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ANEA510-999/2 Archaeology and the Bible

Credits: 2
Instructor: 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:

Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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CHIS600-999/2,3 Early Church

Credit: 2,3
Instructor: 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:

Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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CHIS624-999/2 Issue in Ellen G. White Studies

Credits: 2
Instructor: Merlin Burt, PhD

Description of Course:

Issues in Ellen G. White 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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

 

 

CHIS674-999/3 Development of Seventh-day Adventist Theology

Credit: 3
Instructor: 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:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.
 

CHMN 523-999/ 2,3 Worship, Word, and Music

Credit: 2,3

Instructor: David Williams, PhD.

Description of Course: Explores the theology of worship and the interrelatedness of preaching, music, worship environment, and other elements of corporate worship. Various worship styles and practices are considered and principles are presented that guide worship within local contexts.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

 

CHMN526-999/2,3 Conflict Management

Credit: 2,3
Instructor: Stanley Patterson, PhD.

Description of Course:

This course offers biblical resources and contemporary research informing creative management of human conflict. Included is examination of the causes and dynamics of conflict in churches. Participants develop skills in resolution and mediation. A variety of instructional methods, including lectures, case studies, role-plays, media, and personal style instruments are employed.

Required Textbook:
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CHMN539-999/3 Church Growth and Equipping Pastor

Credit: 3

Instructor: J. Kidder, DMin

Description of Course: An examination of church growth research, principles, and practices, with a special emphasis on the role of the pastor as an equipper.

Required Textbook:
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CHMN543-999/2,3 Christian Leadership in a Changing World 

Credit: 2,3
Instructor: 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.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

DSRE541-999/2,3 Foundations of Biblical Spirituality

Instructor: J. Kidder, DMin

Description of Course:

Study and Practice of Biblical Spirituality designed to lead students to growth in their personal spiritual lives.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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DSRE626-999/2,3 Ministry to a Risk Youth

Credit: 2,3
Instructor: 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 Textbook:
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GSEM511-999/3 Daniel & Revelation

Credits: 3
Instructor: 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 Textbook:
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GSEM530-999/2 Doctrine of the Sanctuary

Credits: 2
Instructor: Richard. Davidson 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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.
  1. Davidson, Richard M. A Song for the Sanctuary (draft of the forthcoming graduate textbook on the Doctrine of the Sanctuary, commissioned by the General Conference Biblical Research Institute). Chapters for reading assignments (see Topics and Assignments, pp. 6-7 below, for weekly schedule) will be available in electronic format on Learning Hub/Moodle.

 

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MSSN546-999/3 Ministry in Cultural and Religious Context

Credits: 3
Instructor: 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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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NTST509-999/3 Pauline Writings

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

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

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

NTST515-999/2,3 New Testament Background

Credits: 2,3
Instructor: Robert Johnston
Description of Course:

The political, cultural, and religious situation in the New Testament world, with an introduction to the major primary sources.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

 

NTST539-999/2 Studies in Revelation

Credits: 2,3
Instructor: Ranko Stefanovic, PhD

Description of Course:

Study of Revelation. Greek not required. Not applicable to MDiv credit. 

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.
 

NTST551-999/2 Beginning Greek

Credits: 2
Instructor: 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

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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NTST552-999/2,3 Intemediate Greek

Credits: 2,3
Instructor: 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.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

NTST645-999/2,3 Hebrews

Credits: 2,3

Instructor: Felix Cortez, PhD.

Description of Course: In-depth study of Hebrews.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

 

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OTST546-999/2 Readings in Daniel

Credits: 2
Instructor: Jacques B. Doukhan, ThD

Description of Course:

This course covers selected chapters of Daniel based primarily on the English text with reference to the Hebrew/Aramaic original. Typically offered to students who have not yet taken OTST551 or OTST552. Not applicable for MDiv credit.

 
Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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OTST551-999/3 Biblical Hebrew I

Credits: 3
Instructor: 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.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

OTST552-999/2,3 Biblical Hebrew II

Credits: 2,3
Instructor: Paul Gregor, PhD

Description of Course:

Development of reading ability in narrative portions of the Hebrew Bible for the student who has OTST 551 or its equivalent.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

OTST556-999/2 Studies in the Prophets

Credits: 2

Instructor: Oliver Glanz, Ph.D.

Description of Course: This course covers selected books of Prophets based primarily on the English text with reference to the Hebrew/Aramaic original. Typically offered to students who have not yet taken OTST551 or OTST552. Not applicable for MDiv credit.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

OTST566-999/2,3 Studies in the Pentateuch

Credits: 2,3

Instructor: R. Gane, PhD.

Description of Course: Interpretation of the Torah (Pentateuch) and exegetical study in selected portions of its books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, or Deuteronomy).

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

OTST627-999/2,3 Jewish Life and Thought

Credits: 2,3

Instructor: J. Doukan, PhD/

Description of Course: An introduction to Jewish beliefs and theology, liturgy and festivals, and thinking and philosophy as they illuminate approaches to the Bible and Hebrew customs.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

 

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OTST674-999/3 Daniel

Credits: 2
Instructor: Jacques B. Doukhan, ThD

Description of Course:

Exegetical study in selected portions of Daniel.

Required Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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THST510-999/2 Understanding the Christian World

Credits: 2
Instructor: 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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

 

THST611-999/3 Revelation, Inspiration and Hermeneutics

Credits: 3

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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.
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Students can get the books for Dr. Canale’s course going to his web site fernandocanale.com, There they can get the PDF version or get the printed version through www.amazon.com. Also, his books can be purchased from the Administrative Assistant of Theology Department.

 

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THST616-999/2,3 Doctrine of God

Credits: 2,3
Instructor: John Peckham, 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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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THST619-999/2,3 Principles & Methods Of Theology

Credits: 2,3
Instructor: 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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

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Students can get the books for Dr. Canale’s course going to his web site fernandocanale.com, There they can get the PDF version or get the printed version through www.amazon.com. Also, his books can be purchased from the Administrative Assistant of Theology Department.

THST623-999/2 Contemporary Adventist Theological Issues

Credits: 2

Instructor: 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.


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THST635-999/2 Issues in Origins

Credits: 2
Instructor: Martin Hanna, 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 Textbook:
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THST639-999/2 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Credits: 2
Instructor: Darius Jankiewicz, 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 Textbook:
Please, see your course syllabus for this information.

THST640-999/2,3 Doctrine of Salvation

Credits: 2,3
Instructor: D. Fortin, PhD.
Description of Course: A broad study of the Christian doctrine of Salvation: The author, object, need, agent, process, and result of salvation. Biblical, historical and systematic considerations are intrinsic to this course. While the Seventh-day Adventist understanding of this doctrine constitutes the central focus of the study, other views are also acknowledge.
Required Textbook:
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