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Undergraduate Catalog

A Literary, historical, and theological introduction to the Bible.
An introduction to the literary content and historical setting of the Old Testament.
An introduction to the literary content and historical setting of the New Testament.
A brief introduction to the life and practice of ministry in the contemporary church, and includes analysis of varying local churches.
An introduction to the process of interpreting scripture. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
A study of rhetorical theory and the process of communication in a contemporary setting, with particular focus on the local church context. Areas of communication to be addressed include preaching, teaching, interpersonal communication, communicating via electronic media, and marketing for ministry.
A survey of the characteristics of the Southern Baptist Convention as a Christian denomination, including its purposes, agencies, and institutions. Requires travel to the South Carolina Baptist Convention, a two-day event which meets in mid-November.
An introductory survey of the principal topics in the field of Christian theology.
An introductory survey of the theology and practice of ministry in the local church.
A study of practices and trends in ministry in contemporary churches, including use of technology, multi-site approaches, church planting strategies, and other topics. Students will be required to attend a major ministry conference as part of the course.
Ministry Practicum II guides second-year students into a serious consideration of their own potential ministry roles, and includes practical ministry involvement in one or more local churches.
Ministry Practicum III guides second-year students into a serious consideration of their own potential ministry roles, and includes practical ministry involvement in one or more local churches.
Study of the teachings of Jesus and Christian worldview in comparison to its contemporary rivals; includes an emphasis on the ethical application of Christian beliefs. Pre-requisite: CHR107/109 and Junior status.
Study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, and Song of Solomon; explores wisdom thinking in Israel and the characteristics of Hebrew poetry. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
Survey of reading biblical Hebrew; basic grammar and vocabulary are emphasized.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Hebrew Old Testament, emphasizing translation and exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR312
A study of the first five books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Study of prophecy in Israel and the prophetic literature of the Old Testament; emphasis on the historical setting of the prophets, the literary forms used in prophetic preaching, and the contemporary relevance of the prophetic message. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
A study of the historical books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Survey of the life and ministry of Jesus and an interpretation of His teachings. Prerequisite: CHR105 or CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the book of Acts and the General Epistles in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the Pastoral Epistles and the book of Revelation in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues, with attention to the nature of apocalyptic literature in regard to Revelation. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Survey of the life of Paul with special attention on an exposition of his letters. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Study of basic Greek grammar and vocabulary in order to read simple narrative passages from the New Testament.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament, including exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR322
Survey of the writings of prominent Christian thinkers addressing perennial human questions. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
Survey of the History of Baptists, with particular emphasis on the development of that tradition in America.
Survey of major contemporary religious traditions with special attention to beliefs, practices, and historical background; includes manner in which each addresses common human questions. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
Survey of the history of the Christian church.
Study of issues related to the birth and development of Protestant Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of 3 hours in history or permission of instructor. Same as HIS 336.
A study of Christian approaches to epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. Prerequisites: CHR205 and CHR240.
A survey of specific issues in theology.
Survey of Christian theological perspectives on such social issues as the use of violence, economic and political structures, human sexuality, ethnicity, the environment, technology, and the world of medicine. It is a companion course to CHR331. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
A study of the philosophical attempt to understand the nature of God and the significance of religion in the life of man.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
Study of areas of Christian education in the context of church organizations and ministry management principles.
A survey of principles and practices of leadership and management in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
A study of the defense of Christianity with a view to application in contemporary ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An introduction to the theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral ministry, including: pastoral care, worship, discipleship, spiritual disciplines, and topics in local church ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
A study of the preparation and delivery of effective biblical sermons.
An introduction to the biblical-theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral care and counseling in the local church.
An introductory survey of the history, theology and practice of worship in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250
An introduction to the disciplines of evangelism and missions, including their biblical basis and theological foundations along with a study of strategies, methodologies, and trends in the 21st century church.
A survey of missions and outreach with particular focus on Southern Baptist missions and emerging mission strategies in the 21st century. Prerequisite: CHR365 or permission of instructor.
