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 CodeTH401- Undergraduate
TH601 - Graduate
Pre-requisitesTwo Foundational Old or New Testament units plus one Church History
Study ModesMST Wantirna Campus or Online
Next AvailableSemester 1, 2019

Dr. Michael Bräutigam


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.


    This subject will be taught by Dr. Michael Bräutigam.

      Time Commitment

      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)

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