Jun 04, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [Spring Update] 
    
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [Spring Update] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Courses with codes 1000-4999 are Undergraduate level offerings. Courses with codes 5000-7999 are Graduate level offerings. Courses with codes 8000 and above are Advanced level offerings.

 

Pastoral Ministry

  
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    PMN 6575 - Technology for Ministry


    A study of technologies available to churches for various ministry purposes, including the planning and implementation of worship services and events, scheduling volunteers, and managing church resources. Emphasis will be given to hands-on experiences on technologies that may include, but not be limited to, worship planning software, internet web design, sound reinforcement, multimedia, presentation software, digital sound/video recording and production, and video streaming. 3 semester hr(s). Every other Spring.
  
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    PMN 6600 - Church Revitalization


    An introduction to the nature and practice of church revitalization with an emphasis on its biblical foundation as well as historical and contemporary practices. Special attention will be given to the rationale, context and the role of leadership in revitalization. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): None Letter Every other fall online
  
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    PMN 6710 - Baptist Polity, Membership, and Discipline in the Local Church


    An in-depth study of Baptist polity, meaningful church membership, and scriptural church discipline in the local Baptist church. Special emphasis will be given to authority, relationships, and the ordinances in the local church from the perspective of Scripture and its application. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PMN 6720 - Administration and Education in the Local Church


    A survey of effective methods of administration and an overview of Christian education ministries in a local church setting. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PMN 6721 - Practicum in Administration and Education in the Local Church


    An in-depth study of church administration and Christian education in a practicum setting. This course may only be taken in conjunction with a SEBTS approved EQUIP Partner. 3 semester hr(s). Fall, Spring, or Summer at the request of EQUIP Partners.
  
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    PMN 6722 - Church Business Administration


    A study of the principles and practices of good business administration in the church, with special attention given to the small congregation in which the minister will have major responsibility for business matters. 2 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PMN 6720.
  
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    PMN 6730 - Christian Leadership


    A study in the tasks, styles, and models of servant leadership, giving special attention to a biblical worldview of Christian leadership in various contexts. 3 semester hr(s). Fall and Spring.
  
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    PMN 6731 - Current Issues in Leadership


    Study of a selected issue in Christian leadership, such as staff relationships, planning, decision-making processes and organization design, with reference to their application to ministry. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PMN 6732 - The Minister, the Church, and the Law


    This course attempts to survey the legal rights and responsibilities of pastor, church, and church-related institutions such as church camps and schools. It includes topics such as the tax laws affecting clergy, church liabilities for contracts and injuries to persons and property, laws relating to church organization and administration, the resolution of intra-church disputes, employer/employee relationships, and the growing law of clergy “malpractice.” 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PMN 6733 - Christian Leadership Practicum


    An analysis of the tasks, styles, and models of leadership, giving special emphasis to the biblical guidelines and church context of Christian leadership in a practicum setting. This course may only be taken in conjunction with a SEBTS approved EQUIP Partner. 3 semester hr(s). Fall, Spring, or Summer at the request of EQUIP Partners.
  
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    PMN 6740 - Personal Conflict Intervention in Church


    A study of relational conflict and how to prevent and resolve it within a local church congregation. The course presents a biblically-based, interpersonal peacemaking model and equips students to prepare their congregations for relational conflict prevention and resolution. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PMN 6500  or BCO 5500 .
  
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    PMN 7900 - Mentored Internship


    Experience in an appropriate ministry setting with an approved mentor (up to 9 hours of credit). 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): Students involved with one of Southeastern’s EQUIP Partners may be able to complete this requirement as one of their EQUIP courses. Students not involved with an EQUIP Partner must complete the application process through the EQUIP Network office in order to be registered for this course. PMN 7900 syllabus guidelines and application can be found here. P/F Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
  
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    PMN 7901 - Mentored Internship II


    Experience in an appropriate ministry setting with an approved mentor (up to 6 hours of credit). Continuation of PMN 7900. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): Students involved with one of Southeastern’s EQUIP Partners may be able to complete this requirement as one of their EQUIP courses. Students not involved with an EQUIP Partner must complete the application process through the EQUIP Network office in order to be registered for this course. Syllabus guidelines and application can be found here. P/F. Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
  
