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BTH376 Theology of the Church and Family (3)

A study of the nature and purpose of the church and family as it pertains to student ministries. Included in this course

will be such topics as the government of the church, as well as key ecclesiological issues and the role and priority of the

family in student ministries.

BTH377 Messianic Theology (3)

This course focuses on the Messianic idea as it developed in both the Old and New Testaments. The first half of the

course will concern the “Messianic 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 perspective.”

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 before 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-orthodoxy, and Dispensationalism.

Prerequisites: BTH321, BTH322

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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 theologies.

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 Christian church.

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)

A study of the key elements in the theology of the Roman Catholic Church, focusing on theological developments

beginning with the Tridentine settlement. Particular attention will be given to the Catholic Church’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.