A comprehensive study of the theology, theories, philosophies and practice of youth ministry in the local church. As part of this study, students will critique various philosophies of youth ministry and create a theology and philosophy of youth ministry of their own. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the various aspects of administering the work of the youth minister focusing on roles, relationships, resources and responsibilities, and practical application to the local church. Prerequisite: CHR369 or permission of instructor.
Students will have the opportunity to practice and further develop skills developed in CHR362, Christian Preaching. Students will sharpen their skills in effectively preparing and delivering sermons, discover insight on developing genre specific sermons, and learn to develop and implement a preaching plan. Prerequisite: CHR362 or permission of instructor.
This course will serve as an introduction to the topic of Church Planting. Students will be provided a theological basis for church planting, analyze New Testament admonitions for church planters, and be introduced to the nature of church planting in the 21st century. Students will discover terms and concepts pertinent to church planting.
Empirical analysis of the effects of religion on the individual; topics include religious development; religious expression; religious conversation; religious attitudes and behaviors; and religion’s effects on mental health. Prerequisite: PSY101
A survey of biblical foundations, theological principles, and practices of spiritual formation for the minister.
Study of a specialized topic of Old Testament; includes individual research projects under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
Study of a specialized topic of New Testament research; includes individual research projects with faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205. May be repeated once for credit.
An in-depth study of selected topics of theological significance. Prerequisite: CHR205 and CHR240.
A study of advanced topics related to the thought and practice of Christian apologetics. Prerequisite: CHR 357.
A study of the issues facing youth as well as the developmental nature of youth and the issues affecting them and their families, as well as an examination of the demands upon the schedule, priorities, family and other aspects of the youth minister’s life focusing on personal habits, family involvement, calling, career opportunities and continuing development. Prerequisite: CHR369 or permission of instructor.
A study of advanced topics in Christian preaching including hermeneutics, sermon forms, and delivery techniques. Prerequisite: CHR362.
Research, career preparation, senior project, and/or study abroad. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and at least 12 hours in 200+ level CHR courses, including CHR205.
Students apply classroom skills and insights in actual work environments under professional supervision. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Christian Theology or Christian Ministry.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
Study of areas of Christian education in the context of church organizations and ministry management principles.
A survey of principles and practices of leadership and management in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An introduction to the theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral ministry, including: pastoral care, worship, discipleship, spiritual disciplines, and topics in local church ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
A study of the preparation and delivery of effective biblical sermons.
An introduction to the biblical-theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral care and counseling in the local church.
An introductory survey of the history, theology and practice of worship in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250
An introduction to the disciplines of evangelism and missions, including their biblical basis and theological foundations along with a study of strategies, methodologies, and trends in the 21st century church.
A survey of missions and outreach with particular focus on Southern Baptist missions and emerging mission strategies in the 21st century. Prerequisite: CHR365 or permission of instructor.
A comprehensive study of the theology, theories, philosophies and practice of youth ministry in the local church. As part of this study, students will critique various philosophies of youth ministry and create a theology and philosophy of youth ministry of their own. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the various aspects of administering the work of the youth minister focusing on roles, relationships, resources and responsibilities, and practical application to the local church. Prerequisite: CHR2369 or permission of instructor.
Students will have the opportunity to practice and further develop skills developed in CHR362, Christian Preaching. Students will sharpen their skills in effectively preparing and delivering sermons, discover insight on developing genre specific sermons, and learn to develop and implement a preaching plan. Prerequisite: CHR362 or permission of instructor.
This course will serve as an introduction to the topic of Church Planting. Students will be provided a theological basis for church planting, analyze New Testament admonitions for church planters, and be introduced to the nature of church planting in the 21st century. Students will discover terms and concepts pertinent to church planting.
Empirical analysis of the effects of religion on the individual; topics include religious development; religious expression; religious conversation; religious attitudes and behaviors; and religion’s effects on mental health. Prerequisite: PSY101
A survey of biblical foundations, theological principles, and practices of spiritual formation for the minister.
