The basic core of the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis consists of 16/17 credits:
BBL-501 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the process of determining the original meaning and contemporary significance of biblical texts.
BBL-601 Experiencing the Ancient World of the Bible or BBL-506 The Ancient World of the Bible
Through extensive travel and on-site study, a detailed study of the history, culture and geography of ancient Israel, the ancient Near East, and the Mediterranean basin from the Late Bronze Age through the Roman period with an emphasis on illuminating the world of the Bible.
THE-501 Program Introduction Seminar
This course prepares students for the rigors of graduate scholarship by honing the skills of graduate research, reading and writing.
THE-540 Systematic Theology I
This course introduces and practices a metanarrative for doing theology. The biblical narratives and propositions are heard in the context of the story that begins with creation, is centered in Jesus’ first coming and reaches its culmination in the new heavens and earth.
THE-640 Systematic Theology II
This course continues our metanarrative theology by examining the Christian story of creation, fall, redemption and consummation, with special attention
Added: given to the nature and task of humanity, the distortion of the world through sin and the redemptive work and person of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
THE-641 Systematic Theology III
This course will examine in detail the doctrine of salvation (soteriology), the church (ecclesiology), the basic elements of pastoral theology (internal and external call to the ministry, ordination, ministry of the word and sacraments, church discipline and pastoral spiritual formation) and the four last things (death, judgment, heaven and hell).