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Biblical and Theological Studies Comparison

Biblical and Theological Studies Comparison

Differences Between Biblical Studies and Theology

While many people use the terms Bible and Theology synonymously, they are actually quite different. The chart below contrasts the difference between biblical studies and theology. This will help you determine whether CCU's M.A. in Biblical Studies or M.A. in Theological Studies can best meet your educational goals. If you still have questions after viewing the theology vs. biblical studies information, contact your enrollment counselor!

The Bible & Biblical Studies
Theology & Theological Studies
Learn to think biblicallyLearn to think theologically
Use effective and sound tools of biblical interpretation Encounter the doctrines of God, human redemption and other major theological doctrines in Scripture
Discover methods for charting and analyzing ScriptureInvestigate the foundational value of Jesus Christ’s life and work and God’s establishment of His church
Evaluate how the reliability of the Bible supports personal faithExplore the rich history and traditions of the Christian church
Apply your spiritual gifts and leadership styles to appropriate ministry settingsDiscover the practices of Christian spiritual formation
Explore the covenants and prophecies of God as described and fulfilled in the BibleEngage the arts and culture through a theological approach
Locate historical events and geographical locations meaningful to the interpretation of ScriptureDevelop a rational defense for a Christian worldview
Create effective study and teaching resources to engage learners and communicate the GospelProbe Scripture and theological writings in order to create a truly Christian, ethical way to live

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