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Master of Arts (Religion)

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Director of M.A.R.
Gene Wilkes is a graduate of Baylor University where he earned a BA degree in Greek and Religion. He also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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Master of Arts (Religion)
Core Studies
Code
Course
Credits
BHCTI 5000

Gateway

(BHCTI 5000)
An introduction and orientation to B. H. Carroll Theological Institute's distinctive competency-based curriculum with its core ingredients. The scope of the course will deal with the nexus and teaching church concepts, accession of all online data, navigation through the online library, and guidance to research and writing. Students must pass the Gateway Course in order to enroll in subsequent courses. Additional $50 fee for instrumentation of testing and evaluation.
2
SWBIT 5111

Biblical Interpretation

(SWBIT 5111)
An introduction to the nature of the Bible; the definition of and need for hermeneutics; a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches; the principles of a grammatical-historical-theological-practical approach; and case studies of biblical passages that illustrate the principles.
2
FHCHS 5211

Baptist Heritage

(FHCHS 5211)
A basic survey of Baptist history and denominational life in Britain , Europe, and North America with attention focused on the developments relevant for Southern Baptists.
2
MFFND 5111

The Teaching Church

(MFFND 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the teaching ministry of the church. Emphasis will be given to the purposes of education in New Testament churches and principles related to application.
2
MFADM 5111

The Functioning Church

(MFADM 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the administration ministry of the church. Focus will be given to the biblical principles of enlisting, training, and supervising leaders for church ministries.
2
MFLDS 5111

Leadership in Ministry

(MFLDS 5111)
A study of the principles and practices of leadership for Christian ministry. It includes reflections on the role and ministry of leaders within church, community, and denomination.
2
WMWOR 5211

Christian Disciplines

(WMWOR 5211)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian disciplines. Students will be encouraged to enrich their own spiritual lives and to mentor others in the disciplines of the Christian life.
2
WMWOR 5111

Christian Worship

(WMWOR 5111)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian worship. Emphasis will be given to the nature, purpose, forms, planning, and leading of corporate worship.
2
WMEVA 5111

Christian Witness

(WMEVA 5111)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian witness. Emphasis will be given to developing creative methods to share Christ and transform the church and surrounding community.
2
 

Old Testament Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Old Testament III (SWBLI 5113)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The prophetic books from Isaiah through Malachi.
Old Testament II (SWBLI 5112)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The historical books from Ruth through Esther, and the Wisdom Literature from Job through the Song of Solomon.
Old Testament I (SWBLI 5111)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. Pentateuch, Joshua, and Judges.
4
 

New Testament Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
New Testament III (SWBLI 5213)
An introduction to the General Letters and Revelation. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
New Testament II (SWBLI 5212)
An introduction to Acts and the Pauline Letters. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
New Testament I (SWBLI 5211)
An introduction to the Gospels. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
4
 

Christian Theology Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Christian Theology III (FHBTH 5113)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the Christian life, the church, and the consummation.
Christian Theology II (FHBTH 5112)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the person of Jesus Christ, the work of Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Christian Theology I (FHBTH 5111)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the doctrines of revelation and the Bible, God, creation and providence, man and sin.
4
 

Christian Heritage Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Christian Heritage III (FHCHS 5113)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the early modern era to the present.
Christian Heritage II (FHCHS 5112)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the Reformation.
Christian Heritage I (FHCHS 5111)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the New Testament period.
4
 
Total
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Additional Studies
Code
Course
Credits
Free Electives in any Cluster
14
 
Total
14

 
Degree Total
48

Apply Now
Director of M.A.R.
Gene Wilkes is a graduate of Baylor University where he earned a BA degree in Greek and Religion. He also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
p:  972.580.7600 ext. 25