I. Course Description

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Syllabus and Teaching Guide
Course Information:
Instructor:
DT200: Doctrine II (Systematic Theology) - 3 credits
February 6 – May 1, 2007, Mondays: 7:00 – 8:50 p.m.
HarvestNet Institute Offices
Steven Neptune
440-668-8827
[email protected]
(Dr. Rick Peterson - PoR)
I.
Course Description
The great doctrines of the Christian faith are reviewed in this vital course in systematic theology.
Christology (the doctrine of Christ), Soteriology (the doctrine of Salvation), Peripatology (the doctrine of Sanctification—the Christian’s Walk), Ecclesiology (the doctrine of the Church), and Eschatology (the doctrine of Future Things) are all covered, providing students with a firm grasp of the
fundamentals of Christianity. This class completes the study begun in DT100 – Doctrine I.
II. Course Objectives
By the end of this class you should have:
1.
deepened your scripturally based convictions about God, the Bible, and God’s view of humanity.
2.
developed a greater commitment to and engagement in systematic theology and appreciation for its relevance for ministry.
3.
grasped major concepts within these areas, some of the conflicting viewpoints and responded to selected contemporary issues.
4.
applied insight to your personal life and ministry, focusing on sharing with other people on
doctrinal issues and sharing the gospel.
III. Pre-requisites
DT100 – Doctrine I
IV. Course Methodology
1.
2.
3.
Lecture
Dialogue (Q & A)
Group practice exercises
V. Academic Policy
1.
Attendance
Regular and punctual attendance is required for all classes, ministry outreaches, and activities
of HarvestNet. Prior approval must be obtained for all excused absences. Even with an excused absence, all work must be made up in a timely fashion to the satisfaction of the instructor.
Two unexcused absences in any course in a single session will be considered as grounds for
dismissal from HarvestNet. Tardiness is not expected. Being tardy is defined as not being in a
seat or ready at the start of a class, time of worship or other HarvestNet activity. This will be
dealt with by the instructor or appropriated ministry head. After a second tardy mark in the
same course or activity, the student will be given an unexcused absence.
2.
HarvestNet Grading Scale
A = 92 –100
B = 85 – 91
C = 72 – 84
D = 64 – 71
While assigning letter grades will be the normative method of evaluation of a student’s progress in a particular class or ministry experience, some work will be evaluated on a “pass/fail”
basis. This will be done at the discretion of the teacher.
The students in this course will be evaluated on a letter-grade basis.
Textbook
Doctrine Survey Project
Memory Work
Contemporary Issues
Total
25%
25%
15%
35%
100%
3.
Makeup Work
Permission to make up work past due is strictly at the discretion of the instructor.
4.
Incompletes
An incomplete mark may be assigned if a course has not been paid for, or if all assigned work
has not been successfully completed. All work, unless a special administrative exemption is received, must be completed within two weeks of the last day of session in which the course was
taken.
VI. Course Requirements
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Participation in class discussions
Completion of all reading assignments
Completion of memory work
Completion of the Doctine Survey Project
Completion of the Contemporary Issues paper
VII. Course Text(s)
Erickson, Millard. (2001). Introducing Christian Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Baker.
The Bible
VIII.
Supplemental Bibliography
Articles handed out in class
IX. Additional Required Activities or Experiences
None
X. Assignments
1.
Reading
Read the main textbook (second half) as assigned below. Read one additional theology book
from the Bibliography of Additional Reading below. You will indicate in writing that you read
these books. Due in class 12.
2.
Doctrinal Survey Project
The purpose of this project is to help you gain stronger awareness of biblical doctrine by studying the Bible, the history of theology, and by discovering and evaluating other peoples' religious
views. You will receive three copies of a specially designed survey. Take the survey with three
different people, looking for as much variety as possible, e.g. student, businessman, homemaker, etc. Do not survey faculty or students. Out of these three surveys pick two which are the
most interesting. In one or two pages for each of these two, evaluate where the individual is
correct and/or incorrect in his or her doctrinal views, from a biblical perspective. If he or she
has non-biblical views try to determine which biblical doctrine(s) he/she has ignored or altered.
Hand in all three surveys, plus the two evaluations. Turning in the completed surveys will
count for 2/3 of your grade on this project. The remaining 1/3 will be determined by the quality
of your written evaluations. This project should take about 5 hours. It is due in class 10.
3.
Memory Project
Each student will memorize the following assigned content by the session indicated and will
write it out in class or say it to the fellowship group, as directed by the faculty. All students must
use the NASB for this assignment.
a. Romans 6:23 – due in class three
b. Col. 1:13-17 – due in class six
c. Phil. 1:6, 23-24 – due in class nine
d. I Peter 5:1-3 – due in class twelve
4.
Contemporary Issues Paper
This paper is an attempt to assist graduate students in learning how to relate various facets of
theology to current social or religious issues. The paper will be due by class 10. It should include:
a. Biblical references and/or exegesis evincing your understanding of relevant
doctrinal issues from a scriptural perspective,
b.
quotes and bibliography from the non-evangelical, non-Christian, or cultic perspectives,
c.
quotes and bibliography from evangelicals who have written on this subject
(especially important if there are areas of disagreement among evangelicals)
d.
a clear and convincing argument, demonstrating what you think the proper
evangelical position should be and why.
Suggestions for Contemporary Issues Paper topics. Topics will fall in one of four categories:
1)
Social or Political Issues. Examples: "The Ethical Debate on _____".
2)
Doctrinal Issues and Errors. "What are the steps in salvation?” “Are tongues for everyone?”
