M.A. (Biblical Studies)
The Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) provides preparation for people desiring to pursue further, postgraduate work in biblical studies, and it serves as a terminal degree for ministries of teaching Scripture in congregations, para-church organizations, and Christian institutes.
- Commit to cultivate holy love of God and neighbor demonstrated by a knowledge of and practice in the Christian disciplines including works of service, with particular attention to a Wesleyan understanding of the means of grace.Understand the content and meaning of the various portions of the biblical canon.
- Integrate literary, historical, and hermeneutical tools into a holistic study of passages of various lengths and genres in a methodologically reflective manner.
- Analyze the text in the original languages.
- Assess, appropriate, and present insights from their interpretation for their contemporary contexts.
- Describe the method and major themes of biblical theology in a canonical context.
- Describe the means whereby one may arrive at a biblical view of the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures