Department of Sacred Theology
Available Classes


TH 101 The Question of GOD
An introductory course in Theology covering the historical evidence of God through faith, logic, the evidence of the senses and intuition. Required Core Curriculum Course.

TH 102 Old Testament Theology
A continuation of the development of the existence of God through the evidence provided in the Old Testament and the early Jewish Church.

TH 103 Liturgical Calendar
The requirements for worship services will be studied on the basis of the history and development of the Liturgical Calendar.

TH 104 Liturgical Art and Music
The requirements for worship services will be studied on the basis of the history and development of both music and art within the Christian Church.

TH 105 Ministry with Children
The special requirements of bringing the word of God to children and working with children who have spiritual needs and concerns will be covered in detail.

TH 106 Ministry in the Multicultural Neighborhood
The special needs of the multicultural neighborhood will be studied with respect to the needs of the individual, small groups and the neighborhood.

TH 111 Messianic Prophesies
An in-depth analysis of the Old Testament prophesies regarding the Messiah and New Testament confirmations of those prophesies.

TH 112 Ministry
A detailed analysis of the ministry and the duties of a minister or priest from a theological, psychological, metaphysical and philosophical viewpoint.

TH 113 Priestly Duties
The duties of the priest and servant of God will be outlined and discussed from a number of different viewpoints including Orthodox Christianity, Protestantism, and Independent Catholicism.

TH 114 Pastoral Orientation
An orientation into the priest as pastor of a community of believers and the duties of the priest as regards that community.

TH 115 Divine Revelation
The problem of ascertaining the difference between divine revelation and the written word of mortal man is analyzed through the study of these two different types of scripture.

TH 116 The Nuclear Family
The unique problems of the so-called nuclear family will be probed in depth to lay a foundation for the priest in working with members of these families.

TH 117 Woman's Ministry
The emerging woman in American society offers the priesthood an opportunity to practice the principles of Christianity in their own lives. In this course these principles and their attendant problems will be examined.

TH 201 Pastoral Care
An introductory course outlining the counseling duties of a minister or priest pertaining to birth, childhood, learning disorders, adolescence, young adulthood, marriage, alcohol and drug or substance abuse, family problems, child or spouse abuse, depression, suicide and suicidal attempts, criminal activities, temporary or terminal illness, middle age, old age, senility, and death.

TH 202 Homiletics I
The techniques of speech writing and presenting will be studied from videos, films and written materials or demonstrated and modeled by practicing ministers and priests.

TH 203 New Testament Doctrine I
Doctrine based on the New Testament varies from sect to sect. These variations will be sought out and examined in detail in this course.

TH 204 Spiritual Counseling
This course is an overview of the needs of the spiritual mind and body in relation to different counseling styles and philosophies.

TH 220 Practicum in the Priesthood
The student will choose a mentor with whom they will learn the day to day activities of the priesthood within their chosen path.

TH 221 Independent Study in Exposition
The student will choose a topic for exposition with the approval of the Department and proceed to complete the project.

TH 222 Independent Study in Preaching
The student will choose a topic for development and prepare and present one or more sermons under the supervision of the Department.

TH 223 Independent Study in Sacred Theology
The student will choose of theological topic for independent study and propose and complete a project acceptable to the Department

TH 301 Pastoral Counseling I
Students will learn basic counseling techniques for working with various problems which will be presented to them in their priesthood.

TH 302 Homiletics II
Students will learn basic speech writing and presenting techniques and give one speech per week according to prescribed guidelines.

TH 303 New Testament Doctrine II
The Doctrines of the Holy Roman Catholic Church are studied and compared to the doctrines established by both eastern and western religious institutions.

TH 304 Christian Mysticism
Students will study several papers written by Christian Mystics and compare these with the New Testament writings.

TH 305 Spiritual Healing
The practice and history of faith healing and modern medical practices around the world will be compared to spiritual healing.

TH 306 Philosophy of Religion
The philosophy of religion will be examined using a number of current texts and crossing several different disciplines. Emphasis will be placed on Pythagoras, Philos and other Greek philosophers during the first centuries BCE.

