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Biblical Theology (BT)

BT501 - Hermeneutics.  Lectures By:  Todd Miles, Ph.D. In this course, you will study the foundational principles and interpretive procedures of the grammatical-historical method of biblical interpretation. You will also apply these principles and procedures in the study of the Biblical text. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. 

BT502 - Understanding Biblical Theology.  Lectures By:  Todd Miles, Ph.D.  The purpose of this class to introduce students to the subject and history of biblical theology, to investigate the unity of the Bible; to discover the ongoing flow of the revelatory and redemptive process, structured around God's major covenants, that reaches its climax in Jesus Christ; to learn a gospel-centered and Christocentric hermeneutic; and to explore the necessity and implications of biblical theology for ministry in the local church. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BT532 - Theology of Luke and Acts.  Lectures By:  Darrell L. Bock, Ph.D. This class will examine key themes in Luke-Acts. Special attention will be paid to the development of the portrait of Jesus, the program of God, and the call to disciples. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. 

BT533 - Pauline Theology.  Lectures By:  Thomas R. Schreiner, Ph.D. You will examine the theological contributions of the Apostle Paul as you learn the methods and principles of biblical theology. You will analyze such topics as Christology, the law, the human as sinner, atonement, justification, reconciliation, new life in Christ, church, and eschatology. You will also look at such foundational topics as the relationship of Paul’s theology to the Old Testament and to Jesus. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. 

BT 537 - Priestly Messiah, Temple & Apocalyptic.  Lectures By:  Tim Mackie,  Ph.D.  This class will explore three important and interconnected themes throughout the Bible that are foundational for understanding the identity of Jesus and the mission of his followers: The temple, the royal-priesthood, and the role of apocalyptic literature in the Bible. We will begin with Genesis 1-3 and focus on (1) the portrait of Eden as a cosmic, heaven-on-earth mountain where (2) God and his royal-priests partner together so that (3) humanity can become the revealers of God’s will and kingdom on earth as in heaven. We will then trace the development of these three ideas throughout the Hebrew Bible, focusing on the role and calling of Israel’s prophets, kings, and priests. Finally, we will see how these themes are carried forward in the New Testament Gospel accounts, the letter to the Hebrews, and in the Revelation.

BT570 - Select Topics in Theology (special limited time electives) -   Example:  Use of the Old Testament in the New, Lectures by Chris Bruno