MBS Theology Seminar



***NOTE: This summary refers to a previous instance of the class and may not reflect the assignments and textbooks for 2024.***

7357 MBS Theology Seminar is the capstone course for the Master of Biblical Studies degree. Students enrolled in this course intend to complete all degree requirements and graduate at the conclusion of this term. This online directed course of study includes reading, weekly written projects, weekly interaction with the instructor and peers, and a comprehensive position paper. The course provides regular and substantive interaction with faculty through a weekly synchronous teleconference (Zoom) meeting. 3 credit hours.

As a result of completing the reading, preparing weekly theological outlines, engaging in peer interaction, and the composition of a final position paper, the student will be able to:

    • demonstrate the ability to correlate the data of systematic theology in a fashion that demonstrates internal consistency.
    • organize, correlate, and articulate the results of theological research.
    • constructively interact with the theological work of colleagues.
    • formulate a comprehensive, clearly articulated statement of scripture doctrine.

Dr. Eric Lehner is the Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He has taught at VBTS since 2005 in a variety of roles as Graduate Assistant, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, and Associate Professor of Historical Theology. Dr. Lehner earned his academic degrees at Tennessee Temple (BA), Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), Virginia Beach Theological Seminary (ThM), and Clark Summit University (PhD). Read more....

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- Readings (25%)
Doctrinal Summaries (25%)
- Interaction Seminars (25%)
- Comprehensive Position Paper (25%)

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