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THEO 601

Theology I

This course explores the nature of theological work and also some major themes of the systematic theology of the Christian church: the doctrines of the triune God, his being and works including creation; of the Lord Jesus Christ (Incarnation and Christology), of humanity (theological anthropology); the doctrine of sin (hamartiology); the doctrines of Scripture and revelation. In this course, we will take an incarnational approach to systematic theology. As the creeds themselves indicate, theology is biblically grounded, reflective unfolding of God’s self-revelation in the incarnation. Consequently, we will study theology based mainly on primary texts so that students will actually do theology and follow the historical development of doctrines to become acquainted with the greater Christian tradition. This course is designed to impress on students the practical relevance of theology: the object of theology is Christ, in whom every strand of our understanding of God, world, and self comes together and has its ultimate reference point. The goal of theology is attainment of our full humanity through transformation into Christlikeness. In offering a broad range of texts and authors to unfold the riches of the tradition, this course aims to accommodate beginners and more advanced students in theology.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Info

Winter 2024

This course is available onsite and online. Students must register for the online section to gain Zoom access to the course. Recordings will not be available for this course.

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