Faith and Heritage

Faith and Heritage shieldThe historic formulations and confessions of the Christian faith; the impact of philosophical and ethical traditions and Christian truth on the history of Christianity; and the distinctive role of Baptists in shaping faith and practice.


Course NumberNameDescriptionCredits
1095961FHBTH5111Christian Theology IThe nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology, the doctrines of revelation and the Bible, God, creation, and providence, man, and sin.2
1095985FHBTH5112Christian Theology IIThe nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology, the person of Jesus Christ, the work of Christ, and the Holy Spirit.2
1096015FHBTH5113Christian Theology IIIThe nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology: the Christian life, the Church, and the consummation.2
1096021FHBTH5121The Doctrine of GodThis course addresses biblical, theological and philosophical issues arising from the basic problem of theodicy: the existence and consequences of evil and suffering in a world created and sustained by God, who is both omnipotent and good.2
1096027FHBTH5122New Testament EschatologyAn exegetical study of the central New Testament texts related to eschatology designed to enable the student to understand and interpret the biblical message. Primary attention will be given to the form and content of the text itself: its background and history, distinctive literary traits, the flow or argument, the theological relationship to other eschatological texts, and the application of its truths in the contemporary setting.2
1096063FHCHS5111Christian Heritage IA general survey of the history of Christianity from the New Testament period to the Carolingian Renaissance (800 AD).2
1096099FHCHS5112Christian Heritage IIA general survey of the history of Christianity the Reformation.2
1096123FHCHS5113Christian Heritage IIIA general survey of the history of Christianity, the early modern era to the present.2
1096147FHCHS5140The ReformationA study of the Protestant Reformation from 1517 to 1648, including the lives, writings, theology and influence of the major Reformers: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, key Anabaptists, and leading English Reformers.2
1096171FHCHS5142John Calvin and CalvinismA study of the life, writings, theology, and influence of John Calvin and other key leaders of the Reformed tradition.2
1800644FHCHS5143Revivals and RevivalismThis course is a focused study of the history of Christian revivals from the 1740s to present day. It covers the First and Second Great Awakenings, the revival of 1857-58 (a possible Third Great Awakening), the rise of Pentecostal Revivalism through Azusa Street and the Four Square Gospel Church, the Welsh Revival of 1904, and modern revivalism (even the Jesus Movement). Special attention is given to prominent personalities such as Gilbert Tennent, Jonathan Edwards, Barton Stone, Alexander Campbell, Charles G. Finney, Dwight L. Moody, Billy Sunday, Charles Parham, William Seymour, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Billy Graham.2
1096177FHCHS5211Baptist HeritageA general survey of Baptist History in Britain and America from the 17th century through the modern era.2
1096213FHCHS5213Baptist DistinctivesA practical study of the beliefs and practices of Baptists that make them a distinctive community of faith. This course examines the historical and contemporary Baptist identity and compares it with those of other Christian denominations. Students will learn "why Baptists do what they do" and develop ways to communicate these principles to others in local church settings.2
1096603FHETH5111Christian EthicsThis course explores the biblical, historical, and theological foundations of Christian ethics. It also equips the student to apply these foundational elements in decision making on current issues such as substance abuse, family, race, biomedical ethics, economics, and politics.2
1096621FHETH5112Christian Decision MakingThis course guides Christians in the study of the biblical materials relating to how Christians decide about issues of everyday living. Ethical analysis and decision-making will be examined within the context of a Christian worldview. Several decision-making models will be reviewed as well as the use of the Bible in decision making. Application will be made to several contemporary ethical issues, such as: forgiveness, bioethics, gender, race, and sexuality and marriage.2
1096657FHPHI5111Philosophy of ReligionAn introductory study of contemporary worldviews and philosophical issues relevant to Christian ministry (e.g. religious pluralism, the problem of evil, the relationship between faith and reason).2
1096663FHPHI5120Pain and SufferingThis course addresses biblical, theological and philosophical issues arising from the basic problem of theodicy: the existence and consequences of evil and suffering in a world created and sustained by God, who is both omnipotent and good.2
1096675FHPHI5211ApologeticsA study of various approaches to a defense of Christianity. Emphasis will be placed upon developing an apologetic method appropriate to the cultural context in which the student ministers.2
1096699FHPHI5213Religious LandscapeA survey of major religious groups, including their heritage, beliefs, and practices. Attention will be given to major Protestant denominations, Roman and Orthodox Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions, other religious sects and non-Christian cults. This course will focus on how to relate to other religious groups and how to minister in a diverse setting to persons from these religious backgrounds.2
1096711FHSEM7201Faith and Heritage Disciplinary Seminar I2
1096717FHSEM7202Faith and Heritage Disciplinary Seminar II2
1096723FHSEM7203Faith and Heritage Disciplinary Seminar III2

Carroll has everything you need—and more—to gain more knowledge and wisdom in Scripture and theology. You can take courses from the comfort of your own home and still have access to some of the most gifted professors in our region. They not only teach you but guide you in the direction you need to go in your ministry to fulfill God’s calling on your life.

Carroll Theological Seminary is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.