Course Catalog

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is an educational institution whose mission is to prepare students to serve Christ and His church through biblical, experiential, and practical ministry.

MDiv / MA Courses

Old Testament

  • 111 – Hebrew I (3 credits)
  • 112 – Hebrew II (3 credits)
  • 120 – Methods of Hebrew Exegesis (3 credits)
  • 121 – Old Testament Exegesis I: Narratives (3 credits)
  • 122 – Old Testament Exegesis II: Poets and Prophets (3 credits)
  • 123 – OT Exegesis III: Advanced Exegesis (3 credits)
  • 130 – World of the Bible (1 credit)
  • 132 – Old Testament Introduction (2 credits)

New Testament

  • 201 – Greek I (3 credits)
  • 202 – Greek II (3 credits)
  • 220 – Methods of Greek Exegesis (3 credits)
  • 221 – New Testament Exegesis I: The Gospels & Acts (3 credits)
  • 222 – New Testament Exegesis II: Epistles & Revelation (3 credits)
  • 223 – NT Exegesis III: Advanced Exegesis (3 credits)
  • 232 – New Testament Introduction (2 credits)
  • 233 – Text and Translation of the Bible (2 credits)

Historical Theology

  • 311 – Ancient Church History (3 credits)
  • 312 – Medieval Church History (3 credits)
  • 313 – Reformation Church History (3 credits)
  • 314 – Modern Church History (3 credits)
  • 315 – North American Church History (2 credits)
  • 321a – Theology of Augustine (1 credit)
  • 321b – Theology of Calvin (1 credit)
  • 322 – Reformed Theological Research (1 credit)
  • 328 – Covenant Theology (2 credits)

Systematic Theology

  • 411 – Systematic Theology I: Prolegomena (2 credits)
  • 412 – Systematic Theology II: Theology Proper (2 credits)
  • 413 – Systematic Theology III: Anthropology (2 credits)
  • 414 – Systematic Theology IV: Christology (2 credits)
  • 415 – Systematic Theology V: Soteriology (3 credits)
  • 416 – Systematic Theology VI: Ecclesiology (2 credits)
  • 417 – Systematic Theology VII: Eschatology (2 credits)
  • 421 – Introduction to Apologetics (3 credits)
  • 424 – Puritan Theology (2 credits)
  • 432 – Biblical Ethics (2 credits)
  • 441b – Symbolics: The Three Forms of Unity (2 credits)
  • 441c – Symbolics: The Westminster Standards (2 credits)

General MDiv / MA courses

  • 099 – English Grammar and Syntax
  • 701 – The Nature and Method of Biblical Theology (2 credits)
  • 702 – Hermeneutics (2 credits)
  • 750 – Comprehensive Exam (1 credit)

MDiv-specific Courses

Homiletics

  • 511 – Homiletics I: Sermon Preparation, Construction, & Delivery (3 credits)
  • 512 – Homiletics II: Reformed Experiential Preaching (2 credits)
  • 513 – Homiletics III: Sermon Preparation for Special Services (2 credits)
  • 514 – Homiletics IV: Preaching from the Heidelberg Catechism (3 credits)
  • 516 – Homiletics V: Preaching Christ in the OT (2 credits)
  • 521 – Practice Preaching I-V (5 credits)

Counseling / Pastoral

  • 611 – Foundations and Process of Biblical Counseling (3 credits)
  • 612 – Issues in Biblical Counseling (2 credits)
  • 613 – Teaching and Youth Ministry (2 credits)
  • 614 – The Christian Minister & His Ministry (3 credits)
  • 626-628 (or 629) – Ministry Practicum – Internship (3 credits)

Missions

  • 631 – Foundations of Reformed Missions (2 credits)
  • 632 – Evangelism and Church Planting (2 credits)
  • 633 – Revival and Prayer (2 credits)
  • 634 – Encounter with World Religions (2 credits)
  • 635 – Intercultural Gospel Communications (2 credits)
  • 636 – The Intercultural Missionary (2 credits)
  • 637 – Contemporary Studies in Missions (2 credits)

ThM Courses

Biblical Studies

  • BS800 – Language and Exegesis: Old Testament (3 credits)
  • BS801 – Language and Exegesis: New Testament (3 credits)
  • BS802 – The World of the Bible (3 credits)
  • BS803a – Advanced Old Testament Biblical Theology (3 credits)
  • BS803b – Advanced New Testament Biblical Theology (3 credits)
  • BS804 – Christ in the Old Testament (3 credits)
  • BS805 – Distinctive Ideas in the Old Testament (3 credits)
  • BS806 – Distinctive Ideas in the New Testament (3 credits)
  • BS807 – Problems of Interpretation in the Old Testament (3 credits)
  • BS808 – The New Testament Use of the Old Testament (3 credits)
  • BS809 – Readings in Old Testament Scholarship (3 credits)
  • BS810 – Readings in New Testament Scholarship (3 credits)
  • BS811 – The History and Preservation of the Biblical Text (3 credits)
  • BS812 – Directed Research (3 credits)
  • BS813 – Biblical Aramaic (3 credits)
  • BS814 – Introduction to the Septuagint (3 credits)

Reformation / Post-Reformation Studies

  • CH849 – The Theology of Augustine (3 credits)
  • CH850 – The Life and Theology of Thomas Aquinas (3 credits)
  • CH851 – Forerunners of the Reformation (3 credits)
  • CH852 – The Life and Thought of Francis Turretin (3 credits)
  • CH853 – The Theology of John Calvin (3 credits)
  • CH854 – The Reformation in the Netherlands (3 credits)
  • CH855 – The Dutch Further Reformation (3 credits)
  • CH856 – The Theology of Wilhelmus a Brakel (3 credits)
  • CH857 – John Knox and the Scottish Reformation (3 credits)
  • CH858 – Scottish Presbyterianism (3 credits)
  • CH859 – The Westminster Assembly (3 credits)
  • CH860 – The Theology of John Owen (3 credits)
  • CH861 – Puritan Theology (3 credits)
  • CH862 – Puritan Theology in New England (3 credits)
  • CH863 – The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (3 credits)
  • CH864 – Puritan Approaches to Scriptural Interpretation (3 credits)
  • CH865 – Revival in the Reformed Tradition (3 credits)
  • CH866 – Reformed Covenant Theology (3 credits)
  • CH867 – Lutheran Orthodoxy (3 credits)
  • CH869 – French Protestantism (3 credits)
  • CH870 – American Presbyterianism (3 credits)
  • CH871 – North American Church History (3 credits)
  • CH872 – Directed Research (3 credits)

Systematic Theology

  • ST853 – The Theology of John Calvin (3 credits)
  • ST856 – The Theology of Wilhelmus á Brakel (3 credits)
  • ST859 – The Westminster Assembly (3 credits)
  • ST860 – The Theology of John Owen (3 credits)
  • ST861 – Puritan Theology in England (3 credits)
  • ST862 – Puritan Theology in New England (3 credits)
  • ST863 – The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (3 credits)
  • ST866 – Reformed Covenant Theology (3 credits)
  • ST881 – Prolegomena (3 credits)
  • ST882 – Theology Proper (3 credits)
  • ST883 – Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ST884 – Christology (3 credits)
  • ST885 – Soteriology (3 credits)
  • ST886 – Ecclesiology (3 credits)
  • ST887 – Eschatology (3 credits)
  • ST890 – Directed Research (3 credits)

Other Requirements

  • CH900 – Research Methodology (3 credits)
  • TH951 – Thesis (6 credits)

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