Portable Seminary : A Master's Level Overview in One Volume

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  • Copyright: 2006-09-01
  • Publisher: Bethany House
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The Breadth of a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies'”Complete in One VolumeTake your theological education to the next level without the time, expense, and formality of seminary. Discover all the major topics in a typical seminary master's program authoritatively taught by respected professors, authors, and leaders. This introduction to a biblical studies degree is ideal for the layperson or anyone in vocational ministry who lacks the time or finances to attend classes, who lives where formal training is unavailable, or whose previous education is primarily secular. Study what you want, when you want. Also useful as a handy one-volume reference.In The Portable Seminary you'll study* surveys of the Old and New Testaments* systematic theology* biblical languages* church history* missions* ethics* Christian education'¦and moreThe distinguished international faculty includesRobert G. ClouseKenneth O. GangelNorman L. GeislerJulie GormanAlister E. McGrathA. Scott Moreau Mark A. NollBruce L. ShelleyRobert H. SteinTite TiénouJohn R.W. StottRavi Zacharias'¦and many more!Continue'”or begin'”your theological education today.

Author Biography

David Horton is a former businessman, missionary, and mission executive whose publishing experience began nearly twenty years ago. A graduate of Oregon State University, he is currently editorial director at Bethany House Publishers and the author of three previous books, including Boys Life Adventure Bible Storybook.

Table of Contents

The Portable Seminary "Faculty" 9(8)
Introduction 17(175)
1. The Doctrine of Scripture
The Inspiration of Scripture
The Authority of Scripture
The Canon of Scripture
2. Biblical Languages
3. Interpreting Scripture
4. The Doctrine of God the Father
The Biblical Concept of God
The Attributes of God
God's Work: Creation
God's Work: Providence, God's Agents
5. The Doctrine of God the Son
Jesus of Nazareth
New Testament Christology
6. The Doctrine of God the Holy Spirit
The Spirit in the Old Testament
The Spirit in the New Testament
7. The Doctrines of Humanity and Sin
What It Means to Be Human
A Biblical View of Sin
8. The Doctrine of Salvation
The Biblical Idea
The Comprehensiveness of Salvation
Salvation in the New Testament
9. The Doctrine of the Church
The Church: Definition, Marks, Biblical History
The Church: Nature, Ministry, Mission
10. The Doctrine of Last Things 192(6)
Topics of Eschatology
The Millennium: Three Views
11. Background to the Old Testament 198(23)
Physical, Cultural, Literary Settings
12. A Survey of the Old Testament 221(39)
The Pentateuch
The Historical Books
The Poetical Books
The Prophets
13. Between the Testaments 260(21)
Introduction to the Intertestamental Period
Introduction to the Apocrypha
14. Background to the New Testament 281(25)
Historical Survey
Socioeconomic Aspects of Palestinian Judaism
Jewish Religious Practices and Beliefs
Religious and Socioeconomic Aspects of the Hellenistic World
15. A Survey of the New Testament 306(32)
Gospels and Acts
Epistles of Paul
General Epistles
16. Apologetics 338(42)
Clarifying Truth-Claims
Introduction to Apologetics
Arguments for the Existence of God
The Problem of Evil
It's All Relative—or Is It?
17. World Religions 380(48)
Zen Buddhism
Vedanta Hinduism
African Traditional Religions
The New Age Movement
New Religious Movements
How Does Christianity Fare at the Religious Roundtable?
18. The Christian Church: The First 500 Years 428(16)
Introduction and Overview
Christianity in the Roman Empire
19. The Church in the Middle Ages 444(27)
The Rise of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches
The Medieval Idea of "Christian Empire"
Decline of the Church
20. Reform and Revival 471(28)
The Reformation
Great Awakenings
21. Christianity as a Worldwide Phenomenon, 1750-1950 499(27)
Latin America
The Pacific Basin
22. The Church After 1950 526(18)
The Pentecostal Movement
The Modern Ecumenical Movement
23. Introduction to Missiology 544(46)
A Biblical Theology of Mission
A History of Missions
Intercultural Communication
Mission Trends and Strategies
24. Christian Leadership 590(20)
The Task of Leadership
A Theology of Volunteerism
25. Christian Ethics 610(29)
Doctrine and Ethics
A Biblical Foundation
Christian Social Ethics
Christian Ethics and Poverty
26. Christian Education 639(38)
Defining Christian Education
Learning Styles
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Christian Formation
Glossary 677(22)
Endnotes 699(58)
Credits 757(1)
Subject Index 758

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