Department of Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biblical Literature Reading in English (3)
Designed to read in English five biblical poetical works(Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs) and

other main biblical narratives, and to put a literary interpretation on them.

Early Church History (3)
A general interpretive survey of the Christian Church from A. D. 100 to the 5th century.

Medieval Church History(2)
A study of major themes in Christian doctrine and facts as developed by the medieval Church from the seventh to the fourteenth century.

Reformation (3)
A study of the establishment, expansion, internal development, and societal impact of Lutheranism, Calvinism,

 the Church of England, and Anabaptists.

Modern History(2)
An interpretive and critical survey of the history of the Christian Church from the seventeenth century to the present.

 

Life and Thought of St. Augustine(2)
A study of those elements in the life and thought of St. Augustine which have
had influence on the Christian Church.

Life and Thought of Luther(2)
A study of those elements in the life and thought of Martin Luther which had a formative influence on the Lutheran Church.

John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion(3)
The theology of Calvin will be investigated by examination of Institutes. Past and present interpretations of Calvin's theology will be analyzed.

Theology of the Creeds(2)
A study of theological reflection on the Christian faith as it is summarized in the Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creeds,

Dordt and Westminster Confessions.

Presbyterian Church History(2)
A study of the establishment, expansion, doctrine, and Church administration
in the Presbyterian Church from Geneva through America and to the Korean Church.

Ancient Korean Religion and Christianity(3)
A critical study of ancient Korean religions which have had influence on the Christian Church.

Puritanism(3)

A study of rise of Puritanism and an examination of post-Reformation theological development with emphasis on

English Puritanism in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

 

Latin Grammar(3)
Learn basic grammar of Latin, one of the most important languages of the Indo-European language family and the literary

language of the Western Medieval Age.

Latin Reading(3)
Read writings in Latin with the help of basic grammar and dictionary.

HEBREW(3)
Understand the necessary and proper use of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and biblical Hebrew languages.
Have a comprehension of basic Hebrew grammar and vocabulary with a view toward their correct and practical use in the exegesis process.

 

Ancient and Medieval Western Philosophy(3)
This lecture aims to understand and survey history of Western philosophy from its birth in the Greek people to the rise and fall of

Scholasticism.

Lectures will focus on the presentation of the essence of different philosophers'

thoughts while examining their contribution and influence on Christianity.

History of Christian Philosophy(3)
The aim of this lecture is to survey Christian thoughts from the early church to the present. It intends to evaluate

distinctive contributions of each Christian thinker. It also examines the relation between Christian and non-Christian thoughts of different ages.

Modern Western Philosophy(3)
This lecture surveys the history of Western philosophy in modern times. It discusses thinkers from the 16th century

 to the early part of the 20th century.

Christian Philosophy and Worldview(3)
This course aims to present a systematic understanding of Christian philosophy and worldview.

 It begins with a review on the heritage of modern Dutch Reformed Christian thought that initiated and

 propagated the idea of Calvinistic worldview and philosophy.

   

Biblical Literature Reading in English (3)
Designed to read in English five biblical poetical works(Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs) and other main biblical narratives,

and to put a literary interpretation on them.

Early Church History (3)
A general interpretive survey of the Christian Church from A. D. 100 to the 5th century.

Medieval Church History(2)
A study of major themes in Christian doctrine and facts as developed by the medieval Church from the seventh to the fourteenth century.

Reformation (3)
A study of the establishment, expansion, internal development, and societal impact of Lutheranism, Calvinism, the Church of England,

and Anabaptists.

Modern History(2)
An interpretive and critical survey of the history of the Christian Church from the seventeenth century to the present.

Life and Thought of St. Augustine(2)
A study of those elements in the life and thought of St. Augustine which have
had influence on the Christian Church.

Life and Thought of Luther(2)
A study of those elements in the life and thought of Martin Luther which had a formative influence on the Lutheran Church.

John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion(3)
The theology of Calvin will be investigated by examination of Institutes. Past and present interpretations of Calvin's theology will be analyzed.

Theology of the Creeds(2)
A study of theological reflection on the Christian faith as it is summarized in the Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creeds, Dordt and Westminster

Confessions.

Presbyterian Church History(2)
A study of the establishment, expansion, doctrine, and Church administration
in the Presbyterian Church from Geneva through America and to the Korean Church.

Ancient Korean Religion and Christianity(3)
A critical study of ancient Korean religions which have had influence on the Christian Church.

Puritanism(3)

A study of rise of Puritanism and an examination of post-Reformation theological development with emphasis on English Puritanism

 in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Latin Grammar(3)
Learn basic grammar of Latin, one of the most important languages of the Indo-European language family and the literary language of the Western Medieval Age.

Latin Reading(3)
Read writings in Latin with the help of basic grammar and dictionary.

