Sept. 11, 2014
Tennessee School of Religion
Class: Introduction to Theology
Instructor: Dr. Walter J. Green
Mondays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Textbook: Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically By: Beth Felker Jones BAKER ACADEMIC / 2014
How To Think Theologically by Howard W. Stone and James D. Drake
This course will explore key concepts in Christian doctrine and shows that doctrine is integrally linked to the practical realities of Christian life. This course will helps students articulate basic Christian doctrines, think theologically so they can act Christianly in a diverse world, and connect Christian thought to their everyday life of faith.
September 15, 2014 Overview of the Course, Review of the Syllabus
September 22, 2014 How to Think Theologically - Chapters 1-4
September 22, 2014 How To Think Theologically - Chapters 5-8
September 29, 2014 Chapter 1: Speaking of God
Chapter 2 : Knowing God
Three Page Reflection Paper on How To Think Theologically
October 6, 2014 Chapter 3: The God We Worship
Chapter 4: A Delightful World
October 13, 2014 Chapter 5: Reflecting God’s Image
Three Page Reflection Paper on Chapter 1 and 2
October 20, 2014 Chapter 6: The Personal Jesus Christ
October 27, 2014 Chapter 7: The Work of Jesus
Chapter 8: The Holy Spirit and The Christian Life
Three Page Reflection Paper on Chapter 3 and 4
November 3, 2014 Chapter 9: Church in a Diverse World
November 10, 2014 Chapter 10: Resurrection
Three Page Reflection Paper Due on Chapter 5 and 6
November 17, 2014 Review material, and prepare for Final paper
November 24, 2014 Thanksgiving Week
December 1, 2014 Final Paper Due
Grades are based on a 10 point scale
A - 100 - 90, B - 89 - 80, C - 79 - 70, D 69- 60, F- 59 and below
Reflection Paper requirements: The goal of the Reflection papers are to share the students’ integration and understanding of the material. Each paper should be typed and double spaced. Reflection paper are worth 30% of the overall grade.
Final Paper should be at least 5 pages based on one of the topics discuss in the class. The student is expected to do further research to explore the the chose topic. The student is required to have at least three sources outside of the textbook. Final Paper is worth 50% of the overall grade.
Class Participation is worth 20% of the overall grade. Students are expected to be prepared to discuss the assigned reading for the class.
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