Required for MDiv― One of a number of courses in the series- 2.5 credits. No Prerequisite.
We consider thorough understanding of Systematic Theology mandatory for a Master of Divinity
. And what better text to use than Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine? Having sold over half a million copies, this is THE text widely used across denominational and non-denominational seminary students. You can breathe a sigh of relief, because this survey course will not be able to visit all 1291 pages of this reference book. We will focus and the essentials as well as how to utilize the book in your ministry. Each course covers a selection of doctrines and awards 3 credits. This first course defines Systematic Theology
and focuses on the the Word of God
. We will be addressing questions like: What is systematic theology? Why should Christians study it? How should we study it? What belongs in the Bible and what does not belong? What are the 4 characteristics of Scripture? What do we need to know about them? How do we know that the Bible is God’s Word? Are there any errors in the Bible?
Textbook: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem, Norman L. Geisler, 1995 edition, 1291 pages, Hardback, Amazon Prime $40.74, used from $22.07 + shipping.
Theology and Church History
Dr. Grudem served as the general editor of the ESV Study Bible which was Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's 2009 Book of the Year. He served as the president of the Evangelical Theological Society and co-founded the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary, Arizona. Education: Harvard (BA), Westminster Seminary-Philadelphia (MDiv, DD), University of Cambridge (PhD). He has authored 22 books and numerous publications.
• Systematic Theology (over 500,000 copies sold)