Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 51

Biblical Studies
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
B367 Psalms (3)
The five major sections of this book are analyzed and
interpreted for their literary features and studied for their
spiritual and doctrinal contribution.
B368 Proverbs (3)
A study of the wisdom of Solomon and its applicability for
our spiritual and doctrinal growth. Such topics as wisdom,
the fool, friendship, family, life and death and the sluggard
will be covered.
B377 Prison Epistles (3)
A study of the messages of Philippians, Ephesians,
Colossians and Philemon in light of their historical setting
so as to understand their doctrinal content and practical
application.
B387 The General Epistles (3)
A study of the non-Pauline epistles, with the exception
of Hebrews and Revelation, with special emphasis on the
doctrine and practical implications of these books.
B388 Peter & Jude (3)
A study of the messages of these three books, with special
attention given to the topics of suffering and apostasy.
B397 Pastoral Epistles (3)
An intensive study of 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus; with
attention given to critical problems in addition to doctrinal
and spiritual content.
B398 Job (3)
An intensive study of this book with special attention
given to the issue of God’s sovereignty and man’s suffering.
B399 2 Samuel (3)
An expositional study of the book of 2 Samuel with
particular attention to its internal theological development
and its canonical development of Messianic theology.
B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)
A senior integrative seminar covering such topics as the
credentialing process, seminary and graduate school
discussion, trasitional issues, career placement and the
senior competency examination.
Prerequisite: Senior status.
B407 Isaiah (3)
A study of the message of this book with special attention
given to its historical and eschatological significance.
B408 Jeremiah (3)
A study of the message of this book with special attention
given to its historical and eschatological significance.
B417 Hebrews (3)
An introduction to the epistle with special attention given
to a study of its sequence of thought and exhortation, as
it exalts the preeminence of Christ over all, angels, Moses,
and Aaron.
B418 Galatians (3)
An analysis and exposition of Galatians, with special
attention given to questions concerning justification and
sanctification by faith according to the principle of grace,
as well as other theological, chronological, and interpretive
difficulties of this book. Relevant practical issues are also
evaluated.
B437 Advanced Hermeneutics (3)
This course assumes that the student already understands
and can apply the basic principles of hermeneutics in their
study of the written Word of God. The course will cover
the history of hermeneutics in the Church, philosophical
and literary issues relating to hermeneutics and the use
of the Old Testament in the New Testament.
Prerequisite:
B340.
B447 Old Testament Minor Prophets (3)
A study of the backgrounds and messages of these twelve
prophets with particular emphasis on the eschatological
significance of their messages.
B467 1 & 2 Thessalonians (3)
A study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians with special emphasis
on the eschatological sections of the books.
B488 Old Testament Area Study (2)
A concentrated area of study of the Old Testament, which
may include a topic, a book or a specialized area.
B490 Senior Competency (0)
This is a Comprehensive Exam that requires the student
to demonstrate minimum competencies in areas of New
Testament, Old Testament, Systematic and Practical
Theology, and their Emphasis. The student must pass the
examwith at least 70% in order to graduate.  This examwill
be given during the semester they take Senior Integrative
Seminar (BCE400).
Prerequisite: Senior status.
B498 New Testament Area Study (2)
A concentrated area of study of the New Testament,
which may include a topic, a book or a specialized area.
BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)
A general introduction to basic concepts and distinctive
features of biblical counseling. Students will discuss what
biblical counseling is and what it involves, the role of the
counselor in biblical counseling, the different kinds of
BIBLICAL COUNSELING
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