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Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral Degree in Theology

Doctoral Degree in Advanced Biblical Studies

Doctoral Degree in Biblical Archaeology

Doctoral Degree in Church History

doctoral Degree in Christian Missions

Doctoral Curriculum: 45 credits

DOCTORATE IN THEOLOGY

PHD in ADVANCED BIBLICAL STUDIES

The program goal is to equip the serious and mature Christian with a deeper study of God and His holy word. We endeavor to accomplish this by studying the lives and works of mature Christians who have gone before us (evidenced by the fruit of their lives …Hebrews 12:1). Theses texts have been referred to by many as “classics” and “must reads”. Our focus will be to exhort and disciple the student in growing his/ her knowledge and relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ. All believers and students of the inspired word of God will most assuredly be blessed by these writings.

Required: 15 Courses (Thirteen 12 page Term Papers (39 Credits) plus 100 page Dissertation (3 credits) and an Oral Defense (3 credits )

For each text book, a 12 page “Term Paper” is required to be submitted by the doctoral student. Each paper should reflect a personal understanding of the study of the book including a brief summary, comments and personal observations. The student must select at least 9 from the list, with an allowance of the remaining 4 as electives either from this list or personal selections from the student’s own library.

Upon completion of the 13 courses, a doctoral dissertation of 100 pages is required, reflecting a unique and original synthesis of all the readings and how the student benefited from these studies, finally an oral defense discussion will be accomplished with the doctoral committee.

*Note: A personal interview with the dean of college studies is required..

*Note: Though the doctoral degree requirements are satisfied via independent study, there are optional teleconference classes offered to discuss and share each course/book. Dates and times will be emailed to enrolled students.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Suggested references for your personal reference library:

-Matthew Henry Commentary”, Matthew Henry

-Believers Bible commentary, William MacDonald

-Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

-Nave’s Topical Bible

-Vine’s Lexicon

-Halley’s Bible Handbook

-Multiple Bible commentaries (minimum of 3)

-Bible Software (LOGOS, Blue Letter Bible, etc.)

-The Blue Letter Bible on our Website: www.MarCollege.com

As an incentive, once you have received a PhD from Maranatha you may complete any other Doctoral Program with half of the course work (6 total books) and half of the cost.

Doctoral Curriculum:

Please select your Doctoral Books from the Acceptable list attached …

Doctoral Books Acceptable by Board of Directors

CURRICULUM: Select Thirteen (13) Books for doctorate (See below)

TEXTS BOOKS FOR DOCTORAL PHD:

“Mere Christianity”, C.S. Lewis (3 credits)

Study in practical Christianity

“Knowing God”, J.I. Packer (3 credits)

Study in Theology

“The Knowledge of The Holy”, A.W. Tozer (3credits)

Study in Theology

“Foxes Book of Martyrs”, Fox (3credits)

Study of Christian history and significant persons of Christianity

“My Utmost for His Highest”, Oswald Chambers (3credits)

Study of daily devotion life

“Kingdom of the Cults”, Dr. Walter Martin (3 credits)

Study of comparative religions

“Evidence That Demands a Verdict”, Josh McDowell (3 credits)

Study in apologetics and hermeneutics (defense of Biblical authority and basis of study)

“Competent to Counsel”, Dr. Jay Adams (3 credits)

Study in practical ministry

“Mind Siege”, Dr. Tim LeHaye (3 credits)

Study of Christian worldview versus secular worldview

“Matthew Henry Commentary”, Matthew Henry (3 credits)

Biblical Commentary (Reformed)

“Believers Bible Commentary”, William McDonald (3 credits)

Biblical Commentary (Dispensational)

“Which Bible ?”, David Otis Fuller (3 credits)

Analysis of the history and creation of the King James Version of the Bible

“Science & The Bible”, Dr. Henry Morris (3 credits)

Study of the scientific considerations and confirmations of the Bible

“The Christian Manifesto”, Dr. Francis Shaffer (3 credits)

Assessment of modern day Christianity worldview vs. the secular Humanist Manifesto

“The Bible vs. The Quran”, Dr. Stephen Masood (3 credits)

Comparison of The Bible versus The Quran.

“God in America”, Newt Gingrich (3 credits)

A review of our Godly & Christian historical foundation in America.

“Isreal in Prophecy”, Peter Gammons (3 credits)

A brief study of the modern day fulfillment of biblical prophecies of the return of the Jewish people to Israel.

“Revelation”, Chuick Missler (3 credits)

An in depth audio or DVD study of the Book of Revelation (Koinonia House (800) 546-8731) www.Khouse.org

“Introduction to Psychology and Counseling”, Drs. Minirth and MEier (3 credits)

Textbook principles on counseling and psychology from a Christian perspective.

“Dream, Develop & Do”, Dr. Kevin Norton (3 credits)

A motivational & practical handbook to encourage us to use our gifts to accomplish our goals in our lives.

