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INTRODUCTION. This paper provides a primer on the basics of. Christian theology as it is understood in the. American context. It explains the major beliefs or. There has long been a need for a comprehensive but truly introductory single- authored textbook in theology. By introducing the reader to the biblical.
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It will introduce students to the nature and practice of theological reflection by examining the central tenets of Christian doctrine in their historical context and contemporary iterations. Still there are worse ones out there, like Grudem or Berkhof Thanks for telling us about the problem. Things do not just move — they are moved by something else. Secondly, he later discusses the whole subject, and particularly the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, as if the only positions that existed were those of Luther, Zwingli, and Rome.
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Product Close-up. Add To Cart. We will closely examine the doctrines of Trinity, Creation. Sin and Christ using the interpretive lens of a "theology of the cross.
This course is designed to provide a systematic study of theology, dealing primarily with the topics of pneumatology, ecclesiology, sacraments, ministry and mission, and eschatology. While the primary focus of this course will be the exploration of the classical patristic and Lutheran understanding of these loci, an engagement of contemporary theological and pragmatic issues arising from these issues will also be addressed. Pre-requisite: SL This course examines the Church's clarification of the doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation from Apostolic times to the Council of Chalcedon Students will be expected to engage original sources, including texts from the New Testament, writings of the Church Fathers, and conciliar definitions.
This course is designed to provide a systematic study of theology, dealing primarily with the topics of pneumatology, ecclesiology, sacraments, ministry, and mission, and is created primarily for Anglican and Lutheran participants for the purpose of better understanding both traditions. While the primary focus of this course will be the exploration of the classical patristic, Lutheran, and Anglican understandings of these loci, an engagement with contemporary theological and pragmatic issues arising from these issues will also be addressed.
Social justice issues such as the growing gap between the rich and poor, sexism, racism and other forms of discriminations and marginalization will be examined. On the basis of a field placement in a social agency, students will learn how to analyze their situations and reflect theologically on their experience in ministry. With the participation of faculty members from other departments, students will also be exposed to the pastoral implications of different methodological choices in the theological disciplines.
This is a required course for St. It is a two term, two credit course offered annually.
Everyone eats - and eating is an act with moral, theological, political and social ramifications. This course will explore the philosophical assumptions underlying our food production system in the light of theological guidance from our Christian tradition about the purpose of human life, the place of community, and our relationship to the land.
It will critically examine the causes of the current farm crisis and the decline of rural communities. Exposing the myths which inform current food production and consumption practices will open the way to envisioning alternative models based on Christian perspectives and values. This course explores what God means to the world and what the world means to God from within a Reformed perspective in Christian theology. The first section examines the salvific meaning of God for the world, and the increase that the world and its salvation bring to the life of God.
The third section explores questions concerning the suffering of God and creation, the nature of evil, loss and Christian hope. This course will examine the writings of several Anglican theologians from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in their historical context. The course will begin by situating the Oxford Movement in the context both of the eighteenth-century evangelical revival and of the older Anglican 'High Church' tradition.
Selections from various authors from the Tractarians to the late twentieth century will then be engaged in detail to show how Anglican theologians have dealt with theological and cultural changes over the past two centuries. Prerequisites: SA or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. This course examines the nature and work of the Holy Spirit, looking at how it has been understood in the early church and at present.
Topics covered include the role of the Spirit in the economy of salvation, expressions of the Spirit in contemporary church and society, the revelatory role of the Holy Spirit, its relation to the reign of God and the Holy Spirit as the growing edge of God. This class is an introduction to the theology of Martin Luther.
As an introduction to his theology, we can cover only some of the major aspects and emphases of his thought. The focus of this course is to examine his theology in its historical context, giving the student a sound working introduction to Luther in the process.
We will examine the central themes of Luther's theology. We will also look extensively at some of the occasional writings which set forth his views on church, society and the state. The class requires considerable reading, with an emphasis on primary rather than secondary sources.
Because of Luther's style and diverse interests, the readings will range over a wide selection of his writings. Students will be expected both to read the primary text closely and to demonstrate through class presentations and a final research paper an ability to engage the work of other interpreters of Augustine's thought. This introductory course will examine the foundations, nature and task of Christian mission.
It will look at mission from a global perspective. Students will be exposed to mission in a variety of geographical and cultural contexts. They will also learn about how mission is done in the local church.