Religion and Biblical Studies Distance Courses

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Credits: 3

Elements of grammar of the koine Greek of the New Testament, including vocabulary, translation, and reading.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902). 
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar

Credits: 3

Instruction in intermediate grammar and reading of selected portions of the New Testament.
Prerequisite: BIBL 211 Greek I.
Format(s) Available:  Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902). 
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Advanced Koine Reading. New Testament portions from Luke, Paul, the book of Hebrews, and James should be analyzed on the bases of Greek syntax and author specific vocabulary. Selections from the Septuagint and the early church fathers will be considered to illustrate the development of thought within Christianity. Furthermore, introducing students to selections from Philo and Josephus.
Prerequisite: BIBL 211 Greek I and BIBL212 Greek II.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902). 
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

An introduction to the writings and theology of the Old Testament within their near eastern cultural, geographical, and historical backgrounds.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

An introduction to the writings and theology of the New Testament within their Jewish and Greco-Roman cultural, geographical, and historical backgrounds.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902). 
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Details the mission, the message and the meaning of Jesus Christ for His day and for ours. What is it about the Christian story that captured the attention of so much of world history? Also examines the connection between Christ's first Advent and His second. May be taught with specific emphasis on one of the four gospels.
Format(s) Available: Interactive Online (section 999), Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full term (section 902)
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

An introduction to the Pentateuch and the "Writings." (Historical books, Psalms and Wisdom Literature). May be taught with specific emphasis on a particular book or theme.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902). 
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Readings of biblical prayers as part of divine-human dialogue, assessing their significance for theology as well as for personal spiritual life. A study of the way prayers help to characterize both God and human beings in various types of Biblical Literature, and reflections of the role of prayer in the life of believers today.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:interactive online, others are similar
Credits: 3

A study of the meaning for the 21st century of biblical apocalyptic prophecy, describing the principles of reading and applying biblical prophecy in a modern world, comparing it with other modes of prophecy and prediction in the present culture, and assessing its relevance in view of modern global challenges. 

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

An introduction to the presuppositions beneath various interpretive approaches to the biblical text and application of the principles of interpretation to texts representing the various genres of the Old and New Testaments.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

An introduction to the prophets of the Old Testament and their writings. May be taught with specific emphasis on a particular book or theme. 

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Study of the background, content, and construction of these biblical books with emphasis upon the interpretation of prophecy, apocalyptic imagery and symbols.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Study of the background, content, and construction of these biblical books with emphasis upon the interpretation of prophecy, apocalyptic imagery and symbols.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Brief introduction to principles of New Testament interpretation; a study of Acts, the Pauline Epistles, Hebrews, and the General Epistles. Research paper may be required. May be taught with specific emphasis on a particular book or theme. 

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Explores major world views and religious traditions and their fundamental teachings, beliefs, and practices. Considers each major religion’s analysis of basic human problems and the proposed solutions. Students learn to respect and understand diverse beliefs and practices. Taught from a Christian perspective, the course seeks to explore common ground and challenges between Christianity and the major world religions.

Online Format: Interactive Online (section 999), Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Surveys the internal and external developments and conflicts which Christianity has experienced from the time  of Christ up to the Reformation. Special attention given to those developments that relate to Seventh-day Adventist theological heritage.

Prerequisite: HIST117 Civilization and Ideas I or permission of instructor. Not applicable to the General Education requirements in religion nor a major in religion.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Surveys the history of the church from the Protestant Reformation to the current time. Special attention is given to the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic counter-reformation, Puritanism, Rationalism, Evangelicalism, the rise of modern denominations, the world-wide mission expansion, and ecumenism.

Prerequisite: HIST118 Civilization and Ideas II or permission of instructor. Not applicable to the GE requirements in religion.
Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3-4

An investigation of the background, rise, and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church in America and the world from its beginning until the present with special attention given to the historical role, ministry and writings of Ellen White. Theology majors take the class for 4 credits, Religion majors for 3 credits.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 for 3 credits, $1,540 for 4 credits (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Acquaintance with the dynamics of Christian witnessing in the neighborhood, at work, and in the friend-to-friend approach of personal Bible study. Christ’s example of witnessing is highlighted.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Lays the foundation for biblical sermon construction and delivery. This class is the prerequisite for all other homiletics courses and is a requirement for all religion/theology majors.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Designed for the youth specialist who wishes to work as a youth pastor, youth director, academy Bible teacher, or in any other youth-training capacity.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

A study of the principles of leadership as applied to pastoral ministry, in particular with regard to the minister as leader of worship, as nurturing pastor, as administrator of the church and as evangelist. Theology majors enroll for 3 credits and Religion majors for 2 credits.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

How God confronts human beings—includes the process of revelation, principles of interpreting Scripture and similarly inspired material, the nature of God and His expectations for humans, and the evaluation of these concepts as presented in Scripture and the classic literature of various religions.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Defines and clarifies the Biblical doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, distinguishing them within the background of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Format(s) Available: Interactive online (section 999), Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

A study of the biblical perspective on the act of faith and the life of faith. How does a person begin and nurture one’s own personal spiritual and devotional life? Also studies the meaning of spiritual nurture in various lifestyle and work settings. Personal spiritual growth is fostered through involvement in organized church activities and/or witnessing outreach. 

Format(s) Available: Interactive Online (section 999), Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Study of the prophetic manifestation in Bible and church to include the ministry and writings of Ellen G. White.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits 3

Considers how the Judeo-Christian tradition confronts the moral complexities of a highly technical society. Are there universal absolutes that cross all cultural boundaries, or are all values relative? Designed to help students articulate what molded their value system and what should help to shape it. Students are expected to participate in some organized church/civic/social service activities. Student can earn general education credit in either RELT340 or 390, but not in both.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

A study of ideas of major theologians in modern times. Underlying philosophical presuppositions are analyzed. The relationship between theology and secularism is studied. The course critically examines some primary texts and evaluates their contribution and significance.

Format(s) Available: Self-Paced Open Learning (section 901), Self-Paced Full Term (section 902).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar
Credits: 3

Addresses religious and spiritual issues of significance for healthcare. Includes a discussion of views of the relationship between health and spirituality from different religious perspectives. Provides an overview of the philosophical and historical background for ethical systems and their significance for current ethical challenges in healthcare.

Format(s) Available: Interactive Online(section 999).
Cost: $1,155 (additional costs for books and fees)

Sample syllabus:self-paced opening learning, others are similar