A comprehensive examination proposal development course. The outcome of the course will be approval of a comprehensive examination proposal by the end of the second semester.
PhD students only
A thesis feasibility independent study with the thesis advisor.
A course in philosophical, theological and biblical hermeneutics focusing on the interpretation of Scripture in relationship to diverse situations and horizons. Various traditional and contemporary hermeneutical theories, including those originating in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia will be explored.
This course provides a comprehensive, coherent presentation of the articles of faith in the Triune God, drawing upon biblical, theological, confessional and contemporary resources. Together we will cultivate theological imagination in view of communities and neighbors through current questions, challenges to faith, and awareness of diverse contexts. Prerequisite: SG 0401 Thinking Theologically Confessing Publicly
Equivalency: ST0415 or ST0425 or ST0435 ST Core Course
A tutorial taken with the advisor in the first year focusing on the intersection of the student's area of study with the program niche or thurst.
What does it mean to be a public witness to Jesus Christ in a pluralistic, post-secular, consumer society? Using classical and contemporary thinkers in systematic theology, students will think critically about how and in what ways God encounters us in and through our neighbors, calling us to examine our own assumptions about who God is and what God does in law and promise. Centered in Jesus Christ crucified and risen, the course examines how justification by faith alone turns us outward from the self through the Holy Spirit to participate in God's work of reconciliation, justice, and peace with our neighbor and for our neighbor. Students develop their identity as Christian leaders and grow in their theological capacity to offer public leadership in a wide range of ministry settings.
NOTE: FALL 2018 PILOT - MUST REGISTER FOR ONE EXTENDED SESSION (E1 OR E2) FOLLOWING AUGUST INTENSIVE PORTION.
EXT SESSION FOR SG0401-33 - RESIDENTIAL
EXTENDED SESSION 2 - SG0401-33 - ONLINE