Below are the five courses required for the Undergrad Biblical Studies Certification.
Courses (15 units)
BIBL101 | Christian Foundations: Old Testament
This course equips students with an overview of the storyline of the Old Testament, its historical and cultural background, and its relevance for today. Students are introduced to the books of the Old Testament and begin to explore its relationship to the New Testament.
THEO340 | Theology of the Hebrew Bible
Students will examine and evaluate the distinctive theological themes of the Hebrew Bible, such as creation, covenant, worship, liberation, kingship, and law. The course provides a critical analysis of these major theological developments and reviews some key historical and contemporary Hebrew Bible theologians and their contributions to the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible.
BIBL104 | Christian Foundations: New Testament
A survey of the New Testament from Matthew through Revelation. The course introduces the students to the historical background, content, and theology of each book of the New Testament while placing the context and content of each book within a greater storyline of Scripture.
THEO360 | Theology of the New Testament
In this course students examine and evaluate the distinctive theological themes of the New Testament, such as kingdom, Faith, atonement, theosis, eschatology, the Holy Spirit, and the Church. The course provides a critical analysis of these major theological developments, and reviews some key historical and contemporary New Testament theologians in their contributions to the interpretation of the New Testament.
BIBL349 | Hermeneutics
A study of the principles whereby we understand, explain, apply, and live God’s word. Provides an understanding of how the Bible came to be and introduces the basic principles and skills required to interpret it accurately. The emphasis will be on the understanding and application of scripture to today’s world.
BIBL211 | Biblical World: Hebrew Bible
Discourse a quince students with aspects of daily life in the world of ancient Israel, primarily through the study of its geographical, historical, and cultural contexts. It also prepares students to identify how context influences and illuminates the text and events of the Hebrew Bible.
BIBL212 | Biblical World: New Testament
This course acquaints students with aspects of daily life in the first century Greco-Roman world, primarily through the study of its geographical, historical, and cultural context. This course prepares students to interpret the way context influences and illuminates the text and events of the New Testament.
Choose any remaining Biblical Studies courses (BIBL, BLG, NT, or OT).