D.Min. in Reformed Theology

Total Credits: 75

(Prerequisite is a Master degree or equivalent)

 

Core Program: 48 credit hours

 

Program Electives (must choose at least 27 credits):

 

Note:

If the student has not demonstrated a proficiency in biblical languages, BS501 Biblical Languages (12) from the M.Div. program will be a required course, leaving 21 credits of electives to choose from.

 

To find the specific requirements for each class please see the links below.

 

TH710 Doctrines
THE810 Soteriology
BS815 Acts to Revelation
HS810 History of the Church II
HS720 Origins of Christianity
SC740 Religion and Science
THE715 Theology III
THE720 Application of Theology
BS720 Counseling
THE725 Pastoral Ministry
TH755 Philosophy
TH860 Christ: the Way, Truth, Life
HS860 The Historical Jesus
BS870 The Book of Revelation
TH730 Christian Education
BS875 Textual Criticism II **
BS785 Biblical Languages II *
TH865 Christian Ethics
TH870 Summa Theologica
BS890 Doctorate Dissertation

TH710 Doctrines

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: Summary of Christian Doctrine
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Answer all Review Questions at the end of the chapters.
  3. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Bruce Ware’s Systematic Theology I
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Bruce Ware’s Systematic Theology II
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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THE810 Soteriology

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Read:
The Pauline Theology  by George Barker Stevens (only read chapters: 1-4 and 9-11)
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read:
All titles in the Doctrines of Salvation
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS815 Acts to Revelation

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: Exposition of Scriptures: Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians By Alexander Maclaren, D.D.          ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to lectures Acts to Revelation
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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HS810 History of the Church II

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: History of the Christian Church, Vol 2 By Philip Schaff    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Sketches of Church History
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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HS720 Origins of Christianity

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: The Early Years of Christianity By E. De Pressense, D.D.    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
Ancient and Medieval Church History
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
Pentecost up to the Reformation
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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SC740 Religion and Science

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: The Relations Between Religion and Science by Frederick, Lord Bishop of Exeter    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Evolution or Creation?
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Outlines of Moral Science
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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THE715 Theology III

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read:
Dabney’s Systematic Theology
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
Biblical Theology
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Read:
Manual of Theology
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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THE720 Application of Theology

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read:
Holiness
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read:
Practical Religion
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read:
The Jerusalem Sinner Saved
The Pilgrim’s Progress
The Holy War

Assignment:

  1. Write 40 pages on the theology and practical application of John Bunyan’s writings.

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BS720 Counseling

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Read:
http://www.mtio.com/articles/aissar43.htm
The Spirit in Counseling
Conflict Resolution in the Church
Biblical Principles for Solving Problems in the Home

Listen To:

http://theresurgence.com/files/audio/mike_bullmore_2007-05-23_the_use_of_the_bible_in_pastoral_counseling.mp3

Assignment:

  1. Write 40 pages interacting with the ideas found in biblical counseling.
  2. Describe how you would counsel the following situations in general:

a. Homosexuality
b. Impending divorce because husband fell out of love with his wife
c. Adult who is abusing his child
d. Woman who was raped by her father as a child and has many trust and intimacy issues because of it.

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THE725 Pastoral Ministry

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read:
http://www.sbts.edu/media/publications/sbjt/SBJT_2006Summer3.PDF
http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/ConferenceMessages/ByDate/1756_Why_Expositional_Preaching_is_Particularly_Glorifying_to_God/
http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/preachChristalone.html

Assignment:

  1. Write 30 pages on preaching, interacting with the readings above.

Read:
http://www.pbministries.org/books/gill/Sermons&Tracts/sermon_71.htm
http://www.pbministries.org/books/gill/Sermons&Tracts/sermon_72.htm
http://www.pbministries.org/books/gill/Sermons&Tracts/sermon_74.htm
http://www.pbministries.org/books/gill/Sermons&Tracts/sermon_75.htm

Assignment:

  1. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis. You may use other sources outside of the readings to interact with the content.

Read:
http://www.beestonbaptists.org.uk/docstore/75.pdf
http://assets.theresurgence.com/files/pdf/john_armstrong_2000-01_a_reformation_of_true_preaching.pdf
http://www.calvarysbd.com/pdf/hom02.pdf
http://www.sermoncentral.com/scdownloads/ThePowerofIntegrityInPreaching.pdf
http://www.ntresources.com/documents/RespectText.pdf

Assignment:

  1. Write 40 pages interacting with the content of the reading and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures on Worship:
Christian Worship
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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TH755 Philosophy

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: The Thoughts of God
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Christian View of God and the World
Read: Toward a Christian Worldview
Assignment:

  1. Write 30 pages interacting with the ideas found in the readings and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
Consequences of Ideas (Lectures are from Ligonier Ministries. They are by R.C. Sproul. There are 35 lectures in total.)

Assignment:
Write 40 pages interacting with the content of the lectures.

Please Note:
TNARS has an official agreement with Ligonier Ministries to store and stream teaching produced by Ligonier Ministries for course curriculum.
This material is only to be used by TNARS students, faculty, and staff.

If you are part of the TNARS community and are accessing these resources, you agree to listen to the content through streaming only. Capturing of the stream is not permitted.

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TH860 Christ: the Way, Truth, Life

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life By John Brown    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to New Testament Survey – Gospels ONLY the lectures under the “Life of Jesus” heading
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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HS860 The Historical Jesus

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: The Jesus of History By T.R. Glover    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Christ a Complete Saviour
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: The Glory of Christ
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS870 The Book of Revelation

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: Book of Revelation
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures: Hebrews to Revelation (only lectures 21-30)

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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TH730 Christian Education

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read:
Captive to Reason
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read:
The Light of our Minds
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to lectures:

Educational Ministry of the Church
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS875 Textual Criticism II **

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read:
Textual Criticism of the New Testament
An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of each book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the authors ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS785 Biblical Languages II *

Credit: 12 total credit hours

Biblical Languages

 

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TH865 Christian Ethics

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Listen to lectures:

Ethics of Competition
Ethics of Self Interest
Ethics
Ethics – Biblical Answers
The Puritans and Situational Ethics

1. Write an outline of the lectures.
2. Write 40 pages interacting with the specific ideas presented in the lectures and giving your analysis.

Read: “Christian Ethics” by: Ralph Wardlaw, D.D.

1. Write an outline of the book.
2. Write 40 pages interacting with the ideas of the author and giving your analysis.

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TH870 Summa Theologica

Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

Read: Summa Theologica    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 40 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS890 Doctorate Dissertation

Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Required Materials:

None

Description:

You must work closely with your mentor in developing your dissertation topic and in working through the dissertation.

GUIDE & FORMATTING:

1) Your dissertation should be no less than 150 pages, 1 inch margins, 12 point type, Times Roman Font, double spaced.

2) Your dissertation should be free of grammatical and syntax errors and should represent the caliber of work you have completed during your Doctoral Program.

3) Your dissertation should be consecutively numbered, with table of contents and apendixes if necessary. Your dissertation should be divided up into relevant chapters with sub-section headings within each chapter. You will need to also include a list of tables, figures and illustrations that are included.

4) You dissertation must include a full bibliography and the material should use a consistant citing system.

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* Must have Biblical Languages from M.Div. curriculum completed first
** Must have Textual Criticism from M.Div. curriculum completed first
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