TH403/603 The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology

Who are we? Where do we come from and where are we going? This course addresses these fundamental questions of humankind. It will do so from a distinctly Christian perspective, as we examine the teachings of the Old and New Testaments concerning these issues. Taking a closer look, first, at the doctrine of grace, we encounter a God who does not deal with us as we deserve, but who showers his blessings upon us as he forgives us our sins, justifies us by faith alone, and adopts us as his beloved sons and daughters. We move on to explore, secondly, the content of our Christian hope. This includes the kingdom present and future, judgement, the consummation of all things in Christ, death, intermediate state and resurrection and heaven and hell.

Pre-requisites

Two Foundational Old or New Testament units plus one Church History

    Application

    Studying this subject will not only enable you to get a clearer grasp of these important theological doctrines, but it will also equip you to communicate the message of God’s love and grace in your own context more effectively.

      Assessments

      Assessment will consist of one essay and an exam.

        Required Text Books

        NA. Required reading will be available via PDFs online.

        Highly Recommended:

        • Horton, M., The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on
          the Way(Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011)
        • Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology (3rd Ed.; Grand Rapids: Baker
          Academic, 2013)

          Dr Michael Bräutigam