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    PMN 7902 - Pastoral Ministry Internship


    Experience in an appropriate ministry setting with an approved mentor. 9 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): Students involved with one of Southeastern’s EQUIP Partners may be able to complete this requirement as one of their EQUIP courses. Students not involved with an EQUIP Partner must complete the application process through the EQUIP Network office in order to be registered for this course. Syllabus guidelines and application can be found here. P/F Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
  
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    WOR/PMN 9500 - Seminar on Worship Leadership


    A seminar designed to help integrate the biblical and theological study of Christian worship leadership in the local church. Skills and resources for effective leadership in worship ministries will be emphasized. Significant issues in worship leadership and cross-cultural ministry will be considered. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): Entrance into the PhD or ThM programs.

Preaching and Speech

  
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    PRS 6100 - Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics and Preparation


    A basic introduction to Bible exposition for vocational ministers with an emphasis on the teaching and preaching of Scripture based on the intended meaning of biblical texts. The course includes an introduction to hermeneutical principles necessary for arriving at the Holy Spirit’s intended meaning of a given passage, and then developing that meaning into engaging sermons and Bible lessons. 3 semester hr(s). Fall and Spring.
  
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    PRS 6101 - Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics and Preparation Practicum


    A basic introduction to Bible exposition in a practicum setting for vocational ministers with an emphasis on the teaching and preaching of Scripture based on the intended meaning of biblical texts. The course includes an introduction to hermeneutical principles necessary for arriving at the Holy Spirit’s intended meaning of a given passage and then developing that meaning into engaging sermons and Bible lessons. This course may only be taken in conjunction with a SEBTS approved EQUIP Partner. 3 semester hr(s). Fall, Spring, or Summer at the request of EQUIP Partners.
  
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    PRS 6500 - Bible Exposition II: Communication and Delivery


    An introduction to vocal production, articulation, projection, oral interpretation and communication with particular application to the presentation of sermons. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 . Fall and Spring.
  
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    PRS 6501 - Bible Exposition II: Communication and Delivery Practicum


    An introduction to vocal production, articulation, projection, oral interpretation, and communication with particular application to the presentation of sermons in a practicum setting. This course may only be taken in conjunction with a SEBTS approved EQUIP Partner. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 - Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics and Preparation .  Fall, Spring, or Summer at the request of EQUIP Partners.
  
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    PRS 6520 - The Pastor and the Preaching Ministry


    This course examines the role of expository preaching in the life of the local church, with an emphasis on the pastoral and ecclesiological implications of an expositional ministry. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 . Offered in the Fall.
  
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    PRS 6530 - Engaging the Contemporary Audience


    A course on the preaching of expository sermons with an emphasis on sermon design for engaging the contemporary audience through an appeal to reason, imagination, emotion, conscience, and volition. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 . Offered in the Spring (also in conjunction with the GO Conference).
  
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    PRS 6540 - Selected Topics in Biblical Preaching


    A study of the effective use of the Bible in preaching. Attention will be given to the interpretation of the Scriptures in the work of preaching with emphasis on their relevance to the contemporary situation. May be taken more than once for credit, if a different topic. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100. Offered in the Summer.
  
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    PRS 6550 - Spirit Empowered Exposition


    This course is an exploration of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives and ministries of preachers and teachers of God’s Word. The journey includes special consideration of the practice of personal holiness in the lives of preachers and teachers, the filling of the Holy Spirit as it relates to those who minister God’s Word, the attendance of the Spirit to the ministry of God’s Word, and the role of prayer in involving the Spirit in the ministry of God’s Word. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 - Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics and Preparation  
  
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    PRS 6600 - Advanced Preaching Workshop


    A course for advanced students in which they assist the professor by serving as group leaders for Preaching Lab. By invitation of the professor. 2 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6500. P/F.
  
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    PRS 6610 - The Objectives of Preaching


    A study of the basic objectives of preaching from a biblical perspective, with emphasis on the overarching objective of calling for faith. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 .
  
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    PRS 6630 - Preaching on Biblical Characters


    A study of the biographical sermon as a form of biblical preaching. Includes principles and methods for developing biographical sermons and series. Students may study significant biographical preachers, construct sermons on Bible characters, and prepare resources for their own future use. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 .
  
