BIBLICAL STUDIES (RELB)


RELB 104  THE MINISTRY OF JESUS 4
Survey of Christ's life in its historical setting as a basis for determining Christian action. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELB 105  THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT 2
Study of the Sermon on the Mount as it relates to the needs of the Christian. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELB 106  THE PARABLES OF JESUS 2
Exegetical study of Jesus' parables; considers literary structure, historical context, and relevance for today. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELB 111  MESSAGES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT 4
Survey of basic themes of the Old Testament. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELB 132  DOCUMENTS OF FAITH 3
Examination of the identity, nature, and role of divine revelation in guiding the life of faith and ministry. Focuses on the role of Scripture and the writings of Ellen G. White in Adventism. Open only to theology and religion majors. Prerequisite: RELH 131. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELB 216  MESSAGES OF PAUL 4
Survey of the basic themes of Paul's letters.
 

RELB 220  BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES 3
An introduction to the tools of biblical study. Includes the rudiments of Greek and Hebrew, as well as the use of lexicons, dictionaries, and concordances. Does not apply to major in theology.
 

RELB 301  OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY 3
Study of the historical framework in which the religion of Israel developed; considers dominant events and trends in God's saving relationship to His covenant people.
 

RELB 302  PENTATEUCH 3
Exegetical examination of significant passages in the first section of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament); considers the historical setting, authorship, time, circumstance of writing, and other literary and theological questions.
 

RELB 303  WRITINGS 3
Introduction to the third section of the Hebrew Bible; considers authorship, the time and circumstance of writing, and other literary and theological questions.
 

RELB 304  INTERPRETING THE PROPHETS 4
A study of the ministry and messages of the early prophets of Israel.
 

RELB 305  HEBREW PROPHETS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 4
Examination of the ministry and messages of the exilic and post-exilic prophets, including a consideration of their revelance for today. Offered 2000-2001.
 

RELB 312  DANIEL 3
Advanced study of the historical setting and significance of the book of Daniel; studies the prophetic features of the book in the light of both secular and church history to provide the student with a clearer insight into contemporary religious conditions.
 

RELB 313  REVELATION 3
An exegetical study of the book of Revelation within its historical context, with special attention to its significance for Christian Eschatology.
 

RELB 329  EXEGESIS OF ROMANS (GREEK) 3
Exegetical study of the letter of Paul to the Romans based on the Greek text. Prerequisites: GREK 331, 332, 333 and/or the successful completion of the Greek proficiency examination in the quarter immediately prior to taking RELB 329.
 

RELB 333  BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALING 4
A survey of the various ways biblical writers describe restoration to wholeness of life and of how these biblical views have been understood in prominent Christian traditions down to modern times. Offered 2001-2002.
 

RELB 423  HEBREW EXEGESIS 3
Exegetical study of selected Old Testament passages based on Hebrew text. Prerequisites: HEBR 331, 332.
 

RELB 434  GOSPELS 3 or 4
An exegetical reading of the gospel of Mark that attends to literary devices, dominant themes and relevance. (College Place Campus-3 quarter hours; Portland Campus-4 quarter hours.)
 

RELB 435  GOSPELS 3 or 4
Exegetical examination of the gospels of Matthew and Luke including Synoptic comparisons with attention to dominant themes of each gospel. (College Place Campus-3 quarter hours; Portland Campus-4 quarter hours.) Offered 2000-2001.
 

RELB 436  GOSPELS 3 or 4
An exegetical reading of the gospel of John that attends to literary devices, dominant themes and relevance. (College Place Campus-3 quarter hours; Portland Campus-4 quarter hours.)
 

RELB 454  LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE (OR ENGL 454) 4
Prerequisite: General Studies literature or ENGL 234. See the English section of this Bulletin.
 

RELB 455  BOOK OF JUDGES: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH (OR ENGL 455) 4
(OR ENGL 455) An interdisciplinary approach to the Book of Judges, including historical, literary, theological, archaeological, and anthropological methods. The course is designed to model various scholarly methods in the study of a biblical text. Prerequisite: One general education literature course and one biblical studies course, or permission of instructor.
 

