research into the nature, history, and method of Old Testament theology, along with an examination and application of the major theological concepts in the Old Testament.

OLDTS 7684 Intertextuality
A critical examination of the issues surrounding the literary connections within the Scriptures, including an exploration of theories, methods, types and purposes of literary borrowing and echoing within the biblical text.

OLDTS 7694 The New Testament Interpretation of the Old Testament (NEWTS 7694)
Guided research into Old Testament quotations, allusions, themes, and echoes in their respective biblical contexts.

OLDTS 7714 Old Testament Poetical and Wisdom Literature
Guided research into the history, texts, and interpretation of Old Testament poetical and wisdom literature.

OLDTS 7724 Issues in Old Testament Studies
Guided research in a specific OT theme with attention given to the history of interpretation, methodology, exegetical analysis of relevant primary texts, and theological implications.

OLDTS 7744 Ethiopic

Ethics/Philosophy of Religion

Christian Ethics

ETHIC 2303 The Christian Home

ETHIC 2323 The Bible & Moral Issues

ETHIC 4303 The Christian Home
Study of the biblical and theological foundations of the Christian home. Students will be equipped to apply sound moral standards in their relationships at home and to build strong families.

ETHIC 4313 Basic Christian Ethics
Study of the biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian ethics. Students will be equipped to apply these foundational elements in their decision making on current issues such as drugs, alcohol, family, race, biomedical ethics, economics, and politics.

ETHIC 4323 The Bible and Moral Issues
Study of how the Bible addresses significant moral concerns. Students will have the opportunity to learn moral teachings of both the Old and New Testaments, evaluate significant hermeneutical models for addressing contemporary moral issues from a biblical perspective, and investigate biblical materials that pertain to several key contemporary moral issues including marriage and divorce, abortion, and homosexuality.

ETHIC 4333 Development of Christian Character and Decision Making
The biblical and theological basis for character development will be explored with a view to guiding the student in discovering that which strengthens and grows Christian character, especially as it relates to decision making. The process of decision making will also be studied from biblical and theological perspectives as they relate to issues of authority, community, resources, and methodologies.

ETHIC 4343 Christian Marriage and Family Ministries
An ethical study of the biblical, theological, sociological, and psychological materials which guide the preparation and development of Christian marriages and families. Three hours. Emphasis will be given to ministry to married couples and families in a Christian context.

ETHIC 4353 Christianity and Human Sexuality
Biblical, historical, and contemporary viewpoints on the ethics of human sexuality are examined. A theological model for human sexuality and sex roles is proposed. Sexual deviations will be studied and contrasted with biblical teaching.

ETHIC 4373 Ethics and Public Policy
The relations of politics and economics will be analyzed from biblical and theological perspectives for purposes of applying Christian principles to the individual Christian life as well as to the conduct of the Christian church in its local community and in the world. Particular interest will be given to the problems and challenges of wealth and poverty. Prerequisite: ETHIC 4313, 4323, or 4333.

ETHIC 4383 Ethical Theory
This course provides a study of the major views on moral theory from a Christian perspective. A proper understanding of ethical theory will involve an introduction to action theory as well. As such, this course will explore agency, action, teleology, deontology, consequentialism and non-consequentialism.

ETHIC 4384 Ethical Theory
This course provides a study of the major views on moral theory from a Christian perspective. A proper understanding of ethical theory will involve an introduction to action theory as well. As such, this course will explore agency, action, teleology, deontology, consequentialism and non-consequentialism.

ETHIC 4433 Cross-Cultural Ethics, Christian Character, and Decision Making
The biblical and theological basis for character development will be explored with a view to guiding the student in discovering that which strengthens and grows Christian character, especially as it relates to decision making. The process of decision making will also be studied from biblical and theological perspectives as they relate to issues of authority, community, resources, and methodologies. Special attention is given to the development of Christian character and decision making in cross-cultural settings.

ETHIC 5002 Ethics Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of ethics.

ETHIC 5012 Ethics Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of ethics.

ETHIC 5313 New Testament Ethics
A study of the major ethical teachings of the New Testament. The course gives significant attention to the eschatological and ecclesial dimensions of their ethical instruction along with concentrated focus on the character of moral argument as found in the Gospels and the letters of Paul. The course also examines the ethical instruction of Jesus and Paul on certain selected issues (e.g., Church and State). Prerequisite: ETHIC 4313, 4323, or 4333.

ETHIC 5323 Selected Issues of Life and Death
Examination from biblical, theological and ethical perspectives of quality/sanctity of life matters such as biomedical concerns, capital punishment, environmental issues, violence, and war. Prerequisite: ETHIC 4313, 4323, or 4333.

ETHIC 5333 Ministerial Ethics (PASMN 5423)
A study of ministerial ethics. Attention will be given to ethical issues associated with preaching, evangelism, authority, leadership, and finances. Ministerial integrity and the ethics of one's relationships in the home, the church, the denomination, and the community also will be studied. Prerequisite: ETHIC 4313, 4323, or 4333.

ETHIC 5343 War and Peace
This course is a study of historical positions on war and peace and how they impact Christian ethics. Students will be equipped to recognize the traditions of just war, pacifism, and crusade and evaluate them from a theological-ethical perspective.

ETHIC 5353 Special Topics in Ethics
Study of specialized contemporary issues in ethics. Students will be equipped to apply biblical, theological, and ethical reasoning to current issues. Focus may vary by semester.

ETHIC 5363 Directed Study

ETHIC 7002 Ethics Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of ethics.

ETHIC 7012 Ethics Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of ethics.

ETHIC 7022 Ethics Reading Seminar III
Intensive reading in the discipline of ethics.

ETHIC 7032 Ethics Reading Seminar IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of ethics.

ETHIC 7614 Biblical Ethics
Examination of Old and New Testament Ethics. Principles of biblical interpretation will be applied to major ethical passages and significant ethical issues examined in light of the biblical materials.

ETHIC 7624 Meta-Ethics
A study of meta-ethics, which concerns the foundations of moral theory. Specific attention will be given to the metaphysics of morality, moral epistemology and moral psychology.

