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ICH 503 - History of Christianity in America

Description:

John D. Hannah, Ph.D., Th.D.

Covers the history of Christianity in America from the time of colonization to the present. The focus of attention will be on the milieu of evangelical Protestantism and issues in American Catholicism that affect the evangelical church.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 503 - History of Christianity in America Syllabus
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ICH 504 - The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Description:

John H. Gerstner, Ph.D.

A detailed examination of the theology of Jonathan Edwards. Taking a topical approach, the course covers Edwards’ teaching regarding all the major points of systematic theology with particular emphasis on Edwards’ unique theological contributions.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.; Steven R. Tracy, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 504 - The Theology of Jonathan Edwards Syllabus
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ICH 505 - Survey of Church History

Description:

Garth M. Rosell, Ph.D.

Church history is the heart of His story, God’s kingdom work on earth. This course explores the development of the Christian church from Pentecost to the present day. It covers key people and events that God used throughout history to bolster His Church and also those negative influences that infected her.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 505 - Survey of Church History Syllabus
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ICH 506 - Church History to the Reformation

Description:

Garth M. Rosell, Ph.D.

Discover how the Church’s doctrine, faith, and practice developed from Pentecost to the time of the Protestant Reformation. Focuses on the cultural, political, and economic backgrounds and key figures of both the Patristic and Medieval eras.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): General
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 506 - Church History to the Reformation Syllabus
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ICH 507 - Church History Since the Reformation

Description:

Garth M. Rosell, Ph.D.

Survey the development of doctrine, faith, and practice from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Lectures focus on the cultural, political, and economic backgrounds of the Reformation, Enlightenment, and Great Awakenings, highlighting the rise and spread of Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anglicanism, Puritanism, Evangelicalism, and Fundamentalism, modern and postmodern Christianity, with the goal of applying insights to contemporary life.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 507 - Church History Since the Reformation Syllabus
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ICH 509 - The Theology of Martin Luther

Description:

Robert Kolb, Ph.D.

This course surveys the background and setting of Luther’s thought as well as his teaching on the range of topics which form Christian theology. It focuses on Luther’s doctrines of sin and grace, justification  and faith, law and gospel, as well as on his understanding of Christian daily living in the midst of God’s callings within the world.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 509 - The Theology of Martin Luther Syllabus
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ICH 510 - A History of Charismatic Movements

Description:

John D. Hannah, Th.D., Ph.D.

A historical and theological study of the origins and developments within the Classical Pentecostal, Charismatic Renewalist, and Restoration movements with emphasis on theological backgrounds and trends.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 510 - A History of Charismatic Movements Syllabus
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ICH 511 - Augustine and Medieval Theology

Description:

Scott T. Carroll, Ph.D.

A comprehensive introduction to Augustine: his life, his works, and his legacy in the Medieval Church. Surveying Augustine's life as a pastor, teacher, and writer, students are encouraged to evaluate his contribution to the development of medieval theology and to apply those contributions to their own lives and ministries.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: ICH 511 - Augustine and Medieval Theology Syllabus
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IMT 510 - Biblical Preaching: A Pastor’s Look at Homiletics

Description:

John R. W. Stott, D.D.

Dr. Stott offers his unique perspective on the task of biblical preaching,focusing on what pastors need to understand as they engage the preaching task. Dr. Stott addresses the arguments that opponents of preaching have raised and offers a passionate defense and plea for expository preaching. He also provides key insights on how a pastor should view the authority of the Bible, how to approach biblical interpretation, sermon preparation, and delivery.

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

Instructor: Charles ‘Chip’ Moody, D.Min.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IMT 510 - Biblical Preaching: A Pastor’s Look at Homiletics Syllabus
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INT 501 - The Sermon on the Mount

Description:

John R. W. Stott, D.D.

An exposition of the Sermon on the Mount emphasizing distinctive character that is expected of the Christian and on the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. The course emphasizes the practical and spiritual application of the Sermon on the Mount and its related theological issues and historical interpretations.

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

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: INT 501 - The Sermon on the Mount Syllabus
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