RELB 464  NEW TESTAMENT EPISTLES 3
Exegetical study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians, and 1 & 2 Corinthians, within their historical contexts. Students who have taken RELB 216 should not register for this course without special permission.
 

RELB 465  NEW TESTAMENT EPISTLES 3
Exegetical study of Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude, and 1, 2, & 3 John, within their historical contexts. Students who have taken RELB 216 should not register for this course without special permission.
 

RELB 466  NEW TESTAMENT EPISTLES 3
Exegetical study of Galatians and Romans, within their historical contexts. Students who have taken RELB 216 should not register for this course without special permission. Theology students should not register for RELB 466.
 

RELIGIOUS HISTORY (RELH)


RELH 131  ROOTS OF RELIGIOUS FAITH 3
Exploration of the personal and corporate roots of Christian, and more specifically, Adventist faith, especially as these give rise to the call to minister. Addresses the role of meditation, prayer, autobiography, story, and sacred memory in spiritual formation. Open only to theology and religion majors. Course includes a required weekend retreat. Graded S or NC. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELH 205  BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY 3
Introduction to the science of archaeology with particular attention to those discoveries which bear on the interpretation of the Biblical text.
 

RELH 402  MODERN DENOMINATIONS 3
Study of the cardinal teachings of a number of the prominent denominations of the world; includes comparisons of the teachings relating to God, salvation, sin, and the future.
 

RELH 403  WORLD RELIGIONS 3
Introduction to the greater religions of mankind, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Islam, and Christianity; considers the historical setting out of which these religions arose, their founders, their basic teachings and rituals, their conceptions of God and mankind, as well as their influence on cultural development.
 

RELH 406  HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE 2
Survey of the history of the Bible from the earliest manuscripts through the science of textual criticism to a comparison of the numerous English versions currently available.
 

RELH 425  PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION (OR PSYC 425) 3
See the Education and Psychology section of this bulletin.
 

RELH 455  EARLY CHURCH HISTORY 3
Study of the rise of Christianity with emphasis on the development of theological concepts. Prerequisite: ENGL 224 or permission of instructor.
 

RELH 457  HISTORY OF ADVENTISM 2
Study of the rise and development of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.
 

RELH 490  ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK 0-4
Participation in an archaeological expedition. Involves all aspects of dig life - stratigraphic excavation employing the most up-to-date methodologies, careful recording and analysis of data in consultation with experts from a wide range of disciplines. Prerequisites: RELH 205 or permission of instructor. Application to the School of Theology is required by March 1 of the year the course is taken.
 

SOCI 449  SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 2
See the Social Work and Sociology section of this bulletin.
 

MISSIONS (RELM)


RELM 233  INTRODUCTION TO CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY 3
Study of the major issues involved in communicating Christianity in other cultures with the aim of preparing the student for actual field work. This prerequisite for student missionaries is also open to other interested students.
 

PROFESSIONAL (RELP)


RELP 234  FAITH IN ACTION 3
Relates active participation in the life of faith to pastoral ministry. Involves participating in and evaluating personal and corporate acts of memory, celebration, witness, visitation, and social concern. Open only to theology and religion majors. Prerequisites: RELH 131, RELB 132, RELT 133.
 

RELP 235  PERSONAL MINISTRY 2
Study of the skills of personal ministry, including relational evangelism, pastoral visitation, evangelistic Bible study. Combines theory and practice to aid in successfully applying the art as well as teaching it to others. Open only to theology majors. Prerequisite: RELP 234.
 

RELP 236  GENDER AND GENERATION MINISTRIES 2
A survey of the ministry needs of persons at each stage of the life cycle and the appropriate programs that address those needs across gender and age spectrums. Open only to theology majors. Prerequisite: RELP 235.
 

RELP 337  CHURCH WORSHIP MINISTRY 2
A study and application of the theology and choreography of worship. Open only to theology majors. Prerequisite: RELP 234.
 

RELP 338  CHURCH LEADERSHIP MINISTRY 2
Study of the theological and psychological principles of leadership applied to the church. Emphasizes Adventist church policy and programs, materials, and methods that can be used in preserving and fostering the life of the church. Open only to theology majors. Prerequisite: RELP 234.
 

