Department of Theology
The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry
Department Chair: Bing Bayer
Office: 200·H Jim Mellers Center
Phone: (417) 328-1770.
Faculty: Don Denton, Zach Manis, Rodney Reeves
Majors and Minors in the Department of Theology in The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry may choose among the various programs offered.
Majors will acquire an understanding and appreciation of the Bible. Courses in Greek and Hebrew lay the essential linguistic foundations for those who teach and proclaim the Bible message as well as teach the language skills necessary to a liberal arts program. Courses in church history, philosophy and theology equip the student to gain insight into philosophical problems and representative systems of thought, to understand important doctrines of the Christian faith and to understand the development, expansion and historical impact of Christianity.
All majors in the Department of Theology must complete the University's general education and graduation requirements as well as the 15 semester hour Redford CORE Curriculum as a foundation for their major studies. Details are included on each of the major program pages linked above.
The requirements for the various Minors offered by the Department of Theology are delineated on the Theology Department Minors page.