Biblical Studies and Theology

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Biblical Studies and Theology

Overview

The Biblical Studies and Theology program pursues the academic study of Christianity and the Bible with an overview of major world religions. Our program allows students to study Biblical interpretation, individual books of the Bible in depth, and theological history and current issues for a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. At Tyndale, you will have the opportunity to focus your studies into a particular ministry context such as: pastoral studies, youth ministry, or intercultural ministries.

Academic

Our program is grounded in the gospel and strong academic study of the Church and Christian traditions. Our professors are Christian scholars who draw on historical and contemporary Christian traditions and theologians. You will learn both the history of Christian scholarship, as well as the current trends in Christianity. You will be challenged to look at the Bible, theology, and Christian ministry in new ways through your own research, and that of your professors and classmates.

Tailored

Tyndale’s Biblical Studies and Theology major can be tailored to fit your particular interests. Whether you would like to explore the academic realm of biblical study or hands-on church ministry, our professors will help you throughout your undergraduate experience. You will gain academic knowledge and also grow personally and spiritually.

Challenge

The professors will challenge you to pursue the hard questions of the Bible, theology, and of life. At Tyndale, you will learn within a faithful community of learners and believers for work or ministry in the 21st century.
 

Program Faculty


Dr. Benjamin Reynolds

Dr. Craig Carter

Dr. Daniel Driver

Prof. Stephen Thomson
 

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Possible Focus Opportunities »

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theology
  • Youth Ministry
  • General Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Intercultural Ministry
  • Pentecostal Studies

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (48 - 63 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 1013] Old Testament Scripture (also counts in core)
  • [BSTH 1023] New Testament Scripture (also counts in core)
  • [BSTH 2013] Hermeneutics (also counts in core)
  • [BSTH 2703] Introduction to Christian Theology (also counts in core) (Previously RLGS 261/360)
  • [BSTH 2803], [3833], or [3873] World Religions course
  • [BSTH 3___3] OT (BSTH 310–329)
  • [BSTH 3___3] NT (BSTH 330–349)
  • [BSTH 3___3] Christian Theology (BSTH 360–379)
  • [BSTH 3___3] Biblical Studies and Theology course
  • [BSTH 3___3] Biblical Studies and Theology course
  • [BSTH 3___3] Biblical Studies and Theology course
  • [BSTH 4___3] Biblical Studies and Theology course (but not BSTH 450)
  • [HIST 2513] History of Christianity I
  • [HIST 2523] History of Christianity II
  • [GREE ___3] Greek course AND
  • [GREE ___3] Greek course
    OR
  • [HEBR ___3] Hebrew course AND
  • [HEBR ___3] Hebrew course
    (language also counts in core)

Students may take additional Greek or Hebrew courses in place of one or more BSTH major courses.

BA BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THEOLOGY:
PAONL 4th year requirements (27 credit hours)
  • [BSTH 3013] Advanced Issues in Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 3793] Doctrine of Eschatology
  • [CHRI 2013] Pentecostal History
  • [CHRI 2023] Pentecostal Distinctives
  • [CHRI 3013] Contemporary Pentecostal Issues
  • [CHRI 3453] Seminar in Pastoral Studies
  • [CHRI 3089] Internship in Pentecostal Ministry (also counts in CHRI minors)

All PAONL program students must complete BSTH 374 Doctrine of Christ and BSTH 377 Doctrine of Salvation prior to year 4 and must also choose one of the Christian Ministries minors.

BA HONOURS BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THEOLOGY
(18 credit hours in addition to BA requirements)

(Requires 3.00 gpa and additional application process)

  • [BSTH 3___3] Biblical Studies and Theology course
  • [BSTH 4___3] Biblical Studies and Theology course
  • [BSTH 4973] Honours Thesis in Biblical Studies and Theology I
  • [BSTH 4993] Honours Thesis in Biblical Studies and Theology II

6 credit hours (in addition to the core/major requirement) from:

  • [GREE ___3] Greek course AND
  • [GREE ___3] Greek course
    OR
  • [HEBR ___3] Hebrew course AND
  • [HEBR ___3] Hebrew course
BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THEOLOGY MINOR (24 credit hours)
  • [BSTH 1013] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 1023] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 2013] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 2703] Introduction to Christian Theology (Previously RLGS 261/360)
  • [BSTH 3___3] Biblical Studies and Theology course
  • [BSTH 3___3] OT (BSTH 310–329)
  • [BSTH 3___3] NT (BSTH 330–349)
  • [BSTH 3___3] Christian Theology (BSTH 360–379)
Program requirements subject to change.
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