A study of the issues facing youth as well as the developmental nature of youth and the issues affecting them and their families, as well as an examination of the demands upon the schedule, priorities, family and other aspects of the youth minister’s life focusing on personal habits, family involvement, calling, career opportunities and continuing development. Prerequisite: CHR369 or permission of instructor.
A study of advanced topics in Christian preaching including hermeneutics, sermon forms, and delivery techniques. Prerequisite: CHR362.
Students apply classroom skills and insights in actual work environments under professional supervision. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Christian Theology or Christian Ministry.
Survey of the writings of prominent Christian thinkers addressing perennial human questions. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
Survey of the History of Baptists, with particular emphasis on the development of that tradition in America.
Survey of major contemporary religious traditions with special attention to beliefs, practices, and historical background; includes manner in which each addresses common human questions. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
Survey of the history of the Christian church.
Study of issues related to the birth and development of Protestant Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of 3 hours in history or permission of instructor. Same as HIS 336.
A study of Christian approaches to epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. Prerequisites: CHR205 and CHR240.
A survey of specific issues in theology.
Survey of Christian theological perspectives on such social issues as the use of violence, economic and political structures, human sexuality, ethnicity, the environment, technology, and the world of medicine. It is a companion course to CHR331. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
A study of the philosophical attempt to understand the nature of God and the significance of religion in the life of man.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the defense of Christianity with a view to application in contemporary ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An in-depth study of selected topics of theological significance. Prerequisite: CHR205 and CHR240.
A study of advanced topics related to the thought and practice of Christian apologetics. Prerequisite: CHR 357.
Survey of the writings of prominent Christian thinkers addressing perennial human questions. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
Survey of the History of Baptists, with particular emphasis on the development of that tradition in America.
Survey of major contemporary religious traditions with special attention to beliefs, practices, and historical background; includes manner in which each addresses common human questions. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
Survey of the history of the Christian church.
Study of issues related to the birth and development of Protestant Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of 3 hours in history or permission of instructor. Same as HIS 336.
A study of Christian approaches to epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. Prerequisites: CHR205 and CHR240.
A survey of specific issues in theology.
Survey of Christian theological perspectives on such social issues as the use of violence, economic and political structures, human sexuality, ethnicity, the environment, technology, and the world of medicine. It is a companion course to CHR331. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
A study of the philosophical attempt to understand the nature of God and the significance of religion in the life of man.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the defense of Christianity with a view to application in contemporary ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An in-depth study of selected topics of theological significance. Prerequisite: CHR205 and CHR240.
A study of advanced topics related to the thought and practice of Christian apologetics. Prerequisite: CHR 357.
Study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, and Song of Solomon; explores wisdom thinking in Israel and the characteristics of Hebrew poetry. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
Survey of reading biblical Hebrew; basic grammar and vocabulary are emphasized.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Hebrew Old Testament, emphasizing translation and exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR312
A study of the first five books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Study of prophecy in Israel and the prophetic literature of the Old Testament; emphasis on the historical setting of the prophets, the literary forms used in prophetic preaching, and the contemporary relevance of the prophetic message. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
A study of the historical books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Survey of the life and ministry of Jesus and an interpretation of His teachings. Prerequisite: CHR105 or CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the book of Acts and the General Epistles in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the Pastoral Epistles and the book of Revelation in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues, with attention to the nature of apocalyptic literature in regard to Revelation. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Survey of the life of Paul with special attention on an exposition of his letters. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Study of basic Greek grammar and vocabulary in order to read simple narrative passages from the New Testament.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament, including exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR322

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Undergraduate Course Catalog

A Literary, historical, and theological introduction to the Bible.
An introduction to the literary content and historical setting of the Old Testament.
An introduction to the literary content and historical setting of the New Testament.
A brief introduction to the life and practice of ministry in the contemporary church, and includes analysis of varying local churches.
