THEOLOGY AND CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
THE-1043 – Exploring Christian Holiness (3)
An introduction to the study of the doctrine of Christian Holiness. The study will explore the biblical development and the emphasis of the doctrine within the Church of the Nazarene. Special attention is given to holiness in personal experience, interpersonal relationships, and doctrinal preaching.
THE-3013 – Introduction to Christian Thought (3)
An introduction to the discipline of Christian theology from a uniquely Wesleyan- Holiness perspective with attention to its task, sources, scope and vocabulary, as well as the integration of theology with ministry. Emphasis will also be
placed on critical Christian thinking and on comparative analysis of theological belief systems. Prerequisite: Biblical Interpretation.
THE-3023 – Systematic Theology I (3)
A systematic study of the Christian faith from a uniquely Wesleyan-Holiness perspective with emphasis on the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, and the person and work of Jesus Christ. Related areas covered will be revelation, the inspiration and authority of Scripture, the Trinity, creation, and the atonement. Prerequisite: Introduction to Christian Thought.
THE-3033 – Systematic Theology II (3)
A systematic study of the Christian faith from a uniquely Wesleyan-Holiness perspective with emphasis on the doctrines of salvation, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the Second Coming of Christ. Related areas covered will be the way of salvation, the teaching and life of holiness, the nature of ministry, the sacraments, and views of the millennium. Prerequisites: Systematic Theology I.
THE-4011, 4021 – Theology and Therapy I, II: An Integration (1-2)
The objective of this course is to ensure that doctrinal beliefs provide foundations for counseling approaches, that Scripture vitally impacts both diagnosis and treatment plans, and that the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit does indeed impact the counseling process, providing true healing. The relationship between spirituality and psychology will be reviewed. This course will be spread evenly over two terms.
THE-4043 – Doctrine of Holiness (3)
A study of the biblical, historical, and theological foundations of the doctrine
of Christian holiness from a uniquely Wesleyan-Holiness perspective. Attention will be given to the student’s experiential knowledge of God’s sanctifying grace, the development of Christian character through the spiritual disciplines, and
the integration of holiness teaching with the practice of ministry. Prerequisites: The “required” theology courses and 18 hours of Bible courses.
THE-4053 – Issues in Theology (3)
An elective course offering the opportunity for in-depth study of a particular theme or personality significant to theology. (May be repeated with different study.) Prerequisites: 15 hours total of theology and history, and 15 hours of Bible.