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Course Descriptions: Systematic Theology and Philosophy

PHI 631/THE 628 Apologetics
A course designed to equip the student to defend the Christian faith against important contemporary assaults and to build a positive Christian world and life view.   Appeal is made not only to the varieties of rational arguments but also to the special contributions of the Pentecostal message. Distance Learning (DL) option available.

PHI 633 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society
A study of ethical issues facing contemporary Christians from the perspective of biblical principles. The implications of Biblical ethics for moral decisions both in the individual and societal contexts are considered.

THE 511 Christian Theology
The major areas of systematic theology are introduced in this course, which not only explains classical Evangelical treatments of Christian doctrine but also presents a model for a unique Pentecostal theological method. This course is open for students in the M.A. Counseling, M.A. Christian Ministries and M.A. Intercultural Ministries programs only. Distance Learning (DL) option available.

THE 529 Theology, Psychology and Moral Behavior
An investigation of theological themes and spiritual phenomena for counselors and those in helping professions.  In this course, consideration will be given to problems of human behavior and ethical issues facing contemporary Christians from the perspective of biblical principles.  Emphasis on biblical strategies for cultivating an integrated Christian personality and moral decisions both in the individual and societal contexts are considered.

THE 531 Systematic Theology I
An overview of the theological areas of prolegomena, revelation, theology proper, anthropology and Christology. Distance Learning (DL) option available.

THE 532 Systematic Theology II
An overview of the theological areas of pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology. Distance Learning (DL) option available.

THE/MHT 552 Power Encounter
(See MHT/THE 552)

THE/PCS 621 The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
This course will examine the biblical expressions of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.  His vital role in providing regeneration for the repentant, sanctifying the convert, baptizing the believer and giving and empowering ministries for service to the Kingdom of God will be considered.

THE/PTH 622 Communicating Christian Faith in a Pluralistic Society
(See PTH/THE 622) Distance Learning (DL) option available.

THE 623 God, Revelation and Truth (Formerly titled The Authority of Scripture)
The nature, existence and attributes of God will be studied, making use of his revelation to human beings.  Attention will be given to the doctrinal assertion of the Bible as the “rule of faith and practice,” with special emphasis on the role of the Holy Spirit in relationship to Scriptures.

THE 624 Christ and Humanity in the Plan of God (Formerly titled Doctrine of Christ)
Making use of the “two Adams” concept of Romans 5, this course will consider the plan of God in the creation and fall of humans, focusing on the person and work of Christ as the redeemer of fallen humans.  The work of the Holy Spirit among humans and upon Jesus of Nazareth will be emphasized.

THE 625 Church, End Times and Eternity
The role of the Holy Spirit in the formation, continuation and ministry of the Christian community will be considered. The church has a future, wrapped up in the ultimate revelation of the Jesus Christ in the eschaton, the course will also consider the revelation of God concerning his goals for his creation.

THE 628/PHI 631 Apologetics
(See PHI 631/THE 628) Distance Learning (DL) option available.

THE/PCS 633 Divine Healing
The healing ministry of God in today’s world will be considered. The course will survey the biblical and theological perspectives and the history of divine healing in the Church. Special emphasis will be placed upon the role of the doctrine and practice of divine healing in the Pentecostal/ Charismatic movements in the twentieth century.

THE 639 Specialized Studies in Theology
A course to meet a need to study specific theological issues as they are raised from time to time.

THE/PTH 642 Theology of Prayer
(See PTH/THE 642)

THE 644 Theological German
An introduction to German, with emphasis on developing the basic vocabulary and grammatical skills necessary for translating theological sources.

THE 645 Theological Spanish
The rise of Latin American theology, first among Catholic and Protestant liberation theologians and now among emerging Pentecostal theologians, has made Spanish an increasingly important research language for theological students. This course provides an introduction to the basic vocabulary and grammar of Spanish that will prepare students to decipher the Spanish Bible, academic articles, and books, and most importantly, to pass a proficiency exam in Spanish for future doctoral work.

THE/MHT 649 Christian-Muslim Theological Issues

THE 651 Theological French
An introduction to French with emphasis on developing the basic vocabulary and grammatical skills necessary for translating theological sources.

THE/HIS/MHT 701 Christianity in the Modern and Postmodern Eras
(See HIS/MHT/THE 701)

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