Readings in Soteriology

Eric J. Lehner

Readings in Soteriology is a research seminar dedicated to special issues concerning the biblical doctrine of salvation. As a result of reading, research, writing, presentation, peer-review, and class discussion, the student will be able to 1) summarize significant themes in the doctrine of salvation; 2) explain the role and significance of key literary contributions to the doctrine of salvation; 3) evaluate opposing positions regarding select issues in the doctrine of salvation; 4) formulate theological responses to select questions in the doctrine of salvation; and 5) correlate personal theological conclusions in terms consistent with a biblically governed theological method. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: enrollment in MTS, MDiv, or ThM program; completion of Theological Method, God, & Scripture and Christ & Salvation.

Dr. Eric Lehner is the Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He has taught at VBTS since 2005 in a variety of roles as Graduate Assistant, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, and Associate Professor of Historical Theology. Dr. Lehner earned his academic degrees at Tennessee Temple (BA), Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), Virginia Beach Theological Seminary (ThM), and Clark Summit University (PhD). Read more....

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40% – Reading (Approx. 1500 pages)
40% – Writing Assignments (4 @ 5–7 pages each)
20% – Seminar Participation