Theology Course Description(s)
THEO2100 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)
A study of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith in systematic form. The underlying foundation will be biblical faith, with special emphasis given to the interpretation of the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition. This course is designed for general students. Prerequisites: BIBL1100
THEO3094 Topics in Theology (1-3)
An examination of some phase of theology not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: THEO2100
THEO3410 Philosophy and Literature of Existentialism (3)
A study of the major concepts of existential philosophy along with the literary styles that are used by the major existential thinkers. The study will include Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Tillich, and Buber. Offered: Alternate years. (See PHIL3410)
THEO3540 Christian Holiness (3)
A study of the doctrine of Christian perfection, stressing its biblical and historical background with particular attention to its development in the writings of John Wesley and the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. Special emphasis will be given to spiritual formation aspects of entire sanctification. This course is designed for general students. Prerequisites: BIBL1100, THEO2100
THEO3560 Theological Explorations of Evangelism (3)
A study of the various historical and contemporary expressions of evangelism from a theological perspective. The course seeks to help students develop a theological understanding of evangelism within the broader categories of ecclesiology and discipleship, as well as enabling them to reflect on and evaluate different methods often associated with evangelistic practices. Fees: Additional fee required.
THEO3580 Love (3)
An examination of theological and philosophical aspects of love. There will be a spiritual formation project. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: THEO2100
THEO3590 Theology of the Church (3)
An advanced study of ecclesiology exploring the relationship between communal worship, Christian belief, and ethics. The course will also explore the biblical and theological background of various Christian traditions, the relationship of the Church to culture, current ecclesiological shifts, and the trajectory of the Church in a postmodern culture. Prerequisites: THEO2100
THEO4240 Theology of Holiness (2)
A study of the theology of entire sanctification designed for Christian Ministry majors. Emphasis will be given to its biblical and historical background, especially as developed by John Wesley and the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. Prerequisites: BIBL1100, BIBL3110, BIBL3120, THEO2100
THEO4530 Christian Theology I (3)
An advanced systematic study of the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective, with particular reference to historical development and contemporary understanding. The subjects include Theological Methodology, Revelation and Inspiration, the Trinitarian God, Humanity, and Sin. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Two courses in theology, or instructor's approval.
THEO4540 Christian Theology II (3)
An advanced systematic study of the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective, with particular reference to historical development and contemporary understanding. The subjects include Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Christian Ethics, and Eschatology. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: 2 courses in Theology, or instructor's approval.
THEO4900 Religion Capstone (1)
The course evaluates how students in the department of religion have integrated theology and ministry practice through the use of case studies. The case studies will provide a context for faculty to assess whether students have integrated the university outcomes in their understanding of Christian ministry.