Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 50

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
and natural science, social science and the humanities,
concluding with an emphasis upon the apologetic value
of the world view to modern life.
Prerequisite: Sophomore
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.
BCW498 Apologetics Area Study (2)
A concentrated study in the area of apologetics.
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.
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.
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.
B313 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.
B314 1 & 2 Corinthians (3)
The sequence of thought as well as the major problems in
these books are carefully examined with special emphasis
on how the books intersect with our personal and
corporate Christian experience.
B335 Revelation (3)
An introduction and detailed study of this book with
special attention given to the eschatological significance
of its message.
B340 Biblical Interpretation (3)
An analysis of how to study and understand Scripture.
Emphasis will be placed on the vital methods used to apply
a passage, and the specific rules used to interpret biblical
narratives, poetry, parables and prophecy.
B342 Romans (3)
An analysis emphasizing the great soteriological themes,
including sin, justification, sanctification, glorification
and an investigation of the practical implication of these
B346 Life of Christ (3)
A thorough overview of the life of Jesus Christ on earth,
with special attention to the developing emphases and
distinctive purposes that prevailed during our Lord’s
public ministry. Theological and chronological difficulties
are also considered.
B347 The Epistles of John (3)
A study of the importance of John’s epistles in the
historical framework of the early church, giving special
attention to the polemic nature of the epistles as well as
to the practical instructions contained in them.
B350 Principles of Personal Bible Study (3)
An overview of principles of inductive Bible study and
the application of those principles to a book of the
New Testament, to a topical study and to a biographical
character study. In each of these aspects of study there
is an emphasis on life change and spiritual growth in
knowing God more deeply through His Word.
For women only.
B357 Bible Backgrounds (3)
A study of the geography of the land of Israel, including
Old Testament, New Testament and modern geography;
a survey of the post-biblical history of the land; and an
overview of the distinctive elements of Hebrew culture
which are deemed necessary to a proper understanding
of the Scriptures themselves.
B364 History of Ancient Israel (3)
A careful study of the history of the people and nation
of Israel, from Abraham through the restoration period.
Special attention is given to the relationship of Old
Testament prophetic and wisdom literature to that
historical narrative.
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