An introduction to the process of interpreting scripture. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
A study of rhetorical theory and the process of communication in a contemporary setting, with particular focus on the local church context. Areas of communication to be addressed include preaching, teaching, interpersonal communication, communicating via electronic media, and marketing for ministry.
A survey of the characteristics of the Southern Baptist Convention as a Christian denomination, including its purposes, agencies, and institutions. Requires travel to the South Carolina Baptist Convention, a two-day event which meets in mid-November.
An introductory survey of the principal topics in the field of Christian theology.
An introductory survey of the theology and practice of ministry in the local church.
A study of practices and trends in ministry in contemporary churches, including use of technology, multi-site approaches, church planting strategies, and other topics. Students will be required to attend a major ministry conference as part of the course.
Ministry Practicum II guides second-year students into a serious consideration of their own potential ministry roles, and includes practical ministry involvement in one or more local churches.
Ministry Practicum III guides second-year students into a serious consideration of their own potential ministry roles, and includes practical ministry involvement in one or more local churches.
Study of the teachings of Jesus and Christian worldview in comparison to its contemporary rivals; includes an emphasis on the ethical application of Christian beliefs. Pre-requisite: CHR107/109 and Junior status.
Study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, and Song of Solomon; explores wisdom thinking in Israel and the characteristics of Hebrew poetry. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
Survey of reading biblical Hebrew; basic grammar and vocabulary are emphasized.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Hebrew Old Testament, emphasizing translation and exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR312
A study of the first five books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Study of prophecy in Israel and the prophetic literature of the Old Testament; emphasis on the historical setting of the prophets, the literary forms used in prophetic preaching, and the contemporary relevance of the prophetic message. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
A study of the historical books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Survey of the life and ministry of Jesus and an interpretation of His teachings. Prerequisite: CHR105 or CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the book of Acts and the General Epistles in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the Pastoral Epistles and the book of Revelation in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues, with attention to the nature of apocalyptic literature in regard to Revelation. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Survey of the life of Paul with special attention on an exposition of his letters. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Study of basic Greek grammar and vocabulary in order to read simple narrative passages from the New Testament.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament, including exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR322
Survey of the writings of prominent Christian thinkers addressing perennial human questions. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
Survey of the History of Baptists, with particular emphasis on the development of that tradition in America.
Survey of major contemporary religious traditions with special attention to beliefs, practices, and historical background; includes manner in which each addresses common human questions. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
Survey of the history of the Christian church.
Study of issues related to the birth and development of Protestant Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of 3 hours in history or permission of instructor. Same as HIS 336.
A study of Christian approaches to epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. Prerequisites: CHR205 and CHR240.
A survey of specific issues in theology.
Survey of Christian theological perspectives on such social issues as the use of violence, economic and political structures, human sexuality, ethnicity, the environment, technology, and the world of medicine. It is a companion course to CHR331. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
A study of the philosophical attempt to understand the nature of God and the significance of religion in the life of man.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
Study of areas of Christian education in the context of church organizations and ministry management principles.
A survey of principles and practices of leadership and management in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
A study of the defense of Christianity with a view to application in contemporary ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An introduction to the theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral ministry, including: pastoral care, worship, discipleship, spiritual disciplines, and topics in local church ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
A study of the preparation and delivery of effective biblical sermons.
An introduction to the biblical-theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral care and counseling in the local church.
An introductory survey of the history, theology and practice of worship in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250
An introduction to the disciplines of evangelism and missions, including their biblical basis and theological foundations along with a study of strategies, methodologies, and trends in the 21st century church.
A survey of missions and outreach with particular focus on Southern Baptist missions and emerging mission strategies in the 21st century. Prerequisite: CHR365 or permission of instructor.
A comprehensive study of the theology, theories, philosophies and practice of youth ministry in the local church. As part of this study, students will critique various philosophies of youth ministry and create a theology and philosophy of youth ministry of their own. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the various aspects of administering the work of the youth minister focusing on roles, relationships, resources and responsibilities, and practical application to the local church. Prerequisite: CHR369 or permission of instructor.
