These courses are required of RCUS students in the B.D. and M.Div. programs. Other students may take them as electives.
A detailed study of the history and theology of the Heidelberg Catechism. (2 hours*).
A detailed study of the history and theology of the Belgic Confession of Faith and the Canons of Dort. Attention will be given to the false teachings of James Arminius and his followers, and the response of the Synod of Dordrecht (1618–19). (2 hours*).
A consideration of the uniqueness of the Reformed Church in the United States in regard to its history and form of government. Distinctive positions of the RCUS will be studied. (2 hours. Prerequisite: ST441/641).
A Biblical-theological study of the divine covenants of Scripture, with special attention on their role in the life of the church. Attention will be given to the sacraments as signs and seals of the covenant, and Calvin’s understanding of “covenant confirmation” as practiced in the Reformed Church in the United States. (2 hours.* Prerequisites: ST211/611, ST321/621, ST441/641).
An exegetical study of the Greek text of the book of Romans, focusing on its major themes of sin, redemption and thankfulness. The correct method of presenting and defending the faith will be emphasized throughout. (2 hours.* Prerequisite: NT131).