This course introduces students to the history, doctrine and background features of those books of the Bible that were written prior to the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Our primary goal in this course is to help students become better readers of the Old Testament. Every reader of the Bible is an interpreter of the Bible. We want to help you become an active interpreter by describing central doctrines, and some of the historical, geographic and cultural factors, which figure into the formation of the He brew Scriptures we designate the "Old Testament.”
In 1881, Geneva College adopted Pro Christo et Patria (For Christ and Country) as its motto. This motto reflected the concern of the Reformed Presbyterian Church over the nature of government, specifically the failure of the American constitution to recognize God. Geneva's motto highlights the importance of obedience to our sovereign King and, at the same time, a love of our country which is a gift from God.

Beginning in the 1880's, students at Geneva were required to spend three terms studying political science: one term on God's sovereignty and politics; one term on American government; and one term on international relations. This course, however, is not merely intended to continue a tradition. Fundamental questions about the effect of economics, including inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, taxes and national debt need to be confronted and answered. Students will be challenged to consider the role of Macroeconomics in their individual lives and examine how it can be integrated into their core beliefs and life of faith. Our hope is that this class will encourage students to think and act in a more Christ-centered way.