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REFORMED THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

3. MODULE SPECIFICATIONS

  

The Programme Module Specifications are given below. Each is prefixed by a Module Code divided into fields as follows:

 

02                   Curriculum numerical sequence.

CAN1              Department and Level (Canonical Theology, Level 1)

OTHeb            Subject (Old Testament Hebrew)

(AB)                A double module studied over 2 semesters.

 

Departments are abbreviated as follows in the Module Codes.

 

CAN                Canonical Theology

HIS                  Historical Theology

CON                Confessional Theology

MIN                 Ministerial Theology

 

01-ENT0-Bible: The Doctrine of Scripture

The Necessity of Scripture. The Canon of Scripture. The Inspiration of Scripture. The Authority of Scripture. The Sufficiency of Scripture. The Clearness of Scripture. Scripture the Final appeal. The Text of Scripture: The Originals, Textual Criticism and Translation. The Supremacy of the self-interpreting Scripture. Applications of Scripture.

02-CAN1-OTHeb (AB): Old Testament Hebrew

Letters and Marks. Article and Inseparable Prepositions. Nouns and Adjectives. Absolute and Construct States. Suffixes, Prepositions and the verb. Prepositions and Plural Nouns with Suffixes. Imperfect, Imperative and Infinitive of verb. Interrogative, Segholate Nouns, Passive Participle and Cohortative and Jussive. Waw Consecutive, Stative Verbs and the Regular Verb. Niphal, Piel and Pual. Hiphil , Hophal and Hithpael. Verbal Suffixes. Infinitive Construct and Weak Verbs. Pe Nun Verbs. Pe Guttural Verbs. Pe Aleph and 'Ayin Guttural Verbs. Lamedh Guttural and Lamedh Aleph Verbs. Pe Yodh and Pe Waw Verbs. Ayin Waw and Ayin Yodh Verbs. Other Doubly Weak Verbs. Lamedh He Verbs. Numerals.

03-CAN1-OTLaw: Old Testament Literature 1 - The Law

The Pentateuch. Genesis: Introduction, Survey and Theology. Exodus: Introduction, Survey and Theology. Leviticus: Introduction, Survey and Theology. The Levitical Offerings. Numbers: Introduction, Survey and Theology. Deuteronomy: Introduction, Survey and Theology.

04-CAN2-OTPro: Old Testament Literature 2 - The Prophets

Introduction, Survey and Theology of the Following Books: Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

05-CAN3-OTWri: Old Testament Literature 3 - The Writings

The Writings in General and Introduction, Survey and Theology of the following books: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles.

06-CAN2-OTEx1 (AB): OT Exegesis 1

Set Texts in OT Hebrew advised annually.

07-CAN3-OTEx2 (AB): OT Exegesis 2

Set Texts in OT Hebrew advised annually.

08-CAN1-NTGrk (AB): New Testament Greek

An indicative content of this module week by week can be found in the contents of Eric G. Jay, New Testament Greek: An Introductory Grammar (London: S.P.C.K.)

09-CAN1-NTGos: New Testament Literature 1 - The Gospels

The Synoptic Problem. Introduction, Survey and Theology of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John including the Birth of Christ, the Temptation of Christ, the Miracles of Christ, the Teaching of Christ, the Parables Christ, the Sufferings of Christ, the Death of Christ and the Resurrection of Christ.

10-CAN2-NTA-H: New Testament Literature 2 - Acts of the Apostles to Hebrews

Introduction, Survey and Theology of the following books: Acts of the Apostles, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon and Hebrews.

11-CAN3-NTJ-R: New Testament Literature 3 - James to Revelation

Introduction, Survey and Theology of the following books: James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude and Revelation.

12-CAN2-NTEx1 (AB): NT Exegesis 1

Set Texts in NT Greek advised annually.

13-CAN3-NTEx2 (AB): NT Exegesis 2

Set Texts in NT Greek advised annually.

14-HIS1-Primi: Historical Theology 1 - The Conflict of Truth and Apostasy in the Early Ages of Man

The Creation Account. The Garden of Eden and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The Cosmos. Authentic Knowledge. The Fall of Man. The Cainite Community. The Antiquity of Man. The Flood. The New World. The Apostasy at Babel. The Table of Nations. The Spread of the Apostasy. Applications to Contemporary Society.                   

15-HIS2-Jewsh: Historical Theology 2: The Jewish Church in Conflict with the World

The Age of Egypt and the Patriarchs. Moses and the Exodus. The Conquest of Canaan. The Philistine Threat. The Age of Assyria and the Divided Kingdom. Judah after the Fall of the Northern Kingdom. The Age of Babylon. The Exile, Jeremiah. Ezekiel and Daniel. The Age of Medo-Persia. The Post-exilic Period. The Age of Greece. The Rise of Rome.

16-HIS1-Early: Historical Theology 3: A. The Christian Church in Conflict with the World - The 1st Century and the Early Church

New Testament History and Archeology. Introduction to the Theology of the New Testament. The Seven Seals. The Witness, Expansion and Persecutions of the New Testament Church. The Pauline Missions. Pagan Rome as a Persecutor. The Early Christian Writings. Early Heresies. The Early Catholic Fathers. Church Order. The Arian Controversy. Church Councils. Notable Church Leaders.

