BBS Course Description-Systematic Theology

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AP 408. Introduction to Apologetics (3 credits)
Presentation of Christian Apologetics. Topics include biblical foundations, developing a world and life view, presuppositionalism, the point of contact, argument and persuasion, the conflict with contemporary culture, and the history of apologetics.

PH 101. Christian Philosophy (3 credits)
A survey of the background and the leading ideas of the reformational philosophy as developed by D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, H. Dooyeweerd, G. H. Stoker, and Cornelius Van Til. Special attention will be given to the conceptions of western philosophy history and interaction between Christian and philosophy.

TH 300. Introduction to Doctrine(I) (3 credits)
A study of Nature, method, and sources of theology. This courses examining the doctrines of God and man, salvation . Using both historical and modern materials, this course aims to deepen awareness of major doctrine of christian theology.

TH 301. Introduction to Doctrine(II) (3 credits)
A study of Nature, method, and sources of theology. This courses examining the doctrines of the Christ and Salvation, Church, Last Things. Using both historical and modern materials, this course aims to deepen awareness of major doctrine of christian theology.

TH 401. The Word of God: Bible (3 credits)
A study of prolegomena, revelation and the inspiration of Scripture, including inerrancy and the principles of biblical interpretation, illumination, and theological hermeneutics. TH 402. Doctrine of God (3 credits) A study of the being and Existence, knowledge-ability, and attributes of the Triune God :divine decrees; creation, providence, and miracles; angels.

TH 403. The Westminster Confession (I) (3 credits)
The origin and convening of the Westminster Assembly. Exposition of the theology of the Assembly by means of a study of the Westminster Confession of Faith. An extensive research project will be required.

TH 404. The Westminster Confession (II) (3 credits)
The origin and convening of the Westminster Assembly. Exposition of the theology of the Assembly by means of a study of the Westminster Confession of Faith. An extensive research project will be required.

TH 405. Doctrine of God the Son (3 credits)
A systematic presentation of the Son of God. A study of the person and work of Christ, include the nature and purpose of special grace of cross and mediator of covenant of grace with emphasis on the doctrine of substitutionary atonement as well as Scripture teaching us.

TH 406. Doctrine of God the Holy Spirit (3 credits)
A study of context and purpose of the work of the Spirit; union with Christ, include the Holy Spirit works in relation to revelation, love, faith, freedom, the Christian life, and the special gifts associated with the Holy Spirit.

TH 407. Doctrine of three Persons in God (3 credits)
A study of the unity and Persons and functions in the Trinity; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, with special attention to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit and the Triune God as well as the perfect love and unity within the Godhead model for us. A Research seminar on Scripture’s teaching on the Trinity.

TH 409. Covenant theology and Dispensationalism (3 credits)
Critical study of key issues in the doctrine of eschatology and biblical are analyzed, including hermeneutics, the biblical covenants, the distinction between Israel and the church, the view of the Kingdom, and purpose God in the progressive of revelation.

TH 410. Doctrine of Man (3 credits)
Origin, nature, and original state of man; covenant relationship to God; the fall; doctrine of sin; free agency. Special attention is given to the question of “image of God” and the theology of adoption. dichotomy and trichotomy, the covenant with Adam, and the nature of sin.

TH 411. Doctrine of Salvation (3 credits)
A study of application of salvation, union Christ, with special attention to effective calling, regeneration, faith and repentance, justification by faith, adoption, sanctification, perseverance.

TH 412. Doctrine of Church (3 credits)
The Biblical teaching as to the nature of the church, its order and ministry. Evaluation of resent ecclesiology and renewal movements, include particular interest of traditional and contemporary marks of the true church and sacraments.

TH 413. The Doctrine of Last things (3 credits)
The course aims to study in depth the primary biblical and theological literature on subject of the eschatology and meaning “the last things” for Christian living. Due attention is given to the fascination with and use of the doctrine of eschatology in modern theology.

TH 414. The Doctrine of Angel and Satan (3 credits)
A study of the theology of spiritual creation being, with special attention to nature, organization, service of a angels including the fall angels and satan’s activity in the Scripture. Focus on central biblical concerns, with special attention for implications in other areas of the biblical system.

TH 415. Gifts of God the Holy Spirit (3 credits).
A consideration of some of special gifts of God the Holy Spirit in present century. A study of context and purpose of special gifts of God the Holy Spirit and The New Testament uses the Greek word charisma to speak of the various gifts God has given by the Holy Spirit to Christian for the Kingdom of God.

TH 416. World Sects (3 credits).
In a seminar format students examine the lives, communities, and document of the Sects of World. Attention is given to the historical contexts in which World heresy took, found expression, and has influenced in seminar sessions as major cults of World : Seventh Day Advent, Jehovah’s Witness and LDS Church.