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Th 335
3 Credits
History of Christianity
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. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 1 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Register by: Feb. 27, 2024
Prerequisites: Identical to Hi 335.
Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity – 4th
Mark A. Noll, David Komline, Han-luen Katzer Komline
Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781540964885
5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of Gods Faithfulness in the History of – 2019
Stephen J. Nichols
Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing
ISBN: 9780642891317
Th 360
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 1 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Register by: Feb. 27, 2024
Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Jun. 22, 2024
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 978-0802411983
Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016
Mark Sidwell
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1628562583
A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works
Th 490
3 Credits
Themes in Theology & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 1 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Register by: Feb. 27, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 978-1626309906
More Than a Carpenter – 2009
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 978-1414326276
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 978-0830833825
Th 100
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview
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. Three hours.
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Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Christian Worldview: A Student's Guide – 2013
Philip Graham Ryken
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1-4335-3540-6
Th 350
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
Register
Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802411983
A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982
David Beale
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497
Th 360
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
Register
Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 978-0802411983
Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016
Mark Sidwell
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1628562583
A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works
Th 499
3 Credits
Worldview & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: May. 6 – Jun. 22, 2024
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Register by: May. 3, 2024
Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200.
The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theories on a Biblical Foundation – 2009
Paul Garner
Evangelical Press
Engaging Gods World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living – 2002
Cornelius Plantinga
Eerdmans
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog – 6th (2020)
James Sire
InterVarsity Press
Th 350
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
Register
Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Aug. 30, 2024 - Oct. 19, 2024
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802411983
A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982
David Beale
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497
Th 360
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
Register
Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Oct. 18, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 978-0802411983
Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016
Mark Sidwell
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1628562583
A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works
Th 360
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
Register
Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Oct. 18, 2024 - Dec. 14, 2024
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 978-0802411983
Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016
Mark Sidwell
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1628562583
A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works
Th 430
3 Credits
Theology/Practice:Biblical Lifestyle
This class discusses issues of godly Christian living to prepare senior students to assume their adult responsibilities in the Christian home, the church and the community. Three hours.
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Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
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Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Th 490
3 Credits
Themes in Theology & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
Register
Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Aug. 30, 2024 - Oct. 19, 2024
The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 978-1626309906
More Than a Carpenter – 2009
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 978-1414326276
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 978-0830833825
Th 499
3 Credits
Worldview & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 24 – Aug. 10, 2024
Register
Register by: Jun. 21, 2024
Next offered: Aug. 30, 2024 - Oct. 19, 2024
Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200.
The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theories on a Biblical Foundation – 2009
Paul Garner
Evangelical Press
Engaging Gods World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living – 2002
Cornelius Plantinga
Eerdmans
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog – 6th (2020)
James Sire
InterVarsity Press
Th 350
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Oct. 19, 2024
Register
Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802411983
A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982
David Beale
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497
Th 490
3 Credits
Themes in Theology & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Oct. 19, 2024
Register
Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: Mar. 7, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 978-1626309906
More Than a Carpenter – 2009
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 978-1414326276
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 978-0830833825
Th 499
3 Credits
Worldview & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Aug. 30 – Oct. 19, 2024
Register
Register by: Aug. 27, 2024
Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200.
The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theories on a Biblical Foundation – 2009
Paul Garner
Evangelical Press
Engaging Gods World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living – 2002
Cornelius Plantinga
Eerdmans
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog – 6th (2020)
James Sire
InterVarsity Press
Th 360
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
Register
Register by: Oct. 15, 2024
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 978-0802411983
Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016
Mark Sidwell
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1628562583
A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works
Th 490
3 Credits
Themes in Theology & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Mar. 7 – May. 3, 2025
Register
Register by: Mar. 4, 2025
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 978-1626309906
More Than a Carpenter – 2009
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 978-1414326276
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 978-0830833825
Th 350
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802411983
A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982
David Beale
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497
Th 499
3 Credits
Worldview & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: May. 12 – Jun. 28, 2025
Register
Register by: May. 9, 2025
Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200.
The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theories on a Biblical Foundation – 2009
Paul Garner
Evangelical Press
Engaging Gods World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living – 2002
Cornelius Plantinga
Eerdmans
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog – 6th (2020)
James Sire
InterVarsity Press
Th 350
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802411983
A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982
David Beale
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497
Th 490
3 Credits
Themes in Theology & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 978-1626309906
More Than a Carpenter – 2009
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 978-1414326276
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 978-0830833825
Th 499
3 Credits
Worldview & Apologetics
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. Three hours.
Information
Textbooks
Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
Register
Register by: Jun. 27, 2025
Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200.
The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theories on a Biblical Foundation – 2009
Paul Garner
Evangelical Press
Engaging Gods World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living – 2002
Cornelius Plantinga
Eerdmans
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog – 6th (2020)
James Sire
InterVarsity Press
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