Bible (BIBL)

Bible (BIBL)

BIBL 700  Introduction to Bible Exposition  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introductory course serving as an orientation to the PhD in Bible Exposition. Foundational aspects of writing and research for Bible exposition are explored, with attention given to dissertation development. An introduction to expositional hermeneutics is included with an emphasis on inductive methodology and procedure.

Registration Restrictions: Enrollment in the PhD Bible Exposition

Offered: Online

BIBL 715  Hermeneutics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 700

An advanced course in hermeneutics with an emphasis in preparing the student to engage the biblical text for genre specific exposition. Content focuses on genre specific issues in the interpretation and application of the biblical text, including an examination of current interpretive approaches for primary and secondary literary genres. Exposure to theoretical issues in hermeneutics and their practical ramifications for Bible exposition is given significant consideration.

Offered: Online

BIBL 810  Theology of the Gospel  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

An examination of the gospel and its implications for ministry and the Christian life with special focus on understanding the gospel in the context of the entire biblical narrative, cultivating a gospel-centered life, and viewing ministry through the lens of the good news of Jesus Christ. Crosslisted with THEO 810

Note: Available to DMIN students only

Offered: Online

BIBL 820  The Theory and Practice of Biblical Theology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

An examination of the various approaches to biblical theology, including historical, worldview, canonical, and theological, with a focus on how biblical theology shapes ministry practice today.

Note: Available to DMIN Students only

Offered: Online

BIBL 830  The Bible and the Pastor (or Uses of Scripture in Pastoral Ministry)  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

An examination of the function of the Bible within pastoral ministry with a specific focus on the Bible in preaching/teaching, counseling, church administration and the pastor's devotional life. The class will examine the unique purpose of the Bible in each setting and a methodology for applying the Bible in each context.

Note: Available to DMIN Students only

Offered: Online

BIBL 987  Research and Communication for Bible Exposition  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 700 and BIBL 715 and OBST 800 and OBST 815 and OBST 845 and OBST 860 and NBST 800 and NBST 815 and NBST 830 and NBST 845

A 16 week course designed in two stages. The first half of the course (8 weeks) engages the student in homiletical aspects of Bible exposition, with attention given to the expositor and the process of moving from text to sermon. Building on prior course exposure, emphasis is placed on expository distinction among literary genres and subgenres, while also integrating biblical theological awareness into the modern context of communicating the message of Scripture. The second half of the course (8 weeks) is designed to develop research skills in concert with the completion of comprehensive exams and the development and approval of a dissertation prospectus. Comprehensive exams and the prospectus approval process is under the direct supervision of the student’s dissertation mentor. *Comprehensive exams must be taken and completed satisfactorily prior to enrollment in further courses. *Dissertation prospectus must be written and approved prior to enrollment in further courses.

Offered: Online

BIBL 988  Research Methodology for Bible Exposition  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 987

A 16 week course designed to develop dissertation research, analyze research findings, and compile conclusions based on guided research into an approved dissertation prospectus. The outcome of dissertation writing by the conclusion of the course should approximate three chapters of content for the student’s dissertation. Writing progress will develop under the oversight of the student’s dissertation mentor.

Offered: Online

BIBL 989  Dissertation Research and Writing  5 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 988

A 16 week guided research course centered around the development of an approved dissertation prospectus into a first draft dissertation. Dissertations should be designed and structured into chapters (usually 4 to 7 chapters), and demonstrate substantial content development in preparation for final draft refinement, revision, and defense. Writing progress throughout the course will be in close consultation with the student’s dissertation mentor.

Offered: Online

BIBL 990  Dissertation Defense  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BIBL 989

A course designed for students to defend the methodology of their research design and the analysis of their research findings. Students will revise and refine the first draft dissertation under the supervision of their dissertation mentor in preparation for final approval and defense before their dissertation committee (comprised of mentor and two readers).

Offered: Online

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