Andersonville Theological Seminary recently upgraded Courses and Affiliates

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  1. Awonder

    Awonder member

    Andersonville theological seminary Andersonville Theological Seminary is an affiliate institution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. As
    They are also a member of
    Andersonville Theological Seminary is a member of the Council of Private Colleges of America.
    They also has recently upgraded their courses: and in the accredited process:

    of Theology

    New Testament – John

    Prerequisite: 120 Th.M. with a minimum of 30 hours of biblical language coursework.

    The Doctor of Theology in New Testament offers in-depth study of the New Testament through a focused study of one of three major New Testament authors.* Students may choose to focus upon one of the following three New Testament areas:

    The Writings of John, including translation of the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, and the Revelation. (45 Semester Hours).The Writings of Paul, including translation of all of Paul’s writings except for 2 Corinthians. (45 Semester Hours).The Writings of Luke, including translation of Luke, Acts, and Hebrews. (48 Semester Hours).

    In conjunction with the translation work, each major will offer supplemental lecture courses to enhance the student’s understanding of the translated material.** These programs are designed to immerse students in the theology and style of the given human author.* Once a particular author has been investigated thoroughly, the student is in a better position to appreciate the “unity in diversity” of other New Testament texts. For example, students will be more sensitive to Paul’s message of grace if the student has been immersed in John’s theology of salvation.

    The Th.D. (New Testament) requires students to complete a 50,000 word Doctoral Dissertation upon a topic selected by the student and approved by the ATS Academic Review Committee.* Students will submit their topic for approval during the second year of coursework if the suggested timetable is followed.* The dissertation is the pinnacle of the student’s doctoral work and should contribute to the field of study in a meaningful way.

    The Th.D. in New Testament program is an advance-at-your-own-pace program.

  2. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    New and Improved - you are advertising. Your good friend Jesus teaches you to pay your dues, render unto Caesar his taxes. You owe degree info. Please contact the operator of DI and pay up.
  3. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    The above post has been grammatically "cleaned up" to make it readable and understandable. Hopefully the original post is not indicative of the rigor (or lack thereof) of the program.

    The website says that tuition is $1500 (total) for 20 courses, which comes out to $75 per course:

    The website does does not say anything about a language requirement.

    Please post a link to a sample syllabus.
  4. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Heck, I upgraded Andersonville years ago - from a diploma mill to a degree mill, from a scam to a sham, and from a sleazy rip-off to, um, a sleazy rip-off.
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Not on that page, anyway. And before anyone who knows my aversion to man-made religion (not to God) gets started on me, I do have a non-religious interest in Biblical languages. Andersonville does not seem to offer any undergraduate training in Biblical languages. All the courses appear to be contained in its Th.M. in Biblical Languages program, here:

    This is in no way intended to disagree with Dr. Levicoff's description of the school. He is the ranking expert here. :smile:

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    RANSOMSOUL New Member

    I so look forward to reading the description for their next upgrade by you.
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    What is the difference between a diploma mill and a degree mill?
  8. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Theologically, it's in how slowly they grind.
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Is this a test, Ted? :smile:

    The terms are sometimes used interchangeably, although they can be differentiated in a couple of ways:

    My preferred way (not my invention) :

    Diploma Mill - outfit that simply sells meaningless degrees/diplomas for money - little or no work required.
    Degree Mill - diploma/degree awarded after some kind of course or instruction which is either substandard, insufficient or both, compared to requirements for legitimate degree.

    The Wiki way:

    "While the terms "degree mill" and "diploma mill" are commonly used interchangeably, within the academic community a distinction is sometimes drawn. A "degree mill" issues diplomas from unaccredited institutions which may be legal in some states but are generally illegitimate, while a "diploma mill" issues counterfeit diplomas bearing the names of real universities."

    The article goes on to point out that the term "degree mill" is sometimes used to denote a legitimate, accredited school that is believed to have very low standards.

    A lengthy exposition of differences/similarities here:

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  10. FTFaculty

    FTFaculty Well-Known Member

    All this time I never knew. Learn something new every day.
  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's OK. It's because you went to good schools! :smile:

  12. Awonder

    Awonder member

    Those programs will also be updated in the 2018-2019 year. Here is the M. Div program in Biblical Exposition which includes languages
    M.Div. (Biblical Exposition) Degree Requirements

    Biblical Studies ** (39 Semester Hours)**

    Old Testament Introduction

    Northern Kingdom
    Isaiah (Part I)
    Isaiah (Part II) New Testament Introduction
    Gospel of John
    Prison Epistles

    Biblical Languages *** (24 Semester Hours)

    Biblical Hebrew I:
    Biblical Hebrew II: Grammar.
    Biblical Hebrew III: SyntaxTBA
    Biblical Hebrew IV:
    Exegesis TBA3
    NT Greek I:
    Grammar Greek II:
    NT Greek III: Syntax TBA NT
    NT Greek IV: ExegesisTBA

    Pastoral Ministry *** (17 Semester Hours)

    Pastoral Counseling
    Premarital Evangelism in the Local Church*
    Sermon Preparation Advisor 2
    Expository Preaching Advisor 2
    Ministry Practicum I Advisor 2
    Ministry Practicum II Advisor2

    Theology **** (6 Semester Hours)

    Doctrine of Salvation
    Dispensational Hermeneutics

    Research******* (6 Semester Hours)

    Theological Research I
    Advisor 3
    Theological Research II Advisor3
  13. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Sure looks that way.
  14. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Where is Kizmet?
    You are advertising and not just providing general information. I do not expect a graduate of Andersonville to understand ethical behavior. However, to advertise you need to get permission and pay a little tithes, or the euphemistic love offering to DI’s operators.
  15. Awonder

    Awonder member

    Does anyone here know how to delete a thread? I want to delete my posted thread. I will be deleting my account also. Thanks everyone who responds
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Why do we need two identical posts three minutes apart?
  17. Awonder

    Awonder member

    Not sure how to use the site. They were posted by mistake
  18. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Please feel free to send me a PM for any questions that you might have about accreditation or stuff of that sort.
  19. Awonder

    Awonder member

    I'm not looking to discuss accreditation I was asking hiw I can deletemy account and I don't see a feature for it. I find the firum to also be not very welcoming
  20. Awonder

    Awonder member

    I'm putting a complaint with the BBB and ripoff report about this site because I am unable to delete my account. Will also contact the attorney general office
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