Theology, Biblical & Systematic Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

STh 635: Biblical Hermeneutics

3 credits

A study of the principles and practices essential to biblical interpretation with an emphasis on the conservative, grammatical-historical-contextual method, presupposing the inerrancy of Scripture. Special attention will also be given to the interpretation of the various genres of Scripture including poetry, narrative, epistolary and apocalyptic literature.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring Hermeneutical Triad – History, Literature, Theology – 2011 Edition
Kostenberger, Andreas J. and Richard D. Patterson
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel Academic and Professional
ISBN: 9780825430473

The Climax of Biblical Prophecy: A Guide to Interpreting Revelation – 2012 Edition
Hand, Brian
Greenville, SC
Bob Jones University Press
ISBN: 9781606823880

LOGOS Bronze or better

STh 703: Biblical Sanctification

2 credits

A study of the theology of biblical holiness, with a special emphasis on individual progressive sanctification; and the biblical theology of ecclesiastical unity and separatism, especially as it relates to the history of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism from the early twentieth century to the present.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

Five Views on Sanctification – 1987 Edition
Melvin E. Dieter, et al
Grand Rapids:
Academie Books
ISBN: 0310415314
Note: You may use a later edition of this book.

Promise Unfulfilled: The Failed Strategy of Modern Evangelicalism – 2004 Edition
Rolland McCune
Greenville, SC
Ambassador International
ISBN: 1932307311

STh 602: Systematic Theology

3 credits

The application of the principles of systematic theology to the doctrines of Christ, salvation, the Church and the end times; taught from a Baptistic and moderately dispensational perspective. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

Christian Theology – 3rd ed., 2013 Edition
Erickson, Millard J.
Grand Rapids
Baker
ISBN: 9780801036439

LOGOS Bronze or better

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. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022
  • Register by: Jan. 14, 2022

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

LOGOS Bronze or better

STh 750: New Testament Theology

3 credits

Explores the New Testament’s theological core, content, and leading motifs from a biblical theological perspective. Lectures include the nature of New Testament theology, the kingdom of God, and the new covenant. Projects are designed to familiarize the student with key tools of biblical theology.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022
  • Register by: Jan. 14, 2022

The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament: Updated Language & Study Edition by Layton Talbert – 2019 custom Edition
T. D. Bernard, edited by Layton Talbert
Note: This required Updated Language & Study Edition is available only through the BJU textbook store (bju.textbooktech.com or phone: (864) 770-1355 or email: jnichols@bju.edu).

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.