Students will have the opportunity to practice and further develop skills developed in CHR362, Christian Preaching. Students will sharpen their skills in effectively preparing and delivering sermons, discover insight on developing genre specific sermons, and learn to develop and implement a preaching plan. Prerequisite: CHR362 or permission of instructor.
This course will serve as an introduction to the topic of Church Planting. Students will be provided a theological basis for church planting, analyze New Testament admonitions for church planters, and be introduced to the nature of church planting in the 21st century. Students will discover terms and concepts pertinent to church planting.
Empirical analysis of the effects of religion on the individual; topics include religious development; religious expression; religious conversation; religious attitudes and behaviors; and religion’s effects on mental health. Prerequisite: PSY101
A survey of biblical foundations, theological principles, and practices of spiritual formation for the minister.
Study of specialized topic of Old Testament; includes individual research projects under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
Study of specialized topic of New Testament research; includes individual research projects with faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205. May be repeated once for credit.
An in-depth study of selected topics of theological significance. Prerequisite: CHR205 and CHR240.
A study of advanced topics related to the thought and practice of Christian apologetics. Prerequisite: CHR 357.
A study of the issues facing youth as well as the developmental nature of youth and the issues affecting them and their families, as well as an examination of the demands upon the schedule, priorities, family and other aspects of the youth minister’s life focusing on personal habits, family involvement, calling, career opportunities and continuing development. Prerequisite: CHR369 or permission of instructor.
A study of advanced topics in Christian preaching including hermeneutics, sermon forms, and delivery techniques. Prerequisite: CHR362.
Research, career preparation, senior project, and/or study abroad. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and at least 12 hours in 200+ level CHR courses, including CHR205.
Students apply classroom skills and insights in actual work environments under professional supervision. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Christian Theology or Christian Ministry.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
Study of areas of Christian education in the context of church organizations and ministry management principles.
A survey of principles and practices of leadership and management in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An introduction to the theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral ministry, including: pastoral care, worship, discipleship, spiritual disciplines, and topics in local church ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
A study of the preparation and delivery of effective biblical sermons.
An introduction to the biblical-theological foundations and practical strategies relating to pastoral care and counseling in the local church.
An introductory survey of the history, theology and practice of worship in the local church. Prerequisite: CHR250
An introduction to the disciplines of evangelism and missions, including their biblical basis and theological foundations along with a study of strategies, methodologies, and trends in the 21st century church.
A survey of missions and outreach with particular focus on Southern Baptist missions and emerging mission strategies in the 21st century. Prerequisite: CHR365 or permission of instructor.
A comprehensive study of the theology, theories, philosophies and practice of youth ministry in the local church. As part of this study, students will critique various philosophies of youth ministry and create a theology and philosophy of youth ministry of their own. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the various aspects of administering the work of the youth minister focusing on roles, relationships, resources and responsibilities, and practical application to the local church. Prerequisite: CHR2369 or permission of instructor.
Students will have the opportunity to practice and further develop skills developed in CHR362, Christian Preaching. Students will sharpen their skills in effectively preparing and delivering sermons, discover insight on developing genre specific sermons, and learn to develop and implement a preaching plan. Prerequisite: CHR362 or permission of instructor.
This course will serve as an introduction to the topic of Church Planting. Students will be provided a theological basis for church planting, analyze New Testament admonitions for church planters, and be introduced to the nature of church planting in the 21st century. Students will discover terms and concepts pertinent to church planting.
Empirical analysis of the effects of religion on the individual; topics include religious development; religious expression; religious conversation; religious attitudes and behaviors; and religion’s effects on mental health. Prerequisite: PSY101
A survey of biblical foundations, theological principles, and practices of spiritual formation for the minister.
A study of the issues facing youth as well as the developmental nature of youth and the issues affecting them and their families, as well as an examination of the demands upon the schedule, priorities, family and other aspects of the youth minister’s life focusing on personal habits, family involvement, calling, career opportunities and continuing development. Prerequisite: CHR369 or permission of instructor.