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    PRS 6640 - Preaching on Special Occasions


    A study of how to plan, prepare, and preach/speak for Christian celebrations, national celebrations, and other annual and special observances which ministers can expect. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 .
  
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    PRS 6660 - American Preaching


    A study of the characteristics of American preaching and the methods of the preachers from Colonial times to 1900. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 .
  
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    PRS 6665 - Preaching for the North American Church Planter


    A study of contemporary preaching in light of current ideologies and cultural factors that are encountered by North American church planters. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 and M.Div./N.A.C.P.
  
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    PRS 6670 - The Baptist Preaching Heritage


    A study of Baptist preaching from the seventeenth century to the present with emphasis on ways to draw upon that heritage in current methods of preaching. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 .
  
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    PRS 6675 - Great Preachers and Their Preaching


    A study of outstanding preachers, past and/or present, their lives and times, methods and messages, contributions, strengths and weaknesses. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 . Offered in the Fall.
  
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    PRS 6690 - Preaching on Contemporary Issues


    Principles of biblical preaching applied to selected relevant economic, moral, political, social, and theological issues. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 .
  
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    PRS 6695 - Preaching and Contemporary Worldviews


    Contemporary preaching is studied in light of current ideologies which challenge biblical thought. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 6100 .
  
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    PRS 6710 - Voice and Diction


    A study and practice of vocal production, pronunciation, enunciation, and articulation for speech communication. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 6720 - Creative Reading


    A study of the principles and methods of oral interpretation designed to help the student to achieve skills in the reading of the Bible, poetry, and prose with appreciation and effectiveness. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 6730 - Speech for Christian Ministry


    An introductory course in speech communication skills with particular reference to ministry. 2 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 6740 - Interpersonal Communication in Ministry


    A survey of the theory and research regarding communication between individuals. Students will develop practical skills to apply in ministry contexts. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 6760 - Communication for Church Planters


    A survey of communication strategy as it bears upon the work of the church planters in the North American context. Emphasis will be placed on a biblical and theological basis for effective communication, a transactional communication model, and the particular challenges of diverse North American cultures. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 9201 - Reading Seminar I


    An area reading seminar in Preaching conducted by the faculty exclusively for Ph.D. students. 2 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): None
  
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    PRS 9202 - Reading Seminar II


    A continuation of PRS 9201 conducted by the faculty exclusively for Ph.D. students 2 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): PRS 9201 - Reading Seminar I   letter every summer
  
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    PRS 9600 - Seminar in Expository Preaching


    An exploration of the science and art of biblical exegesis for the purpose of expository proclamation of Scripture. Historical and contemporary theories and models of expository preaching will be examined. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 9610 - The Use of the Bible in Preaching (Old Testament)


    A seminar dealing with principles and methods for effective Bible preaching from the Old Testament. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 9620 - The Use of the Bible in Preaching (New Testament)


    A seminar dealing with principles and methods for effective Bible preaching from the New Testament. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 9630 - Use of the Bible in Preaching: Genres of Scripture


    An examination of genre-specific preaching methodologies, with a view to their canonical and Christological emphases. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 9650 - The Theology of Preaching


    This seminar is a study of the theological roots that inform biblical preaching. The study considers the influences of both pastoral and proclamation theology, as well as, selected theological movements. that shape and/or reflect the preaching event.

     

      3 semester hr(s). letter Summer even years

  
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    PRS 9700 - Rhetoric and Speech Communication


    A seminar addressing the significance of the theory and methodologies of rhetoric and speech communication for contemporary preaching. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 9800 - The Preaching Tradition


    A seminar focusing on a selected period in church history. The preaching of that era will be examined in terms of its setting, methods and style, and lasting contribution to the Christian movement. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PRS 9900 - Current Trends in Preaching


    A seminar addressing current trends in homiletics, including an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of inductive preaching, narrative preaching, and other recent emphases. 3 semester hr(s).