HEBREW(3)
Understand the necessary and proper use of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and biblical Hebrew languages.
Have a comprehension of basic Hebrew grammar and vocabulary with a view toward their correct and practical use in the exegesis process.

 

Ancient and Medieval Western Philosophy(3)
This lecture aims to understand and survey history of Western philosophy from its birth in the Greek people to the rise and fall of Scholasticism.

Lectures will focus on the presentation of the essence of different philosophers' thoughts while examining their contribution and influence on Christianity.

History of Christian Philosophy(3)
The aim of this lecture is to survey Christian thoughts from the early church to the present. It intends to evaluate distinctive contributions

of each Christian thinker. It also examines the relation between Christian and non-Christian thoughts of different ages.

Modern Western Philosophy(3)
This lecture surveys the history of Western philosophy in modern times. It discusses thinkers from the 16th century to the early part of the 20th century.

Christian Philosophy and Worldview(3)
This course aims to present a systematic understanding of Christian philosophy and worldview.

 It begins with a review on the heritage of modern Dutch Reformed Christian thought that initiated and propagated the idea of Calvinistic

 worldview and philosophy.

Christianity and Culture(3)
This lecture aims at illuminating issues related to Christianity and Culture from a Biblical point of view. Discussion on theories of culture,

 particularly from a Reformed theological perspective, follows historical survey of issues.

Postmodernism(3)
This course aims to study Christian understanding and evaluation of postmodernism. Postmodernism is a recent movement of

culture and thoughts that demonstrates strong influences.

Reading in Philosophy I (3)
This class reads philosophical texts written in English. The Primary objective is to improve students' ability to read English philosophical texts.

 Discussion on philosophers' thoughts will help students to grasp the meaning of the text.

Reading in Philosophy II(3)
Course aim and purpose is the same as <Reading in Philosophy I> offered in the first semester. However, a different text is used.

This class also reads philosophical texts written in English. The Primary objective is to improve students' ability to read English

philosophical texts. Discussion on philosophers' thoughts will help students to grasp the meaning of the text.

Elementary Greek I (3)
Using Machen's New Testament Greek for Beginners, students learn the basic grammars of NT Greek ranging from its

alphabet to the mode of Participle (Lesson 1-20). Along with this grammatical study students memorize 500 words listed

 in Metzger's Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek (# 500-24).

Elementary Greek II (3 )
It is a continuation of Greek I, using Machen's same book. Students learn the remaining lessons of NT

Greek ranging from the Subjunctive mood to the conjugation of mi-verb (Lesson 21-33).

NT Greek Reading (2)
Building upon the knowledge of Greek basic grammar and syntax, student will be directed to reading Greek the New

Testament beginning with the Gospels and going on to Acts and the Epistles with some difficulties in reading and syntax.

 

Methodologies on NT Studies (3)
As a tool for interpreting the New Testament, students will be directed to study various methods or approaches to the NT. The course will examine and evaluate past and recent methods of NT studies from a Reformed Biblical perspective

Prayer and Spirituality (2)
This course is geared to equip students with the knowledge and practice of developing Christian spirituality with respect to prayer and prayer life. It is mostly centered around prayer spirituality of Jesus and early churches as depicted in Luke-Acts with some studies on prayer in the NT.

New Testament Exegesis (3)
This course is to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of principles of Biblical interpretation. The first half of the course will deal with major rules of Biblical interpretation as well as the application of these rules to specific Biblical passages, while its second half is an intensive exegesis of selected passages from the Gospels such as the birth narrative, temptation narrative, Jesus' teachings and miracles.

Biblical Geography (2)
This course is a combination of classroom study and on-site study in the Holy Land. It covers the geographical and physical setting of major events in the Old and New Testaments.

Luke-Acts (3)
This is an intensive course on Luke-Acts. Students will be guided to appreciate Luke's special contribution to understanding Jesus' teaching and ministry as well as how the early church came to acknowledge the ongoing presence of the exalted Lord in the gospel-spreading mission around Asia Minor.

Social Security (3)
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of social security policies and institutions, together with basic skills in social policy analysis.

Introducation To Social Welfare (3)
The intent of this course is to give students a basic grounding in social welfare programs and services. In this course students will be introduced to general theories and concepts regarding social welfare policies of the modern state.

Christian Social Service (3)
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of principles and values of the Christian social service. Emphasis is on the linkage of the theological or biblical knowledge to the application of actual lives. Field experiences will be useful.

Social Problems And Issues(3)
This course is designed to introduce students to an array of theories of concepts related to social problems and issues. In this course students will acquire foundational knowledge used in analysis and action regarding current social problems.

Theories And Practices Of The Mission For The Disabled (3)
This course is designed to help students' understanding of the mission for the disabled in a theological and biblical viewpoint. Through this class students will grasp a proper way of the mission for the disabled.

Church Social Work(3)
This course is designed to help students recognize the social role and function of the local church in a theological perspective. Students will be familiarized with the various aspects that the Church Social Work includes as an applied social science.