ETHIC 7634 History of Christian Ethics
An examination of Christian ethical thought from the post-biblical period to the end of the Social Gospel Movement in 1918. The ethics of the major figures in Christian history will be studied in detail. Historical trends and movements will also be examined.

ETHIC 7644 Ethical Theory
This course provides a study of the major views on moral theory from a Christian perspective. A proper understanding of ethical theory will involve an introduction to action theory as well. As such, this course will explore agency, action, teleology, deontology, consequentialism and non-consequentialism.

ETHIC 7654 Contemporary Christian Ethics
Research in contemporary writings on issues in ethics and on social problems. Insights from the Bible, history, and theology will be applied to current moral concerns.

ETHIC 7674 Current Ethical Issues
A thorough examination of current social problems and ethical issues. The student will be expected to do thorough research on a contemporary social/ethical problem.

ETHIC 7684 Contemporary Moral Theory
A study of the major views on moral theory from a Christian perspective. This includes teleogy, deontology, consequentialism and non-consequentialism.

ETHIC 7694 Figures and Traditions in Ethics
A study of major figures and movements for Christian theology and ethics. Seminar emphasis to be announced by the professor. This course may be repeated when emphases vary. 4 hours.

Ethics/Philosophy of Religion

Phil of Religion

PHILO 4313 Philosophy of Religion
An introductory study of philosophical issues relevant to Christian ministry (e.g., religious pluralism, the problem of evil, the relationship between faith and reason, God's existence and nature).

PHILO 4323 History of Western Philosophy
A survey of western philosophy with a focus on key issues related to the discipline of theology (e.g. the nature of substance, the role of faith and reason, the problem of evil, etc...)

PHILO 4333 Epistemology
This is an advanced seminar in the primary literature of epistemology. Treats such topics as: the nature of knowledge, the problem of skepticism, the nature of epistemic justification, the structure of knowledge/justification, the internalist/externalist controversy, and religious epistemology.

PHILO 4343 Metaphysics
This is an advanced seminar in the primary literature of metaphysics. Treats such topics as the nature of reality, substance, properties, possible worlds, time and space, freedom, and the critiera for ontological committtment.

PHILO 4353 Philosophy of Mind
This course is a study of central issues in the philosophy of mind including the nature of consciousness and the human person. Three hours.

PHILO 4373 Christian Apologetics
An introductory study of selected issues in apologetics. Common objections to Christian truth claims will be critically appraised and answered.

PHILO 4383 God and Evil
An analysis of various approaches to the problem of evil and suffering. Constructive responses from philosophical, pastoral, and experiential perspectives will be provided. Prerequisite: PHILO 4313 or 4373.

PHILO 4393 Open Theism
An introductory study and assessment of "open theism," a perspective which denies the traditional Christian understanding of divine omniscience. This perspective will be assessed for its biblical adequacy, philosophical justification, and implications for pastoral ministry. Prerequisite: PHILO 4313 or 4373.

PHILO 4403 Cultural Apologetics
An exploration of cultural apologetics, specifically, how to build bridges from "our Athens" to the gospel using the tools of reason, conscience, and the imagination.

PHILO 4413 Christ and Canon
This is an advanced seminar investigating some of the major issues involved in the search for the historical Jesus and in defense of the historicity of the Bible.

PHILO 4414 Christ and Canon
This is an advanced seminar investigating some of the major issues involved in the search for the historical Jesus and in defense of the historicity of the Bible.

PHILO 4423 Christianity, the Arts, and Popular Culture
A Christian study of the significance of both classical art forms (e.g., architecture, painting, sculpture, various types of literature) and popular art forms (e.g., movies, pop music, television).

PHILO 4424 Christn, Arts, Popular Cultr

PHILO 4453 Makers of the American Mind
A Christian study of thinkers who have shaped the way Americans think about God, religion, and morality. This course may be repeated once when topics vary. Prerequisite: PHILO 4313 or 4373.

PHILO 4483 Christian Faith and Science
A study of the relationship between faith and science, with special attention to issues relevant to Christian truth claims (e.g., the creation/evolution debate, the fine-tuning of the universe for human life). Prerequisite: PHILO 4313 or 4373.

PHILO 4493 Philosophy of Science
This course is a study of central issues in the philosophy of science. Representative topics include: the debate over scientific realism, the nature of scientific law and explanation, and the nature, aims, and limitations of the empirical sciences.

PHILO 4522 Apologetics Research Seminar
Students will learn the skills of research and writing in apologetics. The class is intended to be collaborative in giving students the opportunity to discuss and critique each other's work.

PHILO 4533 Apologetics Thesis

PHILO 4542 Philosophy Research Seminar
Students will learn the skills of research and writing in academic philosophy. The class is intended to be collaborative in giving students the opportunity to discuss and critique each other's work.

PHILO 5002 Philosophy Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of philosophy.

PHILO 5012 Philosophy Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of philosophy.

PHILO 5213 Analytic Theology

PHILO 5333 Apologetics in the Early Church
An investigation of apologetic methods used in the early church. Attention will be given both to ways in which such methods aid theological reflection and to the philosophical context out of which they arose. Prerequisite: PHILO 4313 or 4373.

PHILO 5343 Makers of the Western Mind
A Christian study of thinkers who have shaped the way Westerners think about God, religion, and morality. This course may be repeated once when topics vary. Prerequisite: PHILO 4313 or 4373.

PHILO 5353 Postmodernism
An analysis of intellectual, sociological, and artistic aspects of postmodernism. Postmodernism's impact on theological reflection and its implications for ministry will be appraised in the light of classical Christian commitments. Prerequisite: PHILO 4313 or 4373.

PHILO 5361 Directed Study

PHILO 5363 Directed Study

PHILO 5364 Directed Study

PHILO 5373 Critical Thinking
An introductory study of the elements of correct reasoning which aims at developing the skills necessary for thinking well. Topics include standards of evaluation for arguments, truth tables, categorical logic, formal and informal fallacies, translation, and inference and replacement rules. The student should be able to complete basic proofs. Attention will also be given to ways in which such reasoning contributes to accurate biblical exegesis.

PHILO 5383 Advanced Hermeneutics (BIBST 5383)
An advanced study of biblical and philosophical hermeneutics, with special attention to (post)modern theory and its impact on biblical interpretation. Prerequisite: BIBST 3203.

