Master of Eschatology (M.Esc.)
The Master of Eschatology is the first of its kind…Period! Wycliffe is THE Creator of this degree. The only degree even similar is that offered through the Roman Catholic Church which is called the Th.D. in Eschatology. No Seminary in the world offers degrees in eschatology except Wycliffe Theological Seminary. We are it!
We have made history with this Master of Eschatology degree program, and now it is offered exclusively by WTS. This Master of Eschatology degree program is extremely comprehensive and rigorous…but worth every minute of study. You the student will be one of the very first in the entire world to earn this prestigious degree.
With such world-wide excitement and interest in End Times Biblical Prophecy, it is a mystery as to why other seminaries throughout the world had not thought of this academic need earlier. Nevertheless, it is now available to prophecy students from all over the globe.
Syllabus for: Master of Eschatology (48 Credit Hour Course)
1. ESC-550 Biblical Eschatology (4 credit hrs)
Biblical Eschatology provides the most important essentials on eschatology: it analyzes all the major eschatological passages (including the Olivet Discourse and the book of Revelation), issues (including the second coming of Christ, the millennium, the rapture, and Antichrist), and positions (including all the major views of the millennium) in a clear, but not superficial, way. The course concludes by showing how eschatology is relevant for our lives. Biblical Eschatology makes understanding eschatology easier by including chapters on how to interpret prophecy and apocalyptic literature, by showing the history of eschatological thought, and by placing eschatology in the context of the Bible’s overall story line and structure. Clarity and understanding are enhanced by the use of comparative tables and appendices. Subject and Scripture indexes are included.
2. ESC-610 Pauline Eschatology (4 credit hrs)
The Pauline Eschatology, is quite simply what the apostle St. Paul says about the end times. This course will review the great work of Geerhardus Vos, one of eschatology’s great theologians. Said to be Geerhardus Vos’ magnum opus, The Pauline Eschatology is the last of his works, demonstrating the fullness of his wisdom and experience in theology and exegesis. Having gone through several editions and publication cycles, this climax of Reformed scholarship brings essential Greek and Hebrew analysis to Paul’s eschatological messages. The relationship between redemptive history and Pauline theology is thoroughly established, giving way to an in-depth exploration of eschatology and resurrection.
3. ESC-645 Comparative Eschatology I (4 credit hrs)
Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This course gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor’s personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the essays. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond lets you compare and contrast three important eschatological viewpoints to gain a better understanding of how Christianity’s great hope, the return of Jesus, is understood by the church.
4. ESC-620 Apocalyptic and Prophetic Language (4 credit hrs)
This course investigates the use of imagery, metaphor and stylized language in connection with prophetic literature which in turn provides a much-needed correction and direction to a field that is too often plagued by speculative excesses. This is a groundbreaking course proposal that invites further scrutiny from students of all persuasions.
5. ESC-605 Literary Eschatology (4 credit hrs)
This particular course is student driven. The student will do his or her own investigative research into the literary lives of the most influential theologians of eschatology throughout the ages. This work will be comprised of a 5,000 word Chicago style essay.
6. ESC-595 Biblical Typology and Symbols (4 credit hrs)
Interpreting the Symbol and Types is a comprehensive study unlocking the biblical language of the symbol And type, allowing for greater understanding of scriptural truth. This language of divine origin, reveals characteristics and shades of meaning that would be lost to the believer if he or she did not acquaint himself or herself with this terminology
7. ESC-670 Eschatological Theology (4 credit hrs)
“This course offers fresh interpretations of the major themes in eschatology. It begins by laying out the challenges of eschatological reflection in today’s world. It then goes on to speak to our need of recovering the apocalyptic imagination that defines both the early church and the gospel itself. It explores the nature of the eschaton and discusses the relationship between the Bible and politics. A review of eschatology in the New Testament, particularly Jesus’ own view of the future is taken into account and then compares and contrasts the Jewish and Christian approaches to God and history. An in depth look within the book of Revelation is brought into play, as well as Martin Luther’s understanding of the Apocalypse.
Recognizing that the doctrine of the last things has been a source of disagreement in the history of the church, the contributors offer ecumenical perspectives on their respective topics, together casting a promising image of the future for the whole church.
8. ESC-690 Book of Daniel (4 credit hrs)
This course presents a clear, positive exposition of prophecy coupled with an accurate explanation of historical fact based on research and the accumulated authority of other outstanding Biblical scholars. In addition, it endeavors to bring out the exact meaning of the Hebrew and Aramaic languages in the original translation accompanying the commentary portion of the work. The student will find adequate reference to the divergent interpretations of great scholars, with a thorough and erudite explanation of differences.
9. ESC-695 Book of Revelation (4 credit hrs)
How can we understand the book of Revelation and its many interpretations? Four Views of Revelation will be taken to task in this exciting but divisive course of study. A Parallel Commentary covers the traditional views in an even-handed fashion. Four parallel columns present the information you need on these key views, and inform you the student about the various theologians and their respective commentaries on the book of Revelation. No other course gives such an extensive coverage of how the church has understood Revelation over the centuries.
10. ESC-615 Christiological Eschatology (4 credit hrs)
There is no greater importance to the study of eschatology than with the words of Christ himself. This course will be studied from the main four eschatological viewpoints.
11. THESIS (7,000 words) (8 credit hrs)
- Lectures 11
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 48 hours
- Students 0
- Assessments Self
The 48 credit hour Course Outline is as follows: