Trinity College of Biblical Studies-Free Online Bible College

Christology

Trinity College of Biblical Studies-Undergraduate Studies

Trinity College of Biblical Studies Library

 

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Course Objectives:

Students in this course will:

·       Understand the question "Who is Jesus Christ?";

·       Appreciate the context of the New Testament;

·       Learn about the various meanings and approaches to Christology;

·       Appreciate the historical Jesus and what He was all about;

·       Learn about the various terms and names of Jesus.

·       Appreciate what the resurrection is all about;

·       See the different Biblical Christology's;

·       Understand the role of Tradition;

·       Appreciate the patristic Christological struggles;

·       See how modern man interprets Jesus Christ.

To develop an appreciation of (a) the distinctive Christology of each of the New Testament authors, with special attention to the Synoptic Gospels, John, and Paul; (b) the Christology of the Early church with special attention to the Apostolic Fathers and the apocryphal Gospels; c) a survey of the Christology of twenty centuries of Christian devotion and theology; (d)  the Christology of the arts, with special attention to the novel and film; (e) the Christology of contemporary Jesus historians.

   To develop an acquaintance with the present state of biblical scholarship and the critical arms of research on the Jesus question that have developed over the past half century,  including an examination of  the Gospel story and the work of Jesus historians,

    To take a step forward toward understanding the “historical Jesus” whose words, acts, person, and presence gave rise to twenty centuries of Christological art, architecture, theology, music, literature, creeds, educational institutions, hospitals, and agencies of human service.

   To work toward a  better understanding  of why it is that Jesus of Nazareth has exercised such a catalytic effect on the human psyche/soul , as evident not only within the Christian church and its institutions, but in world religious tradition and the arts.

  To sort out one’s own perspective on Jesus and the Christological tradition and to consider  the implications this might have for the way I get out of bed tomorrow.

  Listen to Christology Lectures

Ecumenical Counsels on the Trinity

Van Til-On Modern Theology

Van Til-On Modern Theology2

Van Til-On Modern Theology 3

Van Til-On Modern Theology 4

Van Til-On Modern Theology 5

Watch Videos click on links to view

Jesus Movie

Introducing Jesus

Introducing the new testament

Art Reference link

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/stalbanspsalter/english/commentary/page019.shtml

http://www.pitts.emory.edu/dia/1521LuthWWBook/pc1.cfm

http://www.christusrex.org/www1/sistine/O.html

http://www.christusrex.org/www1/vaticano/0-Musei.html

            http://www.biblical-art.com/stat_subject.asp?id=387

Online recourses:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/jesus/

http://www.veritas-ucsb.org//library/pearson/seminar/home.html

An Outline of The Life of Jesus

http://www.ccel.org/jsp/bcb/main.jsp

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-hadden?specfile=/web/data/relig/hadden/HexConc.o2w

http://www.heavenlydoctrines.org/

Assessment:

Writing Assignments 40%

Reading Material 10%

Study Questions 10%

Book Review 8-10 Pages on Christ in a Pluralistic Age 10%

Quizzes 10%

Final 20%

Required Reading click on link to download

Christ in a Pluralistic Age by John B Cobb

Tertullian-On the Flesh of Christ

Incarnation of Christ

The Trinity is one God not Three gods

 The Seven Ecumenical Councils (Review Christology at Nicea and Chalcedon)

The Modern Readers Guide to the Gospels-Matthew, Mark, Luke

The Modern Readers Guide to the Gospels-John

Augustine of Hippo-On the Trinity

Audio Bible click on link to listen

Holy Bible 

Writing assignments.  Write answers to the following ten questions in about 1-2 pages. This will improve your writing skills. All papers must be keyboarded or typed and on time. You will be asked at least once to take your written answer and lead a discussion about the question.  This will help you communication skills.

1.     What is the Christology of the Gospel of Mark?

2.     What is the Christology of the Gospel of Matthew?

3.     What is the Christology of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles?

4.     What is the Christology of the Epistle to the Romans and the Corinthians?

5.     What is the Christology of the Gospel of John?

6.     Explain the Christological questions of Nicea or Chalcedon.

(click on link to view) The Seven Ecumenical Councils

7.     What is the Christology of Early Church Fathers

10.  Explain the Christology of any modern theologian.

 

Grading Scale:

A:  95-99%      A-:90-94%       B+:86-89%                B: 84-85%                 B-:80-83%

C+:76-79%      C: 74-75%       C-: 70-73%                C+:66-69%                D: 64-65%

D-:60-63%       F: below 60%

 

Format for Written Assignments:

Double space

New Times Roman

Font 12

Name, Date, Course

Question

Use complete sentences in your paragraph writing.