Houston Baptist University Catalog

Christianity ( CHRI ) Course Descriptions

  • CHRI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE

    CHRI 1301 Introduction to the Bible
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A survey of the Bible designed to introduce the student to the Old and New Testaments, their main themes, and backgrounds.

  • CHRI 1313 OLD TESTAMENT

    CHRI 1313 Old Testament
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A course designed to introduce the student to the Old Testament and to provide an understanding of the history, institutions, and theological insights of the Hebrew people.

  • CHRI 1314 INTRO TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

    CHRI 1314 Introduction to the Christian Faith
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An introduction to the Christian faith, its Scriptures, theology, and ethics. The intent of this course is to allow the student to understand the basic story of Scripture, the foundational Christian beliefs, and how those beliefs apply to one’s life, not only as an individual and within the family, but also as a larger member of society and as a professional in the world of work and commerce. CHRI 1314 fulfills the Liberal Arts Core rquirement of CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373 for transfer students with 45+ hours of credit. With the exception of transfer students with 45+ hours of credit, CHRI 1314 will not meet the prerequisite requirements of CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373 for CHRI courses at the 2000-4000 level.

  • CHRI 1323 NEW TESTAMENT

    CHRI 1323 New Testament
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A course designed to introduce the student to the New Testament and to an appreciative understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus, the early Christian movement, and the doctrinal concepts and ethical ideals of Christianity.

  • CHRI 2303 BIBLICAL LANGUAGES FR MINISTRY

    CHRI 2303 Biblical Languages For Ministry
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A one-semester introduction to Classical Hebrew and Koine Greek with an emphasis on equipping the student to use commentaries, lexica, Bible software, and other language resources. The course introduces students to the history, alphabet, grammatical terminology, and basic features of each Biblical language.

  • CHRI 2311 HERMENEUTICS

    CHRI 2311 Hermeneutics
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A course designed to introduce students to the basic issues, methods, and history of Biblical interpretation. The course will also explore the application of hermeneutical principles to a selected contemporary topic. (Offered also as PHIL 2311.)

  • CHRI 2373 CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY/TRADITION

    CHRI 2373 Christian Theology and Tradition
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A course designed to introduce the student to Christian beliefs on the Old Testament and the New Testament. Beliefs of scholars who have had a significant impact on Christian thought will also be considered. This course is a required course in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

  • CHRI 3301 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY

    CHRI 3301 Old Testament Theology
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A course designed to investigate the theology of the Old Testament and to survey selected secondary literature on Old Testament themes.

  • CHRI 3302 NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY

    CHRI 3302 New Testament Theology
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A course designed to investigate the theology of the New Testament and to survey selected secondary literature on New Testament themes.

  • CHRI 3303 SPIRITUAL FORMATION

    CHRI 3303 Spiritual Formation
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the perspectives and practices by which Christians become formed in the image of Christ through participation in faith communities. The course will review historic approaches to spiritual formation and encourage personal and congregational disciplines that strengthen faithful living.

  • CHRI 3311 HERMENEUTICS

    CHRI 3311 Hermeneutics
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A course designed to introduce students to the basic issues, methods, and history of Biblical interpretation. The course will also explore the application of hermeneutical principles to a selected contemporary topic. (Offered also as PHIL 3311.)

  • CHRI 3314 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

    CHRI 3314 History of Christianity
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A course designed to introduce Christianity in its historical development.

  • CHRI 3325 THE CHRISTIAN VOCATION

    CHRI 3325 The Christian Vocation
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course includes a study of the occupational field of church vocations with emphasis upon the church vocation worker’s personal and ministerial identity, ministerial ethics, Baptist denominational history and polity, and the development of basic skills common to ministry. It incorporates the use of professional ministers from a variety of specialization areas who serve as resource personnel and role models for the aspiring church vocation student.

  • CHRI 3333 JESUS AND HIS TEACHINGS

    CHRI 3333 Jesus and His Teachings
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    An intensive study of the life and teachings of Jesus.