“Chosen By God”, Dr. R.C. Sproul (3 credits)

A concise study on the topic of God’s Sovereignty as relating to the doctrine of election.

“Secrets of The Vine”. Bruce Wilkinson (3 credits)

A study of John 15 and fruitful living.

“The Baptism of the Holy Spirit”, Pastor Bob Coy (3 credits)

A study in the Baptism and Filing of The Holy Spirit

“War of Words”, Paul David Tripp (3 credits)

A course in communication and the power of our words in our lives.

“Your Personality Tree”, Florence Littauer (3 credits)

Self exploration of discovering yourself as God made you with your unique temperament.

“Leadership 101”, John Maxwell (3 credits)

Principles of leadership

“The Names of God”, Kay Arthur (3 credits)

A study of the names of God

“In The Face of Evil”, Dr. Roger Boehm (3 credits)

Ephesians 6 Spiritual warfare… biblically and practically explained in the 21st century.

“Why You Act The Way You Do”, Dr. Tim Lehaye (3 credits)

Your temperament and discovering its potential.

“The Jabez Prayer”, Bruce Wilkinson (3 credits)

A study of the prayer taken from 1st Chronicles 4:9

“Being Politically Correct on the Lord’s Side”, Rev. Dr. Oneal Dozier (3 credits)

A treatise on the Bible and the 21st century political state of affairs.

Additional books are being evaluated by The Board @ MCC, www.MarCollege.com

Ref. Dr. Kevin J. Norton, Ph.D.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Maranatha Christian College & University

For information contact: Dr. Reyes (954) 471- 8353

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Doctorate in Biblical Archaeology:

In order to complete this doctoral program you must read 13 Biblical Archaeological books and write a 12 page essay on each book. 9 of these books must be chosen from this list below. The remaining 4 may be chosen from the field of study and approved by the instructor. A 100 page thesis is also required at the end of the course.

Archaeology and Bible History by Joseph P. Free

The Stones Cry Out by Randall Price

Eternity in their Hearts by Don RIchardson

The Gold of Exodus by Howard Blum

Bible Archaeology by Alfred Hoerth and John McRay

Unwrapping the Pharaohs by John Ashton and David Down

St. Paul: The Traveler and Roman Citizen by William M. Ramsay

The Bible and Archaeology by J.A. Thompson

Archaeology and the New Testament by John McRay

Archaeology and the Old Testament by Alfred J. Hoerth

Cities of the Biblical World by LaMoine F. DeVries

The Archaeology of the Bible by James K. Hoffmeier

The Genesis Record by Henry M. Morris

Biblical Archaeology by John H. Sailhamer

The Signature of God by Grant R. Jeffrey

Insights Archaeology Handbook by Chuck Swindoll

Doctoral in Church History:

In order to complete this masters program you must read 13 Church History books and write a 12 page essay on each book. 9 of these books must be chosen from this list below. The remaining 4 may be chosen from the field of study and approved by the instructor. A 100 page thesis is also required at the end of the course.

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes by Kenneth E. Bailey

A History of Israel by John J. Davis and John C. Whitcomb

The Stone-Campbell Movement by Leroy Garrett

A History of Christianity by Kenneth Scott Latourette (pick 1 volume in set)

Christians Only by James DeForest Murch

Bible History Old Testament OR New Testamentby Aldfred Edersheim (counts as 2 courses and must write a 20 page essay)

Acts of the Holy Spirit by C. Peter Wagner

A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (pick 1 volume in set)

The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Roland H. Bainton

Christianity in Iraq by Suha Rassam

When God Builds a Church by Bob Russell

From Pentecost to The Present by James B. North

A Passion for Souls by Lyle W. Dorsett

Church History 101 by William M. Ramsay

Learning about Theology from the Third World by William A. Dyrness

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala

Doctorate in Christian Missions:

In order to complete this doctoral program you must read 13 Church Missions books and write a 12 page essay on each book. 9 of these books must be chosen from this list below. The remaining 4 may be chosen from the field of study and approved by the instructor. A 100 page thesis is also required at the end of the course.

Perspectives of the World Christian Movement by Ralph Winter and Steven C. Hawthorne (can count up to as many as 4 courses – must write 4 essays)

The Biblical Basis for Modern Science by Henry Morris

Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris

A Passion for Victory by Dr. Bob Moorehead

The Creation-Evolution Controversy

Revival by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians by Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea

The Bible and the Land by Gary M. Burge

Too Small to Ignore by Dr. Wess Stafford

Living Beyond the Limits by Franklin Graham

Revolution of World Missions by K.P. Yohannan

Places in the Bible by Woodrow Kroll

The Essential Bible Atlas by Tim Dowley

Atlas of World Christianity: A Complete Visual Reference to Christianity Worldwide by Peter Brierley and Heather Wraight

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