Philosophy in Religion Programs of Study

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Program Description

The degrees offered in Divinity are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration. Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive
understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of general Christian
5. Develop a understanding of the historical application Human Services of
religion in America and elsewhere;
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of
the Bible;
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate of Philosophy in Religion is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor of Philosophy in Religion is in earned Associate of Philosophy in Religion. For enrollment in the Master of Philosophy in Religion is an earned degree in Bachelor of Philosophy in Religion. For enrollment in the Doctor of Philosophy in Religion is an earned degree in Master of Philosophy in Religion. These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible.

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics* 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs II 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Mi-123 Missions 3 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 3 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 systematic Theology II 3 credit hours
Pm-121 Biblical Research & Writing 2 credit hours
Pr-200 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credit hours
Bi-127 Biblical Backgrounds 3 credit hours
Ce-122 Teaching Techniques 2 credit hours
Pm-223 Beginning Homiletics 3 credit hours
Bi-231 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Bi-233 Bible Archeology 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Bi-322 Intro. to O.T. Prophets 3 credit hours
Pm-421 Greek 3 credit hours
Th-421 Law and Grace 3 credit hours
Th-422 The Holy Spirit 3 credit hours
Bi-329 Galatians & Ephesians 4 credit hours
Phil-431 Biblical Reasoning 3 credit hours
Th-421 Law and Grace 3 credit hours
Th-422 The Holy Spirit 3 credit hours
Th-431 Independent Research 3 credit hours
Th-433 Facing the World: Political, Theology and Mercy 4 credit hours
Th-437 Bible and Ethics in Christian Life 4 credit hours
Th-532 Dispensationalism 4 credit hours
Th-533 Christian Theology 4 credit hours
Th-535 Eschatology 4 credit hours
Th-540 Biblical Phenomenology 4 credit hours
Th-545 Jesus Vs Caesar 3 credit hours
Th-547 Name Above All Names 3 credit hours
Th-549 Introduction to World Religion 3 credit hours
Th-556 The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Th-558 Central Themes in Biblical Theology 4 credit hours
Th-561 Institutes of the Christian Religion 3 credit hours
Th-564 Introduction to Christian Doctrine 3 credit hours
Th-566 The Doctrine of God 3 credit hours
Th-619 Church and State 4 credit hours
Th-632 Reformation Theology 4 credit hours
Th-633 Incarnational Christology 4 credit hours
Th-632 Counterpoints Theological Studies 4 credit hours
Th-634 The View on the Historical Adam 3 credit hours
Th-637 The View on the Christian Spirituality 3 credit hours
Th-639 Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond 4 credit hours
Th-642 A Theology of Matthew 3 credit hours
Th-643 A Theology of Mark 3 credit hours
Th-645 The Elder: Rooted in All Scriptures 3 credit hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Th-715 Survey of Christian Ethics 4 credit hours
Th-723 Soteriology 4 credit hours
Th-724 Ecclesiology 4 credit hours
Th-726 Pneumatology 4 credit hours
Th-807 Biblical Metaphysics 4 credit hours
Th-808 Biblical Epistemology 4 credit hours
Th-809 Biblical Ontology 4 credit hours
Th-827 Paulian Theology 4 credit hours
Th-829 Politics and Religion 4 credit hours
Ph-R-855 Teaching of the Great Philosophers 4 credit hours
Ph-R-857 The way of Philosophy 3 credit hours
Ph-R-861 Religion: Key concepts in Philosophy 4 credit hours
Ph-R-853 Philosophy and Christian Faith 4 credit hours
Ph-R-863 Redeeming Philosophy 3 credit hours
Ph-R-865 Classic of Philosophy 4 credit hours
Ph-R- 876 Nature and Limits of Human Understanding 3 credit hours
Ph-R-882 Aquinas Philosophical Theology 4 credit hours
Ph-R-887 Comparative Religion 3 credit hours

Total 68 credit hours
SPT-Dis 898 Dissertation 9 credit hours