THEO2100. Introduction to Christian Theology (3)
A study of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith in systematic form. The underlying foundation will be biblical faith, with special emphasis given to the interpretation of the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition. This course is designed for general students. Prerequisites: BIBL1100.
THEO3094. Topics in Theology (1-3)
An examination of some phase of theology not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: THEO2100.
THEO3410. Philosophy and Literature of Existentialism (3)
A study of the major concepts of existential philosophy along with the literary styles that are used by the major existential thinkers. The study will include Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Tillich, and Buber. Offered: Alternate years. (See PHIL3410)
THEO3540. Christian Holiness (3)
A study of the doctrine of Christian perfection, stressing its biblical and historical background with particular attention to its development in the writings of John Wesley and the Wesleyan holiness tradition. Special emphasis will be given to spiritual formation aspects of entire sanctification. This course is designed for general students. Prerequisites: BIBL1100, THEO2100.
THEO3560. Theological Explorations of Evangelism (3)
A study of the various historical and contemporary expressions of evangelism from a theological perspective. The course seeks to help students develop a theological understanding of evangelism within the broader categories of ecclesiology and discipleship, as well as enabling them to reflect on and evaluate different methods often associated with evangelistic practices.
THEO3580. Love (3)
An examination of theological and philosophical aspects of love. There will be a spiritual formation project. Prerequisites: THEO2100. (See PHIL3580). Fees: Additional fee required.
THEO3590. Theology of the Church (3)
An advanced study of ecclesiology exploring the relationship between communal worship, Christian belief, and ethics. The course will also explore the biblical and theological background of various Christian traditions, the relationship of the Church to culture, current ecclesiological shifts, and the trajectory of the Church in a postmodern culture. Prerequisites: THEO2100.
THEO4240. Theology of Holiness (2)
A study of the theology of entire sanctification designed for Christian Ministry majors. Emphasis will be given to its biblical and historical background, especially as developed by John Wesley and the Wesleyan holiness tradition. Prerequisites: BIBL1100, BIBL3110 or BIBL3120, THEO2100.
THEO4530. Christian Theology I (3)
An advanced systematic study of the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective, with particular reference to historical development and contemporary understanding. The subjects include Theological Methodology, Revelation and Inspiration, the Trinitarian God, Humanity, and Sin. Prerequisites: Two courses in theology or instructor's permission. Fees: Additional fee required.
THEO4540. Christian Theology II (3)
An advanced systematic study of the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective, with particular reference to historical development and contemporary understanding. The subjects include Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Christian Ethics, and Eschatology. Prerequisites: Two courses in theology or instructor's permission. Fees: Additional fee required.
THEO4900. Religion Capstone (1)
The course evaluates how students in the department of religion have integrated theology and ministry practice through the use of case studies. The case studies will provide a context for faculty to assess whether students have integrated the university outcomes in their understanding of Christian ministry.