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Programme Module Specifications are given below. Each is prefixed by a Module
Code divided into fields as follows:
Curriculum numerical sequence.
Department and Level (Canonical Theology, Level 1)
Subject (Old Testament Hebrew)
A double module studied over 2 semesters.
are abbreviated as follows in the Module Codes.
The Doctrine of Scripture
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.
(AB): Old Testament Hebrew
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.
Old Testament Literature 1 - The Law
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.
Old Testament Literature 2 - The Prophets
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.
Old Testament Literature 3 - The Writings
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.
(AB): OT Exegesis 1
Texts in OT Hebrew advised annually.
(AB): OT Exegesis 2
Texts in OT Hebrew advised annually.
(AB): New Testament Greek
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:
New Testament Literature 1 - The Gospels
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.
New Testament Literature 2 - Acts of the Apostles to Hebrews
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
New Testament Literature 3 - James to Revelation
Survey and Theology of the following books: James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2
John, 3 John, Jude and Revelation.
(AB): NT Exegesis 1
Texts in NT Greek advised annually.
(AB): NT Exegesis 2
Texts in NT Greek advised annually.
Historical Theology 1 - The Conflict of Truth and Apostasy in the Early
Ages of Man
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.
Historical Theology 2: The Jewish Church in Conflict with the World
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.
Historical Theology 3: A. The Christian Church in Conflict with the World - The
1st Century and the Early Church
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.
Historical Theology 3: B. The Christian Church in Conflict with the World - The
Ecclesiastical Apostasy, Reformation and Puritan Period
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
Historical Theology 3: C. The Christian Church in Conflict with the World - The
18th Century Onwards
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.
The Doctrine of God
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.
The Doctrine of 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.
The Doctrine of Christ
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.
The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption
Will. Calling. Effectual Calling. Justification. Adoption. Sanctification.
Faith. Repentance. Good Works. Perseverance. Assurance
The Doctrine of the Church
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.
The Doctrine of the Last Things
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.
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.
Placement 1 (Pastoral)
placement with emphasis upon Pastoral Theology as arranged. Pastoral Placement
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.
Placement 2 (Homiletics)
placement with emphasis upon Homiletics as arranged. Homiletics Placement
Apologetics and Ethics
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.
A dissertation of 10,000 words requiring the application of Scripture exegesis and Theology to some practical area of Apologetics or Ethics.