Pentecostal Theological Seminary

The PTS project will involve integrating science into the required courses Pentecostal Exploration of the Old Testament and Introduction to the Christian Doctrine with the focus given to the theme of “flourishing humanity”. In attending to the theme, the project will explore the theological notion of the “image of God” with which, according to the Scriptures, humanity was created. Beyond exploring “the image of God,” in humanity, both biblically and theologically, the project also envisions a similar discussion on the “holistic” vision of humanity in the area of counseling studies—especially, the issues of clinical mental health and psychopharmacology.

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Introduction to Christian Doctrine

This course, taught by David Han and Tony Richie at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, seeks to bring about a holistic doctrinal formation for those whose faith tradition and spiritual practices fall within the classical Pentecostal tradition. As an introductory course in doctrinal formation, the course does not necessarily expect that students will bring into classroom learning…
  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: Social Sciences, History & Philosophy of Science, Life Sciences, Physics and Cosmos
  • Seminaries: Pentecostal Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Introduction to Christian Doctrine
  • Tags: race, Draper-White conflict thesis, origins, justice, cosmology, astronomy, genetics, being human

Mental Health Diagnosis/Abnormal Psychology and Assessment

This course, taught by Tom A. Biller at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, focuses on the diagnosis of mental disorders as coded in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association, and the International Classification of Diseases. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate the Theocentric (God-Centered) Model within the scope…
  • Course Categories: Pastoral Theology
  • Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Pentecostal Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Mental Health Diagnosis/Abnormal Psychology and Assessment
  • Tags: neuroscience, pastoral care, addiction, mental health, abnormal psychology, psychiatry

Pentecostal Explorations of the Old Testament

This course, taught by Lee Roy Martin at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, is the seminary’s introductory course for Old Testament study. It focuses on exploring the Old Testament from a Pentecostal perspective in dialogue with other critical approaches. The individual books and the main divisions of Hebrew Scriptures are viewed with primary attention to their literary…
  • Course Categories: Biblical Studies
  • Science Topics: Social Sciences, Life Sciences
  • Seminaries: Pentecostal Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Pentecostal Explorations of the Old Testament
  • Tags: neuroscience, genetics, archaeology, artificial intelligence, race

Theology of the Holy Spirit

This course, taught by Daniel Orlando Álvarez at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, is designed to study the person and work of the Holy Spirit with special attention given to the biblical witness of the Holy Spirit. The course will also give special emphasis on sanctification and Spirit baptism from the perspective of classical Pentecostalism. This course…
  • Course Categories: General Theology
  • Science Topics: Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind
  • Seminaries: Pentecostal Theological Seminary
  • Ecclesial Families: Evangelical/Conservative Protestant
  • Syllabus: Theology of the Holy Spirit
  • Tags: psychology, Anthropology, creation
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In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.