Fall 2009 TEDS Schedule

Course # Hours Name Teacher
CH 7210 3.0 Patristic Age Armstrong
OT 5000 4.0 Intro to the Old Testament Beitzel
CH 8280 3.0 History of Fundamentalism & Evangelicalism Woodbridge
CH 8911 1.0 Colloquium in Historical Methodology I Manetsch/Sweeney /Woodbridge
ID 5080 0.0 Formation Group Sweeney/Yarbrough

CH 7210 Patristic Age (Syllabus) – Course Description: Introduction to Christian life and thought between the close of the New Testament canon and the beginnings of the medieval period under Pope Gregory I (ca. 600) with emphasis on the major church fathers through primary and relevant secondary sources. Prerequisite: CH 5010 or consent of department chair. Three hours. Instructor: Jonathan J. Armstrong (Web Cite)

CH 8280 History of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism (Syllabus) – Course Description: An analysis of the history of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism with particular reference to recent interpretations of these movements. Emphasis is placed on the question of Evangelical self-identity. Master’s three hours, doctoral 3+1 hours. Instructor: John D. Woodbridge (Web Cite)

CH 8911 Colloquium in Historical Methodology I (Syllabus)- Course Description: A methodological colloquium team-taught by all regular and available faculty members in the department of church history. General issues of historical methodology are discussed, with a special emphasis placed on the relationship between Christian faith and historical understanding. Offered fall. One hour. Instructors: Scott M. Manetsch (Web Cite), Douglas A. Sweeney (Web Cite), John D. Woodbridge (Web Cite)

ID 5080 Formation GroupCourse Description: Formation Group is an intentional weekly experience under the leadership of a faculty member. Formation Groups seek to grow together in biblical wisdom, in the grace of God, and in relationships and relational skills. MDiv students must register for two consecutive semesters prior to candidacy, generally the first two semesters of enrollment. Additional semesters by MDiv students and/or participation by non-MDiv students with or without registration are encouraged. Regular attendance necessary for credit. Credit/No Credit. Offered fall and spring. Zero hours. Instructors: Douglas A. Sweeney (Web Cite), Robert W. Yarbrough (Web Cite)

OT 5000 Introduction to the Old Testament (Syllabus) – Course Description: An introduction to the literature of the Old Testament, the history of Israel, critical issues of Old Testament formation, method in Old Testament study, and the theology of the Old Testament. This course meets the OT General Comprehensive requirement for MA students and the English Bible competency requirement for MDiv students, who must meet the SBCT requirement. Not for credit in the MA/NT or MA/OT programs. Elective credit in MDiv program. Auditors are not permitted in General Comp courses unless they have taken previous undergraduate course work in the subject or are not intending to complete the MA program. Offered fall. Four hours. Instructor: Barry J. Beitzel (Web Cite)

Total Credit Hours: 11



  • All course descriptions are copied directly from the online TEDS Course Descriptions page; I take no credit for writing them.
  • Syllabi have been stored on my site for archival purposes.
  • Faculty pages have been Web Cited for archival purposes; I don’t want to have to monitor the links and re-do them when Trinity re-maps its home pages over the years. Most visiting faculty members lack TEDS bio pages, so I have tried to link to their biographies at their home institutions.


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Fall 2009 TEDS Schedule — 5 Comments

  1. I am just glad the OT course stayed! :-) I’d love to sit in and see the approach to the Hebrew Bible taken at TEDS. I also wouldn’t mind listening to the Historical Methodology class, and the History of Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism as well.

  2. The aim of the patristics class is to cover the period of writings from about 100 AD to 600 AD. Josephus is pretty much pre-100 AD.

    It also doesn’t really cover much Jewish or Jewish Christian thought. It’s currently being debated in the patristics community whether or not Jewish Christian writings from that period ought to count as “patristics.”

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