Theological Method, God, & Scripture

Eric J. Lehner

This course is an introduction to the three foundational subjects of systematic theology. As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to: 1) demonstrate comprehension of the scope and function of theological method as it applies to the practice of formulating theological expressions; 2) compose theological expressions in terms that are conscious of and consistent with his/her own methodological principles; 3) assess the validity of theological positions in terms relative to its corresponding theological method; and 4) discuss core doctrinal beliefs such as the existence of God, the Trinity, the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, in terms that reflect the evidence of Scripture.

3 credit hours.

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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25% – Reading (1500 pages)
25% – Quizzes
50% – Writing Assignments (3 @ 4–6 pages)