TH401/601 The Knowledge of God
How do we come to know God? This is surely one of the most exciting questions we could ask.
In a first step, we will try to find answers by looking both at God and the world (and us). We shall thus take a closer look at the important roles of Scripture and nature, and reason and experience. In so doing we will come to a closer understanding of foundational concepts, such as creation, revelation and inspiration. Having clarified these major concepts we are ready to move on to discuss in more detail questions such as: How did God create? And why? Why is there sin and evil? What is providence?
|Subject Code||TH401- Undergraduate|
|TH601 - Graduate|
|Pre-requisites||Two Foundational Old or New Testament units plus one Church History|
|Study Modes||MST Wantirna Campus or Online|
|Next Available||Semester 1, 2019|
Studying this subject will not give you “all the answers”, but it will equip you to discuss these intriguing questions with theological competence and pastoral sensitivity. As emerging leaders in Christian ministry, you will benefit significantly by this subject as you get a bigger picture for God’s plan with the world and with humanity.
The On-Campus mode of this subject will require a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week, which is made up of both lecture/in-class time and self directed study.
The Distance mode of this subject will require a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week in total.
Whatever method of study you choose, you will require Internet access to access the resources on our eCampus.
Assessments will be advised first week of class.
Required Text Books
Editors Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain , Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic (2016)
Daniel L. Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Theology (3rd edition) (2014)
To see what the MST Online material looks like, you can try out three sample lessons from three different subjects by clicking below: