What are the core doctrines of the Christian faith? What does it mean to say God is Trinity or that Jesus is the Christ? How should we understand the role and nature of the Holy Spirit? The Church? Jesus himself? Through the lens of a number of historical Creeds, this unit gives students undertaking a one year course the opportunity to lay down some theological foundation stones for the rest of their lives and ministry.
The purpose of this unit is to provide students with an overview of the central doctrines of the Christian faith following the outline given in the Creeds. It is designed to provide a single semester outline of theology for candidates for the Diploma Ministry/Theology or the Graduate Diploma of Divinity.
On completion of this unit, a student will be able to:
McGrath, A.E., Christian Theology: An Introduction (5th ed.; Oxford: Blackwell, 2010)
Milne, B., Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief (3rd ed.; Nottingham: IVP, 2009)
Bird, M., What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles’ Creed (Michigan: Zondervan, 2016)