The Doctor of Philosophy in Religion degree is designed to equip students for creative scholarship and independent research. It is specifically designed for those who desire a broad range of study in Religion and Biblical curriculum and it seeks to develop the student’s capacity for critical evaluation and quality research. Producing the kind of creative scholarship, which can enable the student to contribute to the field of theological knowledge and literature, is the goal of this intensive program.
Prerequisite for enrollment in this program is an earned Master of Arts degree (concentration in Bible) or its equivalent from Bethany or an acceptable college.
To receive this degree, the student must complete the following 60 SH program of specified courses beyond the Master’s level:
Rel-604 Bible Archaeology – 3SH
Rel-701 History of Christianity – 3SH
Bi-601 Expositional Methods – 3SH
Bi-602 Bible Exposition (Gen.-Deut.) – 3SH
Bi-701 Bible Exposition (Matt-Mk) – 3SH
Ph-603 Directed Reading (Philosophy) – 3SH
Th-603 New Testament Theology – 3SH
Th-601 Seminar – 3SH
Ls-601 Computer Skills – 3SH
Rel-703 Life and Times of Christ I – 3SH
Rel-704 Life and Times of Christ II – 3SH
Th-602 Old Testament Theology – 3SH
Th-604 Reformation Theology – 3SH
Ph-601 Advanced Apologetics I – 3SH
Ph-602 Advanced Apologetics II – 3SH
Bi-603 Bible Exposition (Joshua-II Kings) – 3SH
Bi-702 Bible Exposition (Luke-John) – 3SH
Ls-602 Research & Methodology – 3SH
Ph-701 Thesis (20,000 words) – 6SH
Upon successful completion of the above doctoral program, the student may be conferred upon the Doctor of Doctor of Philosophy in Religion with a concentration in Bible.