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                Bachelor of Divinity Program

The Flagstar of our Bachelor Programs is designed to provide good academic preparation for those who aim to serve in the ordained ministry of churches, and  is flexible enough to accommodate also students with some other career aspirations

The following are key program aims:

  • to provide breadth of acquaintance with the disciplines/subject areas that make up the academic study of Christian 'theology', including the scholarly issues and approaches involved, and more advanced study/knowledge of selected disciplines/subject areas, according to the student's interests, abilities and preferences;
  • to orient students to Christianity as a 'world religion', through a historical approach that takes account of Christianity in various cultures;
  • to provide students with opportunities to reflect on Christianity's historic and continuing encounter with other major world religions;
  • to develop students' experience and abilities in researching, comprehension, analysis, critical thinking, and oral and written communication;
  • for those hoping/intending to enter the ordained ministry of Christian churches, to provide rounded academic training to equip them for reflective practice of ministry;
  • to equip students for ordained ministry or a variety of other appropriate careers or further academic study.
  • to provide a hands-on practicum by use of our Internship

Bachelor of Divinity Curriculum

 

HIS 1298 Old Testament Survey An overview of the Old Testament, tracing its teaching with respect to historical background and literary character.4 Units

BITH 1222 Spiritual Formation In this class Spiritual formation will seek the shaping process with reference to the spiritual dimension of a person's life. Christian spiritual formation thus refers to the process by which believers become more fully conformed and united to Christ. 3 Units

GEO 8811- Geography of the Holy Land-  An investigation into Historical Geography of the Holy Land, Especially in Relation to the History of Israel and of the Early Church 3 Units

HIS 1398 New Testament Survey An overview of the New Testament, tracing its teaching with respect to historical background and literary character. 4 Units

BITH 4576 Systematic Theology I. A  critical investigation into the content and contemporary significance of the Christian faith, emphasizing biblical foundations, philosophic presuppositions and comprehensiveness.3

MUS4376 Introduction to Poetical and Wisdom Literature- A study of the spiritual and literary legacy of the  Poetical and Wisdom Literature. They will be analyzed according to literary types, styles, and with emphasis on application. . 3 Units

HIS 5478 Intertestamental History A survey of intertestamental history from 600 to 5 B.C. with special attention given to the literature of the period as a theological bridge between the Old and New Covenants. Areas of study include OT Apocrypha and selections from the OT Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and rabbinic Judaism. 3 Units

PIL6534 Introduction to Christian Logic- A Study in Christian logic will study both  classical syllogism; and modern logic which  is the study, primarily, of the calculus of propositions 3 Units

EN 5400-Principles of Rhetoric An introductory writing course that includes instruction in practical reasoning and the principles of rhetoric. 3 Units

LANG 4588 Introduction to NT Greek Introduction to New Testament Greek is a 1 yr class that covers some essential elements of the grammar of Greek and introduces some basic vocabulary. It introduces students to aspects of translation of New Testament Greek  as well as the main lexical aids. On completion of the subject students should be able to translate basic nominal and verbal sentences. 6 Units

BITH 2398 Old Testament Theology  An investigation into Old Testament Theology emphasizing the Mosaic Cult, Prophetism and Judaism   3 Units  Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for further studies 3 Units

BITH 2396 New Testament Theology- A study in  New Testament Theology will cover a branch of the Christian disciplines which traces themes through the authors of the NT and then amalgamates those individual motifs into a single comprehensive whole. Thus it studies the progressive revelation of God in terms of the life situation at the time of writing and the delineates the underlying thread which ties it together.3 Units

HIS 9977 Perspectives From Church History I-Examines the key figures, events and ideas from the Apostolic age to the Reformation in Christian history and places them in context. 3 Units

MUS 8778 Introduction to Hymnology- An introductory class of hymnology with an investigation of hymns. songs and Spiritual songs will be the primary focus of this class. 3 Units

BITH 4388 Introduction to Apologetics- Introduction to Christian apologetics is a defense to  answering any and all critics who oppose or question the revelation of God in Christ and the Bible 3 Units

BITH 6677 Pneumatology -An investigation of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, with reference to the biblical foundations and significant historical and contemporary developments. Trinitarian  issues will be discussed, as well as an emphasis on the Spiritís cosmic work. Additionally, this course aims to encourage a deeper understanding of the Spiritís role in our lives.3 Units

BITH 7733 Biblical Interpretation and Hermeneutics. A survey of hermeneutical theory discussing  how author, text, and reader work together as meaning emerges from a text. These insights will then be applied to the Bible, giving the student an interpretive strategy for exegete biblical texts and bringing their meaning into the modern world. 3 Units

