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Theology Courses


Th-201 Bible Doctrine I - 3 SH Credit 
A study of the Triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is a basic course for all first and second year students.

Th-202 Bible Doctrine II 
3 SH Credit 
A continuation of Bible Doctrine I, and includes the study of the Scriptures, man, angels, Satan, the church, faith, justification, adoption, and the last things.

Th-301 Angels and the Spirit World - 3 SH Credit 
Looks at what the Bible has to say regarding angels and spirits.

Th-302 General Theology I - 3 SH Credit 
Seeks to simplify doctrinal concepts and presents them in a readily understandable form as they are set forth in the Scriptures. The student will study the meaning and purpose of theology, Bibliology, theology proper. Christology, and Pneumatology.

Th-303 General Theology II - 3 SH Credit 
A continuation of General Theology I and presents a study of anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, angelology, and eschatology.

Th-401 Law and Grace - 3 SH Credit 
Leads the student into an understanding of the basic principles of law and grace and what it means to be under grace rather than law.

Th-402 The Holy Spirit -3 SH Credit 
A study of the personality, the deity, the characteristics, and the names of the Holy Spirit. This study also looks into the work of the Holy Spirit in relation to the world, as well as the believer.

Th-403 Independent Research - 3 SH Credit 
Includes a major writing project in the field of theology whereby the student is allowed to research an area of personal interest. The course is designed for the student working towards the Bachelor of Theology. The research paper should contain no less than 10,000 words. The institution must approve the title and a preliminary outline before the student begins the formal research.

Th-501 Directed Reading in Theology 
1 – 3 SH Credit 
Pursues an area in theology through reading books, periodicals and writings. He then presents his work to Bethany. These readings are under the direction of an assigned professor.

Th-502 Dispensationalism - 3 SH Credit 
An in-depth study of the doctrine of God’s plan of the ages.  It allows the student to see God’s plan at work during the period of time from creation until the end of the age.

Th-503 Christian Theology - 3 SH Credit 
A comprehensive, thorough and scholarly approach to the study of theology. It deals with theology proper, the study of God, Christology, The Holy Spirit, anthropology, Bibliology, man, sin, salvation, the church, angels, and the last things.

Th-505 Eschatology - 3 SH Credit 
Biblical Eschatology is a study of things to come. It consists of a study of methods of interpretation of the various Biblical covenants, the course of this present age, the different tribulation theories, the Second Advent of Christ, the judgments, as well as the millennial reign of Christ, and the new heaven and earth.

Th-506 Independent Research - 6 SH Credit 
Involves a major writing project on the Master’s level whereby the student is allowed to research an area of theology that is of interest to him. It should contain no less than 10,000 words. Before beginning the research project, the student should receive approval from the office of the Dean.

Th-601 Seminar - 2 – 3 SH Credit 

Th-602 New Testament Theology - 3 SH Credit 
Takes the student into a deeper treatment of the New Testament in particular to the theological aspects. The student will explore great themes in the New Testament; trace the progress of New Testament revelation; examine modern approaches to the New Testament as made by contemporary theologians; to probe the minds of New Testament figures. After successfully completing this course, a student should have an intellectual grasp of New Testament Theology. He or she should be able to give an answer to those who ask a reason for one’s faith.

Th-603 Reformation Theology - 3 SH Credit 
The purpose of this course is to further the student’s knowledge and understanding of the four major reformers: Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, and Simons and their doctrinal views of Scripture.  After successfully completing this course, it is hoped that the student will be able to see the relevance of the theology of the reformers for our own time.

Th-604 Incarnational Christology - 3 SH Credit 
The purpose of this study seeks to present the basic orthodox interpretation of the person of Christ; examines and evaluates several Christological views, and seeks to develop a Christology for today, which maintains the orthodox understanding of Jesus as fully human and fully God. The objective of this course is, after successful completion, to assist the student in a fuller comprehension of Christ, His Deity, His preexistence, His virgin birth, His role in salvation, etc.

Th-605 Seminar - 3 SH Credit