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IOT 501 - The Pentateuch

Description:

IOT 501 - The Pentateuch
R. Laird Harris, Ph.D. A study of the contents of the Pentateuch against its archaeological background together with consideration of the problems of evolution and higher criticism.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IOT 501 - The Pentateuch Syllabus
Notes:

The Institute of Theological Studies (ITS) is a cooperative program involving several evangelical seminaries. Courses are offered on MP3/Data CDs containing audio lectures by biblical scholars. Course requirements include textbook assignments, collateral reading, research papers, and examinations, all of which are outlined in the syllabus.

The Seminary reserves the right to adjust ITS syllabi as appropriate. Courses are taken within a normal fall,
spring, or summer semester. Courses may be taken for elective credit only and may not be used to replace required courses unless approved by the Registrar.

The standard credit tuition and fees are charged for each course, plus an additional $80 materials fee for the lecture materials which become the property of the student. ITS course materials are ordered upon receipt of tuition and fees, and are non-refundable once ordered. ITS courses cannot be added after the start of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to locate and purchase all required textbooks, as the Seminary Bookstore will not order textbooks for ITS Courses.

A proctor (usually a resident faculty member) will be assigned to the student for each course. The proctor is
available to answer any course-related questions and to grade assignments. Mid-term and Final exams must be
taken on the Seminary campus by arrangement with the proctor.

IOT 505 - The Book of Psalms

Description:

Bruce Waltke, Th.D., Ph.D.

An introduction to the Book of Psalms, with emphasis on the principles involved in the
exegesis of the hymnic literature. Special attention is given to the various forms of the Psalms, their settings within the historical experience of Israel, and their application today within the Church. Knowledge of Hebrew is helpful but not required.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IOT 505 - The Book of Psalms Syllabus
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IOT 506 - Understanding the Old Testament

Description:

Bruce K. Waltke, Th.D., Ph.D.

A survey of the history of salvation in the Old Testament, especially as it relates to
the central theme of Old Testament theology: the rule of God or the establishment of God’s kingdom upon the
earth. Knowledge of Hebrew is helpful but not required.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IOT 506 - Understanding the Old Testament Syllabus
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IOT 507 - The Book of Proverbs

Description:

Bruce K. Waltke, Th.D., Ph.D.

An exegetical study of The Book of Proverbs in its cultural, historical, and literary settings with attention to critical and hermeneutical problems. Knowledge of Hebrew is helpful but not required.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IOT 507 - The Book of Proverbs Syllabus
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IOT 509 - The Christian and Old Testament Theology

Description:

Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Ph.D.

Examines the foundational theology applied by the Old Testament for the New Testament and the Church. This study identifies the focal point for the theology of both the Old and New Testaments.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IOT 509 - The Christian and Old Testament Theology Syllabus
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IOT 511 - Old Testament Theology I: Pentateuch & Former Prophets

Description:

Richard E. Averbeck, Ph.D.

Introduces the content and theology of these books, identifying the foundational themes that emerge and tracing them through the rest of the Bible demonstrating how the theology of the Old Testament is basic and essential for understanding Jesus Christ, the Church, and the Christian life.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IOT 511 - Old Testament Theology I: Pentateuch & Former Prophets Syllabus
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IOT 512 - Old Testament Theology II: Latter Prophets & Writings

Description:

Richard E. Averbeck, Ph.D.

The history, poetry, wisdom, and prophecy of the Latter Prophets and Writings are essential for fully grasping the meaning and message of Jesus' teaching and our mission in the world today. In this course, Dr. Richard E. Averbeck introduces the content and theology of Job-Malachi, not merely surveying but rather working through the books section-by-section, focusing on major passages and their theological  connections throughout all Scripture (Old and New Testament).

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IOT 512 - Old Testament Theology II: Latter Prophets & Writings Syllabus
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IS 501 - Cross-Cultural & Diversity Competency

Description:

This course will equip the student to learn from and minister to men and women of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 501 - Cross-Cultural & Diversity Competency Syllabus
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IS 502 - Global Outreach: Communicating Christ Across Cultures

Description:

An introduction to the theory and practice of missiology which challenges students to find their place in fulfilling the Great Commission. Some of the major missiological topics surveyed are: theology, history, anthropology, living in a cross-cultural environment, and the role of the church as both the agent and aim of mission.

[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 502 - Global Outreach: Communicating Christ Across Cultures Syllabus
Notes: Formerly coded as MI 504 World Outreach.

IS 503 - Evangelism & Discipleship in a Pluralistic World

Description:

Provides the foundation for students to develop both a personal and church-based approach to evangelism and discipleship. Investigates implications for evangelism arising from contemporary American culture and examines specific evangelistic and discipling models and tools that have proved to be effective in the American cultural environment.

[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IS 503 - Evangelism & Discipleship in a Pluralistic World Syllabus
Notes: Formerly coded as MI 507 Evangelism & Discipleship.