PHILO 5393 Intermediate Logic
An intermediate study of symbolic logic, focusing on quantificational, modal logic and probability theory. Attention is given to the contemporary application of symbolic logic to issues in philosophical theology, Christian apologetics, and related disciplines. Familiarity with propositional logic is presupposed. Prerequisite: PHILO 5373.

PHILO 5483 Intelligent Design
This course provides an overview of the broad cultural, intellectual, and scientific movement known as intelligent design as well as of its chief antagonist, the view that cosmological and biological origins are best explained as the result of an accidental evolutionary process.

PHILO 5513 Contemporary Philosophical Issues
A course on rotating topics in contemporary analytic philosophy.

PHILO 5523 Political Philosophy
Seminar in the primary literature pertaining to the development and maintenance of social institutions. An investigation of complex social forms constituting the enduring features of social life. Representative Topics include: families; governments, economic systems, education; religions; sociology; political science; human rights; just war.

PHILO 5533 History of Philosophy Seminar
A course on rotating topics in the history of Western philosophy with a focus on the thought of particular individuals (e.g., Aristotle, Anselm, or Hume) or historical periods (e.g., British Empiricism or The Medieval Problem of Universals).

PHILO 5543 Advanced Philosophical Topics Seminar
This course is a capstone seminar on rotating topics in philosophy.

PHILO 7002 Philosophy Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of philosophy.

PHILO 7012 Philosophy Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of philosophy.

PHILO 7022 Philosophy Reading Sem III
Intensive reading in the discipline of philosophy.

PHILO 7032 Philosophy Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of philosophy.

PHILO 7504 Biblical Authority and Hermeneutics
A careful analysis of biblical authority, inspiration, and modern and postmodern philosophical hermeneutics, with attention given to how these factors impact biblical interpretation.

PHILO 7514 Christian Faith and Apologetic Issues
Studies in theodicy, alternative worldviews and ontologies, and in apologetic methods and Christian evidences.

PHILO 7524 Christian Faith and Contemporary Culture
Study of the worldview of contemporary culture, as expressed in the arts, media, and literature, with special emphasis on those issues which most impact the Christian faith.

PHILO 7534 Christian Faith, Knowledge, and Science
An examination of the key approaches to epistemology, with special reference to the knowledge of God. Modern scientific method and theory will be examined, with attention to issues which impact the Christian faith (such as cosmology, creation, and miracles).

PHILO 7544 Intelligent Design
This seminar seeks to make sense of intelligent design in light of the Christian faith. Of special interest here are attempts to undermine the philosophical and scientific validity of intelligent design, especially as it challenges materialistic conceptions of evolution.

PHILO 7554 Truth
A study of the definition and nature of truth. Attention will be given to various views of truth (e.g., the semantic theory, the performative theory), with particular emphasis on the correspondence theory.

PHILO 7604 Contemporary Philosophical Theology
A study of the works of representative philosophical theologians in the light of biblical revelation.

PHILO 7614 Contemporary Philosophical Issues
A study of philosophical issues of contemporary significance for Christian theology and ethics. Seminar emphasis to be announced by the professor. This course may be repeated when emphases vary.

PHILO 7804 Plato
A detailed study of Plato's philosophy, with attention to both its historical relevance and theological significance.

PHILO 7814 Aristotle
A detailed study of Aristotle's philosophy, with attention to both its historical relevance and theological significance.

PHILO 7824 Augustine
A detailed study of Augustine's philosophy, with attention to both its historical relevance and theological significance.

PHILO 7854 British Empiricists
A detailed study of the philosophies of John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume, with attention to both their historical relevance and theological significance.

PHILO 7903 Specialized Research

Interdepartmental

MA in Christian Apologetics

MACAP 5000 MA.CA Summative Examination

MACAP 5010 M.A. Theol Continuous Enrollmt

Interdepartmental

M.A. in Theol Thesis

MATHE 5000 MA.Th Summative Examination

MATHE 5001 Thesis Research
Students begin thesis research and complete a thesis prospectus under faculty supervision.

MATHE 5003 Master of Arts Theology Thesis
Students write a thesis on the basis of an approved prospectus under faculty supervision.

MATHE 5010 M.A. Theol Continuous Enrollmt

Interdepartmental

Adv Master of Divinity Thesis

MDVTH 5001 Master of Divinity Thesis Research
Students begin thesis research and complete a thesis prospectus under faculty supervision. One Hour.

MDVTH 5003 Master of Divinity Thesis
Students begin thesis research and complete a thesis prospectus under faculty supervision. Three Hours.

MDVTH 5010 MDiv Theol Continuous Enrollmt

Interdepartmental

Master of Theol Studies

MTSTU 5000 MTS Summative Evaluation

Interdepartmental

Research & Teaching

RSTCH 4552 Graduate Research Seminar
Students develop basic skills for research including the use of library resources, production of bibliographies, composition of research papers, and the development of writing style.

RSTCH 5552 Graduate Research Seminar
Students develop basic skills for research including the use of technology, library resources, production of bibliographies, composition of research papers, and the development of writing style. This training occurs during a three-stage PhD orientation in the fall semester of each year.

Interdepartmental

Spiritual Formation

SPFTH 3101 Spiritual Formation I
The study and practice of corporate worship, involving participation in chapel, plenary lectures on corporate worship, and small group interaction and accountability.

SPFTH 3111 Spiritual Formation II
The study and practice of personal worship, involving participation in chapel, plenary lectures on personal worship, and small group interaction and accountability.

Interdepartmental

ThM Thesis

THMTH 5000 ThM Summative Examination

THMTH 5002 Thesis Research
Students begin thesis research and complete a thesis prospectus under faculty supervision. Two Hours.

THMTH 5003 ThM Thesis
Students begin thesis research and complete a thesis prospectus under faculty supervision. Three Hours.

THMTH 5004 ThM Thesis

THMTH 5010 ThM Continuous Enrollment

Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry

PASMN 3000 Christian Ministry Practicum
The application of the principles of Christian Ministry taught in Foundations for Christian Ministry I, PASMN 3313. This practicum includes the observation, participation, and application of ministry skills and techniques taught by the various professors in the classroom. Corequisite: PASMN 3313.

