In this class, we will be considering how the gospel informs a Christian worldview, with specific regard for these three issues: anthropology, hamartiology, and Christology. We will do this by following a standard pattern in each session:
First, we will examine a portion of the Gospel according to Mark. Together, we will discuss the passage’s Context; we will conduct Observation of the passage; we will draw together ideas about its Meaning; and we will seek to Apply the passage to the topic of the day. In other words, we will conduct a COMA investigation. There may be plenty in the passage that does not apply to the topic under consideration. This is fine – we will seek to hear it on its own terms, and allow this Gospel to shape our worldview in its own way.
Second, we will focus on the topic of the day in a more systematic way, considering such things as:
- Further biblical evidence
- Perspectives from history
- Perspectives from a Reformed theological tradition
- Perspectives from other disciplines
Third, we will draw conclusions regarding our topic of the day.
- Students must come on time. No more admission into class is allowed after fifteen (15) minutes of late arrival and the student will be marked absent.
- Students must come in proper clothing and are not allowed to wear sandals.
- Students must switch off their personal electronic devices during class.
- 85 % of minimum attendance is strictly required before a student can sit for the Final Exam.
- Students who leave classes by official appointment from the University to partake in national or international competitions on behalf of the University must perform assignments to be given by the lecturer to make up for the missed classes.
- Students who engage in cheating and plagiarism during exams or in performing their assignments will be declared “fail” with an F mark and may not sit for remedial exams.
- Remedial exams may be given to students with a final F mark on the condition that he/she 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.
- Students who cannot attend classes because they become the victims of natural disaster and other force majeure will still be considered present and able to attend make-up exam after presenting administrative evidences in the form of official statement from authorities with an original stamp mark, photo, and attestation letter from the students’ parents.
- Students must bring a Bible to class
- Quiz on Anthropology: 10% (during class, session 8)
- Quiz on Hamartiology 10% (during class, session 25)
- Notebooks on Mark’s Gospel: 15% (one page per class, due 21 April)
- Mid Semester Exam 20% (session 14)
- Final Exam 45% (late April)
Cheating and Plagiarism
Cheating and plagiarism and forged medical notes in this class will result in a fail for the whole class.
- David C. Nauggle, Worldview: A History of A Concept, Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
- Ronald H. Nash, Faith and Reason, Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House.
- Abraham Kuyper, Lectures On Calvinism, Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
For Biblical Anthropology, Hamartiology, and Christology
- Antony Hoekema, Created in God’s Image, Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1986.
- Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology (New Combined Edition 1996), Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996.
- Prof. Dr. J. Verkuyl, Etika Kristen Bagian Umum, Publisher: PT. BPK Gunung Mulia, 2009.
- Reformed Confession: Heidelberg Catechism and Westminster Standards (Confession of Faith, Shorter, and Larger Catechism).
- Millard J. Erickson, Christian Theology (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1992).
- Bavinck, Herman. Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation. Edited by John Bolt. Translated by John Vriend. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2004.
- Bavinck, Herman. Reformed Dogmatics: Sin and Salvation In Christ. Edited by John Bolt. Translated by John Vriend. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2006.
- G Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, InterVarsity Press, 1994.
- Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Edited by John T. McNeill. Translated by Ford Lewis Battles. Vol. 1. 2 vols. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Westminster Press, 1960.
- Abraham Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1987).
- Albert M. Wolters, Creation Regained (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005).
- Brian J. Walsh and J. Richard Middleton, The Transforming Vision (Illinois: Intervarsity Press, 1984).
- Henry R. Van Til, The Calvinistic Concept of Culture (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1972).
- J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig, Philosophical Foundations For A Christian Worldview (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2003).
- Til, Cornelius Van. Introduction to Systematic Theology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Unpublished, 1961.
- Ronald Nash, Iman dan Akal Budi (Surabaya: Penerbit Momentum, 2003).
- J. Richard Middleton, Liberating Image (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2005).
- Gordon J. Spykman, Reformational Theology: A New Paradigm for Doing Dogmatics (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1992).
- Richard B. Gaffin Jr. (Ed.), Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation: The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos (Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 1980).
- John M. Frame, A Theology of Lordship: The Doctrine of the Christian Life (Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 2008).
- Vern S. Poythress, Reedeming Science: A God-Centered Approach (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 2006)
- John Murray, The Imputation of Adam’s Sin (Nutley, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co, 1977)