TH 307 The Spiritual World I
The spiritual world as a part of the physical world is discussed versus the physical world as a part of the spiritual world. The differences between the physical, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual worlds are analyzed.

TH 308 Doctrine and Dogma
Doctrine and dogma are both defined from the perspectives of Eastern, Western and Shamanistic religious viewpoints and then analyzed in depth.

TH 309 Hermeneutics
This course will cover the interpretation of Holy Writings using the principles of exegesis.

TH 320 Practicum in the Priesthood
Students will choose a mentor with whom they will learn the day to day activities of the priesthood within their chosen path.

TH 321 Independent Study in Exposition
The student will choose a topic for exposition with the approval of the Department and proceed to complete the project.

TH 322 Independent Study in Preaching
The student will choose a topic for development and prepare and present one or more sermons under the supervision of the Department.

TH 323 Independent Study in Sacred Theology
The student will choose of theological topic for independent study and propose and complete a project acceptable to the Department.

TH 380 Introduction to Thesis Writing
This course is required of all Master Degree Candidates prior to choosing a Thesis topic and all Doctoral Candidates who have not previously written a thesis.

TH 390 Thesis in Sacred Theology
This paper must be approved by the faculty and written according to the guidelines established by the Department.

TH 401 Pastoral Counseling II
A continuation of Pastoral Counseling I which includes practical experience working with parishioners under the supervision of a practicing priest.

TH 402 Homiletics III
Students will learn intermediate speech writing and presenting techniques and give one speech per week according to prescribed guidelines.

TH 403 Liturgical Studies I
The liturgy of a chosen denomination will be compared to several other denominations to ascertain both similarities and differences.

TH 404 Addiction Counseling
The student will counsel clients who admit to having an addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, glue, other people, sex, sugar or work.

TH 405 Ethics I
The student will learn the standards of conduct and moral judgment from the viewpoint of a number of philosophers, theologians and religious movements.

TH 406 Homiletics Practicum I
Students will practice speech writing and presenting under the supervision of a mentor.

TH 407 The Spiritual World II
The student will continue studies commenced in The Spiritual World I and apply them to his/her everyday life and profession.

TH 408 Esoteric Christianity
The student will learn the differences between the esoteric Christian and the esoteric practitioner in other religious environments.

TH 409 The Christian Sacraments
A comprehensive examination of baptism, confirmation, marriage, Holy Eucharist, confession, burial of the dead, healing or unction and holy orders as they are practiced by a variety of Christian faiths.

TH 450 Practicum in the Episcopate
The student will learn the day to day activities of a bishop or comparable position within the faith of the student's choice by studying under the supervision of a bishop or comparable member of the episcopate.

TH 470 Introduction to Research
This course is required of all Doctoral Candidates prior to selecting a research project

TH 501 Pastoral Counseling III
The student will continue learning counseling techniques in the field working with various populations including the terminally ill, homeless, feeble old aged and mentally ill.

TH 502 Homiletics IV
The student will publish an acceptable paper regarding some subtopic of sermon writing and presentation or complete sermon.

TH 503 Liturgical Studies II
The liturgy of a non-Christian denomination will be compared to several other denominations to ascertain both similarities and differences.

TH 504 The Christian Liturgy
The student will write their own services for a number of situations and sacraments using various services of several Christian denominations.

TH 505 Ethics II
The student will compare the standards of conduct and moral judgment from the viewpoint of a number of philosophers as they might relate to the three major religious movements within the eastern, western and pagan traditions.

TH 506 Homiletics Practicum II
An advanced project more comprehensive than those undertaken in Homiletics Practicum I.

TH 507 Exorcism, Spirits and Ghosts
The student will learn the similarities and differences between disincarnate spirits and ghosts, demons and angels, elementals and devas and the practice of removing these entities from the human aura.

TH 580 Research and Publication
Required of all Doctoral Candidates prior to selecting a topic and writing their dissertation.

TH 590 Dissertation
An original publication done under the supervision of the faculty.