Master of Theology

1.   Purpose of the Course:
The purpose of the Department of New Testament Studies is to equip students to do accurate exegetical work in the Greek New Testament so that they can expound and apply it effectively in their ministries. The required courses help students develop the skills necessary for this work in the following areas.

• New Testament introduction
• Greek grammar and syntax
• textual criticism
• lexical and literary analysis
• use of interpretive tools
• exegetical problem-solving
• movement from exegesis to theology and exposition
The elective courses allow students to advance their skills in these areas and in the exegesis of New Testament books.

 

2. Duration of the Course:
The duration of the M.Th. in New Testament in all disciplines is normally two full academic years for those students who passed B.D. or M.Div. in 2nd Class with Biblical languages.

 

3. Objective of the Course
Students who successfully complete this major study will have the ability to:
a)  Articulate the spiritual philosophy of the pastoral office.
b)  Carry out the responsibilities of the pastoral office efficiently and effectively.
c)  Expound the scriptures with clarity that meet the needs of his congregation.
d)  Organize and administer the total local church program.
e)  Teach at a seminary.

 

4.   Curriculum of the Course:

First Year Master of Theology in N.T.
Fall Semester   Cr.Hrs.  Spring Semester Cr.Hrs
1. O.T. Theology 3 1. O.T. uses in N.T. 3
2. AdvancedHermeneutics 3 2. Adv. Expository Preaching 3
3. Greek Exegesis 3 3.Exegesis of Galatians 2
4. N.T. Theology 3 4. Current Studies in N.T 3
5. Electives 3 5. Electives 3
Second Year Master of Theology in N.T
Fall Semester   Cr.Hrs.  Spring Semester Cr.Hrs
1. Contemporary Theology 3 1. Logic & Critical Thinking 2
2. Johannine Theology 3 2.Gospel of Mark 3
3. Introduction to N.T 3 3. Theology of Pastoral Epistles 3
4. Introduction to Philosophy 3 4. N.T.  Criticism 3
5. Electives 3 5. Electives 3
6. Expository 3 6. Thesis 6
7. Systematic Theology – III 3 7. Oral Examination 0