Korea Baptist Theological Seminary/University
The Korea Branch offers a major in New Testament with a choice of minors from Old Testament,Practical Theology, Religious Education, Missions, or Church History.
THE FIELD OF NEW TESTAMENT
All new students majoring in the Field of New Testament must have a working knowledge of Koine Greek based on a minimum or six semester hours. For students majoring in New Testament, 320-101, 102, and 104 are required, core courses. Electives in the major field (six hours) are to be chosen from at least two areas.
320-101, 102 GUIDED READING IN THE FIELD OF NEW TESTAMENT (2 hours)
Required of all students majoring in this field. This seminar will seek to orient the student in, and give him or her a general understanding of the following areas of study in the field of New Testament: Archaeology, Language, History, Literature, and Theology.
320-104 GREEK LANGUAGE SEMINAR (2 hours)
Required of all majors in New Testament. The purpose of the seminar is to sharpen the student’s ability and skill in working with the Greek text. Exegetical and grammatical analysis of selected readings from different parts of the New Testament.
320-107 NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (2 hours)
A basic study of the theology reflected in the writings of the New Testament. Comparisons and contrasts will be made of the different writers of the biblical text. A blending of the basic theological tenets will be made to form a systematic approach to biblical theology.
320-108 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN (2 hours)
An intensive and exegetical study of the Gospel According to John. Special attention is given to a comparison of the Fourth Gospel with the Synoptics, to significant Johannine terms, and to the significance of the signs in John.
320-109 THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS (2 hours)
An intensive and exegetical study of Paul’s Epistle to the Roman church. Special attention is given to the importance of this letter to Christian doctrine, to an understanding of Paul’s over-all argument, and to textual and theological problems.
320-113 THE PARABLES OF JESUS (2 hours)
An intensive study of the parables of Jesus with attention given to interpreting them properly and finding their practical meaning for today.
320-115 THE EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS (2 hours)
An intensive and exegetical study of the Epistle to the Ephesians, based on the Greek text, Syntax, word studies, and textual criticism will be stressed in this study.
320-117 THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS (2 hours)
A critical and exegetical study of I Corinthians based on the Greek text. Special attention will be given to textual and theological problems and a comparison with Korean churches.
320-127 SYNOPTICS (2 hours)
The intensive study of the first three gospels of the New Testament. The synoptic problem, as well as textual, form, and redactic criticism, as they relate to the gospels will be examined. Discussions concerning harmonizing the texts will be made with particular emphasis given to comparisons and contrasts of the Greek text. The outline of the course will follow the life of Jesus with special attention given to his birth and early life. A good knowledge of the Greek text would be helpful in this study.
320-128 PAULINE EXEGESIS (2 hours)
A critical and exegetical study of First and Second Thessalonians based on the Greek text. Special attention will be given to learning how to write expository sermons based on the biblical text. A thorough knowledge of the Greek
320-129 PAULINE THEOLOGY (2 hours)
An intensive study of the background, thought, and theology of Apostle Paul. The primary sources for this study will be the epistles of Paul, but the book of Acts will also be compared with reference to its historical and theological content. Special attention will be given to the sources for the content of Paul’s thought. A good knowledge of the Greek text would be helpful in this study. text is necessary.
310-103, 104 OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY (2 hours)
A study of the history of the Old Testament from the book of Genesis through the period of the Exile. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relation of the Biblical events to each other and achieving a thorough background for a study of the writings of the Old Testament prophets. Research projects and papers are required.
310-107 PROPHETS OF THE 8TH CENTURY ( 2 hours)
A study of the background and main messages of the prophets in the 8th century B.C. with a focus upon their use in the practice of ministry.
310-108 PROPHETS OF THE 7TH CENTURY (2 hours)
A study of the background and main messages of the prophets in the 7th century B.C. with a focus upon their use in the practice of ministry.
310-109 PROPHETS OF THE EXILE (2 hours)
A study of the background and main messages of the prophets in the Exile with a focus upon their use in the practice of ministry.