French Philosophy(3)
The two major parts deal with : 1) the study of Pascal's thought relating to the treatment of the Pens es; and 2) the investigation and criticism of the twentieth-century French philosophy. This course is designed for advanced students.

Christian Social Philosophy (3)
This course investigates and critiques the various views of the studies of society. Emphasis is placed upon a depth study of the Christian social view dealing with the relation of Christianity and society.

Christian Ethics (3)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the concept of Christian ethics, as opposed to those secular philosophical ethics. Major topics for discussion will be such issues as Augustine's Christian ethics, Calvin's christian ethics, and problem of modern Christian ethics in reformed theology: Christian ethics in the post-modern society etc.

Introduction to Philosophy (3)
The course investigates and critiques major philosophical concepts so as to widen philosophical thought and ascertain a normative approach to Christian philosophy.

Old Testament Survey
A survey of the Old Testament from the redemptive-historical perspective, equipping the student to understand the Bible as a unity.

Genesis (3)
A Study of Genesis with special attention to the historical and critical interpretation and theological issues in the book.

Psalms (3)
A reading of selected Psalms with consideration of their structures, genres, theology, together with an interpretation to Hebrew poetry.

Old Testament Ethics (3)
An introduction to Old Testament ethics together with a study of selected moral issues.

Joshua (3)
A Study of the book of Joshua with special attention to the developments in the history of redemption, i.e., fulfilment of the promises.

Deuteronomy (3)
A Study of Deuteronomy with special attention to its character and arrangement, together with an examination of the critical approaches to the book.

Numbers (3)
An expository study of Numbers with consideration of its theological themes and their devotional messages for us today.

Old Testament Survey (4)
Core course for freshmen in each semester, focusing on the origin, canonicity, language and texts of the Old Testament, and surveying the contents of each book of the Old Testament.

Canon and Authority (3)
A study of the literature of the Old Testament as documents produced in terms of the covenant making to establish the canonicity and authority of the Old Testament.

The OT Biblical Theology (3)
An examination of the nature, history of development, methodology, issues of the Old
Testament Biblical Theology and its interrelationship with other departments of Theology.

The Ancient Near East and the Old Testament (2)
A study of the culture, history, and custom of the Ancient Near East with reference to understanding of the historical background of the history and culture of the Old Testament.

The Origin and Activities of the Prophets (3)
A study of the prophets of the Old Testament in their origin, function and messages in the history of redemption recorded in the Old Testament.

The Book of Amos (2)
An exegetical study of the book of Amos dealing with its text and theological themes and issues pertaining to understanding the book of Aamos.

The Book of Exodus (2)
An exegetical study of the book of Exodus dealing with its text and theological themes and issues pertaining to understanding the book of Exodus.

The Book of Jonah (2)
An exegetical study of the book of Jonah dealing with its text and theological themes and issues pertaining to understanding the book of Jonah.

Hebrew (6)
Core course in each semester. A study of the basic grammar of biblical Hebrew to train students so that they may read the Old Testament in its original language.

Existentialism and Christianity
This course examines the relationship between the Philosophical Existentialism and Christian Ideas in terms of the existential implications in the Christianity.

Introduction to Christian Leadership
The goal of this course is to develop a personal capacity for Christian leadership. Students study the various types of Christian leadership developing their personal characters in order to communicate with other people.

Spirituality and Reformed Faith
This course promotes Christian Spirituality based on Reformed faith. Students investigate the roots and basic ideas of non-Biblical thoughts of spirituality which significantly threatens Reformed Spirituality in the soil of Korean culture and Oriental religions today.

Practice of Social Service
Upon the biblical teachings from the University chapel and from various classes, students need to devote their lives with the practice of Christian thoughts. Students
take effective roles in caring for the various people spending some practical hours weekly.

Introduction to the New Testament I(3)
「Introduction to the New Testament I」 is a survey course which gives an introduction to the New Testament with an emphasis both on the

background knowledge of the N.T. and on the study of the four Gospels.

Introduction to the New Testament II
「Introduction to the New Testament II」is a survey course which builds upon the foundation laid in 「Introduction to the New Testament I」. It is a study of the origins and development of the early church, with special emphasis on Pauline and post-Pauline developments.

A Study on the Theology of John (3)
「A Study on the Theology of John」is a course which builds upon the foundation laid in 「Introduction to the New Testament I」. It is a study of the origins and development of early christianity, with particular attention to the literary structure and distinctive theological emphases on the Gospel of John.

A Study of the Pauline Epistles (2)
An introduction and exposition of the Pauline Epistles with special attention to      their literary and theological emphases. An intensive consideration of the perspective for the understanding of Paul's thought in the light of the exegesis of selected passages in the Pauline Epistles.

Readings in English for New Testament Study
An Introduction and exposition of New Testament study with selected     papers which are relevant to the subject matter.