PASMN 3313 Foundations for Christian Ministry
An introduction to Christian Ministry. Topics include: call, the pastoral office, philosophy of ministry, relationships, pastoral care, pastoral counseling, and practice of ministry.

PASMN 3503 Leadership for Christian Ministry
This course is a study of the principles and practice of leadership for Christian ministry. The course includes reflections on the role and ministry of the leaders in church, community, and denomination.

PASMN 4323 Princ of Biblical Couns (CNSLN 3203)
A careful examination of the Bible toward establishing biblical principles of biblical counseling. This examination will include an exploration of the theological and historical support for these principles and will compare and contrast other models, both Christian and secular. This study will also consider the implications of these principles for education and practice.

PASMN 4333 Bib Anly of Psych/Psychoth (CNSLN 3103)
A study and critical assessment of psychology and psychotherapy relative to God's Word and plan for the care of souls. The impact of psychology and psychotherapy on the church and Christians will be considered. Major theorists will be introduced and their approaches will be analyzed and critiqued according to the standard of Scripture.

PASMN 4343 Conflict Ministry in the Church
This course is designed to provide students with the understanding and skills necessary for biblical conflict resolution both in the church and in personal life. Students are provided with opportunities to develop the strategies and skills necessary to maintain sound biblical relationships both with the congregation and other members of the church staff. Topics covered in the class include servant leadership, biblical principles of communication, biblical confrontation, reconciliation, biblical forgiveness, and church discipline.

PASMN 4363 Pastoral Ministry Relationships
An interpretive study of the minister's life and work in varied contexts. Examines issues like: pastoral identity and relationships, family, church members, community, and professional associates; management of time and money; denominational identity, and the church's vision for a useable future.

PASMN 4383 Ministry-Based Evangelism and Discipleship
An introduction to ministry-Based Evangelism. Students will learn how to minister biblically to those with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

PASMN 4406 Practicum in Ministry
Supervised practice of ministry in approved settings. Each practicum involves at least 400 hours of ministry in the same program under a qualified supervisor of ministry.

PASMN 4423 Current Issues in Christian Leadership
An analysis of emerging theological issues in current Christian leadership. Models of current leadership theory and practice will be explored. Biblical resources will be examined and suggestions made for integrating leadership models and Christian faith.

PASMN 4453 The Chaplain Ministry
A study of opportunities for ministry in various forms of chaplaincy: campus, industrial, institutional, and military. An examination, including field trips, of the chaplain's qualifications, responsibilities, and relationships is made. Denominational requirements and resources are considered. Considers the interrelationship of the chaplaincy and the pastorate.

PASMN 4463 Corporate Chaplaincy
A study of the principles and practice of chaplain ministry in a corporate setting. Attention will be given to the theory, theology and application of corporate chaplain ministry. Students will be introduced to this ministry in the setting of the classroom and the corporate world. Prerequisite: PASMN 4313.

PASMN 4493 Biblical Pastoral Education
A course in supervised pastoral care in various ministry settings under the guidance of qualified chaplains or counselors. There are a variety of formats through which BPE can be accomplished. For more information confer with the Pastoral Counseling faculty. (May be repeated once for credit.)

PASMN 4494 Biblical Pastoral Education

PASMN 4513 The Minister and Sexual Issues
Students will learn a biblical view of sexuality and will be challenged to develop a commitment to sexual purity in their personal thoughts and actions. Additionally, students will develop skills to minister biblically to others struggling with sexual sins and temptations.

PASMN 4523 Counseling Unbelievers
Students will develop an understanding of how a counseling ministry can be utilized as part of the church's ministry in fulfilling the Great Commission. Students will learn how to minister biblically to those with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Specific methodological skills for ministering to unbelievers that are grounded in a biblical worldview will be taught.

PASMN 4533 Marriage and Family Cnslg (cnsln 4003)
A study of marriage as presented in the Bible with a focus toward counseling couples both before marriage begins and during marriage. Included in this will be an investigation of marital problems from a biblical perspective, examination of solutions from the Scriptures, and critical assessment of current theories and research. Biblical marital, family, and parenting counseling strategies and methods will be presented. Three Hours.

PASMN 4543 Family Counseling
Students will learn a biblical view of family. They will learn methodological skills for counseling children and teens within the context of family relationships and grounded in a biblical worldview. Secular models of family development and counseling will be critiqued using Scripture. Major family issues such as child discipline, effects of divorce and remarriage, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and sexuality will be addressed from a biblical perspective.

PASMN 4553 Counseling Substance Abusers
The student will develop understanding of the effects of alcohol and other substances. A biblical perspective on the issue of alcohol and substance abuse will be presented. Counseling skills for those impacted by substance abuse will be developed.

PASMN 4563 Exposition and Application of Scripture
A study of Scripture for specific application in biblical counseling. The study will include an investigation of hermeneutics toward a more precise use of Scripture in counseling. Students will also learn the practical aspects of developing a counseling ministry in a local church.

PASMN 5002 Pastoral Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of pastoral studies.

PASMN 5012 Pastoral Studies Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of pastoral studies.

PASMN 5353 Directed Study

PASMN 5363 Pastoral Leadership in a Single Staff Church
This class is designed to enhance the pastoral leadership skills in the single staff or small church environment. A study of biblical, historical, and contemporary models of leadership will equip students for the tasks of composing and implementing a "Philosophy of Pastoral Leadership" in a single staff church wherein they demonstrate comprehension of and commitment to a strategy for confronting the multi-faceted leadership responsibilities facing today's Christian leaders. Special attention will be given to the unique opportunities and needs of single staff churches.

PASMN 5423 Professional Ethics for Ministers (ETHIC 5333)
A biblical, theological and practical study of moral character and behavior as applied to professional ministry. A study of such issues as ministerial integrity and professional accountability; ethics in leadership roles and preaching; moral issues in pastoral confidentiality; finances; relationships in home, community, and denomination; ethical issues in evangelism.

