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Biblical Studies



BCE304 Teaching Methodology (3)

A seminar on the teaching-learning process with

attention given to current research, the dynamics

of classroom instruction, curriculum development,

and the application of instructional methodology

and technology.

BCE313 Introduction to Christian Education (3)

A survey of the educational program of the local

church with attention given to the philosophy,

principles, and practice of Christian education for

all age levels.

BCH347 Intertestamental Period (3)

A survey of the historical movements and events

in Judea from 400 BC to AD 70 that serve as the

background for the New Testament. The literature

(apocryphal books, Dead Sea Scrolls), institutions

(synagogue, Sanhedrin, temple), and religious sects

(Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, etc.) will be closely

examined. Finally, the Hellenistic, Roman, and Jewish

political rulers will be surveyed to understand better

the context in which the early Christian events took


Same as H345.

BCH366 History of the Early Church (3)

A survey of personalities and issues in church history

from the first century to the present. The course

includes discussions of the church fathers, major

councils, the Reformation, and key church leaders

over the last 2,000 years.

Same as H365.

BCH404 Studies in John Calvin (3)

This is a study of the life and work of the great

magisterial Reformer. The approach will be that of an

“intellectual history” course, featuring biographical,

literary, theological, and philosophic content

concerning the man and his times. Specific attention

is paid to Calvin’s status as a master sixteenth

century literary Humanist who guided the systematic

intellectual development of Reformation thought.

BCH408 Puritanism (3)

This course provides an undergraduate survey of

the Puritan movement from its origins in England

through the establishment of the American colonies

in New England. Attention is given to the historical,

theological, cultural, and educational contributions

of the Puritans.

BCH464 The Reformation Era, 1500-1648 (3)

A study of the historical/theological development

of the Reformation and post-Reformation period

through Calvin. Other areas of the Reformation not

covered in class lectures are pursued through research

papers and class discussion.

Same as H464.

BCH485, 486 U.S. Church History I, II (3, 3)

The first semester is a historical survey of American

Protestantism as it sought to develop and mold a

“Christian America.” The period emphasized is

from the First Great Awakening to the Civil War.

The second semester begins with the post-Civil War

church, charts the course of American Protestantism

from its perceived height of unity to its shattered

ending in the modernist/fundamentalist controversy,

and concludes with the rebuilding of modern

evangelism beginning in the 1930s.

Same as H485, 486.

BCH498 Church History Area Study (2)

A concentrated study in church history, which may

include a period of time or a specialized topic.

BMS301 Introduction to Missions (3)

A general introduction to the principles and practices

in Christian missions, surveying the biblical basis of

missions, the missionary call, the missionary life and

work, mission boards, and the mission program of

the church.

BMS302 Field Internship (3)

The student will work together with the professor to

arrange for an internship in an international setting for

working among the student’s target population. The

managing host will mentor and evaluate the student

as the student interacts in cross-cultural settings,

including but not limited to, home management,

education, hospitality, business and government

interactions, and community relationships. Emphasis

will be placed on the student’s cross-cultural, spiritual,

and vocational growth, as well as his or her strengths

and weaknesses.

BMS303 History & Theory of Missions (3)

A study of the background, origin, and expansion