Each student must present an acceptable dissertation that demonstrates competence in their field and original research, write with clarity and force
Graduates of this program will be able to:
♦ do in-depth research in both primary and secondary sources related to theological studies.
♦ understand and critique the major issues in theological scholarship and the main views on those issues.
♦ complete a significant, scholarly dissertation that has practical value for the Christian community and the academic community.
♦ develop and employ a fully-formed Biblical Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics in all scholarly research.
♦ clearly articulate conservative Evangelical hermeneutics and theology in the dissertation and demonstrate skill in ♦ communicating that to the academic community.
♦ communicate effectively through one or more of the following: preaching, teaching, evangelism, and writing.
♦ develop scholarly research practices that are compatible with the objectives of the academy of professional scholars.
♦ develop skills and knowledge that will contribute to the vitality and strength of Evangelical scholarship and thus the Christian church.
♦ faithfully and honestly represent and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in all scholarly endeavors and contexts.