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ANEA510-999/2 Archaeology and the Bible

Credits: 2
Teacher: Paul Gregor, PhD

Description of Course:

The assembling of archaeological and ancient textual material which, interpreted from the philosophical viewpoint of the Bible, emphasizes the accuracy and authenticity of the Scriptures.  A study of cultures, customs, languages, and rituals that throw light on the statements of God's Word.

Required Textbook:
  1. Alfred Hoerth and John McRay, Bible and Archaeology; An Exploration of the History and Culture of Early Civilizations. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.  [ISBN 0-8010-1287-2].

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CHIS600-999/3 Early Church

Credit: 3
Teacher: John Reeve, PhD.
Description of Course:

The message and mission of the church; experiences, attitudes, and practices of early Christians, selected for their usefulness to a modern pastor.

Required Textbook:

Will be avalibale on moodle.

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CHIS674-999/2 Development of Seventh-Day Adventist Theology

Credit: 3
Teacher: Merlin Burt, PhD.

Description of Course:

Origin and subsequent modification of characteristic Seventh – day Adventist teachings in such areas as the Sabbath, sanctuary, atonement, covenants, creation, conditional immortality, worship, typology, eschatology, Christology, and righteousness by faith.

Required Textbook:
Will be avalibale on moodle.
 

CHMN543-999/3 Christian Leadership in a Changing World 

Credit: 3
Teacher: Stanley Patterson, PhD.
Description of Course:
Explores biblical and theological principles of Christian leadership, organizational theory, and systems thinking applicable to the church. Seeks to instill in students servant leadership qualities. Additionally, it facilitates growth in administrative areas such as strategic planning, managing change, finance, Christian education, and conflict management.
Prerequisite:

Track II students first take CHMN 552.

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DSRE626-999/2 Ministry to a Risk Youth

Credit: 2
Teacher: David Sedlacek, PhD.
Description of Course:

This course addresses the theory, practice and application of helping skills to at – risk youth. Emphasis is placed on biblical solutions to real life secular problems. Students will experience and develop effective social skills to work with at – risk youth, focusing on prevention, redirection and restoration skills.

Required textbooks:
  1. McWhirter, J. Jeffries, McWhirter, Benedict T., McWhirter, Ellen H., & McWhirter, Robert J.. At risk youth: A comprehensive response (4th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Brooks/Cole. 2007
  2. Van Pelt, R., & Hancock, J.. The youth worker’s guide to helping teenagers in crisis. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2007
  3. Clark, C., Hurt 2.0. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group. 2011.

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GSEM510-999/3 Revelation, Inspiration and Hermeneutics

Credits: 3
Teacher: Fernando L. Canale, PhD

Description of Course:

An interdisciplinary study of the process by which God communicates with human beings and of sound methods for interpreting and understanding the Scripture and applying its message.

Required textbooks:
  1. Canale, Fernando. The Cognitive Principle of Christian Theology (Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Lithotech 2005).

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• This book is available for purchase at the SDLC office. Please contact sdlc@andrews.edu or 269 471 3962 to schedule a pickup. Notice this is only for on campus students.
• This book is also available to purchase at the www.amazon.com 

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GSEM511-999/3 Daniel & Revelation

Credits: 3
Teacher: Jacques B. Doukhan, ThD. and Tom Shepherd, PhD.

Description of Course:

This course surveys basic exegetical and hermeneutical foundations for proper use of these books in preaching and evangelism. Must have have met the beginning level Greek and Hebrew requirements.

Required textbooks:
  1. Doukhan, Jacques.  Secrets of Daniel: Wisdom and Dreams of a Jewish Prince in Exile.  Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2001.
  2. Paulien, Jon. The Deep Things of God. Hagerstown, MD: Review & Herald, 2004.
  3. Stefanovic, Ranko. Revelation of Jesus Christ. 2nd ed. Berrien Springs, MI: AU Press, 2009.

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GSEM530-999/2 Doctrine of the Sanctuary

Credits: 2
Teacher: Roy Gane,PhD

Description of Course:

This course investigates the drama of the ages: the Lord at work in His sanctuary, revealing His character and His presence with faulty human beings, and progressively restoring them to life and full intimacy with Him. Thus, the course is about salvation by grace through faith within the context of the Great Controversy between Christ and Satan. This study will emphasize aspects that are especially relevant for practical spiritual understanding in the 21st century A. D.

Pentateuchal rituals (primarily recorded in Leviticus), as well as the books of Daniel, Hebrews, and Revelation testify to the following:

  • God’s continuing presence with His people, who have access to Him (and therefore to His grace) where He dwells in His sanctuary.
  • God’s ongoing, comprehensive remedies for the problem of sin through Christ’s sacrifice, by which He restores His relationship with his people.

Objective: to equip students to pass on to others an understanding of Christ’s sanctuary work, so that they can get in touch with Him where He is now and receive the benefit of the last phase of His atoning work before He comes again.

Required textbooks:
  1. An English translation (not paraphrase) of entire Bible. The Bible must be available for all class lectures.
  2. Alter Call by Roy Gane, Berrien Springs, Michigan: Diadem, 1999*
  3. Daniel and Revelation Committee (DARCOM) series (7 volumes) by Frank Holbrook.

