TH101 Introducing Bible Doctrine I: Theology, Divine Revelation, and the Bible

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What is theology? How do scholars and students “do theology” as part of Bible study? This course introduces students to why the enterprise of theology is important and what “doing theology” means. Professors Dr. Ronn Johnson, Dr. Carl Sanders, and Dr. Mike Heiser challenge students to think about the roles of divine revelation, the Bible, Christian tradition, logic and philosophy in articulating doctrine.

Prolegomena: What Is Theology?

The Starting Point of Theology

The Starting Point of Theology

5m
Types of Theology and Their Starting Points

Types of Theology and Their Starting Points

6m
What Is Evangelical Theology?

What Is Evangelical Theology?

4m
Looking Up Theological Terms in Logos

Looking Up Theological Terms in Logos

5m

Why Theology? The Tasks and Limits of Theology

The Sources and Resources of Theology

The Sources and Resources of Theology

6m
Why Theology?

Why Theology?

2m
The Importance of Theology

The Importance of Theology

2m
The Tasks and Limitations of Theology

The Tasks and Limitations of Theology

4m

Tradition and Theology

Objections to Theology

Objections to Theology

6m
Tradition Under Suspicion

Tradition Under Suspicion

3m
Three Approaches to Tradition

Three Approaches to Tradition

3m
Why Should We Value Tradition?

Why Should We Value Tradition?

6m

Theological Method: Introductory Suggestions

Creating a Collection for Creeds and Catechisms

Creating a Collection for Creeds and Catechisms

7m
Doing Theology: The Simple Way

Doing Theology: The Simple Way

3m
Using a Passage List to Study a Topic or Theme

Using a Passage List to Study a Topic or Theme

8m
Millard Erickson’s Theological Method

Millard Erickson’s Theological Method

3m
How to Do Theology

How to Do Theology

7m
Using Logos Documents and Favorites to Organize Research

Using Logos Documents and Favorites to Organize Research

9m
How to Organize a System

How to Organize a System

3m

Biblical and Systematic Theology

Theological Language

Theological Language

8m
Introduction and History

Introduction and History

2m
Biblical Theology Defined

Biblical Theology Defined

4m
Systematic Theology Defined

Systematic Theology Defined

5m

Spiritual Preparation

Biblical or Systematic Theology? An Example

Biblical or Systematic Theology? An Example

5m
The Intellectual Virtues and Theology

The Intellectual Virtues and Theology

4m
Preparation: Intellectual Virtue

Preparation: Intellectual Virtue

2m
Virtue Epistemology

Virtue Epistemology

9m

Postmodernism and Theology

Conclusion

Conclusion

3m
Postmodernism

Postmodernism

4m
The Rise of Postmodernism

The Rise of Postmodernism

6m

The Doctrine of Revelation

Responding to Radical Postmodernism

Responding to Radical Postmodernism

7m
Introduction to the Doctrine of Revelation

Introduction to the Doctrine of Revelation

2m
How Has God Spoken? Part 1

How Has God Spoken? Part 1

10m
How Has God Spoken? Part 2

How Has God Spoken? Part 2

10m
Is Revelation Moral?

Is Revelation Moral?

11m
What Are Our Challenges?

What Are Our Challenges?

6m

The Doctrine of Inspiration

How Is the Bible Revelation?

How Is the Bible Revelation?

12m
Three Areas of Discussion

Three Areas of Discussion

2m
Inspiration: Misconceptions

Inspiration: Misconceptions

4m
Phenomena of the Text: Historical Record

Phenomena of the Text: Historical Record

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Editing

Phenomena of the Text: Editing

2m
Phenomena of the Text: Author’s Agendas/Memory

Phenomena of the Text: Author’s Agendas/Memory

3m
Finding Different Gospel Harmonies

Finding Different Gospel Harmonies

4m
Phenomena of the Text: Sources

Phenomena of the Text: Sources

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Borrowed Material

Phenomena of the Text: Borrowed Material

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Changing Content

Phenomena of the Text: Changing Content

2m
Phenomena of the Text: Cultural Markers

Phenomena of the Text: Cultural Markers

2m
Searching for Passages and Topics

Searching for Passages and Topics

4m
Phenomena of the Text: Literary Structures

Phenomena of the Text: Literary Structures

2m
Highlighting Old Testament Genres with AFAT

Highlighting Old Testament Genres with AFAT

7m
Phenomena of the Text: Incomplete Content

Phenomena of the Text: Incomplete Content

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Ancient Content

Phenomena of the Text: Ancient Content

4m
Understanding Original Language Words with Logos Guides and Tools

Understanding Original Language Words with Logos Guides and Tools

8m
Phenomena of the Text: Offensive Content

Phenomena of the Text: Offensive Content

4m
Biblical Data for Inspiration

Biblical Data for Inspiration

7m
Using a Collection of Systematic Theologies to Define Inspiration

Using a Collection of Systematic Theologies to Define Inspiration

8m
Applying the Data: Historical Record

Applying the Data: Historical Record

1m
Applying the Data: Editing

Applying the Data: Editing

4m
Applying the Data: Author’s Agendas/Memory

Applying the Data: Author’s Agendas/Memory

2m
Applying the Data: Sources

Applying the Data: Sources

2m
Applying the Data: Borrowed Material

Applying the Data: Borrowed Material

4m
Applying the Data: Changing Content

Applying the Data: Changing Content

2m
Applying the Data: Cultural Markers

Applying the Data: Cultural Markers

4m
Applying the Data: Literary Structures

Applying the Data: Literary Structures

2m
Applying the Data: Incomplete Content

Applying the Data: Incomplete Content

1m

Doctrine of the Bible: Inerrancy

Applying the Data: Ancient Content

Applying the Data: Ancient Content

3m
Applying the Data: Offensive Content

Applying the Data: Offensive Content

4m
Summary of the Doctrine of Inspiration

Summary of the Doctrine of Inspiration

3m
Assumptions and Definitions

Assumptions and Definitions

7m
Researching Nonbiblical Topics in Logos

Researching Nonbiblical Topics in Logos

9m

Doctrine of the Bible: Canon and Canonicity

Difficulty of Definition

Difficulty of Definition

4m
Four Important Areas to Understand

Four Important Areas to Understand

12m
Transmission and Translation

Transmission and Translation

7m
Terminology and Orientation

Terminology and Orientation

5m
Old Testament Canon

Old Testament Canon

8m
New Testament Canon

New Testament Canon

9m
Concluding Thoughts on Canon

Concluding Thoughts on Canon

8m