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

BA Biblical Studies & Theology Core Requirements (27 Credit Hours)
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 1013] Introduction to Literature I
    • [ENGL 1023] Introduction to Literature II
    • [ENGL 1713] Literature and Composition
  • One of
    • [HIST 1013] History of Western Civilization I
    • [HIST 1023] History of Western Civilization II
  • [INDS 1013] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [INDS 4753] Christianity and Culture
  • [PHIL 1713] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Natural Sciences] Natural Sciences elective course
  • [Social Sciences] Social Sciences elective course
Major Requirements (48 Credit Hours or 66 Credit Hours for Honours)
  • [BSTH 1013] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 1023] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 2013] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 2703] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • One of
    • [BSTH 2803] Introduction to World Religions
    • [BSTH 3833] Islam
    • [BSTH 3873] Contemporary Religious Movements
  • [BSTH 3__] Old Testament course  (BSTH 310 – 329)
  • [BSTH 3__] New Testament course  (BSTH 330 – 349)
  • [BSTH 3__] Christianity Theology course  (BSTH 360 – 379)
  • [BSTH 3__] Biblical Studies and Theology courses
  • [BSTH 4__] Biblical Studies and Theology course  (not BSTH 450)
  • [HIST 2513] History of Christianity I
  • [HIST 2523]History of Christianity II
  • [BSTH 4973] Honours Thesis in Biblical Studies and Theology I (for honours)
  • [BSTH 4993] Honours Thesis in Biblical Studies and Theology II (for honours)

Greek or Hebrew courses (6 Credit Hours or 12 Credit Hours for Honours)                                                                                                                         

  • [GREE ___] Greek courses  (GREE 201, 202)
    OR
  • [HEBR ___] Hebrew courses  (HEBR 201, 202)
  • GREE ___ Greek courses  (GREE 201 – 451) (for honours)
  • HEBR ___ Hebrew courses  (HEBR 201 – 302) (for honours)

Students may take GREE 301, 302 and/or HEBR 301, 302 in place of one or more 3000-level BSTH major electives.

Electives (45 Credit Hours or 27 Credit Hours for Honours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours


BA BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THEOLOGY - PENTACOSTAL FOCUS

Pentecostal Distinctive Course Requirements:

  • Courses that must be completed in Year 2
    • [BSTH 267] Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements 3
  • Courses that must be completed in Year 2 or 3
    • [PHIL 294] Christian Apologetics 3
  • Courses that must be completed prior to Year 4
    • [BSTH 374] Doctrine of Christ 3
    • [BSTH 377] Doctrine of Salvation 3
  • Courses taken during 4th year in Newfoundland
    • [BSTH 378] Doctrine of the Church  3
    • [BSTH 379] Doctrine of Eschatology 3
    • [CHRI ----] Christian Counselling 3
    • [CHRI 301] Contemporary Pentecostal Issues 3
    • [CHRI 302] Pentecostal Distinctives and Spirituality 3
    • [CHRI 345] Seminar in Pastoral Studies 3
    • [CHRI 308] Internship in Pentecostal Ministry 9

Notes:

  • At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • BA Honours degree requires a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THEOLOGY MINOR (24 credit hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology (Previously RLGS 261/360)
  • [BSTH 3___] Biblical Studies and Theology course
  • [BSTH 3___] Old Testament course (BSTH 310–329)
  • [BSTH 3___] New Testament course (BSTH 330–349)
  • [BSTH 3___] Christian Theology (BSTH 360–379)
Program requirements subject to change.
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