Psychology and Sociology

  
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    PSY 2600 - Introduction to Psychology


    An introduction to psychology as a science with special emphasis on the integration of psychology with biblical truth. The origins, assumptions, techniques, instruments, and methods of psychology will be studied and related to Scripture. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PSY 3530 - Developmental Psychology


    A study of the general principles and theories of growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon intellectual, physical, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual development. The course includes a field experience component for secondary education candidates. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PSY 3610 - Marriage Enrichment


    A learning experience for married students and their spouse. Inquiry into the effects of ministry vocations upon marriage, aspects of marriage enrichment, foundations of marital health, and patterns of coping with marital conflict. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    PSY 4400 - Abnormal Psychology


    Abnormal Psychology is designed to introduce students to a variety of psychological disorders. The course is an overview of mental illness, associated clinical presentations, diagnostic criteria, and etiological foundations. To understand and view psychiatric illnesses through a Christian worldview, current empirical research will be viewed in light of Scripture.  3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): None. Every 2-3 years.
  
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    PSY 4500 - Counseling Theory


    A survey of major counseling theories with a view to understanding and critically interacting with their theory and practice from a biblical-theological viewpoint. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): None. Fall semester.
  
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    PSY 4510 - Social and Cultural Psychology


    3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): None. Every 2-3 years.
  
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    SOC 2600 - Introduction to Sociology


    An introduction to, and survey of, the field of sociology, which examines the nature of society. Social processes, social institutions, and patterns of social interaction are studied in relation to contemporary life and ministry. 3 semester hr(s).

Religion

  
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    REL 1100 - Introduction to the Christian Religion


    An introduction to the Christian religion. 3 semester hr(s).

Seminary Education

  
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    SEM 5000 - Introduction to Seminary Education


    Introduction to Seminary Education helps new students prepare for seminary education. The course introduces them to the mission and culture of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the purpose and process of theological education. It will provide aids for student success. 1 semester hr(s). Every semester.

Science

  
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    SCI 1600 - Natural Science


    A survey of the structure and function of the universe through the sciences of astronomy, chemistry, physics, geology, and biology. Scientific vocabulary and basic math skills will be reviewed and utilized within the course structure. 3 semester hr(s).

Spanish

  
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    SPN 1610 - Spanish I


    An introduction to the basic components of Spanish with primary emphasis on a practical vocabulary along with idiomatic and grammatical concepts.  3 semester hr(s). Fall semester
  
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    SPN 1620 - Spanish II


    Continuation of SPN 1610 . Reading of selected short stories with emphasis on oral tradition and conversation. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): SPN 1610 .
  
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    SPN 2610 - Intermediate Spanish I


    The course focuses on the expansion of essential skills of the Spanish language through an emphasis on reading, writing, and speaking idiomatic Spanish. Students will further develop grammar skills and vocabulary. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): SPN 1620 .
  
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    SPN 2620 - Intermediate Spanish II


    The course provides a continuation of SPN 2610 . 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): SPN 2610 .

Theology

  
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    THE 3100 - Introduction to Christian Theology


    A comprehensive study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith from the point of view of those within the Christian church. Includes an examination of the doctrines of revelation, God, creation, providence, humanity, sin, Christ, salvation, Spirit, church, and end times.
  
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    THE 3110 - Christian Theology I


    A comprehensive study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith from the point of view of those who are within the Christian church. The nature of theology, its methods and claims are discussed and accessed. The major Christian doctrines are examined in their mutual relationships: revelation, God, creation, providence, humanity and sin. It is recommended that students complete THE3110 before enrolling in THE3120 in their course of study. 3 semester hr(s). Fall and Spring.
  
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    THE 3120 - Christian Theology II


    A continuation of THE 3110. An examination of the doctrines of Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, salvation, church and last things. It is recommended that students complete THE3110 before enrolling in this course. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 3510 - The Doctrine of Worship


    A biblical, historical, and systematic study of Christian worship. Special attention will be given to the significance of the doctrine in the life of the believer and the local church. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 3515 - Theology of Worship


    This course is a biblical, historical, and systematic study of Christian worship. Special attention will be given to the significance of the doctrine in the life of the believer and the local church. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 3560 - Man and Woman in Biblical-Theological Perspective


    An introduction to the biblical teaching on man and woman, including the uniqueness of their roles in the home and church. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 3650 - Foundations in Theological Method


    This course explores the concepts and history pertaining to various Christian approaches to determining what are the foundations necessary for the theological task, exploring relationship between revelation, tradition, reason, and experience in the formation of doctrines. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): THE 3110 - Christian Theology I  THE 3120 - Christian Theology II    Spring even years.
  
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    THE 3680 - Readings in Christian Theology


    This class exposes students to primary readings from the Church’s most influential theologians. Readings range from Patristic, Medieval, Reformation, Enlightenment, Modern, and Contemporary periods. These readings inform students of important doctrinal developments from the Apostles to the present and demonstrates the complex and contextual nature of theology’s task. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): THE 3110 - Christian Theology I  THE 3120 - Christian Theology II  THE 3130 - Christian Theology III  letter every other fall
  
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    THE 3700 - Theology in Global Contexts


    This course explores the methods, trends, and development of global theology, with specific attention to ways in which local culture, philosophies, politics, and religion impact theological development. This course will utilize a biblically derived hermeneutic to interpret both the biblical text and local contexts. This hermeneutic will also be used to analyze contemporary global theological trends. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): THE 3110 - Christian Theology I  and THE 3120 - Christian Theology II . Fall every other year.
  
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    THE 3750 - Introduction to Theology & Culture


    An exploration of the relationship of theology and culture, with particular attention given to the pastoral ministry of equipping families to live wisely in their cultural context. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 3820 - Theology of the Christian Life


    A theological examination of important aspects of the Christian life and spiritual growth. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4500 - Advanced Theological Systems


    This course examines how one’s perspective on the continuity and discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments contributes to systematizing doctrines. Attention will be given to the respective hermeneutic, the doctrine of salvation, the function of the Law, the identity of the people of God, and the nature of the kingdom of God in each position. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): THE 3110, THE 3120, THE 3130
  
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    THE 4610 - The Doctrine of Revelation


    A Biblical and Historical Study of the Christian concept of Revelation, with careful consideration given the definition of revelation, its media, authority, uniqueness, and communication. The study will conclude by relating the Christian claim to other contemporary claims to truth.
  
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    THE 4620 - The Doctrine of God


    A biblical, historical and systematic study of the doctrine of God, God’s nature and attributes, and God’s work in the world. The course will include consideration of classic formulations of the doctrine, along with the current issues in theology proper. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4621 - The Doctrine of the Trinity


    A study of the doctrine of the Trinity considered from the perspectives of biblical, historical and systematic theology. The course will examine contemporary formulations of the doctrine and its relation to current issues in the church. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4630 - The Doctrines/Creation & Providence


    A biblical, historical and systematic study of creation and providence that examines the relationship of God to the world, current developments in the study of God’s activity in the origins of the world, and current developments in the study of God’s sustaining activity in the world. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4635 - Creation & Creationism


    A biblical, historical, and systematic study of the doctrine of creation and the apologetic approach of creationism. The doctrine of creation informs our understanding of God, the world, and God’s relationship to the world. Creationism attempts to integrate the doctrine of creation with the current understandings of the natural sciences. 3 semester hr(s). Spring odd years.
  
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    THE 4637 - Providence and Divine Sovereignty


    A biblical, historical, and systematic study of the way God relates to the world; of God’s sustaining activity in the world; and of God’s rule over the
    world. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4640 - The Doctrine of Humanity


    A survey of the biblical teachings concerning human beings in relationship to God, creation, and other humans. Attention will be given to the understandings of anthropology in the teachings of several major theologians of the church. contemporary views of human nature will be discussed and evaluated. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4710 - The Doctrine of Sin


    A survey of biblical teaching on the doctrine of sin, including discussion of different understandings of original sin, and examination of different means given to Christians for overcoming sin. 3 semester hr(s). Occasional.
  
