HT503: CHURCH/ HUMANITY: THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (KOREAN) (4 Units: 160 hours). Dong-Sik Park.
DESCRIPTION: HT503 is a survey of systematic and philosophical theology that focuses especially on revelation and scripture; creation and providence; theological anthropology (human identity and nature, the image of God, the fall, sin, and evil), soteriology (the election, calling, justification, regeneration, and sanctification of the Christian), and ecclesiology (the ministry and mission of the church). The course reflects the historic Christian church's development of these doctrines in dialogue with its opponents and with its cultural context. Related topics and themes to be addressed may include the development and articulation of the inspiration and authority of scripture, God's work in creation, human persons in relation to God, and the place of the church in the purposes of God.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students who complete HT503 will demonstrate: (1) a basic critical theological knowledge of the conceptual and normative dimensions of the doctrines of revelation, creation and providence, anthropology, soteriology, and ecclesiology as those and other selected doctrines emerged in the early church and developed to this day; (2) a basic competence in interpreting historic and contemporary perorations of these doctrines and an ability to evaluate these theological issues and their historical and contemporary development; and (3) a critical and sympathetic appreciation for the breadth, unity, and diversity of the Christian church.
COURSE FORMAT: This class meets once per week for four-hour sessions for a total of 35 hours of classroom instruction for lecture and discussion plus 5 hours of directed learning activities for a total of 40 instructional hours.
REQUIRED READING: Selections from the following texts, not to exceed 1,100 pages
McGrath, Alister. E. Christian Theology (「신학이란무엇인가?」, 김기철옮김). Seoul: The Blessed People Publishing(복있는사람, 2014). ISBN: 978896360127403230, Pub. Price 49,000 won.
Migliore, Daniel. L. Faith Seeking Understanding (「기독교조직신학개론」, 신옥수, 백충현옮김). Seoul: Holy Wave Plus (새물결플러스, 2012). ISBN: 9788994752174, Pub. Price 30,000 won.
Pöhlmann, Horst. G. Abriss der Dogmatik (「교의학」, 이신건옮김). Seoul: Faith and Intelligence (신앙과지성사, 2013). ISBN: 9788985602853, Pub. Price 25,000 won.
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
1,100 pages of required reading [This assignment is related to learning outcome #1] [70 hours].
One in-class test, which tests the mastery of basic terms and concepts, based primary on lecture material (40%). [This assignment is related to learning outcome #1]. [10 hours]
A research essay (final paper) on an assigned topic (10 pages) (40%). [This final assignment is related to learning outcome #2]. [30 hours].
Attendance and Presentation (20%) [50 hours]
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Option to meet the TH2 or TH4 requirement in the 120 MDiv and 80 MAT Programs (Fall 2015). Option to meet the TH2 requirement in the 80 MATM and 80 MAICS Programs (Fall 2015). Meets the STB requirement in the 144 MDiv Program.
FINAL EXAMINATION: Yes.