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Biblical Literature Major/Minor

Interpreting Biblical Literature

Whether you plan to pursue full-time ministry or simply desire a deeper understanding of Scripture, the Biblical Literature major can fit into any four-year college plan. The Biblical Literature curriculum teaches biblical content and approaches to studying it. When you closely consider the messages and implications of the origin of sin, God's plan for salvation, and the words and works of Jesus Christ, you will learn how the overall biblical story gives meaning to all of human life.

This Bible major is designed so students can pursue a secondary major in a number of different areas, allowing them to go into a variety of different fields after graduation and discover how Scripture plays into other disciplines. While our Foundational Core program provides basic spiritual formation courses to all students, a Biblical Literature major helps you prepare to face this broken world in whatever career path you follow.

More Than a Story

The Biblical Literature program builds on the foundational Bible courses that all students take. Look deeper into particular sections of Scripture—including the Pentateuch, the Hebrew Prophets, the Gospels, and Acts and the early church—as you learn the inductive approach to interpretation. As a student in this major, you will learn about the historicity of the Bible while studying and applying the historical and cultural contexts of each book to discover the most accurate interpretations. All of this comes together as you consider relevant moral and ethical questions that affect today’s Christian worldview.

Minor in Biblical Literature

Our Biblical Literature minor provides a broad overview of the Bible, balancing class-focuses between Old and New Testament books. Investigate the meanings and applications of the Pauline epistles, the apocalyptic and poetic literature, or the Hebrew prophets, among other biblical sections. If you want a deeper study of the Bible, the minor in Biblical Literature pairs well with any primary major.

Biblical Literature Curriculum & Degree Options

Contact the Biblical Studies Program

May Young, Program Director & Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Greg MaGee, Department Chair of Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy

Joy Brainer, Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries & Philosophy Program Assistant

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