RELP 339  PUBLIC MINISTRY 2
Participation in the public outreach of the church. Integrates evangelistic and social ministries. Includes lab experience in actual outreach. Open only to theology majors. Prerequisite: RELP 234.
 

RELP 370  HOSPITAL MINISTERIAL TRAINING 2 or 4
Seminar offered at the Portland Adventist Medical Center or the Walla Walla General Hospital. Besides a balanced program of clinical experience, films, discussion, and lectures by physicians, chaplains, and other resource personnel are included. Registration by permission only; class limited to five students. (Two quarter hours, Walla Walla General Hospital; four quarter hours, Portland Adventist Medical Center.)
 

RELP 395  METHODS OF TEACHING BIBLE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL 3
SECONDARY SCHOOL Examination of current religion teaching practices in the secondary school with emphasis on objectives, content, organization, and materials and resources available; requires observation in the schools along with microteaching, giving opportunity to demonstrate competency. Prerequisites: EDUC 390. Offered odd years and alternate summers.
 

RELP 440  CRISIS MINISTRY 2
Introduction to the principles and practice of pastoral care of troubled persons through the application of counseling techniques, the utilization of the spiritual resources of the Christian community, and theological reflection. Open only to theology majors. Prerequisite: RELP 235.
 

RELP 441, 442  SENIOR PROJECT I, II 1, 1
Research, presentation, and discussion of a topic which integrates religious studies and professional goals. Open only to senior theology and religion majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 224.
 

RELP 483  ADVANCED PASTORAL CARE 3
Study of the role of the pastor in relationship to his/her ministering to families; includes study of the pastor as premarital counselor, as marriage and family counselor, and as marriage and family life enrichment leader. Prerequisite: RELP 440 or permission of instructor.
 

RELP 490  FIELD EVANGELISM 1-3; 3
Experience in evangelistic techniques obtained by giving Bible studies and/or holding meetings.
 

RELP 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-3
Individual contract arrangement involving students, faculty, and cooperating institutions to gain practical experience in an off-campus setting. Allows the student to apply advanced classroom learning. Prerequisite: Approval of the major adviser. Graded S or NC.
 

SPCH 381, 382, 383  BIBLICAL PREACHING 2, 2, 2
See the Communications section of this bulletin.
 

THEOLOGY (RELT)


RELT 110  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST BELIEF AND PRACTICE 4
A general introduction to the Adventist community in its historical and contemporary contexts. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELT 133  FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING 3
Thoughtful evaluation of the claims of faith. Addresses questions of faith, reason, authority, and imagination in the life and ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Open only to theology and religion majors. Prerequisite: RELB 132. Not open to students with senior standing.
 

RELT 201  THE CHRISTIAN WAY OF SALVATION 4
Study of the Christian offer of salvation as found through Jesus Christ and the church; considers not only the future, but also contemporary moral and social dimensions of salvation.
 

RELT 202  FUNDAMENTALS OF CHRISTIAN BELIEF 4
Study of Christian teachings from Seventh-day Adventist perspective; explores topics such as revelation, God, creation, human beings and sin, the person and work of Jesus, the nature and purpose of the church, salvation, and Christian hope. Prerequisite: One college-level religion course or permission of instructor.
 

RELT 246  CHRISTIAN ETHICS I 2
Study of the foundations of Christian ethics and ethical behavior. Examines moral implications of Christian faith for contemporary issues, including bioethics and sexuality.
 

RELT 247  CHRISTIAN ETHICS II 2
Study of the application of Christian ethics to moral decision-making and behavior. Explores practical implications of ethical living and response to contemporary issues, including economics, violence, discrimination, and the environment. Prerequisite: RELT 246.
 

RELT 314  CHRISTIAN HOPE 3
Study of Christian eschatology with emphasis upon Biblical patterns of hope and disappointment, early Adventist end-time predictions, contemporary visions of hope offered by Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians, and the implications of eschatology for ethics.
 

RELT 317  INSPIRATION AND REVELATION 4
Study of the concept of inspiration as revealed in the Bible writers as compared to the concept of inspiration in modern times as revealed in the person and writings of Ellen G. White.
 

RELT 321  CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY 3
Study of the dynamics of the Christian spiritual life as lived individually and in the com-munity. Topics include prayer, meditation, worship, healing, and spiritual guidance. Prerequisite: one college-level religion course or permission of the instructor.
 

