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Systematic Theology THE 220

Formerly Reading the Bible BIB 250; Bible Study Methods BIB 250; Bible Study Methods BIB 250; also Bible Study Methods
Formerly Systematic Theology THE 220 (THE 220); also Systematic Theology
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 

Version 1: 45 hours (5-15 weeks). Version 2 and 3: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: June 2002 - April 2007. Version 2: May 2007 - May 2008. Version 3: June 2008 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss the great doctrines of Christianity, and their relationship to each other; understand and appreciate the Anabaptist perspective on the issues and doctrines of Christianity; evaluate his own faith understandings critically in light of the scriptures and the development of doctrine throughout the history of the church; develop a greater understanding of God's salvation in Christ; develop a greater ability to articulate to others his faith about this great gift; understand and discuss essential theological terms and issues. Version 2 and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and discuss the historically central doctrines of Christianity, and their relationship to each other; understand and appreciate the Anabaptist perspective on the issues and doctrines of Christianity; evaluate the student's own faith understandings critically in light of the scriptures and the development of doctrine throughout the history of the church; develop a greater understanding of God's salvation in Christ; develop a greater ability to articulate to others the student's faith about this great gift from the evangelical and Anabaptist perspective; and understand and discuss essential theological terms and issues.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are in four areas of study: the topic of Theology in general, the Trinity with a focus on the Father, the Son, with a focus on those issues which he effects most such as sin, humanity and redemption, and then finally, the Spirit, focusing on his role in salvation, the church and last things. Methods of instruction are: lecture with questions and discussion encouraged. Special readings to be discussed in class (e.g.: Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead by Cullmann). Evaluation criteria include three tests, discussion of the assigned readings, and a paper or project. Version 2 and 3: Major topics covered in the course are: Theology in general; The Trinity and the Father's role; Jesus Christ; humanity, sin and redemption; the work of the Spirit in salvation and the church. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion. Evaluation criteria include examinations, discussion of assigned readings, and a paper or project.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Systematic Theology (10/03). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Systematic Theology (04/07). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Systematic Theology (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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