310-110 PROPHETS OF THE POST-EXILIC PERIOD (2 hours)
A study of the background and main messages of the prophets in the post-exilic period with a focus upon their use in the practice of ministry.
310-111 MESSIANIC PROPHECY (2 hours)
A study of the Messianic ideas in the Old Testament with a focus upon their use in the practice of ministry.
310-112 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (2 hours)
An overview of problems and methods in doing OT Theology. A survey of several prominent and differing approaches. Koehler, Vriezen, Jacob, Eichrodt, Von Rad, H. W. Robinson, Snaith, G.E. Wright.
310-113 ADVANCED HEBREW (2 hours)
Advanced exegesis in the book of Genesis with an exposition, or advanced exegesis in the book of Amos with an exposition.
310-116 OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS (2 hours)
Study of the interrelationship of prophecy and monarchy, eschatological or future dimensions in prophecy, relationship of apocalyptic and prophetic, study of structuring of prophetic books.
310-119 ECCLESIASTES (Hebrew Exegesis) (2 hours)
A study of the Hebrew text of Ecclesiastes with an examination of linguistic and other critical problems.
310-120 PSALMS AND MINOR PROPHETS (Hebrew Exegesis) (2 hours)
A study of the Hebrew text of selected Psalms and passages from the Minor Prophets with an examination of relevant critical and interpretive issues.
330-106 HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION (2 hours)
An intensive study of the background, major leaders, major doctrinal issues, and biblio-graphical sources of the sixteen century reformation. Special attention will be given to the four major wings of the Reformation: Lutheran, Reformed Anglican, and Radical Wing.
330-108 EAST ASIAN BAPTIST HISTORY (2 hours)
A study of Baptist origins, development, and expansion in East Asia with emphasis on national leaders, churches, and other organizational developments.
330-110 CHRISTIANITY AND HUMANISM (14th-16th century) (2 hours)
A study of Christian humanism with special reference to the Italian Renaissance and Reformation eras.
330-111 HISTORY OF BAPTIST POLITY (2 hours)
A study of the development and Biblical basis for unique Baptist beliefs concerning church organization, membership, and denominational life.
330-122 HISTORY OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY (2 hours)
A survey of denominational and religious development in the United States from the Colonial period to the twentieth century. Major leaders, movements, organizations, and denominations will be given special attention.
340-116 THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (2 hours)
A thorough study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Special attention will be given to the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit and the charismatic movement.
340-117 THE DOCTRINE OF ESCHATOLOGY (2 hours)
A study of the doctrine of eschatology including the biblical basis and the millennial positions set forth by various theologians.
340-119 THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH (2 hours)
A thorough study of the New Testament church. Special attention will be given to the position and meaning of the church in redemptive history.
340-122 THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATIO (2 hours)N
A thorough study of the work of Christ in behalf of man and how man receives the gift of salvation. Major problems concerning this doctrine will be dealt with.
350-103 PREACHING (2 hours)
This seminar will attempt to study the history of preaching, to analyze and criticize sermons, and to apply the above in assisting pastors in preparing and delivering their sermons.
350-106 PERENNIAL EVANGELISM (2 hours)
Emphasis will be placed upon methods of prospect discovery, lay witness training, the evangelistic encounter, and initial and long-range follow-up.
350-120 CHURCH ADMINISTRATION (2 hours)
A study will be made of major forms of church and denominational polity. Functional aspects of individual churches will be studied with a view to achieving administrative effectiveness while maintaining a spiritual democracy. The structure of the denomination of Korea Baptists will be given special attention. The objectives, programs, organizations, leaders, facilities, finances, and administrative controls of denominational agencies will be a focus of the course.
350-123 DISCIPLESHIP PRINCIPLES AND METHODS (2 hours)
A study of biblical principles and current literature on training laymen toward becoming spiritual leaders in the church. Emphasis will be placed on small group Bible study, training methods, spiritual gift discovery, and spiritual trustworthiness development.
350-125 WORSHIP (2 hours)
This seminar will attempt to study the theology of worship and to aid leaders in applying the theory and means of worship as they prepare for and lead in worship.
