Core Component: Theology

The text we will use for our study of systematic theology is Amos Yong’s Renewing Christian Theology. At each session have Mack initial your readings. You are to read each segment before the theological roundtable discussion with Mack and the other interns each Friday.

When Task
Week 1  Read Preface (pp. xxiii-xxiv) and Chapter 1.1-1.2 (pp. 1-12)
Week 2  Read Chapter 1.3-1.4 – A Way Forward for Christian Theology (pp. 12-23)
Week 3  Read Ch. 2.1 – Paul the Apocalyptic Apostle (pp. 29-33)
Week 4  Read Ch. 2.2 – What and When? Contextual Consideration (pp. 33-44)
Week 5  Read Ch. 2.3-2.4 – Lukan Eschatology for today (pp. 45-56)
Week 6  Read Ch. 3.1 – Elizabeth as Prototype of the Spirit-Filled Life (pp. 57-61)
Week 7   Read Ch. 3.2 – The Spiritual Gifts: Historical Considerations (pp. 61-69)
Week 8 Read Ch. 3.3-3.4 –The Spiritual Gifts and Pauline Charisms (pp. 69-80)
Week 9  Read Ch. 4.1-4.2 – Peter and Spirit Baptism (pp. 81-92)
Week 10  Read Ch. 4.3-4.4 – Spirit Baptism, tongues and being filled (pp. 92-102)
Week 11  Read Ch. 5.1 – Sanctification – Mary: Set Apart by the Spirit (pp. 103-107)
Week 12  Read Ch. 5.2 – Christian Perfection: Historical Trajectories (pp. 107-117)
Week 13  Read Ch. 5.3-5.4 – Johannine Sectarianism and Sanctification/Being Made Holy (pp. 117-130)
Week 14  Read Ch. 6.1 – John the Baptist: In Water – and the Spirit? (pp. 131-135)
Week 15  Read Ch. 6.2 – The Great Tradition and Its Sacramental Tributaries (pp. 135-147)
Week 16  Read Ch. 6.3-6.4 – Sacramentalism in John and Practicing the Christian Life (pp. 147-160)
Week 17  Read Ch. 7.1 – Stephen’s Eschatological Vision of the People of God (pp. 161-165)
Week 18  Read Ch. 7.2 – Contestations Among/About the People of God (pp. 165-178)
Week 19 Read Ch. 7.3-7.4 –Ephesian Ecclesio- + missiology (pp. 178-191)
Week 20  Read Ch. 8.1 – Legion: Deliverance and Healing (pp. 193-197)
Week 21  Read Ch. 8.2 – Healing and Disability (pp. 197-208)
Week 22  Read Ch. 8.3-8.4 – Healing and Salvation (pp. 208-222)
Week 23  Read Ch. 9.1 – Zacchaeus and Salvation (pp. 223-227)
Week 24  Read Ch. 9.2 – Salvation Histories and Christian Traditions (pp. 227-242)
Week 25 Read. Ch. 9.3-9.4 – Salvation for All (pp. 242-253)
Week 26  Read Ch. 10.1 – Judas, the Son of Perdition (pp. 255-259)
Week 27  Read Ch. 10.2 – Creation and Fall: What is the Problem? (pp. 259-274)
Week 28  Read Ch. 10.3-10.4 – Salvation for Creation in Romans (pp. 274-291)
Week 29  Read Ch. 11.1 – Cornelius the Just (pp. 293-297)
Week 30  Read Ch. 11.2 – The Triune God (pp. 297-310)
Week 31  Read Ch. 11.3-11.4 – Trinity in Matthew (pp. 310-326)
Week 32  Read Ch. 12.1 – John: One Name, Many Voices (pp. 327-331)
Week 33  Read Ch. 12.2 – Divine Revelation/s: Many Interpretations (pp. 331-343)
Week 34   Read Ch. 12.3 – Apocalyptic Revelation (pp. 343-349)
Week 35   Read Ch. 12.4 – Knowing, Loving and Serving God (pp. 349-356)
Week 36  Read Epilogue (pp. 357-358)
Week 37  Angels and Demons
Week 38  Dogma
Week 39  Catholicism
Week 40  Hell

FURTHER STUDY (not required)

  • Read Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
  • Read Systematic Theology by Gary McGee and Stanley M. Horton
  • Read The Nature and Character of God by Winkie Pratney
  • Read The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life by A. W. Tozer
     

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