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andrew talbert

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Instructor

Dr. Talbert

Contact: professorCW3@gmail.com

Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9:30–11:30; other times by appointment

Office Location: B504 (FLA offices)

 

Course Description:

The course consists of the Pneumato­logical aspect of redemption of the Christian Worldview.

This course covers topics about the person and  the work of the Holy Spirit, introducing the student to the Biblical teaching of the personality and divinity of the Holy Spirit. The work of the Holy Spirit, that flows from the uniqueness of His personality, is elaborated in its Ontological aspect, which is related to His being as the principium of life, truth, and power in creation; in its epistemological aspect, which is related to revelation, inspiration, and illumination; in its ethical aspect which is related to the purification, dimensional application of the benefit of Christ’s redemptive work to the internality of the elect, unification of the elect in the church, and the fruit of this aspect of His work for the renewal of all aspects of human life and culture. The Biblical teaching of the “last things” (eschatology) consummates the work of the Triune God in reversing the effect of sin and recreating man and all creation in His glorious and eternal Kingdom. This topic introduces students to Christian interpretation of the nature of history and its meaning which is focused on the Triune God as the Alpha and Omega of history.    

 

General Instructional Objectives (GIO):

After the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand, appropriate, and articulate systematically and logically the Biblical teaching of the Holy Spirit, Soteriology, and Eschatology and its redemptive aspect based on sound and valid methodologies of biblical interpretation.
  2. Develop a thorough theological conception of the Pneumatological aspect of redemption with its implications based on Biblical teaching.
  3. Demonstrate the significance and coherence of the Biblical-Theological teaching of the Pneumatological aspect of redemption in the framework of a Christian worldview.
  4. Build and implement the framework of a Christian worldview, with its Biblical-Theological teaching of the Pneumatological aspect of redemption as integrated elements, in making decisions related to objects and issues in one’s discipline, vocation, ministry to others, and community.
  5. Defend the Biblical soundness and rational validity of the theological teaching of the Pneumatological aspect of redemption, as the only presupposition for the intelligibility of predication.
  6. Analyze and critically evaluate every contemporary stream of thought in all scientific disciplines related to humanity and cultural studies based on Christian understanding of Pneumatological aspect of redemption.

 

Course Requirements:

§  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 passed the course: Christian Religion

 

Class Policy:

1. Students must come on time. No more admission into class is allowed fifteen (15) minutes after the class session begins. Students arriving later will be marked absent.

2. Students must come in proper clothing and are not allowed to wear sandals.

3. Students must switch off ALL personal electronic devices during class (computers, tablets, phones, etc.). Students found using electronics in class will be dismissed, marked absent, and receive a 50% reduction in their participation grade.

4. Students must attend 85% of classes or they cannot sit for the Final Exam.

5. Lecturers must give make-up assignments to students who leave classes by official appointment from the University to partake in national or international competitions on behalf of the University.

6. Students who engage in any form of cheating and plagiarism during exams or in performing their assignments will fail the course and cannot take the remedial exam. To be clear, plagiarism is absolutely unacceptable and will result in failing the course. (See plagiarism.org for information about what counts as plagiarism)

7. 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-.

8. 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.

9. Students are expected to bring a paper (soft-copy) Bible to EVERY CLASS SESSION. Electronic Bibles are not permitted. Students must also bring appropriate materials for note-taking and class assignments. "Preparedness" is part of the KAT 1 score.

10. Late assignments will receive a reduction of 5% for each day that it is late. No assignments are accepted after final exam week.

11. Students returning late from the course break will be marked absent.

 

Evaluation:

1.     KAT 1 : Assignments (e.g. notebook and quizzes) and Participation 10%

2.     KAT 2 : Chapel Attendance + Reflection paper (10x) 10%

3.     KAT 3 : Book Review - Presentation (KAT 3) 10%

4.     Mid Semester 20%

5.     Final Exam 50%

***Course Noteboooks (KAT 1)***

Every student is required to have a course notebook, in which they will take lecture notes. These will be for you to keep and continue using as a theological resource FOREVER! The notebook must be at least 15cmx22cm, OR it can be the printed pdf presentations on which you write your lecture notes. These will be collected at random dates through the semester and graded.

Textbooks For Pneumatology and Ecclesiology:

  • Abraham Kuyper, The Works of the Holy Spirit (Grand Rapids, Michigan: CCEL, 2000).
  • Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996).
  • Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction To Biblical Doctrine (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000)
  • J. I. Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005)

Textbooks For Soteriology:

  • Edwin H. Palmer, Five Points of Calvinism (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980)
  • Loraine Boettner, The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination (Jackson: P&R Publishing, 1992)
  • Anthony A. Hoekema, Saved by Grace .

Textbooks For Eschatology:

Anthony A. Hoekema, The Bible and The Future (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans,1994).

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