PASMN 5486 Clinical Pastoral Education
A course in supervised pastoral care in various clinical settings under the guidance of supervisors certified by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Basic CPE is usually an initial unit most often provided in the spring or summer. Some centers provide extended CPE and arrange for the student to work one day (or more) a week for two semesters. Students interested in extended CPE should confer with the Pastoral Ministry area. Arrangements for CPE assignments should be made in advance, upon approval of a faculty and center supervisor. Prerequisite: PASMN 4313 and second year standing.

PASMN 7002 Pastoral Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of pastoral studies.

PASMN 7012 Pastoral Studies Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of pastoral studies.

PASMN 7022 Pastoral Studies Reading Seminar III
Intensive reading in the discipline of pastoral studies.

PASMN 7032 Pastoral Studies Reading Seminar IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of pastoral studies.

PASMN 7488 Pastoral Care Internship (CPE)
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is supervised education for ministry in an accredited clinical setting. It places theological students in supervised encounters with persons in crisis. CPE sites are available throughout the country. Several are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Students wishing to use two units of CPE to meet the Level II Modern Language requirement in Pastoral Ministry should have field approval and be accepted by a chaplain supervisor. In addition to the two units of CPE required for the Level II Modern Language requirement in Pastoral Ministry, four hours of seminar credit will be granted for two additional units (total of four units) and eight hours of seminar credit will be granted for three additional units of Clinical Pastoral Education (total of five units). Field approval must be gained in advance.

PASMN 7504 Advanced Counseling Practicum
Advanced pastoral counseling in Fort Worth and Dallas clinical settings. Requires supervised clinical work and seminar experience. Prerequisite: One CPE unit and field approval.

PASMN 7614 Pastoral Care in Historical Perspective
A study of the care of persons in the Bible and in selected classical writings through the centuries, such as manuals of discipline, letters of counsel, biographies of great pastors, and selected works in pastoral theology.

PASMN 7634 Church and Ministry
A study of the management of ministry in contemporary churches. Emphasis is given to principles of leadership and theology in ministry.

PASMN 7644 Preaching, Teaching, and Discipleship
A study of the connection between preaching, teaching, and discipleship. Special emphasis will be given to expository preaching, expositional teaching, and biblical discipleship practices.

PASMN 7654 Studies in Pastoral Care
A comparative study of theological, literary, and behavioral science perspectives on human nature that are foundational in pastoral care. Discussions will focus upon these contributions as resources for construction of a Christian anthropology and as a foundation for effective ministry.

PASMN 7674 Church and Community
This seminar will examine the cultural, economic, and theological dynamics that contribute to the transition, plateau, and decline of local churches and their communities. A variety of contemporary ministry models and church health strategies will be evaluated and analyzed in an attempt to research creative transitional processes.

PASMN 7684 Church Membership: A Biblical and Historical Perspective
A study of the biblical status and purpose of church membership. This seminar will include examination of the theological foundation for membership and fellowship in the local church, the ordinances, church discipline, and other topics relating to the local church in Scripture and from a historically Baptist perspective.

PASMN 7694 Contemporary Pastoral Theology
A study in contemporary questions of pastoral theology, including contemporary family and church life. The seminar evaluates both recent contributions from pastoral theologians as well as classical theological works.

PASMN 7704 Ecclesiology (BPTST 7704 & SYSTH 7704)
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine, with special emphasis on Baptist ecclesiology.

Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

Steward Leadership

STWLD 1603 Family & Chur Fin Stewardshp

STWLD 3103 Steward Leadership Across the Old Testament
This course is an interdisciplinary study of stewardship themes, illustrations, principles, and practices in light of the function and theological nature of the Old Testament Scriptures.

STWLD 3203 Steward Leadership Across the New Testament
This course is an interdisciplinary study of stewardship themes, illustrations, principles, and practices in light of the function and theological nature of the New Testament Scriptures.

STWLD 3303 History and Traditions of Biblical Steward Leadership
This course is an interdisciplinary survey of historical events, leaders, traditions, and stewardship concepts since the first century church. Course gives particular attention to the classic writings on the history of stewardship ideas, events, motives, worship, and methods/practices across church, parachurch, and evangelical settings throughout church history.

STWLD 3403 Raising Ministry Funds & Resources
This course gives particular attention to financial and ministry advancement ideas, resource development models, biblically-based giving and funding strategies, and issues in growing consistent, committed, stewards of ministries. Students will be taught ministry advancement strategies to inspire increased generosity in laity. Students will be taught creative giving strategies to equip congregational laity, church and ministry leaders.

STWLD 3603 Family and Church Financial Management
A study of basic Christian stewardship principles. Planning family and church financial programs is emphasized. Administering these plans for churches and families, including special financial emphases, is a major focus.

STWLD 3613 Financial Issues for Ministers and Churches
The course will instruct ministerial students in sound principles of money management, proper management of financial resources, special financial considerations applicable uniquely to ministers, assist in planning church financial support including insurance and retirement and provide resources pertaining to wills and estate planning.

STWLD 3703 Special Topics in Stewardship
Study of the contemporary stewardship issues and social problems related to wealth and poverty. Students will be equipped to apply biblical, theological, and ethical reasoning to current issues such as wealth inequality, affluence, poverty, and stewardship. Three hours.

STWLD 3903 Directed Study

STWLD 5902 Stewardship Field Experience

Theological Studies

Baptist Studies

BPTST 3203 Baptist Heritage
A survey of the historical basis of Baptist thought and practice from its inception to the present. Under consideration shall be the major theological issues addressed by Baptists, Baptist ecclesiology, and leading Baptist figures. Special attention shall be given to the Southern Baptist Convention and its cooperative program and agencies.

BPTST 4103 Studies on the Baptists
A detailed examination of a specific topic, doctrine, theologian, or movement relating to Baptists.

BPTST 4353 Theology of the Rad Ref (CHAHT 4353)
A study of the lives, writings, and legacies of Anabaptists and other Radical reformers during the sixteenth century.

BPTST 4503 Baptist Theologians
A study of the historical roots of Baptist beliefs, the major theological controversies among Baptists, the Baptist confessions of faith, and the thought of leading Baptist theologians.

BPTST 4613 British Baptists
A study of Baptists in Great Britain and the British Commonwealth from the seventeenth century to the present, with emphasis on the British foundations of the Baptist movement.

