Graduate Catalog - Grace University

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Graduate Catalog - Grace University

BS 565 Seminar in the Minor ProphetsBS 566 Seminar in the Historical BooksBS 571 Seminar in the Gospels & ActsBS 572 New Testament Epistles and RevelationSurveys each of the Pauline and General Epistles along with the Apocalypse, highlighting historical background andsetting, authorship and authenticity, biblical and theological content, and contribution to New Testament thoughtBS 590 Seminar in the ActsBS 591 Gospel of MatthewDesigned to be a study of the text of the Gospel of Matthew. It will address issues related to the background of the gospel,its place in the canon, its biblical and theological content, its meaning to both the original audience as well as to acontemporary audience, and the nature and development of the argument of the book as it comes to us.BS 592 Seminar in the Pauline EpistlesBS 593 Seminar in the Prison EpistlesBS 594 Seminar in the General EpistlesBS 595 Seminar in the Johannine LiteratureBS 596 The GospelsExamines the four gospels as found in the NT. Emphasis is on the nature of the gospels themselves and some of the criticaland introductory issues in the study of each. Attention will be paid to the life and ministry of Christ as presented in each ofthe gospels, some of the unique contributions each writer bring to the study of Jesus, and some of the theologicalcontributions each makes to orthodox Christology.BS 597 Guided Thesis Research 3Taken in the fall, this class will lay the research groundwork for the written portion which will take place in the spring.Approval must be granted by a concentration advisor. Prerequisite: This class is a prerequisite to and taken in conjunctionwith BS 598 Thesis Writing.BS 598 Thesis Writing 2Taken in the spring, typically the year of graduation, this class is taken subsequent to BS 597 Guided Thesis Research. Seedescription of thesis option under Program Requirements. For more information, see Dean of Graduate School or Chair ofBible Division.BS 599 Supervisory Research 1-4This special area of Biblical investigation is selected with the guidance and supervision of the Chair of the Bible Division,and the instructor who directs the study. Students are expected to collect, analyze, and present the findings of their researchin a scholarly way. Regular written reports, complete bibliography, and critical paper are required. Attendance at regularseminars may also be required.BS 631 Greek for Exegesis 1Designed to introduce students to biblical Greek. The emphasis is on helping students understand how the language worksand learn it in such a fashion and sufficiently so that they are able to use it for basic exegesis of NT Greek texts. The focuswill go beyond simply memorization to using the language in a contemporary ministry context. (Offering of this classdepends upon student interest.)BS 632 Greek for Exegesis 2Designed as continuation class for BS 631 Greek for Exegesis 1. Focus will be of the process of using Greek exegesis andthe development of an exegetical process. The use of computers and digital resources will be investigated, and the use of acombination of both Greek knowledge and those digital sources for exegesis will be expected. (Offering of this classdepends upon student interest.)31

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