Certificate in Theological Studies

Certificate in Theological Studies

Program Syllabus – Certificate in Theological Studies

  Course Name/Description Credits
ST506 Systematic Theology I – God and Creation
In this course the students will examine the character of God, the creation, and the nature of humanity. The students will be introduced to pertinent biblical texts and themes, theological terms, key figures, and the importance of culture and history in framing various debates. As the first of three courses in systematic theology, particular attention will be given to theological method and the nature of theology as biblical reasoning within God’s economy of grace.
3
ST602 Systematic Theology 2 – Christ and the Church
In this course the students will examine the person and work of Christ (the historia salutis), as seen in the context of God’s covenant of grace and in the community of His people created by His gospel. The students will be introduced to pertinent biblical texts and themes, theological terms, key figures, and the importance of culture and history in framing various debates. As the second of three courses in systematic theology, particular attention will be given to the centrality of the gospel in all Christian theology.
3
ST604 Systematic Theology 3 – Salvation and Eschatology
In this course the students will examine the application of the gospel to individuals and to the whole earth. We will focus on the application of salvation (the ordo salutis), the means of grace, and the kingdom of God. The students will be introduced to pertinent biblical texts and themes, theological terms, key figures, and the importance of culture and history in framing various debates. As the last of three courses in systematic theology, particular attention will be given to the eschatological shape of all Christian theology.
3
CH502 Church History 1 – Ancient and Medieval Church History
This course provides a detailed study of the theology of the ancient and medieval church. In each era, key figures, confessions, and themes are examined (focusing especially on issues of biblical interpretation, the doctrine of the Trinity, Christology, and church practice). Students gain familiarity with these eras by reading primary source texts, including the Apostolic Fathers, Irenaeus, the Cappadocians, Augustine, Cyril of Alexandria, Anselm, and Thomas Aquinas.
3
CH504 Church History 2 – Reformation to Modern Era
This course provides a detailed study of the Protestant Reformation, Puritanism, and various modern movements and events (including revivalism, the Enlightenment, fundamentalistmodernist controversies, the Second Vatican Council, postmodernism, and the rise of global South Christianity). In each era, key figures, confessions, and themes are examined. Students gain familiarity with these eras by reading primary
source texts, including Luther, Dordt, Owen, Edwards, Kant, Barth, and Machen.
3
Theological Elective 3
Total Hours 18 Credits

 

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