  • CHRI 3336 CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

    CHRI 3336 Christian Leadership
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course reviews theories and literature concerning leadership from a Christian perspective. Students will study the theological and ecclesiological objectives of Christian leadership, the spirtual preparation required of leaders and core practices for leading faithfully and effectively.

  • CHRI 3344 PAUL AND HIS LETTERS

    CHRI 3344 Paul and His Letters
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the apostle Paul and his contribution to the progress of early Christianity based upon the book of Acts and the epistles attributed to Paul.

  • CHRI 3345 THE GENERAL LETTERS

    CHRI 3345 The General Letters
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the non-Pauline letters of the New Testament (James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude), examining their rhetorical style, contextual meaning, and contribution to Christian theology.

  • CHRI 3346 PSALMS

    CHRI 3346 Psalms
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course is designed to study the book of Psalms. The study will address the origin, content, setting, literary forms, overall structure and theology of the book. Attention may also be given to the important role the book has played in Christian history, liturgy, and spirituality.

  • CHRI 3353 HOMILETICS

    CHRI 3353 Homiletics
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A basic course to introduce the student to the principles of preaching and other ministerial speaking. Attention is given to various types of sermons and their preparation and delivery.

  • CHRI 3363 EVANGELISM

    CHRI 3363 Evangelism
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A general study of the theology and methods of evangelism, including practical preparation and application for a life-style evangelism.

  • CHRI 3370 PALESTINIAN ARCHAEOLOGY

    CHRI 3370 Palestinian Archaeology
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A field-based experience in the archaeology of Palestine through readings, lectures, travel to excavated sites, and participation in the excavation of a selected site.

  • CHRI 3377 SUPERVISED MINISTRY PRACTICUM

    CHRI 3377, Supervised Ministry Practicum-Hospital
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A field-based course in which the Christian vocations student functions in a ministry role under the supervision of both an experienced hospital professional and a university professor. Permission of instructor is required.

  • CHRI 3381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 3381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): CHRI 1313, 1323.
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 4281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 4281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 4293 SENIOR SEMINAR

    CHRI 4293 Senior Seminar
    Prerequisit(s): (Completion of 80 semester hours–15 of which must be in the major) and an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
    Directed studies in selected areas of the student’s special interests, including opportunities for independent research.

  • CHRI 4335 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

    CHRI 4335 Systematic Theology
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A course designed to study the historical, biblical, and systematic approaches to Christian theology.

  • CHRI 4343 OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS

    CHRI 4343 Old Testament Prophets
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the prophetic movement in Israel and the writings of the canonical prophets.

  • CHRI 4344 THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

    CHRI 4344 The Gospel of John
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the historical setting, literary features, and theological themes of the Gospel of John.

  • CHRI 4345 CHRISTIAN ETHICS

    CHRI 4345 Christian Ethics
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course provides a comprehensive study of Christian ethics including biblical and theological foundations, historical developments, and contemporary issues of moral concern. The central role of faith communities in moral development and the importance of church engagement with culture will be emphasized.

  • CHRI 4346 HEBREWS

    CHRI 4346 Hebrews
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the historical setting, literary features, and theological themes of the letter to the Hebrews.

  • CHRI 4347 AMOS AND HOSEA

    CHRI 4347 Amos and Hosea
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the historical setting, literary features, and theological themes of Amos and Hosea, with a focus on the message to the original hearers and the message to modern readers.

  • CHRI 4348 ISAIAH

    CHRI 4348 Isaiah
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the historical setting, literary features, and theological themes of Isaiah, with a focus on the message to the original hearers and the message to modern readers.

  • CHRI 4349 LUKE AND ACTS

    CHRI 4349 Luke and Acts
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the historical setting, literary features, and theological themes of Luke’s two volume work: the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.

  • CHRI 4350 THE CORINTHIAN LETTERS

    CHRI 4350 The Corinthian Letters
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the New Testament texts of 1 & 2 Corinthians and to guide them towards an appreciative understanding of the material and cultural context of ancient Roman Corinth; the patterns of social life and conflict among early Christians in Corinth; the ethical, social, and theological ideals of Paul; and the place of the Corinthian correspondence in the ongoing life and literature of early Christianity.

