TH501 – Nature of God and Jesus Christ
About this course
This course studies the nature of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the two natures of Jesus Christ as human and God against the backdrop of biblical revelation and inspiration from the writing of the texts to the canonization of the New Testament. Here are the course outcomes:
- Articulate the importance of theology and its place in the first-century church.
- Analyze the historical development of Christian doctrine on biblical revelation and inspiration.
- Explain the development of the Christian canon as it relates to the early church’s understanding of God and Jesus Christ.
- Explain theological controversies in the early church regarding the triune nature of God.
- Identify conflicting perspectives in the early church regarding the two natures of Jesus Christ.
- Exegete biblical passages foundational to the doctrine of the Trinity.
- Identify appropriate definitions of theological terms used in the study of the nature of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Compare and contrast the doctrine of God as Trinity as expressed within Incarnational Trinitarian theology with other held Christian positions.
- Articulate Incarnational Trinitarian theology on the nature of the union of humanity and Jesus Christ.