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Society 881 Readings in Impact of This course is primarily class participation in interpretation of readings selected from such philosophical theologians as Kant, Hegel, Philosophy on Theology since Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, Troeltsch, Teilhard, Whitehead, Bultmann, Tillich, Gadamer, and Pannenberg Kant 885 The Impact of Philosophy Traces how important philosophies beginning with Kant and Hegel have shaped modern and postmodern biblical scholarship, theologians, Since Kant on Theology and theological movements; and considers romanticism, idealism, scientific naturalism, historicism, phenomenology, and existentialism, as well as analytic, linguistic, and hermeneutical philosophy.
888 Warranted Christian Belief Warranted Christian Belief is a seminar course on Reformed epistemology as developed by Alvin Plantinga in his book by that name.
889 Readings in Christian Social Studies selected classical texts in the history of Christian social ethics from the apostolic era to the present.
Ethics 901 Research Methodology Examines theory and methods in theology intended to provide a foundation for graduate and post-graduate research.
930 Documents and Issues in Examines select documents from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras, emphasizing the techniques of research and analysis.
Reformed and PostReformation Thought 931 Scripture and Interpretation in Examines the doctrine and interpretation of Scripture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, emphasizing the development of the the 16th and 17th Centuries Reformed tradition of exegesis and hermeneutics.
932 Reformed Symbolics: Studies the confessions and catechisms of the Reformed churches of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, emphasizing the international Confessions and Catechisms character and theological development of Reformed symbolics.
933 Patristic Theology: Studies the theology of the second and early third centuries with attention to the problems of Christianity and classical culture, Gnosticism, Apologetics and Anti- and early trinitarianism.
Gnosticism 934 The Theology of John Calvin Investigates the theology of John Calvin by examining his primary texts, including the Institutes, commentaries, sermons, correspondence, and polemical literature, and analyzes past and present interpretations of Calvin's theology.
936 Reformed Doctrine of God in Examines the doctrine of God in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, emphasizes the exegetical, dogmatic, and philosophical 16th-17th Century development of Reformed theology.
937 Arminius and Arminianism Examines the work of Jacob Arminius in the context of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Protestantism, including his theology, controversies, and the development of Reformed and Remonstrant theology to the Synod of Dort.
938 Patristic Theology: Trinitarian Studies the history of the trinitarian and christological debate from the beginnings of the Nicene struggle to its resolution at the Council of Debate and Council of Constantinople (A.D. 381), with special attention to the councils of the fourth century.
Constantinople 939 Life and Thought of Augustine Studies the thought of Augustine as related to his life and work, with emphasis on his place in the development of Christian doctrine.
940 Theology of Revelation Studies biblical and historical sources and contemporary theological reflection on the Christian doctrine of revelation, focusing on the need for divine revelation, the nature of revelation, and the validation and reception of revelation.
944 The Theology of Karl Barth Studies Karl Barth's theology through a survey of the development of his thought and a careful study of selections from his Church Dogmatics
946 20th-Century Dutch Reformed Examines key figures and issues in twentieth-century Dutch Reformed theology including A. Kuyper, H. Bavinck, O. Noordmans, G. Vander Theology Leeuw, K. Schilder, A. A. Van Ruler, G. C. Berkouwer, H. M. Kuitert, and H. Berkhof; including the relation between revelation and experience; the debates about theocracy, common grace, and regeneration; the pluriformity and apostolicity of the church; and the debate about the ongoing significance and value of Karl Barth's theology.
947 Theology of the Holy Spirit Examines the doctrine of the Holy Spirit biblically, historically, and systematically, with special attention to contemporary developments in Pentecostal and mainline spirituality and theology, and the relation between Christology and pneumatology.
951 Philosophical Issues in Studies the philosophical treatments of the doctrine of God, including the nature, attributes, and knowability of God.
Christian Theology 952 Philosophical Foundations of Studies the major philosophers who influenced the foundations of modern theology--Kant, Hegel, and Schleiermacher.
Modern Theology 953 Christian Moral Tradition Studies the Judeo-Christian moral tradition with respect to both its philosophical commitments and its moral content.
954 Social Teaching of the Analyzes Ernst Troeltsch's The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches and collateral readings, and a few important twentieth-century Christian Churches theologians (Karl Barth, Reinhold and H. Richard Niebuhr, John Paul II).
955 Post-Enlightenment Critique Assesses two important phases in the post-enlightenment critique of religious belief: the naturalistic explanation of religious belief ventured by of Religion Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud (1840-1960): and the global rejection of such notions as truth and moral objectivity by which any religion or system of belief might recommend itself as authoritative(since 1960).
956 Christian Social Ethics This course is a close study of selected classical texts in the history of Christian social ethics from the apostolic era to the present. Many of
993 Doctoral Seminar: History of Studies selected advanced topics in historical theology.
Christianity 994 Doctoral Seminar: Systematic Studies selected advanced topics in systematic theology.
Theology 995 Doctoral Seminar: Studies selected advanced topics in philosophical theology.
Philosophical Theology 996 Doctoral Seminar: Moral Studies selected advanced topics in moral theology.