Coursework in the Biblical Studies degree program spans the history of Israel in its ancient near Eastern context, the poetry and wisdom literature of the Jewish bible, a survey of the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament -- and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as revealed in the gospel accounts.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program will guide you through the major theological themes in the Bible including: Creation, Sin, Reconciliation and Hope. Your ability to understand and apply the Bible will be enhanced through historical and contextual exploration of scripture. This degree will equip you to interpret the Bible for yourself and others and is available online or in a traditional classroom setting. The biblical studies degree online format option gives you the flexibility of completing assignments on your schedule.
The goal for graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical Studies degree program is not to master the Bible, but rather to be mastered by the Bible and to be servants of God to those with whom you come in contact. This degree not only allows you to understand and study the Bible, it also provides a foundation for seminary, various ministry positions, missions, social service, and/or for personal spiritual development.
Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.
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Your range of study will span the history of Israel in its ancient near Eastern context, the poetry and wisdom literature of the Jewish bible, and a survey of the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament. You’ll investigate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as revealed in the gospel accounts.
You’ll explore the development of the early Church and its theology, including the epistles of Paul and the other New Testament writers, while considering how interpreters address problem passages. You’ll learn apologetics – giving a rational defense of the Christian faith – from historical and philosophical perspectives as well as from textual examination to discover the reasons for why you believe what you believe. Your bible study and teaching skills will grow as a result of courses that will introduce you to effective tools and methods.
The Spiritual Foundations of Leadership course will expand your personal leadership qualities, enabling you to put theory into practice through mentoring, discipling, and apprenticeship relationships. And a final capstone project will give you an opportunity to synthesize the many aspects of your biblical studies experience into a solid and meaningful framework.
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