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GSEM534-999/2 Issue in Ellen G. White Studies

Credits: 2
Teacher: Denis Fortin, PhD

Description of Course: 

Issues in Ellen G. White Studies is an orientation into contemporary issues related to the ministry and writings of Ellen White. Among the issues discussed in this course are: Ellen White’’s role and ministry, her understanding of her inspiration and her authority, her methods of writings and use of theological and historical sources, her use of literary assistants, rules of hermeneutics, her role in the development of Adventist doctrines and lifestyle, and her relevance for today’’s Seventh-day Adventist church

Prerequisite:

GSEM532–– Life and Ministry of Ellen G. White, or CHIS504––Adventist Heritage, or their equivalent

Required textbooks:
  1. Douglass, Herbert E. Messenger of the Lord: The Prophetic Ministry of Ellen G. White. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press,1998. 538 pp
  2. Bradford, Graeme. Prophets Are Human. Australia, Signs of the Times Publishing, 2004. 91 pp
  3. Thompson, Alden. Escape From the Flames: How Ellen White Grew From Fear to Joy and Helped Me to Do It Too. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2005. 191 pp

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GSEM539-999/2 Issues in Origins

Credits: 2
Teacher: John Baldwin, PhD

Description of Course:

The seminary course entites Issues in Origins is a study of current creation and evolutionary models regarding the origin, age, and change of the earth and its life. Specific topics include the historical development of these models, their biblical, philosophical, and scientific foundations, and theological implications. From a professional skills point ov view, the goal of this course is to provide the student with resources and methods enabling him or her to lecture, preach, and write responsibly and humbly regarding the relationship between science and religion. Furthermore, it will enable the student to dialogue with people in the same fashion, particularly with those individuals who may hold alternate points of view.

Required textbooks:
  1. John, T. Baldwin, ed., Creation, Catastrophe, and Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of Atonement ( Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2000). Check with Adventist Book Center (877) 227-4800- free call or (269)471-7331.
  2. Michael Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (New York: Free Press, 1996)
  3. Ariel A. Roth, Origins: Linking Science and Scripture (Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 1998)
  4. Randall Younker, God’s Creation: Exploring the Genesis Story (Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 1999).

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GSEM626-999/2 Contemporary Adventist Theological Issues

Credits: 2
Teacher: Jerry Moon, PhD

Course Description:

This course is a study of selected contemporary theological issues and their impact on the message, life, and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Lectures or papers may focus on one or more of the following areas of Seventh-day Adventist theology: (1) the doctrine of God; (2) Christology; (3) Sabbath, law and the covenant; (4) anthropology; (5) atonement; (6) ecclesiology; and (7) eschatology.

Required textbook:
  1. MacCarty, Skip. In Granite or Ingrained?  What the Old and New Covenants Reveal about the Gospel, the Law, and the Sabbath. Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press, 2007.

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MSSN546-999/3 Ministry in Cultural and Religious Context

Credits: 3
Teacher: Bruce Bauer, DMiss
Description of Course:

Explores missiological principles with an emphasis on the cultural and religious context, and the development of cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural communication skills for Christian witness.  

Required textbooks:
  1. Ralph D. Winter, Steven C. Hawthorne. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader. 4th ed.; William Carey Library. Pasadena, CA. 2009.

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NTST509-999/3 Paulien Writings

Credits: 3
Teacher: P. Richard Choi, PhD
Description of Course:

Interpretation and theology of the writings of the Apostle Paul, with detailed exegesis of selected passages.

Required textbooks:
  1. Carson, D. A. & Douglas J. Moo.  An Introduction to the New Testament. Second Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005. ISBN#978-0310238591
  2. Dunn, James D. G.  The Theology of Paul the Apostle.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. ISBN # 0-8028-3844-8.
  3. Fee, Gordon D. New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors.  Third Edition.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.  ISBN# 978-0-664-22316-8
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NTST525-999/2 Revelation

Credits: 2
Teacher: Ranko Stefanovic, PhD

Description of Course:

An exegetical approach to the book of Revelation, with special emphasis on selected passages. 

Required textbooks:
  1. Ranko Stefanovic, Revelation of Jesus Christ: Commentary on the Book of Revelation, 2nd ed. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2009.
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NTST550-999/2 Exegesis of the Book of Revelation

Credits: 2
Teacher: Ranko Stefanovic, PhD

Description of Course:

Exegesis of selected portions of the New Testament. The same subject cannot be repeated with the other 500 – level course number. Does not presuppose Greek proficiency nor count toward MDiv core requirements or emphases, nor the MA major or minor in New Testament. 

Required textbooks:
  1. Ranko Stefanovic, Revelation of Jesus Christ: Commentary on the Book of Revelation, 2nd ed. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2009.
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NTST551-999/2 Beginning Greek

Credits: 2
Teacher: Larry Richards, Phd

Description of Course:

An introduction to the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek for students without a working knowledge of the language

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NTST552-999/2 Intemediate Greek

Credits: 2
Teacher: Larry Richards, Phd

Description of Course:

Completes the coverage of grammar and syntax and includes extensive reading in the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: NTST551 or equivalent.

