Courses


UBBL-100: Exodus/Deuteronomy. This course introduces Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary critical methodologies with a primary focus on the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Students learn to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis. Students learn to interpret individual texts within each book. Students study how Deuteronomy uses the material of Exodus to communicate God’s Word to a new generation. Citation Format GuideExegetical Writing Guide. Exodus/Deuteronomy Library Guide. Syllabus.

UBBL-230: Luke/Acts. This course introduces New Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary critical methodologies with a primary focus on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Special attention is given to the meaning of the texts with regard to their political, cultural, religious, and geographical settings; the literary structures and genres employed; and how those texts are relevant for faithful Christian living.  Citation Format GuideExegetical Writing Guide. Luke/Acts Library Guide. Syllabus.

UBBL-330: Life and Teachings of Jesus. The life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus Christ are the focus of this course. Special attention is given to the content of the synoptic gospels as well as the social, political, and religious conditions of the time. Syllabus.

UBBL-340. Romans and Galatians. This course provides an analytical, exegetical, and expositional study of the biblical texts of Romans and Galatians. Special attention is given to the nature of Paul’s ministry, the theological, social, and practical issues he addressed, and how these texts are relevant for faithful Christian living. Syllabus.

UBBL-343: The General Epistles. This course covers Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, and Jude as they relate to the theological and ethical content of Christianity. Syllabus.

UBBL-451: Greco-Roman World. The Greco-Roman world, from the time of Alexander the Great to Marcus Aurelius, is covered. Attention is given to historical geography, politics, society, religious movements, and intellectual currents through the study of primary texts as well as secondary studies. Syllabus.

UBBL-496: Senior Seminar: Biblical Theology and Ethics. This senior seminar examines an important theological and ethical issue facing Christians today. This course explains selected methods and content from the fields of biblical theology and biblical ethics and prepares students to articulate various ways in which the Christian faith can be lived out in the contemporary world. The seminar format includes an oral presentation and a thesis. Citation Format GuideSyllabus. Thesis Guide.