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Biblical Studies



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.

Prerequisites: BTH321,



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

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)

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