Students choosing the Minor in Theology must take:
BIBL 260 Church History I (3)
BIBL 261 Church History II (3)
BIBL 331 Systematic Theology I (3)
BIBL 332 Systematic Theology II (3)
In addition, students must choose one (1) from the following:
BIBL 301 Apologetics (3)
BIBL 370 Contemporary American Cults & Sects (3)
BIBL 430 Christian Ethics (3)
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Survey of the movements and ideas which have influenced the church from the second century until the Reformation. Students trace the leaders and movements within the church and the development of major ideas and creeds. Particular attention is given to the distinctive theological and ethical movements within the western church.
Survey of the movements, leaders, and ideas which have influenced the church in the West from the time of the Reformation to the beginning of the 21st century. Topics include moral and doctrinal reformation, the formation and distinctions of major church movements, and the interplay and tension between Christianity and the state.
Exploration of the branch of theology that deals with articulating the reasonableness of Christian faith as well as developing meaningful responses to common objections. Students examine theoretical and applied apologetics and the nature of the relationship between faith and reason, as well as specific problems and implications arising from our postmodern, pluralistic cultural context.
Exploration of core doctrinal and theological beliefs of the Christian faith. Based preeminently on Scripture and on other Christian sources and norms, students study the nature and task of theology, the revelation and knowledge of God, the nature and works of the triune God, creation and providence, the nature of humanity, and the nature and effects of sin. Students also learn to assess doctrine and theology from a variety of theological perspectives.
Continued exploration of core doctrinal and theological beliefs of the Christian faith. Based preeminently on Scripture and on other Christian sources and norms, students study the person and work of Jesus Christ, the identity and function of the Holy Spirit, the nature and process of salvation, the nature and role of the church, and the last things. Students also learn to assess doctrine and theology from a variety of theological perspectives. Prerequisite: BIBL 331.
Survey of the leading pseudo-Christian and non-Christian cults that exist today. Consideration of the belief systems of cults, how they differ from historic Christianity, and strategies for Christian engagement.
Exploration, assessment, and application of historical and contemporary approaches to Christian ethics, as well as an examination of the role of Scripture in processes of moral discernment.