Available courses

DH544: History of Christianity

DH544: History of Christianity

History tells a story. It tells about the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the past.  A History of Christianity is more than Church history, more than theological history, and more than a collection of Christian biographies. Yet it contains elements of all of these.

In this course, we discuss the terms history and Church, the Christian perspective of history, and the task of the historian. The story of the birth of the Church on the Day of Pentecost and its development up to the Protestant Reformation. 

You will enjoy your learning even more if you try to imagine yourself living in each circumstance. Happy learning!

D0522: Old Testament Survey
Richard Babu

D0522: Old Testament Survey

This course provides a distinct guide for exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. Organized to lead you to read and understand the Old Testament itself, this course cautiously-analyses the purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each section in the Old Testament.  

Course Objectives:

    • A deeper understanding of God and his redemptive work throughout history
    • A foundational knowledge about the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books
    • A grasp on issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, and the formation of the Old Testament canon
    • Insight into the background, purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each section of the Old Testament
    • Insight into the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament


DB512: How we got our Bible
Anand Deshbhratar

DB512: How we got our Bible

Most Christians understand that the Bible they hold in their hands is the inspired Word of God. Yet very few have a general understanding of the origin of the Bible. This course is designed to acquaint the beginning student of Scripture with textual, transmission, and Bible translation issues. The student will be able to explain the process by which we have a Bible in the English language today, and why we can be confident that it is textually reliable.

DG520: Research and Writing Methods
Anand DeshbhratarShaiju Thomas

DG520: Research and Writing Methods

Research and Writing Methods is a foundational course in the Post-Graduate studies.  

To help learner grasp the importance of research as they develop research skills and competencies would be the main objective of this course. During the course learners will be introduced to various methods and methodologies involved in doing research while they sharpen their research writing and presentation skills.

D0522: Old Testament Survey
John Silvanus

D0522: Old Testament Survey

This course provides a distinct guide for exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. Organized to lead you to read and understand the Old Testament itself, this course cautiously-analyses the purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each section in the Old Testament.  

Course Objectives:

    • A deeper understanding of God and his redemptive work throughout history
    • A foundational knowledge about the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books
    • A grasp on issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, and the formation of the Old Testament canon
    • Insight into the background, purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each section of the Old Testament
    • Insight into the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament


DG510: Study Methods (Orientation Course)
Anand DeshbhratarShaiju Thomas

DG510: Study Methods (Orientation Course)

This course will deal with the following;

  1. myGSOL Orientation
  2. Study Methods

DH544: History of Christianity
Anand Deshbhratar

DH544: History of Christianity

History tells a story. It tells about the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the past.  A History of Christianity is more than Church history, more than theological history, and more than a collection of Christian biographies. Yet it contains elements of all of these.

In this course, we discuss the terms history and Church, the Christian perspective of history, and the task of the historian. The story of the birth of the Church on the Day of Pentecost and its development up to the Protestant Reformation. 

You will enjoy your learning even more if you try to imagine yourself living in each circumstance. Happy learning!

DY520: Spiritual Formation - I
Anand DeshbhratarSamuel Koshy

DY520: Spiritual Formation - I

This course identifies how God utilizes Scripture, people, personal experiences, contexts, literature, spiritual disciplines, and events to transform believers holistically into Christ-likeness. The format of the course will include inquiry, critical thinking, theological reflection, and an introduction to the holistic formation model.


DG520: Research and Writing Methods
Anand DeshbhratarShaiju ThomasUpendra Upadhyaya

DG520: Research and Writing Methods

Research and Writing Methods is a foundational course in the Post-Graduate studies.  

To help learner grasp the importance of research as they develop research skills and competencies would be the main objective of this course. During the course learners will be introduced to various methods and methodologies involved in doing research while they sharpen their research writing and presentation skills.

DG510: Study and Research Methods
Anand DeshbhratarUpendra Upadhyaya

DG510: Study and Research Methods

For any study to be fruitful the method and the mode must be explained.  This course attempts to do exactly that.  

This course, first of all, orients the learners to our online learning platform and gives them hands-on experience on how they could use the system to enhance the learning experience.

Secondly, it introduces the students to Study Methods in general. 

Going through this course is a primary requirement for anyone who wants to pursue their study in the online mode of GSOL.

DB510: Overview of the Inter-testamental Period
Upendra Upadhyaya

DB510: Overview of the Inter-testamental Period

This course on the Inter-testamental Period (ITP) is designed to introduce briefly to the political and socio-cultural history of the Second Temple Period (STP) and religious development within Judaism during that period and their impact on the Jesus Movement. The course will inform that it was one of the most important periods in the history of Israel that led to the writing of the Second Temple Literature (STL) and expansion of the Palestinian Jewish canon in Alexandria and the impact of the STL in the New Testament. The students will be able to appreciate the STL in continuity with the Former Testament and in connection with the New Testament in leading humanity to God according to his end purpose.


DB512: How we got our Bible
Anand Deshbhratar

DB512: How we got our Bible

Most Christians understand that the Bible they hold in their hands is the inspired Word of God. Yet very few have a general understanding of the origin of the Bible. This course is designed to acquaint the beginning student of Scripture with textual, transmission, and Bible translation issues. The student will be able to explain the process by which we have a Bible in the English language today, and why we can be confident that it is textually reliable.


DB512: How we got our Bible
Anand Deshbhratar

DB512: How we got our Bible

Most Christians understand that the Bible they hold in their hands is the inspired Word of God. Yet very few have a general understanding of the origin of the Bible. This course is designed to acquaint the beginning student of Scripture with textual, transmission, and Bible translation issues. The student will be able to explain the process by which we have a Bible in the English language today, and why we can be confident that it is textually reliable.


DB533: Biblical Interpretation
Anita JosephineShaiju Thomas

DB533: Biblical Interpretation

This course introduces students to the Bible and the need for proper hermeneutics. 

It is a study of the basic principles and methods of biblical interpretation. It then takes the students through the Practical Steps for bringing out the meaning of a passage of Scripture. 

The emphasis and focus of the course is on the ability to use the skills being taught rather than on the acquisition of facts.


DH544: History of Christianity
Anand DeshbhratarShaiju Thomas

DH544: History of Christianity

History tells a story. It tells about the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the past.  A History of Christianity is more than Church history, more than theological history, and more than a collection of Christian biographies. Yet it contains elements of all of these.

In this course, we discuss the terms history and Church, the Christian perspective of history, and the task of the historian. The story of the birth of the Church on the Day of Pentecost and its development up to the Protestant Reformation. 

You will enjoy your learning even more if you try to imagine yourself living in each circumstance. Happy learning!