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Class Codes
[a] = summary lessons
[b] = exegetical analysis
[c] = topical doctrinal studies
What is a Mini-Series?
A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

Extension Classes

These courses are designed for graduate seminary students pursuing degrees and/or auditing classes related to a Master's degree in theological studies (M.A. or Th.M.). If you intend to receive academic credit for these courses then you must register with Chafer Theological Seminary and order the course material through them.

Students without the proper registration will not be given credit for the coursework. Contact information may be found at

August 2021 - December 2021

This is part II of a course on Church History taught for Chafer Theological Seminary.

The videos of this course are available only through Chafer Theological Seminary.

From the Chafer Theological Seminary course description:
A study of Christianity from the end of the post-Reformation period (1648) to the current time, with an emphasis on the major people, events, leaders, and theological developments.

Click here for the course syllabus.

Click here for the course bibliography – Updated 9-6-21

Note that the course will be live streamed from the Dean Bible Ministries website from 6:30-9:30 pm CT, August 23 through December 13, 2021.

January 2021 - May 2021

This is a course on Church History taught for Chafer Theological Seminary.

The videos of this course are available only through Chafer Theological Seminary.

Due to the special circumstances regarding Dr. Dean being out of town and the Church History lectures were not able to be live streamed, the class files for weeks #2 and #3 include the videos of these lectures.

Click here for the course syllabus.

Click here for the course bibliography.

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March 2012

The servant of Jesus Christ must know about the history of the New Testament text to avoid mistakes, and to appreciate what God has done through faithful men and women.

The student will study the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, the history, methods, and status of New Testament Textual Criticism (TC), and collation practice. The history of the printed Greek New Testament, apparatuses in the Greek New Testament, and practical applications of textual data are covered. Textual, translation, and preservation theories are evaluated.

Those attending will learn the basics concerning New Testament textual criticism, appreciation of historic textual studies and the reliability of the inerrant Word of God. Also, the student will learn the use of Greek New Testament textual apparatuses and do research in New Testament text and translations.

Click here to view the syllabus for this course.

See the slideshow link under the first item for the slides for this course.

Instructor: Dr. Ronald Minton, Th.D.

January 2010 - February 2010

Israelology is a systematic theology of what the Scriptures say in regard to the people of Israel. Dr. Fruchtenbaum surveys Israel's past, present and future from the perspective of four major schools of theology (postmillennialism, amillennialism, premillennialism and dispensationalism). Israelology is a dispensational study of this topic, how it is central to a proper systematic theology and, thus, critical in terms of issues such as Messiah's return, evangelism, anti-Semitism and, ultimately, God's entire agenda for Jews and Gentiles alike.

Click here to view the outline for this course.

Instructor: Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

February 2008 - May 2008

A study of the historical development of selected doctrines, with attention to the development of each theological theme from the church fathers to the present day.

This course seeks to define the origins and development of the theology of the church. It will trace the historical development of the major branches of systematic theology, noting specifically the formulation and modification of each branch from the early church to the present day. In addition, an attempt will be made to define the major formulation of doctrine, whether orthodox or heterodox. Finally, an investigation of the contemporary trends in Protestant thought will enable the student to gain perspective on the issues with which the church is grappling.

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Instructor: Dr. Robert Dean, Jr., Th.M., M.A., D.Min.

January 2008 - February 2008

A thematic study of the Life of Jesus the Messiah with a special emphasis on Jewish, Rabbinic and cultural backgrounds. This course will include all four Gospels by the use of a harmony of the Gospels.

View the course outline and syllabus by clicking on the notes and slideshow links respectively in the first session.

Instructor: Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum