Instructor: Dr. Talbert
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 7:00am-9:30am, other times by appointment
The course consists of the Christian worldview of humanity and its redemptive aspect.
A Christian perspective of humanity entails the study of Biblical anthropology (the doctrine of man) and hamartiology (the doctrine of sin): humanity’s origin, nature, purposes, and corruption because of sin. Emphasis will be given on the human person as a psycho-somatic unity created in the image of God; the human person’s state of integrity; the covenant of work; the cultural mandate and its implications for science and technology; the fall and its pervasive effects on human life; and the epistemological implications of the fall. The redemptive aspect of a Christian worldview will focus on Jesus Christ as the author, sustainer, and restorer of creation. Emphasis will be given to the incarnation of Christ, His divine-human nature, His messiahship as King, Priest, and Prophet, the meaning of his redemptive work, and the significance of all these for developing a Christ-centered worldview.
General Instructional Objectives (GIO):
After the course, students will be able to:
- Comprehend and appropriate the Biblical teaching about humanity and its redemptive aspect based on sound and valid methodology of biblical interpretation.
- Develop the theological concept of humanity and its redemptive aspect with its implications based on the Biblical teaching.
- Demonstrate the significance and coherency of theological teaching of humanity and its redemptive aspect in the framework of Christian worldview.
- Build and implement the framework of a Christian worldview, with its theological teaching of human being and its redemptive aspect as integrated elements, in making decisions related to objects and issues in his discipline, vocation, ministry to others, and community.
- Defend the Biblical soundness and rational validity of Theological teaching about humanity and its redemptive aspect as the only presupposition for the intelligibility of reality.
- Analyze and critically evaluate contemporary streams of thoughts in various scientific disciplines related to humanity and cultural studies based on Christian understanding of humanity and its redemptive aspect.
• Must be Christian or Catholic. If not and you want to take this class, please sign a statement stating that you have registered for the class voluntarily.
• Must have taken Christian Religion and Christian Worldview 1
- Students must come on time. Students arriving after fifteen (15) minutes from the beginning of class will be marked absent.
- Students must come in proper clothing and are not allowed to wear sandals as the “Program Kasih” stipulates.
- Students must switch off their mobile-phones and electronics during class; students using electronics in class will be asked to leave the class, marked absent, and receive a 5% reduction in their overall grade for each infraction.
- Disruptive students or students working on material from other courses will likewise be asked to leave class and receive a 5% reduction in their overall grade (initially taken from KAT 1; repeat infractions taken from Final Exam score).
- Students must attend every class session. If a student cannot attend a class for any reason s/he will be marked “absent”. Exceptions are granted to students who leave classes by official appointment from the University to partake in national or international competitions on behalf of the University. These students must have a notice for the lecturer from their department and must perform assignments to be given by the lecturer to make up for the missed classes.
- An minimum attendance of 85% of classes is strictly required in order for a student to sit for the Final Exam.
- Attendance is counted starting from the first day of the class (not after the Drop-Add Period).
- Students who engage in cheating and plagiarism during exams or in performing their assignments automatically fail the course and may not sit for remedial exams.
- Remedial exams may be given to students with a final F mark on the condition that s/he meets the required 85% of minimum attendance. The highest mark that a student can obtain after remedial exams is C-.
- Make-up exams may be held for students who fall ill or mourn the death of a member of his/her core family on the examination day, provided that the student can authenticate it with a piece of administrative evidence, such the original copy of medical (laboratory) examination reports, hospitalization, or death attestation from the authorities with an original stamp mark, together with an attestation letter from the student’s parents.
- Late assignments will be accepted with a 5% reduction for every day that they are past due. No assignments will be accepted after 12 noon on Friday, 8 April 2016.
1. Participation (KAT 1) 10%
2. Chapel Attendance + Reflection paper (10x) (KAT 2) 10%
3. Presentation (KAT 3) 10%
4. Midterm Exam 20%
5. Final Exam 50% (UAS 35%; 3 Articles 15%)
(Recommended) Textbooks For Students
For worldview :
• David C. Nauggle, Worldview : A History of A Concept
• Ronald H. Nash, Faith and Reason
• Abraham Kuyper, Lectures On Calvinism
For Biblical Anthropology, Hamartiology, and Christology
• Antony Hoekema, Created in God’s Image
• Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology
• Prof. Dr. J. Verkuyl, Etika Kristen Bagian Umum
• Reformed Confession : Heidelberg Catechism and Westminster Standards