  • CHRI 4351 APOSTOLIC FATHERS

    CHRI 4351 Apostolic Fathers
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the corpus of early Christian texts commonly called the Apostolic Fathers; to guide them towards an appreciative understanding of the material, cultural, social, and theological context of the Roman world within which these texts were written; and to situate the Apostolic Fathers in the wider life and literature of early Christianity.

  • CHRI 4352 JEREMIAH

    CHRI 4352 Jeremiah
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the historical setting, literary and rhetorical features, and theological themes of the prophetic writings of Jeremiah.

  • CHRI 4354 EXODUS

    CHRI 4354 Exodus
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of the historical setting, literary and rhetorical features, and theological themes of the book of Exodus.

  • CHRI 4355 TRINITARIANISM

    CHRI 4355 Trinitarianism
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course addresses the importance of the Trinity for Christian theology. Aspects explored will be the revelation of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the development of this doctrine, and the relevance and influence this theology has on the life and worship of the church.

  • CHRI 4356 LUTHER, CALVIN & REFORMATION

    CHRI 4356 Luther, Calvin, and the Reformation
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    This course explores the theological, historical, and social impact of the Protestant Reformation in the life of the Church. A particular focus will be the writings and influence of key figures such as Martin Luther and John Calvin.

  • CHRI 4363 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

    CHRI 4363 Philosophy of Religion
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A critical examination of the nature and validity of religious experience and the place of religion in human life. Consideration is given to religious problems such as the existence and nature of God, the source of religious knowledge, the nature of man, the origin and nature of evil. (Offered also as PHIL 4363.)

  • CHRI 4381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 4382 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 4382 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 4383 BAPTIST HISTORY

    CHRI 4383 Baptist History
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    A study of Baptist history and polity with particular emphasis given to Baptist origins, developments, distinctive theological positions, leaders, and current trends. Special attention will be given to Baptist life in America and particularly the Southern Baptist Convention.

  • CHRI 4385 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 4385 Special Topics
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A course designed to explore topics of current interest. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit.

  • CHRI 4391 ROMANS

    CHRI 4391 Romans
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    CHRI 4391 is an upper-level Christianity course. This course fulfills requirements for one elective course required for a minor in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, or Christian Studies.

  • CHRI 4392 REVELATION

    CHRI 4392 Revelation
    Prerequisite(s): (CHRI 1313 and CHRI 1323) or (CHRI 1301 and CHRI 2373) or HNRS 1710 or (CHRI 1314 for students transferring in with 45 or more credit hours)
    CHRI 4392 is an upper-level Christianity course. This course fulfills requirements for one elective course for a major in Christianity or one elective course required for a minor in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, or Christian Studies.

  • CHRI 5101 SPIRITUAL FORMATION I

    CHRI 5101 Spiritual Formation I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A practical course cultivating a holistic relationship with God, learning to love God with one’s heart, mind, soul, and strength, focusing especially on traditional spiritual disciplines such as solitude, silence, spiritual reading, contemplative prayer, etc.

  • CHRI 5102 SPIRITUAL FORMATION II

    CHRI 5102 Spiritual Formation II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A practical course cultivating a holistic relationship with God, learning to love God with one’s heart, mind, soul, and strength, focusing especially on traditional spiritual disciplines such as solitude, silence, spiritual reading, contemplative prayer, etc.

  • CHRI 5103 SPIRITUAL FORMATION III

    CHRI 5103 Spiritual Formation III
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A practical course cultivating a holistic relationship with God, learning to love God with one’s heart, mind, soul, and strength, focusing especially on traditional spiritual disciplines such as solitude, silence, spiritual reading, contemplative prayer, etc.

