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Biblical

Division of Biblical and Theological Studies

CHAIR: TBA

Bible

The college recognizes the Scriptures as God's revelation of Himself and His plan for humanity and therefore of primary importance and relevance in all aspects of life. In their first year, students take Old Testament I and II and New Testament I and II to gain an introduction to biblical literature, an analysis of the content of each book, and an understanding of the basic themes of Scriptures. Students taking second-level OT or NT electives must have completed Ot Survey or NT Survey.  For third-year studies, they must have completed at least 1 second-year OT or NT course.  Exceptions require permission of instructor and a B+ average in OT Survey or NT Survey.  

BI110AA Bible Foundations
Explores the historical, religious, polititical, and cultural background of teh Bibel; includes formation, transmission, and history of the text.  

BI111AA Bible Study Skills
Instruction on how to interpret diverse genres of the biblical text; includes understand the text in its original context, contemporary application, and the use of tools and other resources.  

BN110AA New Testament Survey
Explores the books of the NT with an emphasis on their central teachings, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient reipients and modern readers.  

BN210BA Gospels & Acts
Explores the NT books from Matthew to Acts; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BN214AA General Epistles and Hebrews
Explores the NT books from Hebrews to Jude; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BN225AA Johannine Literature
Explores the NT books of John's Gospel, John's letters, and Revelation; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BN267AA Pauline Epistles
Explores the NT books from Romans to Timothy; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BN321AA Gospel of Matthew, or Mark (BN322AA), or Luke (BN323BA)
An in-depth study of the Gospel of Matthew or Mark or Luke with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.  

BN325AA Pastoral Epistles
An in-depth study of the books of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.  

BN341AA Greek Exegesis
This course is a continuing study of the essentials of New Testament Greek grammar and an introduction to the issues and techniques of Greek Exegesis.  It includes a review of the first-year grammar and an introduction to new grammatical insights through the translation of New Testament texts.  The challenges of exegesis will also be cnosidered through lectures, discussions and examination of translated texts.  

BN360AA Corinthians
An in-depth study of the books of 1 & 2 Corinthians with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.  

BN365AA Romans
An in-depth study of the book of Romans with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.  

BN410AA Advanced/Thematic Studies in New Testament
An advanced study of a theme or specific text in the New Testament with a focus on understanding the biblical text, its place in Christian history, and contemporary application.  

BO110AA Old Testament Survey
Explores the books of the OT with an emphasis on their central teachings, dominant themes, and primary message for both ancient recipients and modern readers.  

BO211BA Pentateuch
Explores the OT books from Genesis to Deuteronomy; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BO212AA Historical Books
Explores the OT books from Joshua to Esther; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BO213AA Wisdom Literature
Explores the OT books from Job to Song of Solomon; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BO215AA Prophetic Literature
Explores the OT books from Isaiah to Malachi; includes an overview and closer reading of selected texts exploring the biblical material; studes the message, themes, literary structure, and key critical issues of these books.  

BO361BA Genesis
An in-depth study of the book of Genesis with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.  

BO363DA Ezra and Nehemiah
An in-depth study of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah with an emphasis on analysis, exposition, and application of the text to Christian life and ministry.  

BO364BA Isaiah
An in-depth study of the book of Isaiah with emphasis on the prophet's calling, messianic passages, the concept of the remnant, the servant songs, and themes of sin and judgement, remnant, and social justice.  The contemporary relevance of the prophet's message to the church and world will also be explored thoughout the duration to the course.    

BO365BA Psalms
A literary, theological, historical, exegetical, and devotional study of the Psalter.  Students will be introduced to a variety of aspects such as the use of history in the Psalms, the use of hte Psalms in the life of ancient Israel, theological themes, poetic devices, and the different types of psalms.  This course will also focus on interpreting and applying the Psalms to one's spiritual life and the church today.  

BO410AA Advanced/Thematic Studies in Old Testament
An advanced study of a theme or specific text in the Old Testament with a focus on understanding the biblical text, its place in Christian history, and contemporary application.  



See other options for Biblical Studies courses in the Distance Education section. 

 

Biblical Theology

Theology courses seek to provide an orderly presentation of the teachings of the Bible. Attention is given to the development of these biblical doctrines in both their historical and contemporary expressions. All diploma and degree students take Introduction to Theology as part of their basic curriculum. B.R.E. and B.Th. students also take theology electives.

BT210AA Introduction to Theology
An introduction to the nature and task of theology along with its basic terms and motifs; and an overview of Christian doctrines including Scripture, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity, sin and salvation, the Church, and the Second Coming of Christ.  Focus also on the interpretation and relevance of Christian doctrines as expressed within the Church tradition and among contemporary theologians. Prerequisites: Old and New Testament I & II.

BT391BA Christian Doctrines:  God and Humanity
Doctrine of God and Anthropology. An in-depth theological study of these doctrines with special attention given to the problems, biblical teaching, historical development and contemporary relevance. Creeds, documents, and other primary sources will be utilized.  Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology or permission of instructor.

BT392BA Christian Doctrines:  Christ and Salvation
Christology and Soteriology. An in-depth theological study of these doctrines with special attention given to the problems, biblical teaching, historical development and contemporary relevance. Creeds, documents, and other primary sources will be utilized.  Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology or permission of instructor.

BT393BA Christian Doctrines:  The Holy Spirit and the Church
Pneumatology and Ecclesiology. An in-depth theological study of these doctrines with special attention given to the problems, biblical teaching, historical development and contemporary relevance. Creeds, documents, and other primary sources will be utilized. Prerequisite: Introduction to Theology or permission of instructor.

BT394AA Integration of Faith & Counselling
Explores the relationship between the Christian faith and the theory and practice of psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling.  Students examine various models, approaches, and biblical and theological perspectives to understand the role of a counsellor who self-identifies as a Christian.  Additionally, students are challenged to explore and evaluate their embedded understanding of an approach to this topic.  

BT410AA Advanced/Thematic Studies in Theology
An advanced study of a specific doctrine with a focus on understanding the development of the doctrine, its place in Christian history, and contemporary application. 


BT432BA Theology Seminar:  Eschatology
An exploration of the biblical basis for the Christian hope in the second coming of the Son of God with its attendant phenomena and how that hope has been interpreted throughout history.  Topics typically inherent in a systematic treatment will be addressed.  Students will evaluate preoccupation with eschatological speculation today.  They will be invited to develop for themselves and their future ministries and informed and coherent theology of the Last Things with a view to integration of the Christian hope into that ministry and into their own spiritual lives.

BT432CA Theology Seminar:  Doctrine of Revelation
An exploration of the revelation of God about himself as a doctrine both biblically and historically.  Students will be exposed to ideas of revelation from the Patristic Period through the Reformation as well as theological contribution from modern theologians.  Students will be invited to develop for themselves and their future ministries a well-rounded, coherent theology of God’s revelation and human response to that revelation under the premise that this doctrine affords the basis for all of theology.  Prerequisites: Introduction to Theology, and two other theology electives.
 
Note: The following courses may be applied for credit in Biblical Theology:

BN365AA Romans
IS211AA Theology of Mission
IS355AA Non-Western Theology



See also the Distance Education theology courses.