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.

Th 103: Introduction to Christian Apologetics

3 credits

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020

Apologetics to the Glory of God: an Introduction

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

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 or 1998 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583
Note: 1998 edition is called The Dividing Line: Understanding and Applying Biblical Separation. ISBN: 1-57924-074-7

Th 499: Apologetics & Worldview

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Th 360
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.
  • Note: Bi 350 is same course as Th 350 (and similarly for Bi 360/Th 360).

There is no textbook for this course.

Th 490: Themes in Theology & Apologetics

3 credits

An overview of the story of Scripture, a survey of selected major doctrines and a primer in basic apologetics. Particular emphasis on understanding how to communicate the truth of the Bible to both believers and unbelievers.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

Thy Word Is Truth – 1963 Edition
E. J. Young
Banner of Truth
ISBN: 9780851511726

The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 9781626309906

More Than a Carpenter – 2009 Edition
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 9781414326276

A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006 Edition
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 9780830833825

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 17–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 14, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 7, 2021

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 17–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 14, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 7, 2021

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 or 1998 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583
Note: 1998 edition is called The Dividing Line: Understanding and Applying Biblical Separation. ISBN: 1-57924-074-7

Th 499: Apologetics & Worldview

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 17–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 14, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 7, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Th 360
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.
  • Note: Bi 350 is same course as Th 350 (and similarly for Bi 360/Th 360).

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 28–Aug. 7, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021

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 28–Aug. 7, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021

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 or 1998 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583
Note: 1998 edition is called The Dividing Line: Understanding and Applying Biblical Separation. ISBN: 1-57924-074-7

Th 490: Themes in Theology & Apologetics

3 credits

An overview of the story of Scripture, a survey of selected major doctrines and a primer in basic apologetics. Particular emphasis on understanding how to communicate the truth of the Bible to both believers and unbelievers.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021

Thy Word Is Truth – 1963 Edition
E. J. Young
Banner of Truth
ISBN: 9780851511726

The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 9781626309906

More Than a Carpenter – 2009 Edition
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 9781414326276

A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006 Edition
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 9780830833825

Th 499: Apologetics & Worldview

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 28–Aug. 7, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Th 360
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.
  • Note: Bi 350 is same course as Th 350 (and similarly for Bi 360/Th 360).

There is no textbook for this course.