Christian Thought Major (M)
The world needs leaders who have thought about the Christian faith and how best to share the Gospel with people living in an age of distraction. Christian thought is devoted to the study of the history of Christianity, Christian doctrine, Christian philosophy, apologetics, and ethics. The major and minor provide the opportunity to study the structure of Christian belief and practice. Students are equipped in mind and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and world. These programs are suitable for anyone with an interest in theology and philosophy and a sincere desire to carry out the Great Commission.
|Core Requirements 1||45|
Minor: Required (minimum 18 credits)
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Required Core Courses|
REL XXX Theology Elective 1
|HIST 208||History of Christianity||3|
|HIST 475||The Reformations||3|
|PHIL 334||Christ and Culture||3|
|PHIL 325||Christian Apologetic I||3|
|REL 203||New Testament||3|
|REL 310||Religion in America Today||3|
|REL 376||Christian Ethics||3|
|Research Methods Class|
|HIST 385||Historical Methods||3|
|or REL 490||Senior Seminar I|
|Senior Thesis Class|
|HIST 490||History Seminar||3|
|or REL 491||Senior Seminar II|
|Select a concentration of any 2 classes (300-level or 400-level) in one of the 3 relevant areas (history, theology, or philosophy)||6|
Strongly recommended: a course in historical theology, such as REL 333 A Survey of Christian Thought.