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Theology (Biblical Studies)

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JM University Theology (Biblical Studies) BA Degree Core Course Requirements
36 hours -  General Education Courses (Click here to view required Gen. Ed. Requirements)
42 hours - Religious Education Courses (Click here to view required R.E. Requirements)
42 hours - Major Core Courses ( See Core Requirements Below)

  • BITH 300 - ACTS

    • The book of Acts, also referred to as the “Acts of the Apostles” or the “Acts of the Holy Spirit”, presents the exciting story of the beginning of the church. Through a rigorous exposition of the book of Acts, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the early disciples’ commitment to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.​

  • BITH 301 - Old Testament Books of Poetry

    • The poetic books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are covered in detail. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.​

  • BITH 302 - Epistles of Paul I

    • This course is a study of the ministry and teachings of the Apostle Paul as recorded in the Pauline Epistles. The life setting of each letter is related to Paul’s journeys described in the book of Acts. Special attention is given to the major theological themes of the epistles. Part I covers the Book of Galatians through II Thessalonians​

  • BITH 304 - ROMANS

    • This course will provide an in-depth and exegetical study of the Epistle to the Romans emphasizing its contribution to Christian theology and life.​

  • BITH 310 - Divine Healing

    • This course is designed to help students gain greater confidence and competence in the actual practice of those ministry skills that will be needed in the student’s anticipated ministry role.

    • Mentoring is provided through both individual meetings with an experienced practitioner and peer ministry reflection groups

  • BITH 400 - Church Planting in the 21st Century

    • This course will provide the student with an overview of the theology, theory, and practice of a church-planting ministry. Special attention will be given to a model of evangelism for church planting, to the Pauline cycle, and to contemporary models of church planting.​

  • BITH 401 - Systematic Theology III

    • This course is an overview of the theological areas of soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.​

  • BITH 402 - General Epistles

    • The course provides a close reading of James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III, and Jude with special attention given to literary, socio-historical and theological understandings of the epistles.​

  • BITH 406 - Old Testament Major Prophets

    • ​This course is a study of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.

  • BITH 407 - Old Testament Minor Prophets

    • ​This course is a study of the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. Historical Background information and theological themes of each book are outlined.

  • BITH 408 - HEBREWS

    • ​This course is a detailed study of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

  • BITH 409 - Biblical Preaching

    • The principles and practices of crafting and delivering a biblical sermon will be outlined and demonstrated.​

  • BITH 410 - Survey of Pastoral Ministry

    • The Biblical mandates and principles govern the task of the church in edifying and equipping the saints for service; home and hospital visitation; worship; and church ceremonies.​

  • BITH 450 - Biblical Interpretation​

    • ​The aim of this course is to develop a working knowledge of the basic skills of biblical interpretation. Students will be introduced to the various skills needed to work with the different types of literature, or genre, found in the Bible as well as matters of context and content. The goal of this course is to help students to become skilled, lifelong exegetes of God’s Word.