This is a continuation of general survey of Bible doctrine designed to synthesize and outline each of the ten major areas of systematic theology. Survey II includes anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology and eschatology.
Many students enter programs at Liberty University without any doctrinal or theological background. Each student needs to be grounded in doctrine in order to know what he or she believes and why he or she believes it. This course, along with THEO 201, gives the student a comprehensive exposure to systematic theology for the purpose of equipping him or her for ministry, whatever his or her vocational goals might be.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to submit a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. The student will share his or her beliefs regarding major issues in Christian theology by submitting a thread of at least 300 words. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. See "Course Policies" for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. (CLOs: A, B, C)
Short Reflection Paper Assignment
The student will write a paper on the topic of applying course concepts to practical, everyday life. The paper must be 350–500 words. See "Course Policies" for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. This assignment aligns with CLOs A-D and the following FSLOs: Christianity and Contexts 3 and 4, Communication and Information Literacy 2, Critical Thinking 1-3, Civic and Global Engagement 3. (CLOs: A, B, C, D)
Biblical Images of Salvation Essay Assignment
The student will complete a theological essay that will address the relationship of human sinfulness to an aspect of the doctrine of salvation. Students will examine one of the biblical images of salvation (adoption, conversion, regeneration, redemption, reconciliation, justification, election, sanctification, or glorification) and define and describe the doctrine with its biblical, historical and theological contours as well as discuss how this image of salvation relates to and addresses the problem of sin. Finally, the student will apply the implications of this doctrine to the Christian life and for the student’s chosen vocation. The essay will be 800-1,000 word. See "Course Policies" for the formatting expectations for assignments in this course. This assignment aligns with CLOs A-D and the following FSLOs: Christianity and Contexts 1,3, 4, Communication and Information Literacy 1-5, Critical Thinking 1, 2. (CLOs: A, B, C, D)
Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 12 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 30-minute time limit. (CLOs: A, B, C)