Program Overview

Amridge University offers a Master of Arts in Biblical studies for students and members of the church who are interested in developing advanced understanding of the Bible, its interpretation, and the world in which the Bible was written. Students will need to develop a strong understanding of Hebrew and Greek in order to use them as basic linguistic tools for the undertaking of understanding the context of the Bible in its original language.

This program puts emphasis on scholarly biblical research for the education of those who wish to be effective Christian ministers and church leaders, teachers, and scholars. With this education in hand, students will have the knowledge to proclaim the Gospel, strengthen the church, and serve humanity.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and other real-world examples in education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include guided research in the Old Testament, history of the Bible, guided research in the New Testament guided research in foundational studies, archaeology and the Bible, New Testament theology, Aramaic, Akkadian, the history of the Bible, Christology, eschatology, and the biblical doctrine of God.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles learned in the program into their development as a functional professional in their field. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the biblical languages to be able to exegete passages from the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament, and to master the principles of textual criticism in order to deal with difficult problems in the establishing of the best text.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Amridge University is a private, non-profit university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Amridge University was founded in 1967, in Montgomery, AL and was originally known as the Alabama Christian School of Religion. Throughout its history, Amridge University has primarily served as a theological seminary, training ministers in Bible and Christian counseling, but has expanded its educational programs over the years and now offers additional degrees, all of which are taught from a Christian perspective. Amridge’s Turner School of Theology is a central part of the university and offers all levels of degrees in ministry and theology.

    Primarily a distance learning university offering all of its programs online, Amridge University also offers classes at its 9-acre campus, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Amridge campus consists of a single structure, known as the Morgan W. Brown Building that contains the universities classrooms, library and administrative offices. Satellite campuses exist in Nashville, Tennesee, and Phoenix, Arizona. 

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