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BCW367 Ethics (3)

A survey of the main approaches to ethics; issues in personal ethics, such as moral responsibility, decision-making,

honesty, and conscience; and topics in special ethics, such as war, abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, and church-

state relations.

Fulfills the Essentials of Philosophy general education requirement for Audio Technology majors. Same as P367.

BCW402 Christian Worldview (3)

A study of the application of biblical data to contemporary culture, science, and the arts so as to define a Christian

worldview, integrating liberal arts learning with biblical truth. Beginning with issues of epistemology, the student will be

exposed to the relationship between the Bible and natural science, social science, and the humanities, concluding with

an emphasis upon the apologetic value of the worldview to modern life.

Prerequisite: Junior status or higher.

BCW455 Christian Political Thought (3)

A study of major Catholic and Protestant political ideas from Augustine and Aquinas through the Reformers. Analysis

stresses comparison of each with Scripture.

Same as POL455.

BCW488 Problem of Evil (3)

Explanations for the existence of pain and evil.

Same as P488.

BCW498 Apologetics Area Study (2)

A concentrated study in the area of apologetics.

BIBLE EXPOSITION

B101, 102 Old Testament Survey I, II (3, 3)

An introduction to the entire Old Testament, employing both thematic and exegetical methods. Literary structure,

historical background, and parallel passages are also utilized to discover the unique and priceless lessons of each book.

The Fall semester surveys Genesis through Samuel, and the Spring semester covers Kings through Malachi.

It is strongly

recommended that OTS I be taken before OTS II.

B121 Essentials of Christian Thought (3)

This course is designed for the first year student to have the proper framework to think biblically via exploration of

inerrancy, hermeneutics, and worldview. The student will begin to form a conviction about the nature of God’s Word,

how it should be interpreted, and that every part of life and existence must be informed by truth. This sets up the

importance of the education at The Master’s University in its entire curriculum, both general education and major

courses, and helps every student understand how Christian thought builds the church and makes an eternal impact.

B201, 202 New Testament Survey I, II (3, 3)

An introduction to the books of the New Testament, with special emphasis on the life, teachings, and redemptive work

of Christ, the founding and growth of the church, and the teachings of the epistles and Revelation. On the basis of the

biblical text, parallel readings, projects, and lectures, the events and messages

of the New Testament will be portrayed

against their historical and cultural setting. The Fall semester surveys the Gospels and Acts, while the Spring semester

is devoted to the epistles and Revelation.

It is strongly recommended that NTS I be taken before NTS II.

B306 Genesis (3)

A systematic study of the Book of Beginnings in which problem areas are studied, introductory materials are given, the

best English texts are analyzed verse by verse, and devotional application is made.

B311 The Gospel of John (3)

An expository treatment of this important Gospel for the purpose of bringing out the great message of the book. Special

attention is given to theological and Christological content, along with practical truths.