Doctor of Ministry – Theological Exegesis

Doctor of Ministry – Theological Exegesis

The Theological Exegesis track is uniquely designed to equip pastors in the art of theological exegesis of the Bible. The track fosters an appreciation for reading of the Bible that is canonical, creedal, and contextual. Students learn how to draw on the rich history of exegetical theology for the sake of interpreting the Bible for the church today.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate in the Theological Exegesis Track will be capable of:

• Understanding the integration of biblical teaching with the disciplines of systematic and historical theology
• Interpreting the whole Bible in a Christ-centered way
• Using the history of exegesis (classical and modern) for their own ministry
• Reading the Bible in a canonically, creedally, and contextually sensitive way

Program Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES

DM916 Scripture and Doctrine

3 Credit Hours

DM926 Using the History of Exegesis: Reading the Bible with the Dead

3 Credit Hours

ONE COURSE IN THE OT EXEGESIS AND THEOLOGY BOOK STUDY CLUSTER

DM868 Deuteronomy: Exegesis and Theology

3 Credit Hours

DM936 The Book of Job: Exegesis and Theology

3 Credit Hours

ONE COURSE IN THE NT EXEGESIS AND THEOLOGY BOOK STUDY CLUSTER

DM838 Romans: Exegesis and Theology

3 Credit Hours

DM872 The Epistle to the Hebrews: Exegesis and Theology

3 Credit Hours

DM908 Ephesians: Exegesis and Theology

3 Credit Hours

4 ELECTIVE COURSES

Final Project

The final project is meant to be a concrete case study. The student will offer theological exegesis of some portion of Scripture, showing its canonical testimony, its creedal importance, and its contemporary relevance for the author’s or other contexts. In so doing the student will draw on classical and modern resources and demonstrate an ability to read critically within the tradition of Christian theological exegesis. The project concludes with a practical guide to employing this material in the church, whether as a teaching series or a framework for some other ministry.

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