Theological Survey I – THEO 107

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This is the first of three courses in a general survey of Bible doctrine designed to introduce the student to the major areas of systematic theology. This course presents the following areas of doctrine: Prolegomena, doctrine of the Trinity, doctrine of the Father, doctrine of the Bible (bibliology), and the doctrine of Prophecy (eschatology). The theology survey is continued in THEO 108.

Prerequisites 

None

Rationale

Willmington School of the Bible provides for its students a holistic understanding of the Scriptures. In so doing, it is necessary to develop a thorough understanding of Christian doctrine as it is presented throughout the Bible. This course, together with THEO 108 and THEO 109, provides students with a firm theological grounding which will serve as a guide in "rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15 [KJV]).

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the doctrines of the Trinity, Bible, Father and Christ as they are presented in this course.
  2. Interact cordially with others of differing theological perspectives.
  3. Explain the entire inductive method to another person.
  4. Describe the basic concepts and definitions of the doctrines of the Trinity, Bible, Father and Christ.
  5. Discuss the implications of theology for Christian life and personal ministry.
  6. Answer questions of personal interest concerning the world and God.
  7. Apply truths and principles assosciated with each major doctrinal study.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Group Discussion Board Forums (3)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. Each thread is to be at least 300 words and support assertions with at least 2 citations in current Turabian format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 3 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Inspiration and Inerrency Paper (1)

A short writing assignment will be due in Module/Week 3 requiring you to differentiate between inspiration and inerrancy and their relation to each other as held by evangelical Christianity. This will be a 3–4-page analysis responding to specific questions.

This paper will be submitted in a single Word document via SafeAssign.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions, 2 essays and have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Final Project Topic and Final Project (1)

The student will write a 4-6 page paper on a topic pertaining to the doctrines covered in the course. The final topic will be submitted during week 3 of the course and the final project will be submitted during week 8. The paper must contain at least 7 scholarly sources and must include a title page and bibliography.