Institute of Leadership and Christian Witness

Christian Theology

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REL 101 Biblical Studies

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides a general introduction to the development, structure, and content of the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures, texts held sacred by both Christians and Jews. The survey also provides a general introduction to the development, structure, and content of the New Testament. Students are introduced to the literature and theology of the Bible including the books of the Old and New Testaments. Using modern methods of biblical scholarship, students study biblical texts from historical, cultural, literary, and theological perspectives.

COURSE PURPOSE:

The purpose of this course is to give the students tools and experiences to understand the history and literature of the Bible (both Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and New Testament) within its ancient biblical context.

REL 102 Paul

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course examines Paul; his theology ,the source of his thought, his view of human being in Christ and out of Christ, his understanding of the work of Christ in atoning justifying, his psychology, his teaching about faith and destiny of the human race.

COURSE PURPOSE:

The purpose of the course is take the student back to the days of Paul, the greatest theologian of all time to make the student understand the underlying motifs that enabled Paul to become the first among equals in implementing the great commission so that the student can borrow leaf from Paul.

REL 103 INTRODUCTION TO MISSIOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Basic definitions concerning mission and evangelism, biblical basis for mission, the role of the church in mission, the key issues in current missiological thought, the role of anthropology in mission, cross cultural mission, the meaning of salvation, religious pluralism, contextualization, acculturation, liberation. The course explores the meaning of acculturation, trans-cultural witness, and the development of ethno-theology.

COURSE PURPOSE:

The course aims to introduce the student to missiology in historic and contemporary perspective.

REL 104 INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course examines the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and as a foundational document of the development of the Christian faith. The course introduces students to Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. Students learn the Hebrew alphabets and vowels, familiarize themselves with the elementary Hebrew nouns and verbal paradigms, and acquire common biblical Hebrew words.

The course also introduces students New Testament Koinē Greek. Students learn about the Greek alphabet, the Greek writing system, the three declensions of Greek nouns, and the Greek verb. Students also acquire the basic Greek vocabulary and are expected to translate and study the Greek New Testament with confidence.

COURSE PURPOSE:

The initial purpose of the course is to give the student a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew, for the purpose of reading Old Testament Hebrew and exegetical study of the Bible. Students also acquire an understanding of the Koinē Greek language in order to effectively interpret and exegete passages from the books of the New Testament.

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