The Bachelor of Arts in Theology is a broad theological degree, which includes a strong foundation in the Bible, study of church history, and systematic theology. The Major concentration is Biblical Literature, leading the student into an in-depth examination of the contents of the New Testament or the Old Testament. Instruction in the Greek and/or the Hebrew language is also a component, as is exegesis of the Biblical text. The program includes a number of foundational courses, serving to provide a common bond of knowledge for all students in the areas of theology, Pentecostal-Charismatic history and spirituality, and the history of ideas and culture.
The degree includes:
- Foundations of Theology (60p/30 Credit Hours)
- Biblical Literature Major (90p/45 Credit Hours)
- Church and Missions Studies (30p/15 Credit Hours)
Courses: (total of 180 points/90 Credit Hours)
Foundations of Theology (60p/30 Credit Hours)
|TE 100||Introduction to Theology||5p/2 cr|
|TE 101||Theology, Culture and the History of Ideas||12,5p/6 cr|
|TE 102||Major Religions of the World||7,5p/4 cr|
|TE 130||Introduction to the New Testament||7,5p/4 cr|
|TE 131||Introduction to the Old Testament||7,5p/4 cr|
|TE 140||Systematic Theology and Ethics||12,5p/6 cr|
|TE 150||Pentecostalism – history, spirituality, geographical expansion||7,5p/4 cr|
Biblical Literature New Testament Major or Old Testament Major (90p/45 Credit Hours)
|BV 200||Hermeneutics: Principles of Biblical Interpretation||15p/7,5 cr|
|BVNT 200||Biblical Greek I||15p/7,5 cr|
|BVNT 201||Biblical Greek II||15p/7,5 cr|
|BVNT 305||New Testament Theology||7,5p/4 cr|
|BVNT||Elective courses in the New Testament||7,5p/4 cr|
|BVNT 351||Senior Paper New Testament||15p/7,5 cr|
|BVGT 200||Biblical Hebrew||15p/7,5 cr|
|BVGT 201||Old Testament Exegesis||7,5p/ 4 cr|
|BVGT 300||Old Testament Theology||7,5p/4 cr|
|BVGT||Elective courses in Old Testament||7,5p/4cr|
|BVGT 351||Senior Paper Old Testament||15p/7,5 cr|
Church and Missions Studies (30p/15 Credit Hours)
|KM 200||The Church from Jesus to Present||15p/7,5 cr|
|KM 201||History of the Church in the Nordic Countries||7,5p/4 cr|
|KM 300||World Christianity||7,5p/4 cr|
|KM 301||Introduction to Practical Theology||7,5p/ 4 cr|
|Km 310||History and Theology of Mission||7,5p/4 cr|
The program is targeted towards anyone wanting to acquire a professional knowledge of theology in general and the New Testament in particular. This would include people preparing for church ministry, missionary work, teaching and also for work in the media.
Length of Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Theology consists of 180p/90 credits and can normally be earned in 3 years. However, some students pursue the program on a part-time basis and extend their studies over a longer period of time.
In order to enter a Bachelor of Arts program the student must present a transcript from a high school or equivalent. For more information, see Admissions.
Bachelor of Arts in New Testament lays the foundation for further professional or academic studies, such as Master’s degrees.
The whole program be undertaken via the internet.