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Outline Syllabus

Biblical Theological Seminary


Revision of 1983


Thomas V. Taylor

Emeritus Professor,
Biblical Theological Seminary

132 pages,

This electronic edition was prepared by Dr. David C. Bossard
from original documents.

February, 2007.

Electronic Version Copyright © 2007 by Mr. Thomas V. Taylor. All Rights Reserved.


A.  Factors in the Study.  001  002  003  004  005  006

B. Definitions.  007  008

C.  Bibliographic Notes (oral)

D.  Overview of the Periods of History.  009  010  011  012  013  014  015  016  017  018

E.  Formative Voices of Theological Position.  019  020  021  022  023  024  025  026  027  028


A.  Preliminary Notes.  029  030

B.  Pre-Christian Concepts of Truth and Authority.  031  032  033 

C.  Authority in the Early Church  034 035  036  037  038  039  040  041  042

D.  The Diminution of Authority 325-1500 AD  043  044  045  046  047  048  049

E.  The Challenge of the Reformers.  050  051  052

F.  Biblical Criticism and Rationalism.  053  054


A.  Introductory Notes.

B.  Factors Influencing the Early Christian Concepts of God.  055  056  057  058  059  060  061

C.  The Response of the Fathers (church leaders)  062  063  064

D.  Later Developments in Theology Proper.  065  066  067  068  069

E.  Of God and His Work. (oral)  070

IV.  THE NATURE OF MAN (Anthropology).

A.  Introductory Notes.  071

B.  Early Philosophical Assessments: Man. 072  073

C.  Developed Views in the Pre-Nicene Period.  074

D.  The Argument Over Man's Ability  075  076  077  078  079  080

E.  The Corrective Thrust of the Reformers. 081  082  083

F.  Current Anthropology Thrusts.  084  085


A. Introductory Notes.  086

B.  Background Materials.

C.  Early Discussions and Struggles.  087  088  089  090  091

D.  Particular Questions in the Divine Make-up.  092  093  094  095  096  097  098  099  100  101

E.  A Scholastic Touch.  102

F.  Modern Concepts.  103


A.  Introductory Notes.  104

B.  Early Concepts.  105  106  107

C.  Mediaeval Encroachments.  108  109

D.  Some Advances in the Scholastic Period.  110  111  112  113

E.  Soteriology in the Reformation Age.  114  115  116

F.  The Modern Era.  117


A.  Introductory Notes  118  119

C. [sic] Ecclesiology in the Periodof the Early Church.  120  121  122

D.  The Growth of Church Authority.  123  124  125  126  127  128  129  130  131

Oral Exam. 132


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