Promise of the Old Testament.” The course will
examine the one promise of a coming deliverer and
its various individual promises referred to as the
Messianic Prophecies. It will seek to interact with
the Jewish interpretation of these prophecies in
post-biblical times down to the view of the Messiah
in modern Judaism. The second part of the course
will deal with the “Messianic Person in the New
Testament.” The treatment of this subject will be
largely a study of the different titles for Jesus (e.g.,
Son of God, Son of Man, Lord, Messiah, etc.).
The course could be described as “Christology
from a biblical rather than a systematic theology
BTH387 Theology of Paul (3)
An introduction to the theology of the Pauline
letters. Methodological issues and the history of
Pauline research will be considered briefly be-
fore turning to consider the major aspects of
Pauline thought. Particular focus will be given
to the so-called “New Perspective” on Pauline
theology and an appropriate evangelical response to
this interpretive scheme.
BTH397 Biblical Theology of Vision (3)
This class traces the unity and development
of the visions of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Paul
(Damascus Road), and John (Revelation) with a
view to understanding various major biblical themes
(salvation, God’s presence, God’s kingdom, Christ
and the church, and eschatology) and how they
interweave in redemptive history. This class will
investigate how the visions reflect the theologies of
their respective books, how they harmonize together,
and how all of that helps to show the connectedness
of biblical theological themes into one storyline.
BTH407 Theological Systems (3)
A study of the nature and methods of systematic
theology, along with an examination of six historical
theological systems: Roman Catholicism, Reformed
Theology, Arminianism, Modernism, Neo-ortho-
doxy, and Dispensationalism.
BTH417 Contemporary Theology (3)
A survey of developments leading to the rise of
religious liberalism, and a critique of theological
positions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,
including Neo-Orthodoxy, Existentialism, and radical
BTH427 Theology Seminar (3)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the
practical utility of an evangelical theological method.
Students will focus on contemporary trends and
emphases in theology confronting the contemporary
Prerequisites: BTH321, BTH322.
BTH428 Eschatological Interpretations (3)
A study of the Scriptures’ bearing on the significance
and temporal relations of the Rapture, the coming
of Christ, and the Millennium, with evaluation of
the various positions of these events.
BTH438 Roman Catholic Theology (3)
Astudyof thekeyelementsinthetheologyof theRoman
CatholicChurch focusing on theological developments
beginning with the Tridentine settlement. Particular
attentionwill begiven to theCatholicChurch’s response
to modernism as seen in Ultramontanism and Vatican
Council I, and the mitigation of this antimodernist
response leading up to and after Vatican II.
BTH448 Mormonism (3)
An in-depth examination of the history, beliefs, and
practices of Mormon groups.
BTH498 Theology Area Study (2)
A concentrated study in theology, which may include
a particular doctrine or passage.
BTH499 God in Philosophy & Theology (3)
A study of the nature of God and the coherence
of the divine attributes; God’s relation to logic,
language, time, causality, and evil; and belief as it
relates to science, natural theology, evidence, and
BYM331 Survey of Student Ministries (3)
This course is designed to give the student a general
survey of student ministries in America. It will
include an overview of how student ministries
function in a local church, as well as covering social
and cultural perspectives.
BYM333 Leadership and Administration (3)
This course is designed to help the student learn