TH210 – The Doctrine of God and the Person and Work of Christ
A study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith.
a) To introduce candidates to the whole range of major Christian doctrines;
b) To give candidates an overall perspective upon the structure and contents of the Christian faith;
c) To enable candidates to begin to think theologically, integrating faith with biblical, historical and pastoral studies.
TH210 is an academic unit taught online throughout the semester. It requires 7 hours of study per week, which includes:
Listening to the specially developed audio material
Reading the course notes and set readings
Interacting with online tutors and fellow students through the online forums
Reflecting on what you have learned
Completing written assessment tasks
Studying and preparing for the exam
Candidates need to study each topic in the light of major contemporary theological approaches, but not in precise detail as this is a survey course. Candidates will not be required to answer detailed questions on particular subsections of any topic in the written examination.
On completion of this unit, students will:
A. Know and understand
The bases of the knowledge of God
The doctrine of God
The doctrines of the creation and fall
The person of Christ
The work of Christ
B. Be able to
Use the Bible theologically
Outline how God is known by humans
Describe the main aspects of:
a. The doctrine of God
b. The doctrines of the creation and fall
c. The person of Christ
d. The work of Christ
Present evidence-based perspectives on aspects of the doctrine of God and the person and work of Christ
C. Be in a position to
Relate the doctrines of God and the Person and Work of Christ to their other theological studies
Use the doctrines of God and the Person and Work of Christ for personal understanding and in ministry contexts Content Candidates need to study each topic in the light of major contemporary theological approaches, but not in precise detail, since this is a survey unit.
Candidates will not be required to answer detailed questions on particular subsections of any topic in the written examination.
Our knowledge of God: the nature and sources of theology; general and special revelation; inspiration.
The doctrine of God: divine being, names and attributes; the doctrine of the Trinity, its development from the New Testament period; trinitarian religion,
The doctrines of creation and fall: alternative world-views; human nature; the image of God; theories of personal and social sin; providence; evil and suffering.
The person of Christ: major titles; Christ’s deity and true humanity; major developments to Chalcedon and beyond.
The work of Christ: New Testament metaphors; the three-fold office; theories of atonement; resurrection and ascension.