Throughout the history of the church, faithful Christians have used systematic theology to communicate the teachings of our faith. Systematics has proven to be a helpful tool for expressing ideas clearly, and for organizing them in ways that increase our understanding of Scripture. At times, this approach to theology has been misused, but when employed in submission to Scripture, systematic theology provides Christians with a reliable method for understanding and teaching biblical truth.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the history and justification of systematic theology.
- Describe the method and uses of systematic theology.
- Equip viewers to use this series to do one of the following:
- defend an existing doctrine of systematic theology in their cultural context,
- refute an existing doctrine of systematic theology in their cultural context.
- Apply the principles of this course to their vocations, whether in church/ministry, the arts and humanities, or the sciences.
Moodle Login and Syllabus
Course Materials & Tuition
|Michael F. Bird. Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction. Grand Rapids: Mich., 2013. Also available on Amazon Kindle with search function, accessed Feb 25, 2019.||$29.00 (hardcover)|
|The Westminster Confession of Faith||Available as a free pdf|
|Timothy Ware (Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia). The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity. New (i.e., 3rd ) ed. London and New York: Penguin Books, 2015. Available on Amazon Kindle with search function, accessed Feb 13, 2019.||$2.28 (paperback)|
|D. A. Carson. Exegetical Fallacies. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1996. Also available on Amazon Kindle with search function, accessed Feb 27, 2019.||$13.35 (paperback)|
|Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd ed., download free pdf with search function, accessed Feb 13, 2019.||Available as a free pdf|
|Total Cost of Course||$291.27|