Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
( Concentration Bible)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Religion degree is designed to equip students for creative scholarship and independent research. It is specifically designed for those who desire a broad range of study in Religion and Biblical curriculum and it seeks to develop the student's capacity for critical evaluation and quality research. Producing the kind of creative scholarship, which can enable the student to contribute to the field of theological knowledge and literature, is the goal of this intensive program.

PREREQUISITES

Prerequisite for enrollment in this program is an earned Master of Arts degree (concentration in Bible) or its equivalent from Bethany or an acceptable college.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To receive this degree, the student must complete the following 60 SH program of specified courses beyond the Master’s level:

Rel-604 Bible Archaeology
Rel-701 History of Christianity
Bi-601 Expositional Methods
Bi-602 Bible Exposition (Gen.-Deut.)
Bi-701 Bible Exposition (Matt-Mk)
Ph-603 Directed Reading (Philosophy)
Th-603 New Testament Theology
Th-601 Seminar
Ls-601 Computer Skills
Rel-703 Life and Times of Christ I
Rel-704 Life and Times of Christ II
Th-602 Old Testament Theology
Th-604 Reformation Theology
Ph-601 Advanced Apologetics I
Ph-602 Advanced Apologetics II
Bi-603 Bible Exposition (Joshua-II Kings)
Bi-702 Bible Exposition (Luke-John)
Ls-602 Research & Methodology
Ph-701 Thesis (20,000 words)


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60 SH

Upon successful completion of the above doctoral program, the student may be conferred upon the Doctor of Doctor of Philosophy in Religion with a concentration in Bible.