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How the Bible is interpreted–which is the field of Hermeneutics–is key to understanding its meaning. This course studies different interpretative methods, and examines the importance of possessing a proper approach to God’s Word.
A study of the first five books of the Old Testament, with special attention to literary forms, major themes, and Christological content.
A study of the content, message, and aims of the historical books of the Old Testament (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, etc.), with an emphasis on their role in the OT corpus, as well as their relevance to salvation history and the Christian life.
A study of the content and message of the major and minor prophetic (e.g. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, etc.),poetic/wisdom (e.g. Psalms, Proverbs, etc.) books of the Old Testament, with an emphasis on their function and meaning within the OT corpus, as well as their relevance to salvation history and the Christian life today.
A study of the nature and aims of the four canonical gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John — plus the Book of Acts, with special emphasis on methods of interpretation. Meets on specific Saturdays during semester, plus take-home assignments.
A study of the letters of Paul to the various churches at Corinth, Ephesus, Galatia, and Rome, along with the Pauline pastoral epistles.
This course has its focus on the non-Pauline epistles, Hebrews, and Revelation. Dating, authorship issues are addressed, as well as methods of interpretation and integration with the entire Biblical corpus.
Introductory Biblical Greek, for students who have not had an introduction to the language. In addition to covering grammatical aspects, general hermeneutical principles are examined.
Greek exegesis for the advanced student, addressing interpretation principles and translation issues as well. (Students not taking Advanced Greek may substitute another course instead, with advisor’s approval.)
Introductory Biblical Hebrew, for students who have not had an introduction to the language, or need a refresher. In addition to covering grammatical aspects, general hermeneutical principles are examined.
Hebrew exegesis for the advanced student, addressing interpretation principles and translation issues as well. (Students not taking Advanced Hebrew may substitute another course instead, with advisor’s approval.)
An examination of the history of the Church from the 17th century to the present day, with a particular focus on the formation of post-Reformation denominations, and the spread of the gospel throughout the world.
A study of Anglicanism, from the Reformation to the present, with a focus on its history and development, worship, theology, and distinctives. (Non-Anglicans may substitute a denominational Reading Course for this course.)
A study of the first six centuries of the Christian church, with special attention to the distinctives of Pre- and Post-Constantinian Christianity, including key individuals and theological developments, as well as providing a focus on the cultural, historical, and organizational aspects of the church and its role in the world. An emphasis is placed on reading and interacting with primary source material.
A study of the 16th century Protestant Reformation (including its medieval antecedents), its character and leading figures, confessions, and theological and cultural significance, including the seeds of modern denominationalism in the west.
A study of Christian worship, and a theology of the two sacraments, in the current and past experience of the Church.
A systematic study of the third person of the Trinity, and the nature and characteristics of the Church, with special attention to practical issues raised throughout the history of the Church .
A systematic study of our revealed faith, with special attention to Christology—the person and work of Jesus the Christ, and the salvation that he achieved for his people.
The systematic philosophical, and pragmatic defense of the Christian faith, focusing on the various approaches to this defense has been manifested in the Church over the centuries.
A systematic study of Christian theology proper, with special attention to the God, God and Creation, and the nature and scope of revelation.
Examination of the Biblical, theological, and historical rationales for how the Church functions, and the ways that congregational, presbyterian, and episcopal systems have addressed this.
This is a half-credit course, offered each Fall and Winter semester, with six broad topics covered once every three years. After three years, the student will have, therefore, six half-credits of Spiritual Formation. The course is taught in a small group environment that fosters fellowship and growth. Each course gives special attention to the history and development of spirituality, and the key role of prayer in the nurturing of faith. Topics: Fall 2016: Personal Spirituality; Winter 2017: Corporate Spirituality; Fall 2017: Personal Evangelism; Winter 2018: Corporate Evangelism; Fall 2018: Personal Discipleship; Winter 2019: Corporate Discipleship.
Instructor: Wheaton & Staff
This course on expository preaching is designed for those wanting to learn how to craft and deliver effective and Biblically-based sermons, as well as pastors who already preach regularly and seek to improve their skills.
This course examines the ways that the ministry of particular churches are related to other churches throughout the world. It focuses on how Christian mission is fundamentally a world movement, as the church is understood to be sent out to make disciples of all nations, taking the Gospel across cultures, subcultures, and cultures-in-the-making.
This course continues with similar expository preaching emphasis contained in Preaching 1, though that is not a prerequisite for this course. It will focus on how to craft and deliver effective and Biblically-based sermons, for students as well as pastors who already preach regularly.
A practical study of ministry in the Church, including topics such as pastoral counseling, finances, visitation, parish evangelism, conflict resolution.
Students studying for an M.Div. will need two units of supervised internships with a local church to satisfy the field education requirement. Discuss with your advisor the procedure to set up an internship.
Various special courses are, from time to time, offered, on a rotating schedule. Such courses may, with the approval of the academic dean and the student’s advisor, be taken in lieu of other courses. Romans; Isaiah, Psalms; Youth Ministry; Patristics; Medieval Church History; Christianity in Canada; Christian Foundations; History of Missions; Christian Ethics; Catechesis; Church Planting; Reading Course.
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