How to Use This Course
What is theology, and is the study of theology relevant and practical for living? This advanced class challenges students to dig deeper into Scripture as they study theology, its practical applications to living, the dangers of wrong approaches to theology, and the fundamentals of several doctrines including Bibliology, anthropology, Christology, and ecclesiology.
The study of theology is crucial to the Christian life. “‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,’ declares the Lord” (Jer. 9:23-24).
This course does not include gradable quizzes or tests. It includes numerous study questions that can be graded, if desired.
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Comprehensive study and list of suggested titles for further reading.
Self-paced, advanced course divided into sixteen sections.
- What is Theology?
- Is the study of theology relevant and practical for living?
- Wrong Approaches to Theology
- The Proper Approach to Theology
- The Doctrines of Theology
- The Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology) in Relation to Other Doctrines
God Is the Starting Point of All Theology
- The Nature of God the Creator
- The Nature of God’s Creation
- The Nature of Man the Creature
Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man
- Doctrinal Issues of Anthropology
- The Origin of Man: Creation
- The Purpose of God in Creating Man
- The Nature of Man
- Man in the Image of God
- Man as Male and Female
Harmartiology: The Doctrine of Sin
- The Origin of Sin
- The Consequences of Adam’s Sin
- Fallen Man’s Inability to Do Good
- The Imputation of Adam’s sin to all mankind
- The Nature of Sin
- Freedom of the Will
Addendum A: The Problem of Evil
- The problem stated:
- Proposed solutions to the “problem of evil”
Addendum B: A Brief Comparison of the Theories of Imputation
If this course is taken in full, completing all reading assignments, and the student spends approximately 90 hours completing the course, the course is worth a minimum of .5 credit.