This course is an orientation course for the whole M.A. program. We are going to study

  • the role of theology and a theologian in the church,
  • the nature of theological study,
  • the role of theology in the context of world Christianity,
  • the need and method of exegetical theology,
  • the practice of expository preaching in delivery of theological messages, and
  • principles of writing scholarly essays, papers, and dissertations.

Texts for the course:

  • Who Needs Theology? An Invitation To The Study Of God - Grenz & Olson 2006.
  • The New Global Mission: The Gospel From Everywhere To Everyone - Samuel Escobar 2006.*
  • Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching - Walter C. Kaiser Jr. 1998.*
  • Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon - Bryan Chapell 2005.*
  • Quality Research Papers: For Students Of Religion And Theology - Nancy Vyhmeister 2008.*
  • How to Read Bible for all of Its Worth-¬†Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart 1992/2002

* selected chapters

3 credit course