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Course Descriptions:

TH 570 - Ethics of Business, Work, Money, and Possessions

Description:

How can our ordinary work, our use of money, and business activity in general be done for God’s glory? This
course examines Biblical perspectives on work and rest, buying and selling, wealth and poverty, saving and giving, borrowing and lending, employers and employees, competition, the role of money, vocational calling, stewardship, use of the earth’s resources, the role of government, and economic systems.


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

Instructor: Wayne A. Grudem, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 570 - Ethics of Business, Work, Money, and Possessions Syllabus
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TH 572 - Biblical Theology of Law, Politics, and Government

Description:

Examines the Bible’s teachings on the purpose of civil government, the kinds of laws a government should make, and how governments should function. Applies these teachings to a number of contemporary political issues such as freedom of religion, the influence of Christians on government, the role of courts, the protection of life, the definition of marriage, just war, immigration, care for the poor, and wise use of the world’s resources.


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

Instructor: Wayne A. Grudem, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 572 - Biblical Theology of Law, Politics, and Government Syllabus
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TH 580 - Theology Individualized Study

Description:

A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of Theology.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Any Semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as TH 581 when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): 3.4 GPA & Academic Petition
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 580 - Theology Individualized Study Syllabus
Notes:

An individualized study is a unique course which is designed by a faculty advisor and student which permits M.Div., M.A.B.L., and Diploma students to pursue personalized studies to build competence in their area of ministry interest. To be eligible for approval, an individualized study must:


1. Not replicate a course normally offered in the regular curriculum;
2. Have the support of the faculty member who would potentially supervise the study;
3. Pursue defined objectives which are clearly set forth in a course syllabus (created by the student and faculty advisor prior to registration);
4. Be undertaken by a degree student maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
 
Academic Petitions for individualized study should be submitted to the Director of Academic Services no later than four weeks prior to the Registration deadline.

TH 595 - Selected Topics in Theology

Description:

An occasional Theology elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct, and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance, and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs. Past topics include: “C.S. Lewis: Apologist of the Heart & the Head” and “Theology and Practice of Social Justice.” Upcoming topics include: “History of New Testament Interpretation.”]

Instructor: (Varies); Jerry Root, Ph.D.; Robert Yarbrough, Ph.D.
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 595 - Selected Topics in Theology Syllabus
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TH 599 - Theological Oral Examination

Description:

This comprehensive exam over biblical and theological topics is typically scheduled during the final weeks of the fall semester in the middle of the spring semester. A panel of two or three faculty examiners will propose to students multiple doctrinal/theological issues, to which the student will respond with reasoned argument using two or more scriptures to support their positions. Additionally, faculty examiners may put forth a ministry scenario requiring similar theological/biblical reflection. The rubric for the oral examination, which lists the topics from which faculty members draw their questions, is available at:

http://www.ps.edu/files/TH599-S10.pdf

This rubric is also distributed in TH 504 Systematic Theology: A Socratic Approach. All students are strongly advised to enroll in TH 504 Systematic Theology to aid them in preparing for the TH 599 Comprehensive Theological Oral Examination.

[Transcripted non-credit. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Every Fall and Spring. Required for M.Div. & M.A.B.L. Prerequisite: TH 501, TH 502, & TH 503. Notes: Prior or concurrent enrollment in TH 504 Systematic Theology is strongly recommended.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: Transcripted
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): TH 501, TH 502, & TH 503
Required For: M.Div. & M.A.B.L.
Syllabus: TH 599 - Theological Oral Examination Syllabus
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