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OTST545-999/2 Daniel

Credits: 2
Teacher: Jacques B. Doukhan, ThD

Description of Course:

Provides a basic overview of the exegesis (with a Hebrew exegesis component) and interpretation of the whole Book of Daniel, with emphasis on selected portions of the book which have been featured in Seventh-day Adventist study.

The course objectives are for the student to:
  • Gain clear, practical “how to” skills for drawing out the intention of the Hebrew text of Daniel;
  • Have a clearer understanding of the exegetical support in the Hebrew text for significant points of Adventist teaching;
  • Obtain a deeper appreciation of the personal struggle and disciplined effort required to rightly hear the Hebrew text of a complex book like Daniel.
Prerequisite:

Must have met the intermediate Hebrew requirement.

Required textbooks:
  1. Secrets of Daniel: Wisdom and Dreams of a Jewish Prince in Exile [ISBN No.: 0-8280-1424-8]
  2. Daniel, The Vision of the End [ISBN No.: 978-0-943872-41-4].

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OTST551-999/3 Biblical Hebrew I

Credits: 2
Teacher: Paul Gregor, PhD

Description of Course:

The fundamentals of biblical Hebrew: a small but practical vocabulary, an understanding of the grammatical structure of the language, and practice in the use of lexicons and commentaries. Aims to provide the minister with a practical study tool.

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OTST570-999/2 Reading in the Old Testament (English): Daniel

Credits: 2
Teacher: Jacques B. Doukhan, ThD

Description of Course:

This class provides a basic overview of the exegesis and interpretation of the whole Book of Daniel, with emphasis on selected portions of the book which have been featured in Seventh-day Adventist study

The course objectives are for the student to:
  1. Gain clear, practical “how to” skills for drawing out the intention of the text of Daniel.
  2. Have a clearer understanding of the exegetical support in the text for significant points of Adventist teaching
  3. Obtain a deeper appreciation of the personal struggle and disciplined effort required to rightly hear the text of a complex book like Daniel.
Required textbooks:
  1. Secrets of Daniel: Wisdom and Dreams of a Jewish Prince in Exile [ISBN No.: 0-8280-1424-8]
  2. Daniel, The Vision of the End [ISBN No.: 978-0-943872-41-4].

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THST510-999/2 Understanding the Christian World

Credits: 2
Teacher: Jo Ann Davidson, PhD

Description of Course:

Reaching Roman Catholic, Protestant, Ecumentical, and post-denominational minds. Addressing the post-modern worldview, as well as other challenges to the task of theology in general, and to the Seventh-day Adventist faith in particular. For students without a prior degree in Theology.

Required Textbooks:
  1. Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett, Christianity on Trial: Arguments Against Anti-Religious Bigotry
  2. R. Olsen, Mosaic of Christian Belief
  3. Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy
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THST616-999/3 Doctrine of God

Credits: 3
Teacher: Fernando L. Canale, PhD

Description of Course:

A study of the nature and attributes of God and His relation to the world. Consideration of divine foreknowledge, predestination, and providence; the Trinity, God as person

Required textbooks:
  1. Basic Elements of Christian Theology by Fernando Canale (Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University, 2005)*

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• This book is available for purchase at the SDLC office. Please contact sdlc@andrews.edu or 269 471 3962 to schedule a pickup. Notice this is only for on campus students.
• This book is also available to purchase at the www.amazon.com 

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THST619-999/2 Principles & Methods Of Theology

Credits: 3
Teacher: Fernando L. Canale, PhD

Description of Course:

• The nature, function, and practice of constructive theological activity. Doing theology: What? Why? How? For advanced students.

Required textbooks:
  1. Fernando Canale, Creation, Evolution, and Theology: The Role of Method in Theological Accommodation. Berrien Springs: Andrews University Lithotech, 2005.
  2. Norman Gulley, Systematic Theology: Prolegomena. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 2003. 

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• These books are available for purchase at the SDLC office. Please contact sdlc@andrews.edu or 269 471 3962 to schedule a pickup. Notice this is only for on campus students.
• These books are also available to purchase at the www.amazon.com

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THST639-999/2 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Credits: 2
Teacher: John Baldwin, PhD

Description of Course:

This course deals with the work of the Holy Spirit in the plan of redemption and the divine economy. It will encourage and provide opportunity to seminary students to think for themselves and to reason prayerfully about the subject of the Holy Spirit, and not to be mere reflectors of the thoughts of others on this topic; and to increase graduate student interest in this crucially important topic. It will also provide helpful, factual knowledge about selected aspects of the person and work of the Holy Spirit in the plan of redemption and the divine economy as viewed from biblical, theological, and philosophical perspectives. This information will help the seminary student to understand and evaluate fundamental, generalizations and theories with respect to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

Required textbooks:
  1. Gerhard Hasel, Speaking in Tongues, 1991.
  2. Hank Hanegraaff, Counterfeit Revival, 1997.
  3. Jan Paulsen, When the Spirit Descends, 2001.
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