PHI 9942- Introduction to Christian Philosophy-An Introduction to Christian Philosophy. tries to  set forth not only a critique of non-Christian philosophies, but a positive construction based on Scripture alone. Because Christian philosophy is unique, and is based entirely on propositional revelation. 3 Units

BITH 4563 Systematic Theology II A continuation of a critical investigation into the content and contemporary significance of the Christian faith, emphasizing biblical foundations, philosophic presuppositions and comprehensiveness. 3 Units

HIS 3452 Reformation and Modern Church History-The study of Christianity from the Reformation to the present, with source material readings. Also the development of Christian thought and apply church history to contemporary ideas and issues. The course also includes a brief overview of historic revivals and world missions.  3 Units

BITH 5600 Systematic Theology III A continuation of a critical investigation into the content and contemporary significance of the Christian faith, emphasizing biblical foundations, philosophic presuppositions and comprehensiveness. 3 Units

BITH 8877- Word and Sacraments- Preaching of the Word we nourish the faith the Spirit begat in us first by assembling together with other Christians to hear the word of God preached to us. This is the ordinary means the Lord works faith in us, a means which He has promised to bless and bind Himself .(2)The Administering and Receiving of the Sacraments  which Jesus commanded us to partake of "till He comes.   3 Units

BITH 7722 Exegesis of the New Testament- This class is an introduction to the Principles of Interpretation by means of historical setting, original languages, scientific, and Spirit led revelation to unfold the New Testament Scriptures. 3 Units

BITH 7876 Pauline Theology-A study of the life and thought of Paul as found in the book of Acts and in Paulís New Testament letters. The course will synthesize the major categories of Pauline thought and emphasize their value for faith today. 3 Units The footsteps of Paul Tour is available  3 Units

BITH 9954 Old Testament Exegesis  A practical study of the procedures for doing sound exegesis in the various portions of the Old Testament.  The method will include the study of words, poetics, textual criticism, syntax, biblical theology, and practical exegetical exposition in the different genres of the Hebrew Bible. 3 Units 

BITH 989 Ecclesiology-An intensive study of significant aspects of the church related to its nature, purpose and Government. Particular attention directed to current problematic  areas  3 Units

BITH 3300 Introduction to World Missions The nature of Christian outreach; a study of principles, history, and methodology of worldwide missions 3 Units

PIL 5698 Christian Ethics An examination of the history, methodology, and content of Christian ethics with application to specific contemporary issues.. 3 Units

LANG 1220- Introduction to Latin- Using Wheelocks Latin this class will cover some essential elements of the grammar of Latin and introduces some basic vocabulary.  On completion of the subject students should be able to translate basic nominal and verbal sentences. 3 Units

BITH 4686 Christology Study of the person and work of Christ with reference to the biblical foundations and significant historical and contemporary developments. Trinitarian  issues will be discussed. Additionally, this course aims to encourage a deeper understanding of Christ's working in our daily lives 3 Units

REL 2222 World Religions- An examination of the history, and content of World Religions with application to specific contemporary issues.. 3 Units

BITH 4405 Pastoral Theology I, II-Pastoral Theology examines the practical application of theology in the pastoral context. This class seeks to approach a practical theological expression to the ministry of the Pastor.3 Units per class

Choose your method of learning: Choose which method you want to study from: CD-ROM, Via Postal Mail, Online course work/Email, (we can send the entire undergraduate lectures, textbooks, tests, quizzes, reference links etc.. by email).

The Bachelor of Divinity is 122 Units

3 Units are directed study and Internship

101 Units of Core Program

18 Units are Emphasis of Study

Majors in Pastoral Care/Counseling, Youth/Children's Pastor, Missions/Church Planting, and Church History

Accelerated Programs Available

Oval:  Senior Seminar 1 Units

Directed Study 1 Units
 Internship. Graded pass/fail.1 Units
Thesis Option
There is also the option of doing a thesis as part of this degree. For those students who demonstrate sufficient academic success, we encourage you to pursue the thesis option in conjunction with a specialty. The thesis allows you to take a particular agreed-upon topic and, by working with an academic mentor, undertake your own research into this subject area. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Internship 
The Internship program is required of all B.Div. and B.Th. candidates and is usually taken immediately prior to the final year of seminary study.  The internship program is administered by the Director of  Internship at the Seminary.
*Ordination is available for ministerial candidates fulfilling Degree course work, Internship, required testing, and interview process..
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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