Bachelor of Theology Degree Program Course Files

A high-quality academic program of study

All program files are divided into several course packages. Courses for the entire degree program should be taken in the order given below. You may also download single course file packages that are of interest to you.


For German-speaking students/Hinweis fr deutschsprachige Studienbewerber:

Wir bieten ein weltweit anerkanntes Bachelor-Theologie-Fernstudium in englischer Sprache in Zusammenarbeit mit unserem akkreditierten Partner in den USA an. Zugangsvoraussetzung ist die Hochschulreife (Abitur oder sonstige gleichwertige Schulabschlsse). In Deutschland ist der zu Studienende verliehene akademische Grad „B. Th.[ Bachelor of Theology] mit Zusatzbezeichnung der verleihenden Institution hinter dem Familiennamen auf jeden Fall legal fhrbar (vgl. z. B. https://www.mkw.nrw/system/files/media/document/file/190823_Hochschulgesetz_unbearbeitet_online.pdf, 69 (2)). [Ähnliche Regelungen gibt es auch in den Hochschulgesetzen der anderen Bundesländer].

Das Studium ist im Wesentlichen kostenfrei.

Anfragen von Studienbewerbern mit Bezug zu sogen. „freien Kirchen, die z. B. nicht von der apostolischen Tradition abgedeckte esoterisch-keltische Elemente mit anerkannten christlichen Dogmen unzulässig vermischen und daher als Sekten anzusehen sind, sind von diesem Angebot ausdrcklich ausgeschlossen, und Anfragen aus diesem Personenkreis wären zwecklos!


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However, all course file packages are password-protected. After downloading a certain course package, contact ifts2008@gmx.net for a free password and state the course package for which you request a password.

There are no tutoring or certification services for these course contents anymore due to the retirement of the professors in charge. Institutions with faculty and administrators suitably qualified can apply for a free license to run this degree program in part or in its entire form and to offer certification services on the basis of these course contents. The requirement for such a license is that you maintain a database for each student and update it regularly according to student performance. We also have some templates for student performance recording which later may become the basis for a final student transcript. We will send them to you as well if your license application has been successful.

 


See also the page on our Master Degree program!

Course Packages and other information to download:

HERE is an online version of this Bachelor program; contents are absolutely identical. If the online version does not work for you, choose the download option below.

File sizes given in MB and KB refer to the size of zip files available for download.

All course packages typically include: navigation system for user convenience, a syllabus file outlining procedure of study, all required set reading (textbook(s)), and exam files.

Biblical Theology (incl. Hermeneutics and Biblical Languages)          (28.98 MB)

Includes courses on Biblical Interpretatiom, Biblical Languages and manuscript families in Biblical original languages, exegesis on the basis of Biblical original languages; OT and NT surveys, and special Book Studies.

Systematic Theology      (17.07 MB)

With courses in Dogmatics, Ethics and Dogmatic History.

Church History                (21.30 MB)

Includes general Church History from ancient to modern times, special topics of Church History like Ancient Church History and the study of the shaping of Apostolic traditions, Reformation and other majort topics in depth, and History of the English Church (relevant for the training of deacons and Anglican priests).

Practical Theology          (29.83 MB)

Covers a wider range of subjects and skills relevant for practical parish work: Christian Counselling, Homiletics, Christian Education, Liturgy and altar services.

Exam Keys Biblical Languages   (320 KB)

For faculty only correcting the exam papers of students in both Biblical Hebrew and Greek.

Electives 1 C 3     (110.45 MB)

In addition to the compulsory four course packages listed above, students enrolled in this program must take two of the three electives listed below with elective 1 being compulsory to take. It should help them work alongside with Muslim Imans as chaplains in a multi-cultural and multi-religious setting like the Kenyan army or in serving the church in remoter village and jungle areas. Based on the Anglican principle of faith combined with reason, the objective is to prepare candidates to the priesthood with sound knowledge and analytical capabilities for good and fair inter-religious dialogue in a multi-cultural setting.

Elective 1: Introduction to Comparative Religion, Its Approaches and Methodology (compulsory)

Elective 2: Islam and Christianity (free to choose)

Elective 3:Traditional African Religion  (free to choose)

Optional Reading-Theology  (28.97 MB)

An online library with numerous articles and complete books from respected theological scholars worldwide. Provided to the student for optional additional reading beyond set textbook scope for enlarging and widening the student's perspective on theological, spiritual, cultural and social issues in environments where churches are traditionally active. Application can be run in a simple web browser; the application covers over 6,000 publications, both of older and more recent date.

Complete information on the curriculum of the entire Theology degree program

Details on the legal standing of IFTS, syllabus and curriculum file, outlining enrollment & requirements for enrollment, objectives and contents of study, grading and credit policy, graduation requirements. and more.

(412 KB)


 All Packages in a single installation file  (204 MB)


You can also download several of my own books on theological topics HERE.

Instructions:

1. Download your desired package.
2. Enter the password when password window pops up before unzipping.
3. Unzip to folder set by default.
4. After completing the unzip process, turn to unzipped folder and click either Theology-Launch.exe, Start.htm or similar in the root folder to get started.

5. Installation program
(all packages with a single download):
    a. Download the entire file of 204 MB.
    b. Send a request for a free password to ifts2008@gmx.net
    c. Enter the password when asked for it and follow screen instructions during the installation process.

 

Degree Program & Course Development: Dr. Muhammad Schmidt, 2005-2019

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Contact:  ifts2008@gmx.net