Course Summary

An exploration of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Christian life, and the church

BRS 14 is a senior level course that contains close reading and consideration. The course is organized in five modules: (1) God, (2) Man, (3) Christ, (4) Fullness of Life, and (5) the Kingdom of God. 5 semester hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisites: BRS 1, 2, 3, and 4.


• Detect the coherency between the Old and New Testaments

• Appraise the inter-relatedness of the primary themes of the biblical scriptures.

Evaluate the nature of God from a biblical point of view.

Consider the nature of man and his spiritual needs from a biblical perspective.

Identify the nature of Christ and his role in human redemption.

Recognize the function of the Holy Spirit.

Appreciate the kingdom of God.


Credit for the course requires a score of 70% or greater on four multiple choice examinations and a 3,000 word essay. Each grade counts as 20% of the course grade.  A sample multiple choice problem is given below.

A unique characteristic of the God who reveals himself in the New Testament is his (A) exclusiveness, (B) identification with sacrifice, (C) association with a specific place, (D) revelation in Jesus.


A Bible, the course syllabus, and the following textbooks

Allison, Gregg R. Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine. Zondervan, 2011. 784 pages. $28.58 ISBN: 978-0310230137

Kapic, Kelly M. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology. IVP Academic, 2012. 126 pages. $8 ISBN: 978-0830839759