The new semester is upon us. I will be beginning my third year at Southern. I have 3 semesters left and after graduation I plan on pursuing a Phd. Here are the classes I will be taking this semester.
- God and the Philosophers (Philosophical Theology) with Dr. Ted Cabal. We will be covering a variety of topics pertaining to the doctrine of God and diving into the history of philosophical thought on each one. There is only one required text: Our Idea of God: An Introduction to Philosphical Theology by Thomas V. Morris
- Church History I with Dr. Michael Haykin. Dr. Haykin has become one of my favorite lecturers. He presents history in a way that is both edifying and informative. Required text books are: History of Christianity edited by Tim Dowley and Rediscovering the Church Fathers. We are also required to read many primary sources each week.
- Latin II with Dr. Michael Haykin. This is the second semester of Latin. We will continue using John Collin’s A Primer to Ecclesiastical Latin. We will also have readings from the Latin Vulgate and Sidwell’s Reading Medieval Latin
- Hebrew I with Dr. Peter Gentry. I am looking forward to finally beginning to learn Hebrew. It is increasingly frustrating to not be able to use many academic sources because of my lack of Hebrew. It will be a tough class but it will be great to learn from one of the best. We will be using Allen Ross’ Introducing Biblical Hebrew
I am really looking forward to this set of classes. I have seen the increasing need in my studies for philosophy. It is disappointing to see what was once a foundational discipline in Christian studies is slowly being pushed out for different studies. It will be a difficult semester with learning two different languages, which will require diligent and consistent study (and less blogging!) but I am up to the challenge.
Good luck to everyone else out there who is starting school up once again!