Saturday, June 24, 2017

College of Biblical Representational Research


We can confidently describe the Bible as a reliable history, the source of doctrine, and as instructions about how to be saved and lead the Christian life. But this Bible is under attack from within Christianity. Representational Research meets those challenges and demonstrates how the Bible is first of all a representation of the mind of God, and also a completely accurate representation of all of reality. Biblical people—from Adam to John the Revelator—found the same question that students of Representational Research face: How can I challenge and refine my own personal representations of reality, using the Bible only as my guide? Representational Research students, like TSU degree student Glennys Elliot, are doing just that. Says Elliot: “I am eternally grateful for the way that representational thinking has shown me how to understand God’s truth and promises, and restored my hope in eternal life.”

MASTER OF ARTS or MASTER OF DIVINITY in BIBLICAL REPRESENTATIONAL RESEARCH*

  • Total semester credit hours (SCH): 48 (M.A.) or 66 (M.Div.) (including relevant transfer and portfolio credit)
  • M.A. prerequisites: a bachelors degree (or equivalent) including 35 SCH general studies (or equivalent)
  • M.Div. prerequisites: a bachelors degree (or equivalent)
  • Language requirement: A good working knowledge of one biblical language as demonstrated by course work and/or personal evaluation is recommended, and may be required in some cases.

MAJOR COURSES: (all courses are 3 SCH; courses must be taken in the prescribed order)
BR511 Bedrock of Triadic Structure
BR521 How—and Why—to Challenge Human Intelligence
BR531 Representational Research as a Reading of the Text
BR541 Conceptual Frameworks of Biblical Representational Thinking
BR611 The Ancient Skill of Generalizing
BR621 Representational Research and Applications to Everyday Life
BR631 Representational Study of the Phases of Faith
BR641 Guided Research in Representational Research

ELECTIVE COURSES: (all courses are 3 SCH; courses may also be selected from other TSU Colleges & Institutes)
BR623 Educational Constructs for Teaching Representational Research
BR512 Independent Study
BR522 Independent Study
BR532 Independent Study
BR542 Representational Models in the Gospel of Mathew
BR552 Representational Study of Daniel
BR562 Representational Study of Job
BR572 Representational Study of I Peter: Rhetorical Power of Revelation
BR582 Representational Study of II Peter: Rhetorical Power of Revelation
BR592 Representational Study of Proverbs: The Ideal Male
BR612 Representational Study of Revelation
BR622 Representational Study of Worldviews, World Religions & Cults

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY OR MINISTRY in BIBLICAL REPRESENTATIONAL RESEARCH*

  • Total semester credit hours (SCH): 45 (including relevant transfer and portfolio credit)
  • Ph.D. prerequisites: a relevant masters degree (or equivalent)
  • D.Min. prerequisites: a relevant masters degree (or equivalent)
  • Language requirement: A good working knowledge of at least one biblical language as demonstrated by course work and/or personal evaluation is recommended, and may be required in some cases, depending on the area of concentration.

SECTION ONE: (15 SCH)
Doctoral Research in major focus area (as assigned by Academic Advisor in consultation with the Dean)

SECTION TWO: (each course is 3 SCH; must be taken in the following order)
DS721 Research Methods
DS731 Rhetoric & Professional Writing
DS821 Dissertation (Ph.D.)/Project (D.Min.) Prospectus
DS831 Dissertation/Project Literature Review
DS857 Dissertation/Project Research

SECTION THREE: (15 SCH)
DS985 Dissertation/Project: Writing, Defense & Publication