BPTST 4851 Southern Baptists
A history of the founding and development of Southern Baptist church life. Basic organizational principles and characteristic functions of the Southern Baptist Convention will be addressed in this study as well as the role of associations and state conventions.

BPTST 4853 Southern Baptists
A history of the founding and development of Southern Baptist church life. Basic organizational principles and characteristic functions of the Southern Baptist Convention will be addressed in this study as well as the role of associations and state conventions.

BPTST 4863 The Legacy of the Free Churches
An introduction to the history and theology of the free churches throughout Christian history.

BPTST 5002 Baptist and Free Church Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Baptist theology.

BPTST 5012 Baptist and Free Church Studies Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Baptist theology.

BPTST 5363 Directed Study

BPTST 7002 Baptist and Free Church Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Baptist theology.

BPTST 7012 Baptist and Free Church Studies Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Baptist theology.

BPTST 7022 Baptist/Free Church Reading Seminar III
Intensive reading in the discipline of Baptist theology.

BPTST 7024 Baptisgt Studies Reading Sem I & II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Baptist theology.

BPTST 7032 Baptist/Free Church Reading Seminar IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of Baptist theology.

BPTST 7354 Theology of the Rad Ref (CHAHT 7354)
An advanced study of the lives, writings, and legacies of the Anabaptists and other Radical Reformers of the sixteenth century.

BPTST 7414 Early English Baptists (CHAHT 7414)
An advanced study of the English Baptists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

BPTST 7604 Baptists in America
An advanced study of Baptists in North America from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.

BPTST 7614 The Second Great Awakening
A study of the theological origins and history of the Second Great Awakening including Baptist contributions.

BPTST 7704 Ecclesiology (SYSTH 7704 & PASMN 7704)
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine, with special emphasis on Baptist ecclesiology.

BPTST 7814 Baptist Theologians (CHAHT 7814)
An advanced study of the lives, writings, and legacies of Baptist theologians from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century.

Theological Studies

Church Hist & Historical Theol

CHAHT 1103 Church History I

CHAHT 1113 Church History II

CHAHT 3103 Church History I
A general survey of the history of Christianity from the New Testament to 1500 AD.

CHAHT 3113 Church History II
A general survey of the history of Christianity from 1500 AD to the present.

CHAHT 4103 Early Christianity
A study of the development of Christianity to 600 AD.

CHAHT 4113 Studies in Early Christianity
A detailed examination of a specific topic, doctrine, theologian, or movement of the Patristic period.

CHAHT 4123 Early Christian Theology
A study of the development of Christian theology in the early church.

CHAHT 4203 Medieval Christianity
A study of the development of Christianity from 600 to 1500 AD.

CHAHT 4213 Studies in Medieval Christianity
A detailed examination of a specific topic, doctrine, theologian, or movement of the Medieval period.

CHAHT 4303 The Reformation
A study of the Reformation and its various traditions.

CHAHT 4313 Reformation Studies
A detailed examination of a specific topic, doctrine, theologian, or movement in relation to the Reformation.

CHAHT 4323 Theology of Martin Luther
A study of the life, writings, and legacy of the leading German Reformer.

CHAHT 4333 Theology of John Calvin
A study of the life, writings, and legacy of the leading Genevan Reformer.

CHAHT 4343 Theology of the British Reformers
A study of the lives, writings, and legacies of Reformers in the British Isles from John Wyclif to John Bunyan.

CHAHT 4353 Theology of the Rad Ref (BPTST 4353)
A study of the lives, writings, and legacies of Anabaptists and other Radical reformers during the sixteenth century.

CHAHT 4363 Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology
A study of the history and structure of the theological systems of dispensational theology and covenant theology. Special attention will be given to questions regarding continuity and discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments, especially in relation to the biblical themes of law, gospel, covenant, the kingdom of God, Israel, and the church.

CHAHT 4403 Christianity in the Age of Reason
A study of the church in the midst of the Enlightenment 1650-1800.

CHAHT 4413 Studies in Christianity 1650-1800
A detailed examination of a specific topic, doctrine, theologian, or movement of Christianity in the Age of Reason.

CHAHT 4503 Christianity in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
A study of the church during the past two centuries.

CHAHT 4513 Studies in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Christianity
A detailed examination of a specific topic, doctrine, theologian, or movement of Christianity during the past two centuries.

CHAHT 4603 American Christianity
A study of Christianity in America from colonial days to the present.

CHAHT 4613 Studies in American Christianity
A detailed examination of a specific topic, doctrine, theologian, or movement of American Christianity.

CHAHT 4623 The Puritans in America
This elective course examines the origins and history of New England Puritanism in the seventeeth century. Emphasis will be placed on the history, theology, and the primary source writings of the major figures of the period from the 1620s to the dawn of the Great Awakening (1720s).

CHAHT 4633 Jonathan Edwards
A study of the life, theology, writings, and legacy of "America's Theologian," Jonathan Edwards.

CHAHT 4653 Theology of the American Awakenings
A historical-theological study of America's Great Awakenings in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

CHAHT 4703 The Development of Doctrine (Identical to SYSTH 3113)
A study of the development of Christian theology and dogma, and the principle of doctrinal development. This is a recommended course for the Master of Divinity Concentration in Theology.

CHAHT 4713 Modern Theology
A study of selected theological movements and writers from 1800 AD to the present.

CHAHT 4723 Heresies and Cults (Identical to SYSTH 3913)
A study of ancient and contemporary deviations from orthodox Christianity.

CHAHT 4803 History of Christian Movements
A study of different movements in Christianity.

CHAHT 4804 History of Christian Movements

CHAHT 4833 Conflict & Dialogue: Chr/Judaism
A study of the history of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

CHAHT 4843 Evangelical Movement in Europe
A study of the evangelical movement, historically and theologically, in Europe.

CHAHT 5002 Church History and Historical Theology Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the disciplines of church history and historical theology.

CHAHT 5012 Church History and Historical Theology Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the disciplines of church history and historical theology.

CHAHT 5022 Early Church Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Early Church studies.

CHAHT 5032 Early Church Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Early Church studies.

