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Code Course Title (units)
TSS500 HERMENEUTICS (3)
An introduction to the basic principles of Biblical hermeneutics, with an emphasis on practical exercises to equip students with the ability to study the Bible and to lead Bible Studies.
TSS504 LIBRARY INFORMATION RESEARCH METHODS (1)
Introduction to the necessary basic research method and information literacy for theological and biblical studies.
TSS517 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THEOLOGY (2)
Study of the historical backgrounds of Christian theology, historical development of important doctrines, and trends of theology.
TSS519 CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGY (2)
A discussion of issues in contextual theology, including cultural analysis and the sources of theological core, with special emphasis on the relation between Chinese culture and theology.
TSS520 THE BIBLE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT (2)
An introduction to the nature and function of the Bible and the person and work of the Holy Spirit, with the aim of helping the student to equip with the Word and to pray in the Spirit.
TSS524 WISDOM LITERATURE AND ANTHROPOLOGY (2)
(cross-reference to OT) A study of Biblical wisdom literature from the theological perspective in its portrayal of human nature.
TSS527 THEOLOGY OF JOY AND SUFFERING (2)
A study of the concept of joy and suffering from the perspectives of Biblical theology and systematic theology, toward an understanding of its definition, source, content, and purpose; within special emphasis on how to deal with and overcome present suffering within the contemporary situation with the hope of Christˇ¦s future coming.
TSS530 CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW (3)
Building a Christian worldview with a foundation of Bible, to deal with the challenges from non-Christians and ethic issues within the contemporary situation. Some difficult issues regarding Christian faith will also be discussed.
TSS533 MARITAL ETHICS (2)
A discussion of marriage, divorce and remarriage in the light of the Scriptures for the purpose of building a Biblical view on marriage in relation to the need of todayˇ¦s world.
TSS534 GOD, BIBLE AND CHRISTOLOGY (3)
A study of revelation and the inspiration of Scripture. Discussions of the Doctrine of God will focus on the existence, knowledge, and attributes of God; the trinity, the deity of Christ, and the Holy Spirit; divine decrees; creation, providence, and miracles, and angels, also the study of the person and work of Christ.
TSS535 SOTERIOLOGY, PNEUMATOLOGY AND SANCTIFICATION (3)
A study of the origin, nature, and original state of man; the covenant relationship to God; the fall; the doctrine of sin; the plan of salvation; the covenant of grace; union with Christ; calling, regeneration, faith and repentance, justification, and a study of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit dealing with the context and purpose of the work of the Spirit; sanctification, and perseverance.
TSS537 ECCLESSIOLOGY AND ESCHATOLOGY (2)
A study of the Doctrine of the church with the Biblical-theological perspective; her nature, marks, order, and ministry; ecclesiastic office; her relation to the world and the theology and administration of sacraments. Also included are lectures related to the last things; individual and general eschatology.
TSS542 TOPICS IN THE DOCTRINE OF THE LAST THINGS (2)
An exploration of the relationship of classical theological eschatology to the Biblical-theological method, with special attention to the question of the coming of Christ and millennium.
TSS551 CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY (2)
An in-depth study of the background and development of contemporary theology and a critical assessment of current trends.
TSS556 FOUNDATION OF EVANGELICAL THEOLOGY (2)
A study of gospel of Christian theology, with special emphasis on the concept of grace and its role in evangelical theology.
TSS571 THEOLOGY OF HEBREWS (2)
(cross-reference to NT)
A Biblical-theological exploration of prominent themes in the teaching of the Book of Hebrews.
TSS581 THEOLOGY OF JOHN CALVIN (2)
A study of the theology of Calvin, with special attention to the content of his institution and its significance for Christians today.
TSS582 THEOLOGY OF MARTIN LUTHER (2)
An analysis of the history and development of the theology of Luther, with a view to establishing its importance for the Protestant theology in the past and present.
TSS590 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (2)
An in-depth study of related topics in Christian theology, under the guidance of an instructor.
Code Course Title (units)
APS552 FAITH AND SCIENCE (2)
An exploration of the relationship between faith and science from the perspective of God´s revelation; the origin and development of contemporary secular science; and utilization of evidences, analysis of the conflict in between faith and science.
APS561 CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURE (2)
A Biblical study on the relationship between Christianity and culture; the Christian view of culture and the world view; and the contextualization of the Gospel in Chinese cultures.
APS571 WESTERN PHILOSOPHY (2)
A general survey on the history of Western philosophy since the Greek period. There is an emphasis on the relationship between theology and philosophy, and how this relationship impacts the development of church history; also an evaluation of the views of several major philosophers in the light of Scriptures.
APS581 CHINESE PHILOSOPHY (2)
A general survey of the mainline schools of Chinese philosophy, with an emphasis on their concepts related to Christian theology; and a Biblical evaluation on the heaven-and-man mind-set and methodology in traditional Chinese philosophy, and its contemporary transition.
APS591 HERESIES AND CULTS (2)
A general survey of the origin and development of heresies in church history; a Biblical evaluation on the hermeneutics of heresies; analysis of the concept-formation of heresies from the viewpoint of orthodox theology; an emphasis on contemporary major cults, and the Biblical response to them; and ways to convert them to the true Christian faith.
APS592 COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS (2)
A comparative study of the major religions within the Chinese culture and in the world, with an emphasis on how Christians may present their faith to people of other religions.