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Descriptions of Areas of Study

Biblical Studies | Theological Studies | Applied Theology | Apologetics & Culture | Theology & Worship | Systematic Theology | Philosophy of Religion | Historical Theology | Christian Leadership

Biblical Studies is designed for pastors and teachers who are going to teach biblical studies in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts. It offers expertise in the Bible (Old and New Testaments) and biblical theology while providing concentration in one of the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, or Biblical Theology. The concentration the student chooses generally coincides with the focus of his or her dissertation.

Theological Studies is designed for pastors and teachers who are going to teach theological studies in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts. It offers expertise in the disciplines of systematic theology, historical theology, philosophy of religion, and ethics while providing concentration in one of those specific fields. The concentration the student chooses generally coincides with the focus of his or her dissertation.

Applied Theology* is designed for pastor-theologians, teachers, and missionaries who are going to serve in various leadership contexts across the globe. It offers expertise in theological praxis, missiology, preaching, and leadership. The concentration the student chooses generally coincides with the focus of his or her dissertation.

  • The Preaching* concentration is designed for pastor-theologians who desire to have a biblical and theological foundation focused on advanced hermeneutical principles and effective communication.
  • The North American Missiology* concentration is designed for church planters, pastors and leaders who are actively working in church planting or renewal in a North American context.
  • The International Missiology* concentration is designed for IMB personnel who are currently serving overseas and others who serve in a similar capacity and want to more effectively proclaim the Gospel around the world.
  • The Christian Leadership* concentration is designed for Christian pastors, leaders, scholars and educators who recognize the importance of biblical values while inspiring vision and godly virtues.

Apologetics and Culture* is designed to equip pastors and professors with an effective apologetic voice. It will train students to teach and research in apologetics and culture in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts, and it will train students to engage culture with the truth claims of Christ.

Theology and Worship* is designed to equip pastors and professors for the practice and teaching of worship leadership. It will train students to teach and research in theology and worship in ecclesial contexts as well as in the academy. It will train students to understand the theology and praxis of worship leadership.

Systematic Theology* is designed to equip pastors and professors to teach sound Christian doctrine in the church and the academy. It will train students to teach and research in systematic theology in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts. It will train students to develop as pastor-theologians.

Philosophy of Religion* is designed to equip pastors and professors to assess and critique philosophical thought from a Christian foundation. It will train students to teach and research in philosophy of religion in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts. It will train students to discern truth in a pluralistic world.

Historical Theology* is designed to equip pastors and professors to teach the history of the Christian church. It will train students to teach and research in historical theology in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts. It will train students to advance the understanding and practice of historical theology.

Christian Leadership* is designed to equip pastors and professors to evaluate critically trends in leadership theory and practice. It will train students to teach and research in Christian leadership in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts. It will train students to develop the heart and mind of the leader.

(* Offered also as a Residential and/or Modified Residency Format)

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  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
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