CHAHT 5064 Reformation Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Reformation studies.

CHAHT 5082 Modern Church Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Modern Church studies.

CHAHT 5092 Modern Church Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Modern Church studies.

CHAHT 5351 Directed Study

CHAHT 5353 Directed Study

CHAHT 5363 Directed Study

CHAHT 7002 Church History and Historical Theology Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the disciplines of church history and historical theology.

CHAHT 7012 Church History and Historical Theology Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the disciplines of church history and historical theology.

CHAHT 7022 Early Church Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Early Church studies.

CHAHT 7032 Early Church Reading Sem 1 & 2
Intensive reading in the disciple of Church History studies.

CHAHT 7062 Reformation Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Reformation studies.

CHAHT 7064 Reformation Studies Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Reformation studies.

CHAHT 7072 Reformation Studies Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Reformation studies.

CHAHT 7082 Modern Church Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of Modern Church studies.

CHAHT 7092 Modern Church Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Modern Church studies.

CHAHT 7094 Modern Church Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of Modern Church studies.

CHAHT 7104 Historical Methodology
An advanced study in historical methodology for church history and historical theology.

CHAHT 7114 Second Century Christianity
An advanced study focusing on selected aspects of Christianity in the Second Century.

CHAHT 7124 The History and Theology of the Arian Controversy
A study of historical and theological aspects of the Arian controversy in early Christianity.

CHAHT 7214 Theology of Augustine
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of Augustine's doctrine.

CHAHT 7224 Late Medieval and Renaissance Theology
An advanced study of the writings of scholastic, humanist, and dissenting theologians.

CHAHT 7324 Theology of Martin Luther
An intensive study of the life, writings, and legacy of Martin Luther.

CHAHT 7334 Theology of John Calvin
An advanced study of the life, theology, writing, and legacy of John Calvin.

CHAHT 7344 Theology of the British Reformers
An advanced study of the lives, writings, and legacies of Reformers in the British Isles from the fourteenth century through the sixteenth century.

CHAHT 7354 Theology of the Radical Reformers (Identical to BPTST 7354)
An advanced study of the lives, writings, and legacies of the Anabaptists and other Radical Reformers of the sixteenth century.

CHAHT 7414 Early English Baptists (Identical to BPTST 7414)
An advanced study of the English Baptists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

CHAHT 7502 CHAHT Reading Seminar III
Intensive reading in the discipline of church history and historical theology.

CHAHT 7512 CHAHT Reading Seminar IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of church history and historical theology.

CHAHT 7522 Early Church Reading Sem III
Intensive reading in the discipline of early church studies.

CHAHT 7532 Early Church Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of early church studies.

CHAHT 7562 Reformation St Reading Sem III
Intensive reading in the discipline of reformation studies.

CHAHT 7572 Reformation St Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of reformation studies.

CHAHT 7582 Modern Church Reading Sem III
Intensive reading in the discipline of modern church studies.

CHAHT 7592 Modern Church Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in the discipline of modern church studies.

CHAHT 7614 The Second Great Awakening
A study of the theological origins and history of the Second Great Awakening including Baptist contributions.

CHAHT 7634 Jonathan Edwards
A study of the life, theology, writings, and legacy of Jonathan Edwards.

CHAHT 7644 Bib Interp in the Early Church
An advanced study focusing on selected aspects of the reception and interpretation of Scripture in the Early Church. Four Hours.

CHAHT 7704 Studies in American Christianity

CHAHT 7814 Baptist Theologians (Identical to BPTST 7814)
An advanced study of the lives, writings, and legacies of Baptist theologians from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century.

CHAHT 7834 Christianity and Judaism
A study of the history of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

CHAHT 7964 Directed Study in Church History

Theological Studies

Systematic Theology

SYSTH 3053 Systematic Theology I
The doctrines of revelation and bibliology, focusing on the nature of Scripture, especially its inspiration, inerrancy, authority, canonicity, and sufficiency; also an introduction to the field of theology with a focus on sources and method.

SYSTH 3063 Systematic Theology II
The doctrines of God, creation and providence, humanity and sin, and the Person and work of Jesus Christ.

SYSTH 3073 Systematic Theology III
The doctrines of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit, salvation and the Christian life, the church, and eschatology.

SYSTH 3103 Theological Method
A study of theological method in biblical, historical, systematic, and/or contemporary theology. This is a recommended course for the Master of Divinity Concentration in Theology.

SYSTH 3104 Theological Method

SYSTH 3113 The Development of Doct (CHAHT 4703)
A study of the development of Christian theology and dogma, and the principle of doctrinal development. This is a recommended course for the Master of Divinity Concentration in Theology.

SYSTH 3203 Theological Interpretation
A study of the history and presuppositions of theological interpretation of biblical texts, engaging the students in its practice. This is a recommended course for the Master of Divinity Concentration in Theology.

SYSTH 3243 Scripture
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3303 The Trinity
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3363 Creation
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3403 Humanity
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3413 Biblical Theology of Manhood
This course will study biblical passages focused on being a biblical father, responsible husband, and godly man with particular emphasis on the roles of fatherhood and parenting; courtship and marriage; developing male leaders and male leadership in the local church. In additional to theoretical knowledge the class will contain some practical application on skills related to raising children and ministering effectively to men.

SYSTH 3503 Jesus Christ
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3513 The Atonement
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3603 The Holy Spirit
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3613 Salvation
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3703 The Church
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3803 Eschatology
The study of a particular issue or aspect of the biblical, historical, or contemporary doctrine.

SYSTH 3903 Contemporary Theology
A study of select contemporary theologians or theological movements.

SYSTH 3913 Heresies and Cults (CHAHT 4723)
A study of ancient and contemporary deviations from orthodox Christianity.

SYSTH 4333 Theology of John Calvin
A study of the life, writings, and legacy of the leading Genevan Reformer.

SYSTH 4363 Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology
A study of the history and structure of the theological systems of dispensational theology and covenant theology. Special attention will be given to questions regarding continuity and discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments, especially in relation to the biblical themes of law, gospel, covenant, the kingdom of God, Israel, and the church.

SYSTH 4364 Dispensationalism/Covenant Theology

SYSTH 4423 Divine Providence

SYSTH 5002 Systematic Theology Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in the discipline of systematic theology.

