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
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The Starting Point of Theology

5m
Types of Theology and Their Starting Points
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Types of Theology and Their Starting Points

6m
What Is Evangelical Theology?
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What Is Evangelical Theology?

4m
Looking Up Theological Terms in Logos
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Looking Up Theological Terms in Logos

5m
The Sources and Resources of Theology
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The Sources and Resources of Theology

6m

Why Theology? The Tasks and Limits of Theology

Why Theology?
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Why Theology?

2m
The Importance of Theology
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The Importance of Theology

2m
The Tasks and Limitations of Theology
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The Tasks and Limitations of Theology

4m
Objections to Theology
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Objections to Theology

6m

Tradition and Theology

Tradition Under Suspicion
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Tradition Under Suspicion

3m
Three Approaches to Tradition
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Three Approaches to Tradition

3m
Why Should We Value Tradition?
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Why Should We Value Tradition?

6m
Creating a Collection for Creeds and Catechisms
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Creating a Collection for Creeds and Catechisms

7m

Theological Method: Introductory Suggestions

Doing Theology: The Simple Way
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Doing Theology: The Simple Way

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

8m
Millard Erickson’s Theological Method
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Millard Erickson’s Theological Method

3m
How to Do Theology
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How to Do Theology

7m
Using Logos Documents and Favorites to Organize Research
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Using Logos Documents and Favorites to Organize Research

9m
How to Organize a System
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How to Organize a System

3m
Theological Language
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Theological Language

8m

Biblical and Systematic Theology

Introduction and History
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Introduction and History

2m
Biblical Theology Defined
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Biblical Theology Defined

4m
Systematic Theology Defined
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Systematic Theology Defined

5m
Biblical or Systematic Theology? An Example
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Biblical or Systematic Theology? An Example

5m

Spiritual Preparation

The Intellectual Virtues and Theology
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The Intellectual Virtues and Theology

4m
Preparation: Intellectual Virtue
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Preparation: Intellectual Virtue

2m
Virtue Epistemology
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Virtue Epistemology

9m
Conclusion
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Conclusion

3m

Postmodernism and Theology

Postmodernism
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Postmodernism

4m
The Rise of Postmodernism
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The Rise of Postmodernism

6m
Responding to Radical Postmodernism
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Responding to Radical Postmodernism

7m

The Doctrine of Revelation

Introduction to the Doctrine of Revelation
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Introduction to the Doctrine of Revelation

2m
How Has God Spoken? Part 1
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How Has God Spoken? Part 1

10m
How Has God Spoken? Part 2
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How Has God Spoken? Part 2

10m
Is Revelation Moral?
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Is Revelation Moral?

11m
What Are Our Challenges?
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What Are Our Challenges?

6m
How Is the Bible Revelation?
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How Is the Bible Revelation?

12m

The Doctrine of Inspiration

Three Areas of Discussion
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Three Areas of Discussion

2m
Inspiration: Misconceptions
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Inspiration: Misconceptions

4m
Phenomena of the Text: Historical Record
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Phenomena of the Text: Historical Record

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Editing
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Phenomena of the Text: Editing

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

3m
Finding Different Gospel Harmonies
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Finding Different Gospel Harmonies

4m
Phenomena of the Text: Sources
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Phenomena of the Text: Sources

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Borrowed Material
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Phenomena of the Text: Borrowed Material

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Changing Content
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Phenomena of the Text: Changing Content

2m
Phenomena of the Text: Cultural Markers
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Phenomena of the Text: Cultural Markers

2m
Searching for Passages and Topics
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Searching for Passages and Topics

4m
Phenomena of the Text: Literary Structures
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Phenomena of the Text: Literary Structures

2m
Highlighting Old Testament Genres with AFAT
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Highlighting Old Testament Genres with AFAT

7m
Phenomena of the Text: Incomplete Content
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Phenomena of the Text: Incomplete Content

3m
Phenomena of the Text: Ancient Content
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Phenomena of the Text: Ancient Content

4m
Understanding Original Language Words with Logos Guides and Tools
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Understanding Original Language Words with Logos Guides and Tools

8m
Phenomena of the Text: Offensive Content
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Phenomena of the Text: Offensive Content

4m
Biblical Data for Inspiration
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Biblical Data for Inspiration

7m
Using a Collection of Systematic Theologies to Define Inspiration
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Using a Collection of Systematic Theologies to Define Inspiration

8m
Applying the Data: Historical Record
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Applying the Data: Historical Record

1m
Applying the Data: Editing
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Applying the Data: Editing

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

2m
Applying the Data: Sources
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Applying the Data: Sources

2m
Applying the Data: Borrowed Material
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Applying the Data: Borrowed Material

4m
Applying the Data: Changing Content
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Applying the Data: Changing Content

2m
Applying the Data: Cultural Markers
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Applying the Data: Cultural Markers

4m
Applying the Data: Literary Structures
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Applying the Data: Literary Structures

2m
Applying the Data: Incomplete Content
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Applying the Data: Incomplete Content

1m
Applying the Data: Ancient Content
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Applying the Data: Ancient Content

3m
Applying the Data: Offensive Content
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Applying the Data: Offensive Content

4m
Summary of the Doctrine of Inspiration
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Summary of the Doctrine of Inspiration

3m

Doctrine of the Bible: Inerrancy

Assumptions and Definitions
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Assumptions and Definitions

7m
Researching Nonbiblical Topics in Logos
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Researching Nonbiblical Topics in Logos

9m
Difficulty of Definition
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Difficulty of Definition

4m
Four Important Areas to Understand
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Four Important Areas to Understand

12m
Transmission and Translation
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Transmission and Translation

7m

Doctrine of the Bible: Canon and Canonicity

Terminology and Orientation
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Terminology and Orientation

5m
Old Testament Canon
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Old Testament Canon

8m
New Testament Canon
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New Testament Canon

9m
Concluding Thoughts on Canon
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Concluding Thoughts on Canon

8m