A study of advanced topics in Christian preaching including hermeneutics, sermon forms, and delivery techniques. Prerequisite: CHR362.
Students apply classroom skills and insights in actual work environments under professional supervision. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Senior Standing in Christian Theology or Christian Ministry.
Survey of the writings of prominent Christian thinkers addressing perennial human questions. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
Survey of the History of Baptists, with particular emphasis on the development of that tradition in America.
Survey of major contemporary religious traditions with special attention to beliefs, practices, and historical background; includes manner in which each addresses common human questions. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
Survey of the history of the Christian church.
Study of issues related to the birth and development of Protestant Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of 3 hours in history or permission of instructor. Same as HIS 336.
A study of Christian approaches to epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. Prerequisites: CHR205 and CHR240.
A survey of specific issues in theology.
Survey of Christian theological perspectives on such social issues as the use of violence, economic and political structures, human sexuality, ethnicity, the environment, technology, and the world of medicine. It is a companion course to CHR331. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
A study of the philosophical attempt to understand the nature of God and the significance of religion in the life of man.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the defense of Christianity with a view to application in contemporary ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An in-depth study of selected topics of theological significance. Prerequisite: CHR205 and CHR240.
A study of advanced topics related to the thought and practice of Christian apologetics. Prerequisite: CHR 357.
Survey of the writings of prominent Christian thinkers addressing perennial human questions. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
Survey of the History of Baptists, with particular emphasis on the development of that tradition in America.
Survey of major contemporary religious traditions with special attention to beliefs, practices, and historical background; includes manner in which each addresses common human questions. Prerequisite: CHR107/109.
Survey of the history of the Christian church.
Study of issues related to the birth and development of Protestant Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe. Prerequisites: Completion of 3 hours in history or permission of instructor. Same as HIS 336.
A study of Christian approaches to epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical theology. Prerequisites: CHR205 and CHR240.
A survey of specific issues in theology.
Survey of Christian theological perspectives on such social issues as the use of violence, economic and political structures, human sexuality, ethnicity, the environment, technology, and the world of medicine. It is a companion course to CHR331. Prerequisite: CHR240 or permission of instructor.
A study of the philosophical attempt to understand the nature of God and the significance of religion in the life of man.
A study of the theories, philosophies, and practice of women’s ministry in the local church and other ministry settings. Prerequisite: CHR 250.
A study of the defense of Christianity with a view to application in contemporary ministry. Prerequisite: CHR250 or permission of instructor.
An in-depth study of selected topics of theological significance. Prerequisite: CHR205 and CHR240.
A study of advanced topics related to the thought and practice of Christian apologetics. Prerequisite: CHR 357.
Study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, and Song of Solomon; explores wisdom thinking in Israel and the characteristics of Hebrew poetry. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
Survey of reading biblical Hebrew; basic grammar and vocabulary are emphasized.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Hebrew Old Testament, emphasizing translation and exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR312
A study of the first five books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Study of prophecy in Israel and the prophetic literature of the Old Testament; emphasis on the historical setting of the prophets, the literary forms used in prophetic preaching, and the contemporary relevance of the prophetic message. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
A study of the historical books of the Old Testament, including content, narratives, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205
Survey of the life and ministry of Jesus and an interpretation of His teachings. Prerequisite: CHR105 or CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the book of Acts and the General Epistles in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
A study of the Pastoral Epistles and the book of Revelation in the New Testament, including content, theological themes, and textual issues, with attention to the nature of apocalyptic literature in regard to Revelation. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Survey of the life of Paul with special attention on an exposition of his letters. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205
Study of basic Greek grammar and vocabulary in order to read simple narrative passages from the New Testament.
A study of the grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament, including exegesis of the biblical text. Prerequisite: CHR322
Study of specialized topic of Old Testament; includes individual research projects under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CHR107 and CHR205.
Study of specialized topic of New Testament research; includes individual research projects with faculty supervision. Prerequisite: CHR109 and CHR205. May be repeated once for credit.

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