Schedule - Fall 2011

Course descriptions of new courses (NT 571/871 and OT 561/861): please see Course Descriptions below.

Textbook information: the WTS Bookstore lists required textbooks for each course on its Textbooks webpages at as soon as the professor makes this list available. The list is intended as a guide only. When the list is finalized for Fall 2011, the status will be updated. Inquiries about the status of a particular course's required textbook list should be directed to

Summer course book lists at

OT 011 Hebrew Lab: Each student who registers for either OT 011 S1 or OT 011 S2 needs to also register for one of the Friday OT 011 Labs (S1LAB, S2LAB, S3LAB, or S4LAB)

Distance Education courses offered: PTC 151 and PTC 261 (see course schedule below). For more information or any questions about purchasing course packet materials for these courses, please email:

First day of classes: Sept. 8, 2011
Last day of classes: Dec. 2, 2011


Updated as of September 20th,2011

AP 101 S1Introduction to Apologetics38:30-10:25 am
8:30-9:25 am
AP 101 S2Introduction to Apologetics36:00-9:00 pmTh1Oliphint
AP 101 SDW01Introduction to Apologetics3   Oliphint
AP 441The Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til28:30-10:25 amTCraigOliphint
AP 631Philosophy for Theologians211:05-1:00 pmT6/DillardOliphint
AP 653The Challange of Islam28:30-10:30 amThYoungEdgar
CH 131Survey of Church History32:05-5:00 pmTh3Chi
CH 211The Ancient Church211:05-1:00 pmF3Trueman
CH 311The Reformation32:05-4:00 pm
12:05-1:00 pm
CH 321The Church in the Modern Age48:30-10:30 am
2:05-4:00 pm
CH 691Hist of Korean Ch from Korea to N Amer24:05-6:00 pmTYoungPark
NT 011aa S1New Testament Greek 1aa42:05-4:00 pmM Th2Dudreck
NT 011aa S2New Testament Greek 1aa42:05-4:00 pmM W4Goodman
NT 012aNew Testament Greek 2a32:05-4:00 pm
2:05-3:00 pm
NT 012bNew Testament Greek 1b32:05-4:00 pm
2:05-3:00 pm
NT 013cNew Testament Greek c22:05-4:00 pmTh6/DillardMonk
NT 111General Intro to the N.T.312:05-1:00 pm
11:05-1:00 pm
NT 211NT Interpretation: The Gospels48:30-10:25 amT Th1Crowe
NT 311NT Interp. Genl Epistles & Rev28:30-10:25 amW1Poythress/Crowe
NT 571Exegesis of James22:05-4:00 pmThCraigKeene
OT 011 S1Biblical Hebrew 1a38:30-9:25 amM W5Groves
OT 011 S2Biblical Hebrew 1a39:30-10:25 amM W5Groves
OT 011 S1LABBiblical Hebrew 1a 8:30-9:25 amF5Groves
OT 011 S2LABBiblical Hebrew 1a 9:30-10:25 amF5Groves
OT 011 S3LABBiblical Hebrew 1a 11:05-12:00 pmF5Groves
OT 011 S4LABBiblical Hebrew 1a 2:05-3:00 pmF5Groves
OT 013Biblical Hebrew 3a39:30-10:25 amM W F2Fantuzzo
OT 131Biblical Theology I36:30-9:30 pmM1Green
OT 141Old Testament for Ministry36:00-9:00 pmTh3Kelly
OT 211O.T. History & Theology I38:30-10:25 am
11:05-12:00 pm
OT 311Prophetical Books311:05-1:00 pm
12:05-1:00 pm
OT 461Biblical & Inscriptional Aramaic211:05-1:00 pmTCraigGreen
OT 561The Suffering Servant28:30-10:25 amTh2Fantuzzo
PT 021P S1Ment. Min. Integration Seminar 12:05-1:00 pmTYoungWitmer
PT 021P S2Ment. Min. Integration Seminar 12:05-1:00 pmWYoungWitmer
PT 021P S3Ment. Min. Integration Seminar 1:05-2:00 pmWYoungWitmer
PT 021P S4Ment. Min. Integration Seminar 12:05-1:00 pmThYoungWitmer
PT 031PAdvanced Theological Writing I 3:05-5:00 pmWCraigAltena
PT 033PAdvanced Theological Writing II 3:05-5:00 pmWCraigAltena
PT 111Orientation to Ministerial Formation22:05-4:00 pmT3Lane/Witmer/Hobaugh
PT 211The Doctrine of the Church22:05-4:00 pmT1Garner
PT 221 S1Expository Skills & Evaluation23:05-5:00 pmW5Currie
PT 221 S2Expository Skills & Evaluation24:05-6:00 pmT5Currie
PT 311Church Dynamics & Pastoral Practice22:05-4:00 pmTh1Witmer
PT 421Theological Biblio & Research Method14:05-5:00 pmTCraigFinlayson
PT 421PTheological Biblio & Research Method 4:05-5:00 pmTCraigFinlayson
PT 451Interseminary Seminar23:05-8:00 pmF5Groves
PT 471Illustrating Biblical Truth12:05-3:00 pmWCraigWitmer
PTC 151Dynamics of Biblical Change312:00-12:01 amDistanceEd Powlison
PTC 221Counseling & Physiology26:00-8:00 pmM3Emlet
PTC 251Marriage Counseling36:30-9:30 pmWRustSmith
PTC 261Human Personality312:00-12:01 amDistanceEd Welch
PTC 371P S1Counseling Observation27:00-9:00 pmTCCEFWelch
PTC 371P S2Counseling Observation24:05-6:00 pmWCCEFSmith Lowe
PTC 591PCCEF National Conference1   Welch
PTE 251Jewish Evangelism211:05-1:00 pmF4Klett
PTM 151Mission to the City211:05-1:00 pmT4Sarracino
PTM 671-3Urban Mission Seminar13:05-4:00 pmWYoungWitmer
ST 101Prolegomena to Theology211:05-1:00 pmMRustGarner
ST 131Survey of Reformed Theology36:30-9:30 pmT1Edgar
ST 211Doctrine of Man211:05-1:00 pmT1Garner
SUM EVALSummative Evaluation Experience1   Cordner


Updated as of August 25th,2011

AP 721The Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til18:30-10:25 amTCraigOliphint
AP 931Philosophy for Theologians111:05-1:00 pmT6/DillardOliphint
AP 953The Challenge of Islam18:30-10:30 amThYoungEdgar
NT 871Exegesis of James12:05-4:00 pmThCraigKeene
NT 921Readings in N.T. Intro & Theol1   Crowe
NT 981History of Interpretation12:05-4:00 pmTCraigPoythress/Crowe
OT 761Biblical & Inscriptional Aramaic111:00-1:00 pmTCraigGreen
OT 861The Suffering Servant18:30-10:25 amThCraigFantuzzo
OT 981Readings in O.T. Intro & Theol1   Kelly
PT 421PTheological Biblio & Research Method 4:05-5:00 pmTCraigFinlayson


Course Descriptions of new courses:

NT 571/871  Exegesis ofJames 

  • To interpret James in its original, redemptive-historical, and canonical context
  • To read (and understand) the Greek of James
  • To appreciate how James uniquely contributes to our understanding of the early church, the New Covenant, and the Christian life.

Topics covered include prolegomena (especially genre and social setting), James as wisdom teacher, the relationship between James and the teaching of Jesus, ethics and the role of the law, the nature of Christian suffering, and the theology and eschatology of James. 

OT 561/861   The Suffering Servant

  • To engage in a grammatical-historical reading of Isaiah’s servant poems (Isa 42:1-9; 49:1-12, 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12) in the context of the finished book of Isaiah.
  • To review the history of Jewish and Christian interpretation of these chapters with particular attention to early interpretive tendencies in subsequent Hebrew, AAramaic, and Greek texts (including the New Testament).
  • To investiAgate the contribution of these poems to the motif of the “suffering righteous/righteous sufferer” in the OT and early Judaism. 
  • To assess the import of these poems for the construction of a Christian theology of atonement.

Topics covered include hermeneutical and critical issues in the interpretation of the servant poems, the task and identity of the servant figure, OT conceptions of righteousness and suffering in contexts of exile and restoration, vicarious suffering, representation, and messianism.