TH101 – Theology Seminar – Syllabus Summer 2016

Theology Seminar

Professor: Joey Weaver

The purpose of this class is to acquaint the student with the basic of theology (what theology is, major developments, doctrines, movements, etc) and to teach the student how to work through a theology textbook. This course assumes no prior theological knowledge on the part of the student.

Required Text:

. Christian Theology: An introduction by Alister McGrath

. The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology by Millard Erickson

Key Points of Learning:

. Understanding how doctrine is developed and defined

. Understanding the connection between the Bible and theology

. Understanding why theology is important for ministry (of any kind).

Assignments/Course Requirements:

  1. Completion of theology packed (we will go over this is class on Saturday)
  2. Write 3 devotions choosing your topics from the following doctrinal themes/ideas: The Trinity, The humanity of Christ, The Person of the Holy Spirit, The doctrine of Inspiration, Atonement, God as Father, The place of Old Testament Law for the Christian . Each devotion should be written in a way that it could be given in about 5 minutes.
  3. Read three chapters of your choosing from the McGrath textbook, then write a paragraph on each explaining what stood out to you.
  4. All work to be completed by September 15.