Doctor of Theology
Curriculum One

Program Materials

Major Core Curriculum

The Th.D. program is offered to pastors and adult learners who have a desire to enhance their theological knowledge, ministerial skills, and teaching competence. Its design gives it a stronger theological specialization than the Doctor of Ministry, and makes it differ from the Ph.D. in its curriculum through the obvious connection to pastoral ministry, biblical truth, and the church.

Study Guides

Research Tools

A. T. Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament
A.T. Robertson, a renowned scholar of the Greek New Testament, takes through the New Testament, verse by verse, painting word pictures from the Greek to bring to light the words and actions of Jesus and the early Christians.

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. All articles are scholarly and academic, and almost all journals are peer-reviewed. JSTOR provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals with free read-online access to 100 articles per month.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources for articles, theses, books, etc., from educationally-reputable sources.

Program Materials

Minor Core Curriculum

The subjects in the Minor Core are to be selected after completing the Major Core Curriculum. Completion of the Minor Core is accomplished by completing Projects related to the four subjects that the candidate has selected from the list of eleven Th.D. Minor Core subjects. Substitutions are not allowed. It is not necessary to notify the Academic Department of the Subjects you have selected.

Subjects Listing for the Minor Core

Select four subjects to create the Minor Core.

  • Church History
  • Mission Studies
  • Social and Theological Ethics
  • Liturgical Studies
  • Evangelism
  • Pastoral Psychology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Practical Theology
  • Homiletics
  • The Spirit Filled Life
  • Sacred Music

Project Submission

Use the upload link below to submit your Course Projects. All submissions must be in a Word Document format and include the appropriate cover pages, as stated in the Study Guides. (Simply copy and paste the content and insert as page 1 of your assignment.) Please do not submit the next course project until the previously submitted course has been reviewed and returned from the instructor. If you do not have access to Microsoft Word,  please visit this page.

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