RELT 330  CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP 3
Study of the relationship of the individual to the church; considers the development of study skills with analysis of a memberŐs responsibility to the church community. Emphasis in methods of Bible study, the use of tools for Bible study, organization of the church, the role of the layman in the administration of the church, and the mission of the church. Designed primarily for the nonministerial student. Prerequisite: 6 hours of religion general studies credit.
 

RELT 340  THEOLOGY OF SPIRITUAL CARE 4
Study of the theological concepts that relate to the issues of human suffering and application of the Biblical principles that underlie the spiritual care of those who suffer. Offered on the Portland campus.
 

RELT 404  APPROACHES TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION 2
A survey of the critical disciplines employed in reading the Biblical text for ethical and theological reflection.
 

RELT 412  PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (OR PHIL 412) 4
Study of religious thought and practice from a philosophical perspective; considers the arguments for the existence of God, the relationship of faith and reason, the use of religious language, and the problem of evil.
 

RELT 418  AESTHETICS AND SPIRITUALITY 3
The practice of spirituality through the arts. The course explores the role of aesthetics in the devotional life. Journaling and sketching constitute significant course components.
 

RELT 456, 457  SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I, II 3, 3
An inquiry from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective into the major themes of Christian theology; introduces students to the process of theological thinking, including systematic reflection of one's own views. Open only to departmental majors. Prerequisites: RELH 455 and HIST 456 or permission of instructor.
 

RELT 495  COLLOQUIUM 0
Lecture series designed to enrich the professional and spiritual development of students in religion and theology. All Religion and Theology majors must satisfactorily complete six quarters, at least one of which must be during their senior year. Requirement must be completed at least one quarter before graduation. Graded S or NC.
 

RELT 496  SEMINAR IN CHRISTIAN ETHICS 2
Intensive individual study, written reports, and group discussion on selected ethical issues. Open only to departmental majors. Prerequisite: ENGL 224.
 

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (GREK)


GREK 231, 232, 233  GREEK I 3, 3, 3
Introduction to the elements of New Testament Greek with experience in translation. Language laboratory required. Prerequisites: A score at the 70 percentile on the ACT composite score and at the 70 percentile on the ACT English scores or successful completion of ENGL 121, 122.
 

GREK 331, 332, 333  GREEK II 3, 3, 3
Continued reading in the Greek New Testament with emphasis upon principles of interpretive translation. The book of Revelation and selections from the Gospels are used in developing facility in translation.
 

GREK 341  INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM 2
TEXTUAL CRITICISM Survey of the history and present development of New Testament textual criticism; integration of textual criticism and translation of selected passages from Novum Testamentum Graece. Offered upon request.
 

GREK 342  READINGS IN THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT 2; 8
Reading in selected sections of the Greek New Testament.
 

GREK 344  THE GREEK OLD TESTAMENT 2
Translation of selected narrative portions from the Septuagint and comparison with the Masoretic Text. Also includes translation of selected portions of Hebrews with attention to Old Testament citations.
 

HEBR 331  INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW 3
Introduction to the basic elements of Biblical Hebrew; designed to enable the student to use the language as a tool in Biblical studies and to provide a basis for further study in Hebrew.
 

HEBR 332, 333  ELEMENTARY HEBREW 3, 3
Study of Hebrew grammar and syntax advancing to reading and exegesis of selected Hebrew Bible passages. Prerequisite: HEBR 331.
 

HEBR 451  READINGS IN HEBREW 2; 6
Selected reading in the various sections of the Hebrew Bible. Prerequisites: HEBR 332, 333.
 

LANE 460  LANGUAGES OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST 3; 12
Introduction to the elements of an ancient Near Eastern language, its vocabulary, grammar, syntax and cultural background. Departmental approval required.
 

LATN 211, 212, 213  LATIN I 4, 4, 4
Introduction to the elements of classical Latin with experience in translation. Prerequisites: A score of 50 percentile on the ACT composite score and 50 percentile on the ACT English scores or successful completion of ENGL 121, 122.
 

LATN 311, 312, 313  LATIN II 4, 4, 4
Continued reading in Latin authors with emphasis upon grammar and syntax. Offered even years only.