This course explores the nature and method of theological study and engages with key issues. The course focuses on a survey of Christian teachings—primarily in the Pentecostal tradition—relating to God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, scripture, salvation, the gospel, humanity, ethics, creation, the church, and the future, in order to help the student understand and articulate their faith within the diverse theological streams of the Christian church.
At the end of this course, each student will demonstrate knowledge of
- the nature and method of theological study.
- Christian teaching on central topics (e.g., Creation, Sin, God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, church, etc.). diverse theological perspectives that exist between Christians (e.g., baptism, creation, atonement, eschatology, etc.)
- the importance of Christian theology for Christian life and discipleship.
- the role of the Bible and the community in the articulation of Christian theology
- thinking critically and being able to evaluate differing theological viewpoints.
Final Examination – Introduction to Christian Doctrine Total Marks – 60