3)
Evaluation of a Controversial Sect. Especially important to argue whether the group is
a cult or just a Christian sect with some unusual, but not heretical, teachings. Example: Witness Lee and the `Local Church'
4) Controversial Evangelical Issue. "Miracles and `Power Encounters': a Biblical strategy
for 20th century evangelism?"
Class Schedule for Main Textbook Readings and Other Assignments
Class
Date
Chapters
Pages Assignments
Part I: The Doing of Theology
1 Feb. 6
1. The Study of God (15 – 22)
2. Contemporizing the Christian Message (23 – 30)
16
Part VII: The Person of Christ (Christology)
2 Feb. 13
3 Feb. 20
23. The Deity of Christ (207 – 213)
24. The Humanity of Christ (214 – 223)
25. The Unity of the Person of Christ (224 – 231)
17
8
Romans 6:23
PART VIII: The Work of Christ (Christology)
4 Feb. 27
26. Introduction to the Work of Christ (235 – 245)
27. The Central Theme of Atonement (246 – 255)
21
PART IX: The Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
5 March 6
28. The Person of the Holy Spirit (259 – 264)
29. The Work of the Holy Spirit (265 – 275)
17
PART X: Salvation (Soteriology)
6 March 13
7 March 20
8 March 27
9 April 3
10 April 10
30. Conceptions of Salvation (279 – 286)
31. The Antecedent to Salvation (287 – 293)
32. The Beginning of Salvation: Subjective Aspects (294 – 302)
33. The Beginning of Salvation: Objective Aspects (303 – 312)
34. The Continuation and Completion of Salvation (313 – 325)
The Christian’s Walk (Paripatology) Supplemental
PART XI: The Church (Ecclesiology)
35. The Nature of the Church (329 – 335)
36. The Role and Government of the Church (336 – 345)
37. The Ordinances of the Church (346 – 347)
15
Col. 1:13-17
19
13
none
17
Doctrinal Survey
Phil. 1:6, 23-24
Contemporary Issues paper
Part XII: Last Things (Eschatology)
11 April 17
12 April 24
13 May 1
38. Introductory Matters and individual Eschatology (361 – 371)
39. The Second Coming and Its Consequences (372 – 381)
40. Millennial and Tribulational Views (382 – 394)
41. Final States (395 – 403)
21
Total pages read
170
Wrap - up
Bibliography of Additional Readings
Anderson, Ray. (1995). Self-Care. Wheaton: Victor.
22
Additional Reading
I Peter 5:1-3
Anderson, Neil. (1990). Victory over the Darkness. Glendale: Regal Books.
Barnhouse, Donald. (1965). The Invisible War. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Basinger, D. & R. Basinger. (1986). Predestination & Free Will. Downers Grove: IVP.
Bright, W. R. (1980). The Holy Spirit. Orlando: Campus Crusade.
Candlish, J. S. (1977, 1863). Life in a Risen Savior. Minneapolis: J. Klock.
Clinton, S. M. (1987). A Biblical Model for a Doctrine of the Christian Life. Orlando: International Leadership Council.
Dieter, Melvin, Ed. (1987). Five Views on Sanctification. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Hanegraaff, Hank. (2001). Resurrection: the Capstone in the Arch of Christianity. Nashville: Nelson.
Hoekema, Anthony. (1986). Created in God’s Image. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Lightner, Robert. (1967). The Death Christ Died. Des Plaines: Regular Baptist.
Morley, P. M. (1992). The Rest of Your Life. Nashville: Nelson.
Morris, Leon. (1965). The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Moule, C. D. F. (1977). The Origin of Christology. London: Cambridge.
Muller, Richard. (1988). Christ and the Decree. Grand Rapids: Baker.
Murray, Andrew. (1982). God's Will: Our Dwelling Place. Philadelphia: Whitker House.
Pentecost, J. Dwight. (1958). Things to Come. Grand Rapids: Dunham.
Pinnock, Clark. (1975). Grace Unlimited. Minn: Bethany Fellowship.
Pinnock, Clark. (1996). Flame of Love. Downers Grove: IVP.
Pinson, J. Matthew. (2002). Four Views on Eternal Security. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Rahner, Karl. (1968). Spirit in the World. NY: Herder & Herder.
Ramm, Bernard. (1985). An Evangelical Christology. Nashville: Nelson.
Robb, Edmund. (1986). Betrayal of the Church: Apostasy and Renewal in the Mainline Denominations. Crossway.
Saucy, Robert. (1972). The Church in God’s Program. Chicago: Moody.
Swindoll, Charles. (2003). The Grace Awakening. Brilliance Audio: CD.
Warfield, B. B. (1966). The Plan of Salvation. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
THEOLOGY CLASS SURVEY
Please answer the following questions for a class project.
1. Do you believe there is a God,
and if so then what is God like?
2. How do you relate to God?
Can you know Him personally?
How are we made right with God?
3. Would you like to know more about how you can be right with God?
THEOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS
313-1300
Constantine / Justinian
1525
Augustine
Luther
Gregory Aquinas
Calvin
Chrysostom
Paul III
1560
Simons
Melanchthon
Butzer
Arminius
Pius IV
1700s
Spener
Schliermacher
Owen
Wesley
Benedict XIV
Ritschl
Hodge
Watson
Pius IX
1850
1940
Pieper
Bultmann
Warfield
1960
Wenger
Moltmann
Buswell
1980
2000
Pannenberg
Henry
Grudem
Barth
Chafer
Berkhof
Pinnock
Erickson
John of Damascus
Oden
Loyola
Lucaris
Wiley
Thiessen
Bloesch
Leo III
Rahner
John Paul II
Segundo
Meyendorff
Ware
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