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This course is designed to comprehensively study the concept of grace throughout the Old and New Testaments. In addition, it will seek to review several thinkers from church history who have contributed to our current understanding of grace. The course is intended for both MBS and MDIV students, and is designed to be highly interactive between the student and professor. Each class period will develop a specific topic germane to the subject of grace, and will be taught by a VBTS professor who specializes in that field of study.
As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to understand the definition and meaning of grace within the context of Scripture. This study will equip the student to properly evaluate the strengths and deficiencies of historic and contemporary definitions and applications of grace. Finally, the student will be able to formulate appropriate applications of grace which will impact his future ministry. 3 credit hours.
Dr. Daniel Davey is the President and Professor of Bible Exposition at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He has taught students and led the seminary since 1995. In 2015, after 33 years of pastoral ministry at Colonial Baptist Church, Dr. Davey resigned from the senior pastorate to focus his full-time efforts on the presidency of Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. Dr. Davey earned his academic degrees at Liberty University (BA), Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis (MDiv), Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM), and Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis (ThD). Read more....
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40% – Weekly Reading Evaluations (10)
30% – Course Reading
30% – Research Project
There are no required texts for this class; however, 100 pages of reading will be assigned per class period. Topics will include: Common grace, The possibility of the freedom of man’s will, Grace in the OT, Grace in the NT, Grace and Legalism, Jonathan Edward’s theology of grace, Abuses and misconceptions of grace in church history, Grace and Biblical Counseling, and the true definition of a Grace Church.