350-127 PASTORAL MINISTRY (2 hours)
This seminar will attempt to study the biblical theology of the ministry, the history and the methods of the ministry, and then to introduce new directions of the ministry to the student.
360-104 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (2 hours)
The foundation for a philosophy of religious education, analysis of secular and religious philosophies of education, and the formulation of an adequate philosophy of religious education will be studied.
360-106 LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION (2 hours)
A comprehensive study of principles of leadership and hazards to leadership with an emphasis on human relations in education administration as related to church and denomination.
360-108 PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING (2 hours)
Basic principles and concepts of Christian teaching will be formulated and these will be projected into planning and presented in church-related learning experiences. This course is designed to improve the Christian worker’s ability as a teacher.
360-109 ADMINISTRATION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (2 hours)
A comprehensive study of the administration of religious education in the local church. Attention will be given to the theory of administration and to general administrative operations such as planning, organizing, delegating, etc.
360-110 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (2 hours)
A study of the theories of learning, the cognitive and affective elements in learning, and the factors which influence learning.
360-111 CHURCH ORGANIZATION (2 hours)
A study of the purpose, organization, and duties of the five organizations in the church and of effective church development through the five church organizations.
360-117 LEADERSHIP IN CHURCH PLANNING (2 hours)
An intensive study of current concepts of short-range and long-range church planning. The emphasis is on a workable philosophy, contemporary methods, unique problems, and available resources related to assisting churches as they develop a design for ministering.
360-121 A SURVEY OF ADULT EDUCATION IN THE CHURCH (2 hours)
A study will be made of the program organizations of the church at work in adult education. Attention will be given to the influence of secular adult education. Following a brief summary of the characteristics of adult life, objectives, organizations, and activities of each of these organizations will be studied.
370-115 CURRENT STRATEGY IN CHURCH GROWTH AND EXTENSION (2 hours)
An examination and application of the literature and cases which present new and productive approaches to churches growth and extension in today’s world. Theological bases and current developments in lay training, lay ministry, Bible fellowships, and application of church growth principles, etc., will be considered, adapted, and applied.
390-103 BIBLICAL ETHICS (2 hours)
A study of the biblical foundations of Christian Ethics focusing on the ethical thought of the Old and New Testaments. An analysis of ethical teaching of the Old and New Testaments in relation to contemporary ethical issues.
390-104 CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ETHICS (2 hours)
A study of Christian ethics focusing on the biblical foundations, types of Christian thought and life, the churches missions in relation to current social problems, i.e., politics, economics, racism, sexism, violence, war, ecology, etc.
390-105 METHODOLOGY FOR DOING CHRISTIAN ETHICS IN THE ASIAN CONTEXT (2 hours)
A study of methodological research for doing Christian Social Ethics in relation to contemporary hermeneutics, the criticism of ideology, the criticism of sociology and psychology, and the theological debates of those social sciences. The Asian context is especially emphasized.
390-106 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS (2 hours)
A survey of the historical debates of Christian Ethics including Greek philosophy, the early church life, medieval Christian thought, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ Christian ethical thought, and Christian ethical thought in Asia. The ways of historical thinking for doing Christian ethics are emphasized.
390-107 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS (2 hours)
A study of the methodological application of the Christian ethical thinking way to the special issues of economics, war, ecology, and medicine which are crucial in Asian countries. A dialogical model for doing Christian ethics between East and West; Christianity and other religions are research.
390-117 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS (2 hours)
A survey of the historical development of Christian missions from the early church period to the early twentieth century. Special attention will be given to important missionaries, movements, and organization.
SPECIAL DOCTORAL SEMINARS
380-101 COLLOQUIUM IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (2 hours)
A colloquium on the theology and practice of Christian ministry in Asia led by various members of the faculty. Students will formulate a theology and comprehensive program of ministry for the Christian bodies with which they are affiliated.
380-102 RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN (2 hours)
A study of the methods of research and the design of a research prospectus. Students will prepare a rough draft of a research prospectus.