  • CHRI 5104 SPIRITUAL FORMATION IV

    CHRI 5104 Spiritual Formation IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A practical course cultivating a holistic relationship with God, learning to love God with one’s heart, mind, soul, and strength, focusing especially on traditional spiritual disciplines such as solitude, silence, spiritual reading, contemplative prayer, etc.

  • CHRI 5110 INTERNSHIP I

    CHRI 5110 Internship I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An internship in pastoral ministry with field experience in a church. HBU faculty will provide oversight and mentorship. Can be taken multiple times for credit.

  • CHRI 5181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 5181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None.
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 5210 INTERNSHIP II

    CHRI 5210 Internship II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An internship in pastoral ministry with field experience in a church. HBU faculty will provide oversight and mentorship. Can be taken multiple times for credit.

  • CHRI 5300 INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL TEXTS

    CHRI 5300 Introduction to Biblical Texts and Doctrines
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A course designed to engage students in introductory studies in Old Testament, New Testament, and Christian Doctrine.

  • CHRI 5301 RESEARCH METHODS

    CHRI 5301 Research Methods
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A practical course to develop effective research and writing skills for graduate-level academic work. The course will cover topics such as developing an effective writing and revising process; using primary and secondary source materials; writing abstracts, book reviews, conference presentations, and research papers; and clarity and precision of language.

  • CHRI 5305 THEOLOGICAL INQUIRY

    CHRI 5305 Theological Inquiry
    Prerequisite(s): None

    A class to prepare students for theological reading and writing at the graduate level The class will focus on Biblical exegesis.

  • CHRI 5310 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES I

    CHRI 5310 Christian Scriptures I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Major issues of Old Testament background and interpretation. The areas of study are the Pentateuch and Wisdom Literature. The study will involve specific literature as well as historical, theological, sociological, canonical, and critical issues of the biblical text.

  • CHRI 5311 HERMENEUTICS

    CHRI 5311 Hermeneutics
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A course designed to introduce a student to the basic issues, methods, and history of biblical interpretation.

  • CHRI 5315 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES II

    CHRI 5315 Christian Scriptures II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The focus of this course of study is on New Testament background and interpretation. The areas of study are the Gospels and Acts. The study will involve specific literature as well as historical, theological, sociological, canonical, and critical issues of the biblical text.

  • CHRI 5330 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

    CHRI 5330 History of Christianity
    Prerequisite(s): None
    In this course, the student will study the history of Christianity in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Although the primary focus will be on the development of Western (Latin) Christianity, some consideration will be given to Byzantine (Eastern) Christendom as well as the spread of Christianity throughout the third world. In addition to the basic content of the history of Christianity, attention will be given to the application of a critical historiography in the interpretation of events and movements.

  • CHRI 5340 SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

    CHRI 5340 Systematic Theology
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The course will focus on twelve areas of doctrinal study. The student will be assigned doctrines to examine from a biblical perspective and from a comparative study of various theologies on the doctrines assigned.

  • CHRI 5350 THEOLOGY: NEW TESTAMENT

    CHRI 5350 The Theology of the New Testament
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The study concentrates on the theological message of the New Testament as communicated by the various New Testament witnesses.

  • CHRI 5360 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY

    CHRI 5360 Old Testament Theology
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The study concentrates on the theological message of the Old Testament as communicated by the various Old Testament documents and literature in the discipline of Old Testament studies.

  • CHRI 5381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 5381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 6311 PHILOSOPHY/CHRISTIAN FAITH

    CHRI 6311 Philosophy and the Christian Faith
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The study will introduce students to the general topic of the relationship of theology and philosophy as well as major philosophical inquiries in the area of religion. In particular, students will pursue concentrated investigation among major issues in the field of philosophy of religion such as the nature and existence of God, the nature of religious experience, the nature and understanding of religious language, the source of religious knowledge, the nature of evil, the relationship between Christianity and other reflective disciplines, and Christianity’s response to philosophical challenge and discourse.

