2013-14 Course Descriptions

BIBD - Theology   
College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

BIBD 642 Contemporary Religious Thought (3-0-3), on demand. Surveys contemporary theological thinkers and explores their relevance for theological issues today.
BIBD 647 Research Problems in Theology (3-0-3), on demand. Research problems (not pertaining to the thesis) in the light of individual needs and interests.
BIBD 660 Introduction to Systematic Theology (3-0-3), fall. Introduces the tasks and methods of systematic theology and focuses on Christian doctrines such as God, atonement, providence, human selfhood, and the church.
BIBD 661 Theological Explorations (3-0-3), spring. An in-depth study of one of the major Christian doctrines in light of insights from other fields of knowledge.
BIBD 672 Introduction to Graduate Study (3-0-3), fall, spring. Designed to introduce the basic tools of theological research and to promote the basic writing skills necessary for the presentation of scholarly research. Students in MDiv are required to complete a readiness-for-ministry assessment. Required within the first 9 hours of all degree programs.
BIBD 678 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (3-0-3), spring. Introduces the task and methods of philosophy of religion and focuses on select philosophical issues facing contemporary Christians.
BIBD 686 Christian Ethics (3-0-3), fall. Introduces the task and methods of Christian ethics and focuses on select ethical issues facing contemporary Christians.
BIBD 699 Master's Thesis (0-0-6).* May be requested.

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