Doctrine of God (Theology)

Doctrine of God (Theology)

ST80601 20 Units 6 Study Credits £60

OBJECTIVES:      The aim of this module is to:

inform the student’s mind as to the biblical revelation about the person, nature and works of God

inflame the student’s heart in worship, adoration and service as a response

As a result of the student’s successful completion of this module, s/he will

  • Head: Be familiar with and understand the biblical teaching on the doctrine of God                       
  • Heart: Have a greater sense of the greatness and ‘otherness’ of God
  • Hand: Be able to explain and communicate the various attributes of God and be able to critically analyse differing views and teachings on the subject

READING:          

Required:           

Pink, A W   Sovereignty of God (available at https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/pink/sov2015_p.pdf)

Recommended:    

Watson, T   A Body of Divinity   Banner of Truth

Kaiser, C     The Doctrine of God   Wipf and Stock

Packer, J      Knowing God    Hodder and Stoughton

Bavinck, H   The Doctrine of God    Banner of Truth

Grudem, W Systematic Theology IVP

Charnock, S   The Existence and Attributes of God (available at https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/charnock/attributes_p.pdf)

ASSIGNMENT:

As well as reading the required text, students are required to submit an assignment of 1500 words, choosing ONE of the following options

1. Defending the Doctrine of God

either

  • Discuss this topic in the light of our contemporary polytheistic culture

or

  • Give a personal and biblical analysis of what God means to you

2. Present an examination of the Doctrine of God as presented by a specific cult or religion.  (You may  choose the specific cult or religion)

3.    Trace the historical progression of the Doctrine of God

SCHEDULE:

Units 1-2    God’s Being

Units 3-4    The Knowledge of God

Units 5-6 The Names of God

Units 7-8 The Holy Trinity

Units 9-10 The Three Persons of the Trinity

Units 11-12  The Incommunicable Attributes of God

Units 13-14  The Communicable Attributes of God

Units 15-16  The Providence of God

Units 17-18 The Fear of God

Units 19-20  The Doctrine of God in Historical Theology