The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ
|Subject Code||TH402 - Undergraduate|
|Title||The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ|
|Study Modes||On Campus, Distance, Intensive|
|Next Available||2015, Semester 2|
|Type||Regular or Elective|
Lecturer: Dr Michael Brautigam
The first section of the course introduces the Christian doctrine of God including the being and attributes of God, the person of Christ, his humanity and deity, the Holy Spirit and the Holy Trinity. The second section covers the work of Christ including his incarnation and ministry, his death and resurrection and his ascension and session.
Prerequisites and Exclusions
Pre-requisites: 2 Foundational Old or New Testament units plus one Church History
- To introduce the whole range of major Christian doctrines;
- To give an overall perspective upon the structure and contents of Christian faith;
- To enable candidates to begin to think theologically, integrating faith with biblical, historical and pastoral studies.
Students need to study each topic in the light of major contemporary theological approaches, but not in precise detail, since this is a survey unit. You will not be required to answer detailed questions on particular subsections of any topic in the written examination.
- Our knowledge of God: the nature and sources of theology; general and special revelation; inspiration.
- The doctrine of God: divine being, names and attributes; the doctrine of the Trinity, its development from the New Testament period; trinitarian religion,
- The doctrines of creation and fall: alternative world-views; human nature; the image of God; theories of personal and social sin; providence; evil and suffering.
- The person of Christ: major titles; Christ’s deity and true humanity; major developments to Chalcedon and beyond.
- The work of Christ: New Testament metaphors; the three-fold office; theories of atonement; resurrection and ascension.
The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ will require a time commitment on behalf of the student.
If you are studying online you will need to commit to approximately 10 hours per week.
If you are studying on campus you will need to commit to 3 hours of lecture time and approximately 7 hours private study per week.