Diploma Modules

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current changes from one-year courses to semesterisation across the Colleges associated with the Board for Theological Studies, the course information below is not yet semesterised. Additionally, it is expected that a thorough curriculum revision will be initiated soon.

Modules: TEEM offers in the academic year 2013/2014 the following subjects:

Old Testament 1, Old Testament 2, Old Testament 3

New Testament 1, New Testament 2, New Testament 3

Theology 1, Theology 2, Theology 3

Church History 1, Church History 2, Church History 3

African Traditional Religion, Christian Ethics, Islam and Missiology

Q: What are these courses all about?

OT1/Old Testament 1:      A study of the history of Israel, the Pentateuch and the Former Prophets and sources, considering literary forms as well as the hermeneutical principles appropriate to its study.

OT2/Old Testament 2:      A study of development of prophecy in Ancient Israel as well as Latter and sources, considering literary forms as well as the hermeneutical principles appropriate to its study

OT3/Old Testament 3:      A study of the biblical wisdom literature as well as the Hagiographa and sources, considering literary forms as well as the hermeneutical principles appropriate to its study.

NT1/New Testament 1:    A study of the Synoptic Gospels and Acts, their historical and social context and their literary and theological emphasis.

NT2/New Testament 2:    A study of the writings as well as of the life and ministry, of the apostle Paul and also of the Letter to the Hebrews.

NT3/New Testament 3:    A study of the Johannine literature and the Catholic Epistles, their historical and social context and their literary and theological emphasis.

CH1/Church History 1:     A study of history of the church from apostolic times until the end of the 15th century.

CH2/Church History 2:     A study of the history of the church from the reformation period to the present day.

CH3/Church History 3:     A study of the history of the church in Africa and in Malawi in particular.

TH1/Theology 1:    A study of the nature of theological reflection as well as a systematic study of God as Father, Creator and Redeemer.

TH2/Theology 2:    A detailed and comprehensive study of Christology, God the Holy Spirit and Trinity.

TH3/Theology 3:    A detailed and comprehensive study of Ecclesiology, the Sacraments and Eschatology.

ATR/ African Traditional Religion:         A study of the main features and elements in the phenomenon of religious beliefs and practices of African societies.

Ethics/ Christian Ethics:    A study of the basic principles for Christian living and their practical applications for daily living.

Islam:             A study of the beliefs and practises of Muslims.

Missiology:   A study of the missionary nature of the church and its implication for the overall ministry of the church.