HDS 2980

Presbyterian Polity

Burns F. Stanfield


This course is designed to establish and develop the student's working knowledge of the constitutional structure of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The primary focus is on current Presbyterian polity and programs, with attention to the denomination's roots in Reformed theology and tradition. A thorough reading of the Confessions and The Book of Order will serve as a basis for discussion of cases that illuminate the implications of reformed theology and polity in the praxis of the church. Offered every other year.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Mon 12pm-2pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus None
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Denominational Polity
Language Course Designation(s) None