Course Summary

An exploration of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Christian life, and the church

BRS 14 is a senior level course that contains close reading and consideration. The course is organized in five modules: (1) God, (2) Man, (3) Christ, (4) Fullness of Life, and (5) the Kingdom of God. 5 semester hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisites: BRS 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Objectives

• Detect the coherency between the Old and New Testaments

• Appraise the inter-relatedness of the primary themes of the biblical scriptures.

Evaluate the nature of God from a biblical point of view.

Consider the nature of man and his spiritual needs from a biblical perspective.

Identify the nature of Christ and his role in human redemption.

Recognize the function of the Holy Spirit.

Appreciate the kingdom of God.

Credit

Credit for the course requires a score of 70% or greater on four multiple choice examinations and a 3,000 word essay. Each grade counts as 20% of the course grade.  A sample multiple choice problem is given below.

A unique characteristic of the God who reveals himself in the New Testament is his (A) exclusiveness, (B) identification with sacrifice, (C) association with a specific place, (D) revelation in Jesus.

Resources

A Bible, the course syllabus, and the following textbooks

Allison, Gregg R. Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine. Zondervan, 2011. 784 pages. $28.58 ISBN: 978-0310230137

Kapic, Kelly M. A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology. IVP Academic, 2012. 126 pages. $8 ISBN: 978-0830839759