Courses: Theology

RELT 110 Introduction to Seventh-day Adventist Thought and Practice     3
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or the religion chair
The teaching of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the context of other belief systems, designed specifically for those not familiar with or newly introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist church. Fall semester.

RELT 141 Christian Beliefs     3
Surveys fundamental biblical doctrines from the Christian church and the Seventh-day Adventist perspective. Fall/spring semesters.

RELT 147 World Religions     3
A study of the major religions of the world including primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, religions of China and Japan, Judaism, and Islam. The relationship of Christianity to these religions is discussed, including the Christian mission to the world. Fall semester.

RELT 149 Dynamics of Christian Living     2
Explores the realm of personal relationship with God, with emphasis on conversion, communion with God, spiritual growth, religious practices, witness and ethics. Spring semester.

RELT 205 Developing the Christian Mind     3
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Union Scholars or permission of instructor.
Examines worldview perspectives and biblical teachings. Incorporating information from biblical, philosophical, world religions and sociological sources, this class seeks to help the student define, discern and develop more fully “the mind of Christ.” 1 Cor. 2:16. Fall semester.

RELT 305 Christian Ethics (WR)     3
An introduction to the systems and methods used in making ethical decisions viewed from the perspective of the Christian faith. Discusses questions of current interest in the area of personal and social ethics. Fall/spring semesters.

RELT 337 Christian Theology I     3
Prerequisite for non-theology majors: RELT 141
A systematic study of the major theological tenets of Christianity within the Seventh-day Adventist perspective, informed by their biblical foundations, their historical formulations, and their contemporary applications. Fall semester.

RELT 338 Christian Theology II     3
Prerequisite: RELT 337
Continuation of RELT 337. Spring semester.

RELT 455 Prophetic Guidance in the Advent Movement (WR)     3
Study of the gift of prophecy as a method of divine communication. Special attention given to the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist Church within 19th-century culture with emphasis on the life and writings of Ellen G. White. Spring semester.