Systematic Theology II
A course completing the study of systematic theology with special attention given to the doctrines of the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Such issues as nature and extent of salvation, the origin, nature and future of the church, and the eternal state are explored.
In relation to God, these doctrines are those that detail His work to glorify Himself in His creation. In relation to pastoral and soul care ministries, those doctrines related to the human predicament and the work of God to bring wholeness and healing are especially important. Part of that healing is the building of a new community, which functions to establish believers and hold them accountable to their commitment to Christ “‘til He comes.”
II. Required Resource Purchases
Beck, James R. (Ed.). Two Views on Women in Ministry. Revised ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-310-25437-9. Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 2d ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1998. ISBN: 0-8012-2182-0.
Fee, Gordon D. Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996. ISBN: 978-1-56563-170-0. Hoyt, Samuel L. The Judgment Seat of Christ. Milwaukee, WI: Grace Gospel Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-9799637-1-1. St. Gregory of Nazianzus. On God and Christ. Crestwood, NJ: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2002. ISBN: 0-88141-240-6. Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.
III. Additional Materials for Learning
A. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
B. Internet access (broadband recommended)
C. Microsoft Word
(Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.) D. Any additional resources needed for this course
IV. Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: A. Analyze the principal agents and ideas that shape classic and contemporary systematic theology in relation to Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and eschatology. B. Examine classic and modern questions regarding the person and work of Christ and of the Holy Spirit. C. Apply the theological method to the task of discerning and resolving theological issues arising in Christian ministry. D. Evaluate contemporary worldviews in terms of their representation of the human condition, God’s provision of salvation, and the task of Christian ministry. E. Correlate theological propositions and hermeneutical procedures with special reference to the doctrines of ecclesiology and eschatology. F. Compose clear and compelling research questions regarding the principle agents and ideas influencing present understandings of evangelical Christian doctrine. G. Design a research strategy to critique, interpret, and judge the relative merits of a proposition in relation to Systematic Theology II.
V. Course Requirements and Assignments
A. Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
B. Course Requirements Checklist
As the first activity in this course, please read the syllabus and Student Expectations. After reading the syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1. C. Discussion Board forums (4)
The student will complete four Discussion Board forums in this course. A single thread of at least 500 words and two citations will be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned module/week. In addition, the student will compose at least two replies of at least 200 words and one citation each by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week. Only course textbooks should be cited in these Discussion Board forums. (Outcomes A & B)...
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