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 675: Theology of Missions & Evangelism

3 credits

An examination and systemization of the teaching of Scripture on the subject of world evangelism. Includes a comparison and contrast of the biblical model with contextualized theologies, such as Minjung theology, Black theology, Hispanic theology and African theology.

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

Paradigms in Conflict
Hesselgrave, David
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel, 2006
ISBN: 9780825427701  Amazon  Ebay

Salvation to the Ends of the Earth
Kostenberger, Andreas J. and Peter T. OBrien
Downers Grove, IL
InterVarsity Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780830826117  Amazon  Ebay

MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium
Stetzer, Ed and David Hesselgrave, editors
B&H Publishers, 2010
ISBN: 9780805445374  Amazon  Ebay

What is the Mission of the Church?
Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert
Wheaton, IL
Crossway, 2011
ISBN: 9781433526909  Amazon  Ebay

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

The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament: Updated Language & Study Edition by Layton Talbert – custom Edition
T. D. Bernard, edited by Layton Talbert
Lulu, 2019
Note: This required Updated Language & Study Edition is available only through the BJU textbook store (

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