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Biblical Studies

Biblical Language Requirement8 units
GBBL 510
New Testament Greek I
4
- and -
GBBL 520
New Testament Greek II
4
- or -
GBBL 530
Hebrew I
4
- and -
GBBL 540
Hebrew II
4
Biblical Studies Core Courses20 units
GBBL 511
Seminar in Biblical Interpretation
4
GBBL 512
The Gospels’ Witness to Christ
4
GBBL 521
People of God
4
GBBL 531
Kingdom of God*
4
GBBL 532
Paul the Apostle and Theologian
4
*Students may substitute GBBL 631 Community of God by petition to the department chair.
Theology and Ethics Core Courses20 units
GTHE 504
God, Creation, and Humanity
4
GTHE 513
History of the Modern Church
4
GTHE 514
Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Church
4
GTHE 615
Church and Society
4
GTHE 503
History of the Early and Medieval Church
4
- or -
GTHE 505
Christian Ethics
4
Ministry Core Courses20 units
GMIN 507
Preaching and Worship
4
GMIN 516
Dynamics of Christian Formation
4
GMIN 518
Pastoral Servant Leadership
4
GMIN 547
Foundations for Ministry Life
4
GMIN 548
Pastoral Counseling
4
Professional Block Field Education6 units
GMIN 569
Field Education in Ministry*
1
Philosophy of Ministry Requirement4 units
GMIN 618
Philosophy of Ministry**
4
Biblical Studies Emphasis12 units
Select three of the following:
GBBL 522
The Gospel of Mark
4
GBBL 552
Epistle to the Romans
4
GBBL 561
Psalms as Resource for Ministry
4
GBBL 562
Biblical Foundations of Worship
4
GBBL 591
Isaiah
4
GBBL 611
Old Testament Seminar
4
GBBL 612
New Testament Seminar
4
GBBL 621
Jeremiah
4
GBBL 622
The Church of the First Century
4
GBBL 631
Community of God
4
GBBL 632
The New Testament World
4
GBBL 641
Theological Themes of the Old Testament
4
GBBL 651
Scripture and Canon
4
Note: A second biblical language can also be used to fulfill the biblical studies emphasis.

*Repeated for total of six units
**An oral exam is taken in GMIN 618.

Total for the M.Div.: Biblical Studies90 units
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.