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    THE 4720 - The Doctrine of Christ


    The doctrine of the person of Christ considered from the perspectives of biblical, historical, and systematic theology, with special attention to current issues. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4730 - The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit


    A survey of the biblical teaching and doctrinal development of the Spirit of God. Attention will be given to fundamental theological problems of the doctrine of the Spirit. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4740 - The Doctrine of Atonement


    A biblical and historical study of the doctrine of the Atonement with theological reflection upon the saving significance of the death of Christ. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4741 - The Doctrine of Salvation


    An introduction to current issues concerning the Christian concept of salvation. Central theological, philosophical, and missiological issues will be explored. Special attention will be given to the formulation of an acceptable evangelical perspective. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4810 - The Doctrine of the Church


    A biblical, historical, and systematic survey of the Christian concept of the church. Particular attention will be given to the nature and function of the church as begun in the first century and developed in history. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4830 - The Doctrine of Last Things


    A biblical, historical, and systematic study of the doctrine of last things, including concepts such as the Christian hope, death, resurrection, parousia, the last judgment, and final destiny. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4900 - The Study of a Selected Theologian


    A study of the theology of a selected Christian thinker - classical or contemporary. The theologian to be studied will be announced with the publication of the course schedule. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4930 - Contemporary Theology


    A study of 20th century theology and theologians, with attention given to developments in theological method and in the major loci of Christian doctrine. Some attention may be given to 21st century theology and theologians.
  
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    THE 4940 - Liberation Theologies


    This course examines the form, content and historical development of three types of liberation theology including: Latin American Liberation Theology, Black Theology and Feminist Theology. In addition, the course will conduct an exegetical exploration of ‘liberation’ and appropriate the concept to the contemporary milieu. 3 semester hr(s). Winter every three years.
  
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    THE 4950 - Contemporary Theological Issues


    A study of significant contemporary theological issues. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 4960 - Doctrine of Vocation


    This course explores how the biblical narrative brings renewed meaning to work and the workplace. This class studies the dignity and difficulty experienced in the workplace, along with the eschatological significance of human vocation. This course combines theory and practice by integrating a rigorously biblical worldview into the daily experiences of the workplace. The course is designed to explore the mission and calling of work in both “sacred” and “secular” vocations as the work of Christian ministry. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 6100 - Introduction to Christian Theology


    A comprehensive study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith from the point of view of those within the Christian church. Includes an examination of the doctrines of revelation, God, creation, providence, humanity, sin, Christ, salvation, Spirit, church, and end times. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 6110 - Christian Theology I


    A comprehensive study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith from the point of view of those who are within the Christian church. The nature of theology, its methods and claims are discussed and accessed. The major Christian doctrines are examined in their mutual relationships: revelation, God, creation, providence, humanity and sin. It is recommended that students complete THE6110 before enrolling in THE6120 in their course of study. 3 semester hr(s). Fall and Spring.
  
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    THE 6120 - Christian Theology II


    A continuation of THE 6110. An examination of the doctrines of Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, salvation, church and last things. It is recommended that students complete THE6110 before enrolling in this course. 3 semester hr(s). Fall and Spring.
  
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    THE 6130 - Christian Theology III*


    A continuation of THE 6110 and THE6120. An examination of the doctrines of the church and last things. It is recommended that students complete THE 6110 before enrolling in this course. *NOTE: This course has been phased out of the general MA/MDiv Core, which now covers all of the major doctrines in THE6110 and THE6120. It is only a requirement in the MA Christian Studies (Spanish) degree which still requires three theology courses. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 6520 - Man & Woman in Biblical-Theological Perspective


    An introduction to the biblical teaching on man and woman, including the uniqueness of their roles in the home and church. 3 semester hr(s).
  
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    THE 6650 - Foundations in Theological Method


    This course explores the concepts and history pertaining to various Christian approaches for determining what foundations are necessary for the theological task. The course will explore the relation between revelation, tradition, reason, and experience in the formation of doctrines. 3 semester hr(s). Spring even semesters.
  
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    THE 6700 - Theology in Global Contexts


    This course explores the methods, trends, and the development of global theology, with specific attention to ways in which local culture, philosophies, politics, and religion impact theological development. The course will utilize a biblically derived hermeneutic to interpret both the biblical text, and local contexts. This hermeneutic will also be used to analyze contemporary global theological trends. 3 semester hr(s). Prerequisite(s): THE 6110  and THE 6120 , or admittance into the MA (Biblical and Theological Studies). Fall every other year.
 

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