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Controversial Issues in Theology

Course Description:

Theological issues are inherently controversial. Whether the debate is over freewill and predestination, men and women in the church, the existence and nature of hell, the meaning of justification, the reliability of Scripture, the problem of evil, the extent of God's power and foreknowledge, or the process of sanctification, regardless of the issue, complexities abound. Simultaneously, however, very satisfying theological insights are available too. In this course, students tackle a variety of issues. But the primary purpose is to help students see how different theological premises lead to different theological conclusions. 


Guiding Questions:

  • What theological issues are most pressing in our day?

  • How do theological methods relate to theological premises and conclusions?

  • If theological complexities cannot be fully resolved, why bother to engage them?

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