Theology: Historical

Faculty

Chair:  Mark Saucy, Ph.D.
Professor: Gomes
Associate Professor: Naidu, Price

Objectives

The aims of this concentration are: to acquaint the student with the doctrinal views of significant movements, schools and individuals in church history; to show the trajectory of thought in the development of doctrines as they are worked out historically; and to give an appreciation for the struggles and labors of the great saints of God who have gone before us in establishing and defending orthodoxy.

Courses

TTHT 505 - Patristic and Medieval TheologyCredits 3

History of the church from the Apostolic Fathers to the eve of the Reformation with an emphasis on the development of doctrine. Discussion of key thinkers, such as Origen, Tertullian, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas and Scotus. Notes: Required of M.A. (Theology) students. May not be substituted for TTHT 514. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 506 - Reformation and Modern TheologyCredits 3

History of the church from the Reformation to the present with an emphasis on the key Continental and English Reformers, including Zwingli, Luther and Calvin. Discussion of the counter-Reformation, Protestant scholasticism, the Enlightenment, and important theological developments in the modern era. Opportunity is given for students to study the polity and history of their own denomination. Notes: Required of M.A. (Theology) students. May not be substituted for TTHT 514.Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 514 - Historical Theology SurveyCredits 3

History of the church from the apostolic Fathers to the modern era with an emphasis on the development of doctrine. Highlights key thinkers in the patristic, medieval, Reformation and modern eras. Notes: Required of M.Div. students. May not be substituted for either TTHT 505 or TTHT 506. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class, Graduate Level 3 Class, Graduate Level 4 Class, Graduate Level 1 Class, or Graduate Level 2 Class; Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level, Undergraduate Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 558 - PuritanismCredits 2

A survey of the Puritan movement with emphasis on its establishment and practice in New England. Theological, social, political, economic and cultural aspects considered, including analysis of the Puritan influence on American Evangelicalism. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 604 - Jewish HistoryCredits 3

History of the Jewish people from the return from the Babylonian Captivity to the Modern State of Israel. Emphasis will be placed on the events and significant personalities in the history of the Chosen People during important periods of development such as the destruction of the Second Temple, the Golden Age of Islam, the Middle Ages, the Haskalah Enlightenment of the 18th Century, the Holocaust, and the Zionist Movement. Attention will be given to the relationship of the Jewish community to Christianity throughout the course. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 702 - The Church FathersCredits 2-3

An introduction to the Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers with special emphasis upon the development of doctrine. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 704 - Medieval Theology SeminarCredits 2-3

A study in the development of scholastic theology from Anselm to Biel with emphasis on the contribution of the medieval doctors to the development of dogmatic theology in the West. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 705 - History of RevivalsCredits 2-3

The background, development and results of the great revivals in America. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 706 - Protestant Theology SeminarCredits 2-3

An examination of significant developments in Reformation/post-Reformation Protestant thought. Notes: May be taken multiple times with different content. Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 707 - The Radical ReformationCredits 2-3

An examination of the Anabaptist and Socinian movements. Consideration of the distinctive features of their theology and practice and the Reformed and Lutheran polemic against them. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 709 - Arminius and ArminianismCredits 2-3

A study of the writings of James Arminius and his followers, including Limborch, Episcopius and Curcellaeus. Comparison of classical Arminianism with Reformed and Lutheran orthodoxy. Special attention given to Arminian views of predestination, sin, grace, and atonement theory. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 710 - Denominational DistinctivesCredits 2-3

The history, distinctives and polity of the student's denomination or church. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 713 - Readings in Christian SpiritualityCredits 2-3

Selected readings in the classic devotional literature of Christian Spiritual writers. Emphasis will be placed on gleaning insights on knowing and experiencing God from saints throughout church history. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 721 - The Theology of John CalvinCredits 2-3

Treatment of the main issues in Calvin's theology, as detailed in his Institutes of the Christian Religion and other major writings. Calvin's theology is compared with other significant thinkers in the Reformed tradition. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 725 - Church History and Trends of Asian ImmigrantsCredits 2-3

Examination of the Asian church in the United States in light of historical antecedents. Emphasis on Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Christianity in America. Explores modifications that have occurred historically when indigenous Asian Christianity has been imported into an American context. Considers also future trends. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 726 - Cults of AmericaCredits 3

The distinctive features of the cults of America with their significance in the development of religious thought and with particular reference to their treatment of the central features of orthodox Christian doctrine. Notes: Elective. Required of M.A. (Theology) students. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 733 - World Religions and CultsCredits 3

A survey of the history, beliefs, practices, and sacred texts of major world religions (including Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) and cults (including Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses), with a focus on assessing and engaging these systems from an evangelical perspective. Notes: Elective. Required of M.A. (Theology) students. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 761 - Directed StudyCredits 1-4

Supervised reading and research in selected areas of historical theology. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 765 - Theology Capstone SeminarCredits 3

Study of selected topics of theology with attention to the exegetical, historical, and practical dimensions of Christian doctrine. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content. Notes: Required of M.A. (Theology). Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: TTTH 511 or TTTH 521, and TTTH 512 or TTTH 522; and TTHT 505 or TTHT 514.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 771 - Historical Theology SeminarCredits 1-4

The study of selected areas of historical theology. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit with different content. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 806 - Historical Theology SeminarCredits 1-4

Selected issues in the field of historical theology. Notes: Elective for Th.M. students. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.

TTHT 880 - Directed ResearchCredits 1-3

Supervised research in selected areas of theology. Notes: Elective for Th.M. students. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level, Post Masters Level or Graduate Level.