Full Systematic Theology Course

Instructions

This track has six subjects. Each subject has ten lessons each and is equivalent to two levels each. To study each subject, you must try your best to learn one lesson each week. So each subject can be finished in about three months. You can increase this pace, depending on your capability, but you may not be able to really understand what is being taught. To learn each lesson, follow these four steps:

  1. Download the notes and print only the lesson that you wish to learn. You don’t have to print all of them at one time, unless you want to.
  2. Watch the corresponding video presentation lesson. Don’t watch all the lessons in one sitting, because you will not be able to understand them.
  3. Download the test. You may or may not print it (usually it has one to two pages only). But you must write your answers in a notebook. Your mentor may ask to look at it without telling you in advance.
  4. Purchase and read Dr. Wayne Grudem’s book on “Systematic Theology” (Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Leicester, UK: IVP, and Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994) or listen to his lectures on systematic theology by going to this site (http://www.christianessentialssbc.com/messages/). Start with the year 2005 (see link below the website). His book has 57 chapters, so you must read or listen to nine or ten chapters for each subject (equivalent to three months). Option: If you have iTunes, you can also subscribe to Wayne Grudem’s lectures there for free.

Note: If you’re planning to study this course in the context of a small group, download the study guide (http://db.tt/OtUTRbC). Use this as a guide for your small group discussions. This material has twenty chapters, so pace them as you see fit throughout the course.

Level 1 & 2

Introduction to Theology

  1. Watch the video presentation here: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/what-we-do/the-theology-program/introduction-to-theology/
  2. Download the notes here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Intro%20to%20Theo/IT_Notebook_Nov2005.pdf
  3. After listening to the video presentation, download this test and see if you can answer the questions without looking at your notes or going back to the presentation (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Intro%20to%20Theo/IT_Notebook_Nov2005.pdf). If you cannot really answer any question, then go back to either the video presentation or to your notes.

Level 3 & 4

Bibliology and Hermeneutics

  1. Watch the video presentation here: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/what-we-do/the-theology-program/bibliology-hermeneutics/
  2. Download the notes here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Bibliology%20and%20Hermeneutics/BH_Notebook%282005%29.pdf
  3. After listening to the video presentation, download this test and see if you can answer the questions without looking at your notes or going back to the presentation (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Bibliology%20and%20Hermeneutics/bh_vocabtests.pdf). If you cannot really answer any question, then go back to either the video presentation or to your notes.

Level 5 & 6

Trinitarianism

  1. Watch the video presentation here: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/what-we-do/the-theology-program/trinitarianism/
  2. Download the notes here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Trinatarianism/TRIN_Notebook_Nov2005.pdf
  3. After listening to the video presentation, download this test and see if you can answer the questions without looking at your notes or going back to the presentation (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Trinatarianism/trin_vocabtests.pdf). If you cannot really answer any question, then go back to either the video presentation or to your notes.

Level 7 & 8

Humanity and Sin

  1. Watch the video presentation here: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/what-we-do/the-theology-program/humanity-sin/
  2. Download the notes here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Humanity%20and%20Sin/hum_notebook_nov2005.pdf
  3. After listening to the video presentation, download this test and see if you can answer the questions without looking at your notes or going back to the presentation (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Humanity%20and%20Sin/hum_vocabtests.pdf). If you cannot really answer any question, then go back to either the video presentation or to your notes.

Level 9 & 10

Soteriology

  1. Watch the video presentation here: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/what-we-do/the-theology-program/soteriology/
  2. Download the notes here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Soteriology/Soteriology_Notebook_1.18.pdf
  3. After listening to the video presentation, download this test and see if you can answer the questions without looking at your notes or going back to the presentation (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Soteriology/soteriologyvocabularytests.pdf). If you cannot really answer any question, then go back to either the video presentation or to your notes.

Level 11 & 12

Ecclesiology and Eschatology

  1. Watch the video presentation here: http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/what-we-do/the-theology-program/ecclesiology-eschatology/
  2. Download the notes here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Ecclesiology%20and%20Eschatology/ecc_notebook_nov2005.pdf
  3. After listening to the video presentation, download this test and see if you can answer the questions without looking at your notes or going back to the presentation (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2665094/Theology/Ecclesiology%20and%20Eschatology/ecc_vocabtests.pdf). If you cannot really answer any question, then go back to either the video presentation or to your notes.

One thought on “Full Systematic Theology Course

    Ethan Larson said:
    04/14/2013 at 12:41 AM

    I would like to look at the tests/quizes, but the dropbox link is broken. is is possible to get these?
    Thank you so much for your help.

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