SYSTH 5012 Systematic Theology Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in the discipline of systematic theology.

SYSTH 5022 Systh Reading Seminar III SYSTH Reading Sem III
Intensive reading in selected systems of theology in the Modern Era.

SYSTH 5032 Systh Reading Seminar IV SYSTH Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in selected systems of theology in the Modern Era.

SYSTH 5351 Directed Study

SYSTH 5353 Directed Study

SYSTH 5354 Directed Study

SYSTH 5363 Directed Study

SYSTH 7002 Systematic Theology Reading Seminar I
Intensive reading in creeds, confessions, and systems of theology in Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist and Evangelical Traditions.

SYSTH 7012 Systematic Theology Reading Seminar II
Intensive reading in creeds, confessions, and systems of theology in Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist and Evangelical Traditions.

SYSTH 7022 Systh Reading Seminar III SYSTH Reading Sem III
Intensive reading in selected systems of theology in the Modern Era.

SYSTH 7032 Systh Reading Seminar IV SYSTH Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in selected systems of theology in the Modern Era.

SYSTH 7042 Systh Reading Seminar V SYSTH Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in systematic theology.

SYSTH 7052 SYSTH Reading Seminar VI SYSTH Reading Sem IV
Intensive reading in systematic theology.

SYSTH 7104 Theological Method
An advanced study of theological method in biblical, historical, systematic, and/or contemporary theology.

SYSTH 7204 Theological Interpretation
An intensive study into the history and presuppositions of theological interpretation of biblical texts.

SYSTH 7304 The Trinity
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine.

SYSTH 7404 Humanity
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine.

SYSTH 7504 Jesus Christ
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine.

SYSTH 7514 The Doctrine of the Atonement
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine.

SYSTH 7634 The Holy Spirit
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine.

SYSTH 7644 Salvation
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine.

SYSTH 7704 Ecclesiology (BPTST 7704, PASMN 7704)
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine, with special emphasis on Baptist ecclesiology.

SYSTH 7804 Eschatology
An advanced study of a particular issue or aspect of the doctrine.

SYSTH 7904 Contemporary Theology
An advanced study of select contemporary theologians or theological movements.

SYSTH 7964 Issues in Systematic Theology:
The study of a particular issue in systematic theology.

Theological Studies

Women's Studies

WOMST 1003 Introduction to Women's Studies

WOMST 1113 Biblical Thlgy of Womanhood I
An amplified and comprehensive study of womanhood in the Old Testament integrating previous studies in theology, exegesis, hermeneutics, linguistics, and philosophy in order to establish the foundation for systematizing a consistent and non-contradictory pattern and plan for biblical womanhood. This course is restricted to students in the Certificate in Women's Ministry program.

WOMST 1213 Biblical Theology of Womanhood II
An amplified and comprehensive study of womanhood in the New Testament integrating previous studies in theology, exegesis, hermeneutics, linguistics, and philosophy in order to establish the foundation for systematizing a consistent and non-contradictory pattern and plan for biblical womanhood.

WOMST 2013 Women in Church History

WOMST 2023 Women and Missions
A study of evangelical women who have served as missionaries past and present. This course equips women for International Missions by examining issues related to women serving across cultures.

WOMST 2033 Wife of the Equipping Minister
This course offers a practical survey of issues relating to the role of the minister's wife. Women who are not in this category should seek the professor's counsel before seeking to enroll. This course is a required course and must be taken in the first fall semester of seminary studies for student wives.

WOMST 2043 Intro to Expository Teaching
A study of the oral presentation of a biblical text. Basic principles of communication will be studied and applied in a speaking experience, including the formulating of a central idea and structure developed from a text, audience analysis, support material, delivery, and application. Special attention will be given to the area of woman-to-woman communication. Women students should substitute WOMST 4043 for PRCHG 3313. Prerequisite: BIBST 3203.

WOMST 2103 Feminism in Church and Culture

WOMST 3113 Biblical Theology of Womanhood
A study of the biblical passages relevant to a theology of womanhood and gender in order to form a culturally informed, theologically consistent interpretation and to discover application for one's personal life and ministry.

WOMST 4003 Ministry to Women
A study of a biblical model of ministry to women in a variety of contexts with a focus on a biblical foundation, leadership issues and considerations for women as well as the practical outworking of the tasks of a woman-to-woman ministry.

WOMST 4033 Wife of the Equipping Minister
A practical survey of issues relating to the role of the minister's wife. Women who are not in this category should seek the professor's counsel before seeking to enroll.

WOMST 4043 Introduction to Expository Teaching
A study of the oral presentation of a biblical text. Basic principles of communication will be studied and applied in a speaking experience, including the formulating of a central idea and structure developed from a text, audience analysis, support material, delivery, and application. Special attention will be given to the area of woman-to-woman communication. Women students should substitute WOMST 4043 for PRCHG 3313. Prerequisite: BIBST 3203.

WOMST 4063 Women's Dignity and Global Concerns

WOMST 4073 Advanced Expository Teaching
This course is a continuation of WOMST 4043, enhancing the development and delivery of the message. The professor and fellow classmates will evaluate student messages and additional emphasis is given to developing messages on the different genres of biblical literature.

WOMST 4103 Feminism in Church and Culture
A study of the philosophical foundations of feminist thought within its historical and social contexts, including its effect on culture and the Church.

WOMST 4123 Contemp Issues in Women & Gender Roles

WOMST 5003 Directed Study

WOMST 5013 Internship for Women's Studies
An apprenticeship program designed to allow the senior student practical experience in some field of ministry to women. Specialty internships may be available in evangelism and missions, applied ethics, women's ministries, hospitality, and counseling. Limited to students in the Women's Studies concentration unless permission is granted by the professor.

WOMST 5023 Women in Church History Focused Study
Women in Church History Focused Study is an umbrella course that is attached to site-based learning, traveling scholar and Oxford Study tour trips. Depending upon the location of each individual trip, study can focus in the area of Augustinian, Reformation, Puritan or other special interests within the field of women and church history.

WOMST 5033 Special Topics in Women's Studies