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Theology 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.

You’re looking at undergraduate Theology courses now, but you might also want to view the undergraduate Bible courses.

Th 103: Creation Apologetics

3 credits

In partnership with Answers in Genesis, this course is an introduction to biblical doctrine applied to current apologetic and worldview issues. The course discusses key topics including what apologetics is, the authority of Scripture and how Genesis lays a foundation for the Gospel message. It adequately prepares the student to defend and explain the scientific validity and theological necessity of a 6-day creation within the context of the Christian faith.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023

Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief – 2015 Edition
John M. Frame
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596389380
Note: See https://www.amazon.com/Apologetics-Justification-Christian-John-Frame/dp/1596389389

Th 360: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning man, sin, salvation, the church and eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions.

  • Dates: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802411983

Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583

A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works

Th 100: Biblical Worldview

3 credits

This course starts by defining worldview and establishing the fact that everyone has a worldview; it evaluates the effect that one’s worldview has on one’s actions, evaluates ideological warfare and how worldviews influence each other, and provides focused Bible study to allow students to understand the comprehensive theme/story line of Scripture.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Christian Worldview: A Student’s Guide – 2013 Edition
Philip Graham Ryken
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433535406

Th 103: Creation Apologetics

3 credits

In partnership with Answers in Genesis, this course is an introduction to biblical doctrine applied to current apologetic and worldview issues. The course discusses key topics including what apologetics is, the authority of Scripture and how Genesis lays a foundation for the Gospel message. It adequately prepares the student to defend and explain the scientific validity and theological necessity of a 6-day creation within the context of the Christian faith.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief – 2015 Edition
John M. Frame
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596389380
Note: See https://www.amazon.com/Apologetics-Justification-Christian-John-Frame/dp/1596389389

Th 350: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 9780802411983

A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982 Edition
David Beale
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497

Th 499: Worldview & Apologetics

3 credits

An analysis and defense of the biblical worldview, together with an analysis and refutation of secular and religious alternative worldviews. The course will equip students to defend the core biblical doctrines and refute spurious philosophical, historical, archeological and scientific claims against the Bible. The course presents a brief history of the apologetics discipline and important Christian thinkers. The course addresses significant historical and contemporary thinkers and their objections to biblical Christianity.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

Th 335: History of Christianity

3 credits

Overviews the history of the Christian faith since the New Testament era. Notes the formative influence of the early church councils and places special emphasis on the nature and contributions of the Reformation. Discusses modern Christian history with application to contemporary theological issues.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity – 3rd Edition
Mark Noll
Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801039966
Note: (July, 2012 edition)

5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of Gods Faithfulness in the History of – 2019 Edition
Stephen J. Nichols
Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing
ISBN: 9780642891317

Th 360: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning man, sin, salvation, the church and eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802411983

Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583

A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works

Th 350: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 9780802411983

A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982 Edition
David Beale
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497

Th 360: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning man, sin, salvation, the church and eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802411983

Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583

A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works

Th 499: Worldview & Apologetics

3 credits

An analysis and defense of the biblical worldview, together with an analysis and refutation of secular and religious alternative worldviews. The course will equip students to defend the core biblical doctrines and refute spurious philosophical, historical, archeological and scientific claims against the Bible. The course presents a brief history of the apologetics discipline and important Christian thinkers. The course addresses significant historical and contemporary thinkers and their objections to biblical Christianity.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

Th 350: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 9780802411983

A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982 Edition
David Beale
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497

Th 360: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning man, sin, salvation, the church and eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802411983

Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583

A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works

Th 499: Worldview & Apologetics

3 credits

An analysis and defense of the biblical worldview, together with an analysis and refutation of secular and religious alternative worldviews. The course will equip students to defend the core biblical doctrines and refute spurious philosophical, historical, archeological and scientific claims against the Bible. The course presents a brief history of the apologetics discipline and important Christian thinkers. The course addresses significant historical and contemporary thinkers and their objections to biblical Christianity.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.