Online Doctor of Biblical Studies Degree in Biblical Theology

The study of Biblical Theology is not the same as the study of Theology in general.  There is an eternity of difference between the study of the theory of God, and the revelation of God in the Bible.  Biblical Theology seeks to codify the knowledge of the Holy around Biblical paradigms rather than denominational guidelines or the various “isms” of Theology.

 

On the road to Emmaus following His resurrection, Jesus reveals Himself not in a physical way, but in a Biblical way.  “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures” (Luke 24:27).  And, what were the results of such a study of Biblical Theology?  Just this: “They said to one another, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us’” (Luke 24:32)?

 

This doctoral program in Biblical Theology is designed to strengthen the minister in the knowledge of the Holy from the only Word that is Holy, and thereby be so thoroughly immersed in the Theology of the Scriptures that his or her heart will burn within!

Program Curriculum (see course descriptions below):

 

Online Orientation MOR
Inspiration, Translation & Hermeneutics IH-1500
Advanced Systematic Theology I AST-701
Advanced Systematic Theology II AST-702
Theology of the Old Testament OTH-701
Theology of the New Testament NTH-701
Israel and the Church IAC-1510
Church History During the Formative Years CH-507
Doctoral Theology Project DTP-700

 

TOTAL CREDITS

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
10

 

33

Entrance Requirements (one of the following):

  1. An acceptable master's degree of at least 30 hours in a Bible related discipline.
  2. Applicants holding an acceptable master's degree of at least 30 hours that is not in a Bible related discipline, may be considered for admission providing they meet one of the following:
    a.  Have earned an acceptable bachelor's degree in a Bible related discipline in addition to the unrelated master's degree.
    b.  Have served at least ten (10) years in a Christian ministry role such as pastor, teaching minister, missionary, Christian school teacher, chaplain, or a similar field of Christian service in addition to having earned an acceptable unrelated master's degree.

Course Descriptions

 

Orientation OR-DO

The purpose of this course is to help ensure that the student will begin his or her study program at Master’s with the basic information needed to move successfully toward graduation.  For this reason, this course is mandatory of all new students.

 

Biblical Inspiration Translation & Hermeneutics  ITH-1510-OLS

Course Purpose: To introduce and expose the student to the basic elements of biblical inspiration, translation and hermeneutics; to encourage the student to identify and describe some of the primary shortcomings in many modern English translations; to extend the student’s ability to exegete carefully and accurately any passage of Scripture the Lord may lead him or her to minister from, and to suggest certain helps to make the process more successful; to help the student to apply such knowledge to his or her current ministry. 

 

Advanced Systematic Theology I AST-701
This advanced level course presents the doctoral student with the fundamental issues of Systematic Theology and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source.  In doing so, the course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; to enable the student to identify and describe key doctrinal issues; to apply that knowledge in the student's current ministry and to lead the student to analyze carefully the various theological options on key doctrinal issues; to examine those issues in light of her/his own theological stance; to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student's own faith tradition.

 

Advanced Systematic Theology II AST-702
This advanced level course presents the doctoral student with specific issues of Systematic Theology as they relate to God and the creation.  In doing so, the course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; to enable the student to identify and describe key doctrinal issues; to apply that knowledge in the student's current ministry and to lead the student to analyze carefully the various theological options on key doctrinal issues; to examine those issues in light of her/his own theological stance; to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student's own faith tradition.

 

Theology of the Old Testament OTH-701
The purpose of this course is to expose the doctoral student to the study of Old Testament theology; to enable the student to master issues related to Old Testament theology, and to deepen the student’s understanding of the distinctive theological character of individual Old Testament writings and of the Old Testament as a whole; to apply that knowledge in the student's ministry.

 

Theology of the New Testament NTH-701
The purpose of this course is to expose the doctoral student to the study of New Testament theology; to enable the student to master issues related to New Testament theology, and to deepen the student’s understanding of the distinctive theological character of individual New Testament writings and of the New Testament as a whole; to apply that knowledge in the student's ministry.

 

Israel and the Church IAC-1510
This course will exam several crucial topics related to the issue of Israel and the Church, including: The Jewish background of the writers of the New Testament; The Jewish background of the Messiah; The historical circumstances surrounding the separation of Jewish Messianic followers of Yeshua from the Gentile population of Christians; The subsequent theological development that led to a separation of Israel and the Church; Contemporary re-evaluation of this separation and its implications for a renewed relationship.

 

 

Church History During the Formative Years (A.D. 70-400) CH-507 - 3 Credits Course Purpose:  The events that occurred between the destruction of the Second Temple and official recognition of Christianity by Rome are perhaps the most crucial events that have ever occurred for both modern Judaism and Christianity. If one wishes to build bridges between these two religions, one must have a grasp of whatever material can be gleaned from the historical record. Far too often the common assumptions on both sides are simply not historically accurate. A much more careful examination must be attempted.

 

Doctoral Theology Project DTP-700
The Doctoral Theology Project presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the fundamental issues of Systematic Theology and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source. Furthermore, this Component will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework.

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