uThM in Biblical Studies

Welcome to the official Study Plan for the Unschooled Master of Theology in Biblical Studies (uThM) degree I am currently pursuing. It focuses on a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the biblical text, while simultaneously tackling fundamental questions about consciousness, death, foundations in science, entrepreneurialism, the nature and future of work, and my own hermitic vocational testing.

The uThM in Biblical Studies degree consists of 10 informally structured, independent “courses,” consisting of 300+ assigned books/video/audio resources, several hundred assigned articles, 10 course projects, 20 written assignments and a final multi-part Capstone Project – culminating in a prolific number of full length books published on various related thesis topics. – Currently in revision.

All completed courses will be identified as such and the course title link will provide my assignments for that course and the course author link will provide access to the online materials used in the course.

Foundations of Knowledge


BASIC CREATIVITY:

BASIC WRITING:

BASIC RESEARCH:

BASIC LOGIC & REASONING:

BASIC PHILOSOPHY:

BASIC METAPHYSICS:

BASIC MATHEMATICS:

BASIC PHYSICAL SCIENCES:

BASIC COSMOLOGIES:

BASIC SPACE STUDIES:

BASIC PHYSICS:

BASIC QUANTUM PHYSICS:

BASIC HISTORIES:

Biblical Greek & Exegesis


HERMENEUTICS:

BIBLICAL GREEK:

Biblical Studies


SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS:

CONTEXTUAL STUDIES:

DEVOTIONAL READINGS:

Biblical Theology


SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGIES:

TOPICAL THEOLOGIES:

HUMAN THEOLOGIES:

ANGELIC & DEMONIC THEOLOGIES:

ESCHATOLOGICAL THEOLOGIES:

Death Studies


INTROUCTION TO DEATH:

INTROUCTION TO CONSCIOUSNESS:

CONCEPTS OF SOUL:

  • Soul Beliefs 3 Courses (Coursera)
  • Death and the Intermediate State (Video)
  • The Triumph of Death – Barbara Howes
  • Reimagining the Soul
  • Aristotle – The Soul
  • Modern Man – In Search of a Soul
  • Evolution of the Soul
  • Augustine – Trinity and the Soul

CONCEPTS OF AFTERLIFE:

  • Heritic’s Guide to Eternity
  • Evidence of the Afterlife
  • Quantum Enigma
  • There is Life After Death
  • God and the Afterlife
  • The Divine Comedy
  • The Afterlife and Jesus
  • Missler: Stretching Out the Heavens (Koinonia Institute)
  • Proof of Heaven
  • Aristotle – On the Heavens
  • The Marriage of Heavena nd Hell
  • Brief History of Heaven
  • Love Wins – New Story about Heaven and Hell
  • Different Concepts of Heaven
  • Heaven and Hell 1 & 2
  • Utopia – Between Heavena nd Earth

Fiction Reading


MODERN FICTION:

CLASSIC FICTION:

The Hermitic Vocation


EDEN PREPARATIONS:

HISTORICAL HERMITIC EXPRESSION:

  • Christian Wilderness Theology
  • Aelfric’s Life
  • Asceticism in the Graeco-Roman World
  • Sayings of the Desert Fathers
  • Desert Christians
  • Mystics
  • Emergence of Monasticism
  • Evagrius Ponticus
  • Late Monasticism and Reformation
  • Letters of St. Anthony
  • Monk and the Book
  • Wandering Monks
  • Wandering, Begging Monks
  • Wisdom of the Desert
  • Early Monasticism
  • Saint Basil Ascetic Works
  • Gifts of the Desert
  • Hermits by Peter France – Read 100%
  • Encroaching Desert
  • History of the First Christians
  • The Monk and the Book
  • Saint Basil’s Ascetic Works
  • Companion to the Stoics

MODERN HERMITIC EXPRESSION:

  • Desert Solitaire – Read 100%
  • Delphi Complete Works – Thoreau
  • Celibacy in Crisis – Reading 25%
  • On the Road
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Portable Thoreau – Reading 1%
  • Best of Edward Abbey
  • Mystics
  • Solitude – Reading 26%
  • Dharma Bums
  • Celibration of Discipline
  • Thoreau’s Walden
  • Christianity as Mystical Fact
  • Where I Lived and What I Lived For – Read 100%
  • Monastic Spirituality Self-Study
  • The Main Woods – Thoreau
  • History of Monastic Spirituality
  • The Artist Way
  • Walking – Thoreau
  • Almost Catholic
  • Letters to a Spiritual Seeker
  • Raven’s Bread Newsletter
  • Walden – Thoreau
  • Thomas Merton Reader
  • The Language of Trees – Thoreau
  • Complete Works of John Muir
  • Intro Great Silence
  • Thoughts in Solitude
  • Canoeing in the Wilderness – Thoreau
  • Contemplative Prayer by Merton
  • The Journal – Thoreau
  • Meditations of John Muir

Capstone Projects


  • Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study – Writing 1%
  • Isaac Hunter’s Bible Commentary – Writing 1%
  • Mystic’s Primer Series – Writing 1%
  • Genesis 5 Series – Writing 1%
  • Sandcastles in the Mind of Man: A Metaphysical Treatise on Terrestrial Knowledge
  • Hacking the Research Paper: A Heritic’s Guide to Finding What You Need and Writing What You Know
  • Hacking High School: A Heritic’s Guide to Getting Out of Public School Alive and Maybe Even Learning Something, too!
  • Hacking Undergrad: A Heritic’s Guide to the Four Year Degree
  • Hacking Grad School: A Heritic’s Guide to Getting Your Master’s or PhD
  • Hacking the Job Search: A Heritic’s Guide to Getting the Job of Your Dreams
  • Marriage & Divorce Books – Not Yet Published
  • Nephiliim Series – Not Yet Published
  • Demonology Series – Not Yet Published
  • Paranormal Series – Not Yet Published
  • Alone Book – Not Yet Published
  • Gift of Solitude – Not Yet Published
  • Journey into My Own Bliss – Not Yet Published
  • How the @#$# Did I End Up Here – Not Yet Published
  • The Devil, My Friend – Not Yet Published
  • The Great and Tragic Falling Away – Not Yet Published