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)  

A 16 week course designed to develop research skills in concert with the completion of comprehensive exams and the development and approval of a dissertation prospectus. Students will write and secure approval of a PhD prospectus outlining chapter by chapter content summation in alignment with a thesis statement and a comprehensive approach to research and writing. The course will additionally include preparation and completion of comprehensive exams. The dissertation prospectus must be approved prior to beginning dissertation writing, which will take place within the course once the prospectus is approved.

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 focused on the completion of the student’s dissertation. Dissertations should be designed and structured into chapters (usually 5 to 9 chapters), and demonstrate final draft quality in terms of content and style. 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 content, support, and conclusions relevant to their completed dissertation product. As needed, students will revise and refine the dissertation draft under the supervision of their dissertation mentor in preparation for final approval and defense before their dissertation committee (comprised of the student’s mentor and a second faculty reader).

Offered: Online

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