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These notes are my own! They are for a theology course that I took this summer.
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Date Created: 09/04/16
THEO Day 1 UNIT 1 What is theology? It is the study of God.  biblical  systematic  cultural  contemporary  practical  narratival (creation, fall, Israel, Jesus and his kingdom, new creation) What are the goals of Theology?  Understand the God revealed in the Bible  Provide a Christian understanding of creation, human beings and their condition, and God’s redemptive work The sources for theology:  scripture  nature  tradition and church history  experience What are the methods of theology?  collect biblical passages  unify biblical materials  analyze biblical teachings  examine historical treatments  consult other perspectives  identify the essence of the doctrine  illuminate from non-biblical sources  develop a contemporary expression  develop a central motif (unifies the doctrines)  stratify the topics Unit 1 Recap: What is theology? Why is theology needed in contemporary society? What are the sources for theology? What elements are involved in the theological construction? UNIT 2 THEO Day 1 Why is contextualization necessary?  culture is changing fast  diversity of thought is multiplied be the internet age  different cultures understand terms and ideas differently  language barriers require contextualizing What are the approaches to contextualization?  Transplanters (retain terminology)  Transformers (alter the message)  Translators (contextualize language/concepts) How is scripture already contextualized?  Is there cultural particularity at work or is the statement universal?  Is there permanence in what is being described?  Is there an essential experiential factor present?  What is the position of the doctrine within progressive revelation? Unit 2 Recap: What is contextualization? Why is contextualization needed? What are some challenges of contextualizing? How is the “essence” of doctrine determined? THEO Day 1 UNIT 3: Revelation What are the modes of revelation?  Natural or general revelation  Supernatural or special revelation  Existential or personal revelation Natural revelation broken down: Incudes the natural world (creation), history, and human identity What are the values and limitations of natural/general revelation?  creates “impressions” about the existence and attributes of God  is universally available  produced “generic” theism  is not relational  can be subjective and is impaired by the effects of sin Special/Supernatural Revelation broken down: Includes God’s actions, scripture, and Jesus. Points us towards a relational need. God’s actions reveal his character, however, God must condescend to human limitations to do so. Recap: What is “natural” or “general” revelation and what are its values or limitations? What are the sources of natural revelation? What is “special” or “supernatural” revelation? What are the sources of special revelation? THEO Day 1 Unit 4: Inspiration What is inspiration? The supernatural direction of God on the writers of Scripture. The prophetic literature of the OT describes itself as a record of the “word of the Lord”. Jesus affirmed the validity and veracity of the OT: Matthew 5:18, 19:4-5, John 10:35. The NT authors clearly view the OT as inspired and authoritative: 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:16. The early church viewed the NT as inspired and authoritative. How were the biblical writers “directed” by God?  intuition- authors possessed keen spiritual insight  illumination- authors were given keen spiritual insight  divine encounter- being-in-becoming through proclamation  dynamic- divine and human elements co-mixed in the process  verbal- the exact words chosen were influenced by god  dictation- god told the authors what to write verbatim Must take into account the following: -diversity of writing styles and genres - cultural “situatedness” of the biblical books - theological diversity and continuity - biblical passages about scripture and its composition - witness of the church - the actual content of the bible Possible models of inspiration: - deputized speech, similar to a secretary taking down a message as they see fit - concursive activity Unit 4 Recap: What does the bible say about its own origin? What are the main different models of inspiration? What “facts” must a theory of inspiration address? What are two major models for how the Bible was inspired which take into account both human and divine components? How does one’s view of Jesus influence their view of scripture? THEO Day 1 Unit 5: Inerrancy What are the degrees of inerrancy of the Bible?  Absolute- the Bible contains completely accurate scientific and historical data  Full- the Bible is completely accurate, but contains phenomenological descriptions  Limited- the Bible is completely accurate concerning matters of doctrine See the Chicago statement. What about apparent contradictions? How do we accept them?  Harmonization  Lack of information  Authorial intent  Contextual interpretation  Realize that it is not a matter of salvation Unit 5 Recap: What are the different views/degrees of inerrancy? What are the major points in the definition of inerrancy from the Chicago statement? How do hermeneutics/interpretation factor into understanding inerrancy? What are the spiritual and epistemological considerations resulting from the doctrine of inerrancy? THEO Day 1 Unit 6: Authority What would an example of a theo-drama look like in scripture?  The cross and cruciformity  The Bible’s authority is thus not merely propositional, or imperatival, but narratival and missional.  The story shows us both how to act, and also propels us to action. Unit 6 Recap: In what ways is the Bible authoritative? From where does the Bible derive its authority? How is the authority of the Bible applied to human beings? How do narrative and mission inform our understanding of the Bible’s authority?


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