THE SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY MODULE SEEKS TO GIVE STUDENTS A UNIFIED VIEW OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AS IT IS FOUND IN THE BIBLE AND COHERENTLY EXPRESSED IN PROTESTANT EVANGELICALISM.
It seeks to relate biblical doctrine to the life of the church and to the needs of the world in the 21st century.
The course starts with the foundational methodological issue of how God reveals himself, both in nature and, supremely and sufficiently, in Holy Scripture. It then turns to the beginning of theology in God himself and his self-revelation in Scripture. After the Creator comes the creature, focusing on the created nature and purpose of humanity, and the devastating effects of the fall. The consideration of sin leads to the plan of salvation, with a sustained treatment of the person and work of the Son and the Holy Spirit. With the objective accomplishment of redemption in view, the course then examines the application of that work both in the individual believer and in the church as the body of Christ. Systematic theology ends where it should, with a study of the last things.
Main lecturers: Stephen Clark, Mostyn Roberts, Garry Williams
- Introduction to Systematic Theology
- The Doctrine of Revelation
- The Doctrine of God
- The Doctrine of Man and Sin
- The Person and Work of Christ
- The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
- The Application of Redemption
- The Doctrine of the Church
- Individual and General Eschatology
Lectures take place approximately fortnightly on Tuesdays, 10:20 - 16:00.