Biblical & Systematic Theology Courses

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STh 601: Systematic Theology

3 credits

A study of the nature, necessity, methods and materials of theology; and the application of the principles of systematic theology to the scriptural revelation about God, man and sin, following a biblical dispensational hermeneutic. Preparation of an ordination doctrinal statement for ministry students; theological reading summaries for others. Students from a Baptist heritage will be expected to clearly articulate Baptist theological distinctives and church polity. Each student’s doctrinal statement/theological summaries will be prepared so as to reflect a biblical dispensational hermeneutic.

  • Dates: Jan. 20–Mar. 7, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Number of Proctored Tests in Course: 2

Christian Theology – 3rd Edition
Millard Erickson
Grand Rapids
ISBN: 9780801036439  Amazon  Ebay

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STh 650: New Testament Theology

3 credits

Application of the principles and methods of biblical theology to the study of the New Testament, with particular focus on the Kingdom of God.

  • Dates: Mar. 9–May 2, 2020
  • Register by: Mar. 6, 2020

New Testament Theology Course Text: The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament
BJU, 2019
Note: This is a special edition customized for this course, and must be ordered through the textbook store ( Students are not permitted to use any other edition of this work.

New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Alexander, Rosner, Carson, & Goldworthy, eds.
IVP, 2000
Note: Students aren’t necessarily required to own this text, though it’s recommended; but they must have regular access to a copy for required assignments.

STh 640: Old Testament Theology

3 credits

Principles and methods of biblical theology as applied to the Old Testament.

  • Dates: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020

New Dictionary of Biblical Theology – 2000 Edition
Alexander, T. Desmond and Brian S. Rosner, eds.
Downers Grove, IL
InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 10: 0830814388  Amazon  Ebay

The Theological Messages of the Old Testament Books – 2010 Edition
Bell, Robert D.
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781606821596  Amazon  Ebay

Gods Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible – 2003 Edition
Roberts, Vaughn
Downers Grove, IL
InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830853649  Amazon  Ebay

STh 701: Advanced Systematic Theology

3 credits

A systematic study of the biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the end times. Includes exegesis of key passages, analysis of disputed issues, and readings in relevant theological literature. Additional doctrines of special interest may be examined at the instructor’s discretion.

  • Dates: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020
  • Prerequisites: STh 601, STh 602

He Who Gives Life – 2007 Edition
Graham Cole

Three Views on Israel and the Church: Perspectives on Romans 9-11 – 2019 Edition
Jared Compton and Andrew Naselli, eds.

Three Views on the Rapture – 2010 Edition
Alan Hultberg, ed.

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond – 1999 Edition
Darrell Bock, ed.

The Holy Spirit – 1996 Edition

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit – 2017 Edition