Live-streamed courses are synchronous with an on-campus course. In these courses, the student participates in an actual class of students who are taking the same course, at the same time, on campus. The distance student "attends" class when the class meets on campus, follows the same deadlines, contributes to group discussions, and can participate in the actual class itself. The only difference is that the distance student is not in the physical classroom; he or she participates via video-conference. If you are interested in seeing how this works, you can access a live demo of this below.
Live-streamed Courses for Fall 2017 (enrollment has now closed for this semester)
099 English Grammar & Syntax
An introduction to English grammar & syntax. This course is designed to prepare students for the original language classes, to give students the skills needed to write well and to analyze their own writing, and to acquaint students with the PRTS Style Guide.
Meeting times: Wed. 3:10 – 4pm
101 Latin I
An introductory Latin language course designed to prepare students for further studies in Latin.
Meeting times: Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 – 11:15am
233/811 History & Preservation of the Biblical Text
Studies in the history, theories, and praxis of textual criticism with a view to affirming the reliability of the Masoretic Text for the Old Testament and Majority Text for the New Testament.
Meeting times: Tues. noon – 1:40pm
312 Medieval Church History
A study of medieval developments (A.D. 590–1517): the emergence of medieval Christianity, the monastic movement, missions and evangelism, challenges to the Gregorian line of the church, Eastern Orthodoxy, theological debates (e.g., predestination, Christ’s bodily presence in the Supper, and atonement), the Crusades, mysticism, the subsistence or reality of ideas (e.g., realism, conceptualism, and nominalism), the rise of scholasticism, heresies (e.g., Albigensianism and Waldensianism), religious orders and their prominent theologians (e.g., Franciscans: Francis of Assisi, Bonaventure, and Duns Scotus; Dominicans: Dominic, Albert the Great, and Thomas Aquinas), the dissolution of the medieval synthesis, and forerunners of the Reformation (e.g., Thomas Bradwardine, Gregory of Rimini, John Wycliffe, and Jan Hus).
Meeting times: Wed. & Fri; 8:30 – 9:45am
512 Reformed Experiential Preaching
Defines and explains both the discriminatory and applicatory dimensions of Reformed experiential preaching. Examines how major Reformers, English Puritans, Dutch Further Reformation divines, and two great preachers from each of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries emphasized the experiential dimension of vital Christianity in their sermons, then addresses the question: How can Reformed ministers best preach experientially today?
Meeting times: Thurs. noon – 1:40pm
924 Issues in the Minor Prophets
Deals with various critical and exegetical issues that arise from a close study of the Minor prophets.
Meeting times: Fri. 10 – 12:50pm
914 Christology in Reformed Orthodoxy
In this course, we will investigate the Reformation and Post-Reformation understandings of both components of John the Baptist’s declaration, “Behold the Lamb of God…” – both Who Jesus is and what He came to do. In the Reformation and Post-Reformation eras, the orthodox witness of the Church on the Person and Work of Christ, from the Patristics through the medieval period, was both received and importantly development. In this course, we will explore both that continuity of reception and the progression of development. Alongside this doctrinal development, we will investigate the exegetical foundations of Reformation and Post-Reformation Christology, the preaching of Christological themes in the relevant periods, and the place of Christology in Reformation and Post-Reformation devotion. Throughout, this course will undergird the doctoral program’s commitment to both academic rigor and piety, exploring how profound doctrinal developments fueled devotional warmth.
Meeting times: Wed. 2 – 3:25pm