  • CHRI 6312 CHURCH MINISTRY

    CHRI 6312 Church Ministry
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Students will study church ministry, pastoral care, and spiritual formation in this course. Church ministry will include areas such as evangelism, church growth, and administration. Pastoral care with practical aspects of the pastoral role in caring for people. Spiritual formation will relate the spiritual life to the tasks of ministry. Students also will conduct interviews with local and state church and denominational leaders for practical aspects of ministry, available resources, and programming helps.

  • CHRI 6313 PASTORAL CARE AND SPIRITUAL

    CHRI 6313 Pastoral Care and Spiritual Formation
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course examines the integration of the life of prayer and the caring tasks of ministry. Classic writings in the area of pastoral care will be used with particular reference to the functions of ministry and the role of the devotional life in the performance of various ministerial duties. The course may also focus on the relationship between the cura animarum of classic pastoral care and the therapeutic approaches of contemporary pastoral counseling.

  • CHRI 6314 MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM

    CHRI 6314 Missions and Evangelism
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course of study will include the history of missions and the history of great awakenings. Also included would be studies in the church growth movement. Practical applications of evangelistic missions or church growth activities will be part of the requirements for this course.

  • CHRI 6315 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES III

    CHRI 6315 Christian Scriptures III
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course continues the study of Old Testament background and interpretation. The areas of study are the major and minor prophets. The study will involve specific literature as well as historical, theological, sociological, canonical, and critical issues of the biblical text.

  • CHRI 6320 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES IV

    CHRI 6320 Christian Scriptures IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course continues the study of New Testament background and interpretation. The areas of study are Paul?s letters, general letters, and Revelation. The study will involve specific literature as well as historical, theological, sociological, canonical, and critical issues of the biblical text.

  • CHRI 6325 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE V

    CHRI 6325 Christian Scripture V
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course continues the study of Old Testament background and interpretation. The areas of study are the historical books of the Old Testament. The study will involve specific literature as well as historical, theological, sociological, canonical, and critical issues of the biblical text.

  • CHRI 6328 CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE VI

    CHRI 6328 Christian Scripture VI
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course continues the study of New Testament background and interpretation. The areas of study are the general letters in the New Testament and Revelation. The study will involve specific literature as well as historical, theological, sociological, canonical, and critical issues of the biblical text.

  • CHRI 6330 CHRISTIAN READINGS

    CHRI 6330 Christian Readings
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Involves selected primary and secondary readings within specific areas as designated by the professor and according to the student’s educational needs in their fields of study. Limited to one enrollment.

  • CHRI 6333 HISTORICAL/MORAL THEOLOGY

    CHRI 6333 Historical and Moral Theology
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The subject of this course is the historical development of Christian theology and ethics from the second century to the present. Directed study will focus on the theological and moral ideas in the writings of significant figures of ancient, medieval, and modern Christianity. The student will be required to study each writer as a person of his or her own age by means of a critical analysis of the influences, context, and content of his or her own writings. Additionally, consideration will be given to the matter of how the theology and ethics of the Christian past offer insight into contemporary issues and problems.

  • CHRI 6340 CHRISTIAN READINGS

    CHRI 6340 Christian Readings
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Involves selected primary and secondary readings within specific areas as designated by the professor and according to the student’s educational needs in their fields of study. Limited to one enrollment.

  • CHRI 6350 CHRISTIAN READINGS

    CHRI 6350 Christian Readings
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Involves selected primary and secondary readings within specific areas as designated by the professor and according to the student’s educational needs in their fields of study. Limited to one enrollment.

  • CHRI 6381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHRI 6381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • CHRI 6392 THESIS

    CHRI 6392 Thesis
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The thesis component is in lieu of the last six hours in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) program. The thesis proposed by the student must be selected under the guidance and approval of the department, and the rendering of the thesis must be in a minimum of 75 pages.

  • CHRI 6393 THESIS

    CHRI 6393 Thesis
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The thesis component is in lieu of the last six hours in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) program. The thesis proposed by the student must be selected under the guidance and approval of the department, and the rendering of the thesis must be in a minimum of 75 pages.

  • CHRI Christianity 3311

    HERMENEUTICS