Department of Systematic Theology

 

ST3511 SURVEY OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

An overview of the material contained in the courses entitled Systematic Theology I to VI. REQUIRED FOR M.A.B.S., M.A.A., C.B.S., All Certificate Programs – Two Credit Hours

 

ST3526 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I

The Doctrine of God. A study of the Being and Works of God. Items covered include: the existence and know ability of God, the names and attributes of God, the doctrines of the Trinity, the Divine Decree, creation, predestination and providence. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV., M.A.A., M.A.B.C., M.A.M., – Two Credit Hours

 

ST3527 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY II

The Doctrine of Man in relation to God. A study of man in his original state, the state of sin, and man in the Covenant of Grace. Topics include the origin and nature of man, the Covenant of Works, the doctrine of sin, and man in the Covenant of Grace. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV., M.A.B.C., M.A.M., – Two Credit Hours

 

ST3528 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY III

The Doctrine of the Person and Work of Christ. A study of the names and nature of Christ, the state of Christ, the threefold office of Christ, and the doctrine of the Atonement. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV., M.A.M.,- Two Credit Hours

 

ST3529 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IV

The Doctrine of the Application of the Work of Redemption. A study of the elements of salvation including regeneration and calling, conversion, faith, justification, sanctification, the perseverance of the saints, together with the role of the Holy Spirit in redemption. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV., M.A.B.C., M.A.M., – Two Credit Hours

 

ST3530 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY V

The Doctrine of the Church and of the Means of Grace. A study of the church: its nature, government, and power; and the Word and Sacraments as means of grace. Included will be studies in the history, principles, structure and procedures of church government and biblical discipline. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV., – Two Credit Hours

 

ST3531 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY VI

The Doctrine of the Last Things. A study concerning the nature and destiny of man following death, together with a consideration of the complexity of events surrounding the Second Coming of Christ, including the question of the millennium, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment and the final state. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV. – Two Credit Hours

 

 

 

ST3550 BIBLE INTERPRETATION

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the theory and practice of Biblical Interpretation or Hermeneutics. To assist students in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to determine the meaning of any passage of Scripture and to apply it authentically to the contemporary context. REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS – Two Credit Hours

 

ST3655 ETHICS

A study of the basis for and the responsibilities of the personal ethical conduct of the Christian. Various approaches to ethics will be considered. Attention will be given to current ethical questions. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV., M.A.A., M.A.M.-C.L.- Two Credit Hours

 

ST3744 CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY

An in-depth study of recent theological movements such as liberation theology, open theism, neo-orthodoxy, etc. Students should seriously consider completing AP8521 – Introductions to Apologetics before taking this course. REQUIRED FOR M.DIV., M.A.A., – Two Credit Hours

 

 

Electives

 

ST3525 INTRODUCTION TO REFORMED THEOLOGY

An introduction to the Reformed Faith, using the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechism along with other Reformed creeds to study the distinctives of Calvinism. – Two Credit Hours

 

ST3535 COVENANT THEOLOGY

Covenant Theology is an in-depth study of the covenants of the Old and New Testaments. The Covenant of Creation and the Covenant of Redemption are examined to demonstrate both the unity and the diversity of the covenants. This approach to the Scriptures demonstrates the relationship God had with Israel and has with His people now with the New Covenant in Christ. The fulfillment of the Old Testament Covenant is shown in Christ with the culmination of the New Covenant taking place in Revelation. – Two Credit Hours