17-HIS2-Refrm: Historical Theology 3: B. The Christian Church in Conflict with the World - The Ecclesiastical Apostasy, Reformation and Puritan Period 

The Seven Trumpets. The Dragon, Beast, False Prophet and Harlot. Formalism, the Fall of Rome and the Rise of the Papacy. The Changing Face of Christianity. Political Religion: The Holy Roman Empire and Islam. Abuses of Church Power. Early Witnesses Against the Papacy. The Influence of the Renaissance. The Reformation in Germany. The Reformation in Switzerland and France. The Reformation in England. The Reformation in Scotland. The Puritan Legacy. The Westminster Heritage.

18-HIS3-C18ff: Historical Theology 3: C. The Christian Church in Conflict with the World - The 18th Century Onwards

The Seven Vials. The Eighteenth Century Evangelical Awakening. The Rise of Skepticism, Revolution and War. The Decline of Papal Power. The Eighteenth Century Evangelical Missions. Rationalism in the Church. Papal Resurgence. The Nineteenth Century Revivals and Evangelicalism. Skepticism, Tyranny and Apostate Christianity. The Fall of Babylon. The Twentieth Century World Wars. Armageddon and the Progress of the Gospel. Gog and Magog and the Final Conflict.

19-CON1-Theol: The Doctrine of God

The Incommunicable Attributes of God. The Communicable Attributes of God. The Attributes of God and his Creatures. The Doctrine of the Trinity. The Three Persons of the Godhead. The Decree of God. Predestination and Election. Reprobation. Creation. The Creation of Man. Providence and Second Causes. Providence and Sin. Providence, Believers and Unbelievers.

20-CON1-Anthr: The Doctrine of Man

Man in his Original Integrity. The Fall of Man. The Fall and the Human Race. Original Sin. Actual Transgressions. The Punishment of Sin. The Covenant of Works. The Covenant of Grace. Covenant of Grace under the Law. The Covenant of Grace under the Prophets. The Covenant of Grace under the Gospel.

21-CON2-Chris: The Doctrine of Christ

The Person of Christ. The Two Natures of Christ. The Threefold Office: Prophet. The Threefold Office: Priest. The Threefold Office: King. The State of Humiliation. The Incarnation. The Death and Burial of Christ. The State of Exaltation. The Atonement of Christ. The Efficacy of the Atonement. The Extent of the Atonement. The Intercession of Christ.

22-CON2-Soter: The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption

Free Will. Calling. Effectual Calling. Justification. Adoption. Sanctification. Faith. Repentance. Good Works. Perseverance. Assurance

23-CON3-Chrch: The Doctrine of the Church

The Church as Invisible and Visible. The Notes of the Church. The Purity of the Church. The Head of the Church. The Communion of Saints. Worship and the Sacraments. Baptism. Infant Baptism. The Lord's Supper. Church Government. Church Discipline. Synods and Councils.

24-CON3-Escha: The Doctrine of the Last Things

Eschatology. Physical Death. The Immortality of the Soul. The Intermediate State. The Eschatological Framework. Premillennialism. Amillennialism. Postmillennialism. The Second Coming of Christ. The Resurrection. The Final Judgement. Hell. Heaven.

25-MIN1-Pasto: Pastoral Theology

The Nature and Importance of Pastoral Theology. The Pastor's Spiritual Life. The Pastor in his Study. The Pastor in the Pulpit. Pastoral Visitation. The Pastor and Church. Activities. The Pastor and Revivals. The Pastor's Work with the Young. The Pastor and the Benevolent Work of the Church. The Pastor in the Session. The Pastor in the Presbytery. The Pastor and other Denominations. The Pastor and Special Occasions.

26-MIN1-Place: Placement 1 (Pastoral)

Congregational placement with emphasis upon Pastoral Theology as arranged. Pastoral Placement Report.

27-MIN2-Homil: Homiletics

The Relation of Homiletics to Exegesis. The Distinctive Nature of Homiletics.  Fundamental Properties of Style. General Rules for the Composition of Sermons. Special Maxims for the process of Composing a Sermon. The Topical Sermon. The Textual Sermon. The Expository Sermon. Choosing a Text. The Sermon Plan. Extemporaneous Preaching. The Matter, Manner and Spirit of Preaching. The Preacher and his Hearers.

28-MIN2-Place: Placement 2 (Homiletics)

Congregational placement with emphasis upon Homiletics as arranged. Homiletics Placement Report.

29-MIN3-ApEth: Apologetics and Ethics

Christianity, Reality and Knowledge. Christian Apologetics: Point of Contact. Christian Apologetics: the Problem of Method. Christian Apologetics: Authority and Reason. Common Grace, Scholasticism and Argument by Presupposition. Christian Apologists. Christian Ethics. Epistemological and Metaphysical Presuppositions and Christian Ethics. The Summum Bonum: The Individual and Society. The Summum Bonum in the Scriptures. Creation Ordinances. Marriage. Labour. Life and Truth.

30-MIN3-Disst (AB) Dissertation

A dissertation of 10,000 words requiring the application of Scripture exegesis and Theology to some practical area of Apologetics or Ethics.