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Week 1:

Introduction: Isaiah 6
The Nature of Theology
Reading: Augustine. On Christian Teaching, 3-106.

Week 2:

A. Theological Method 
B. The Doctrine of Revelation        
Reading: John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 1, chs.1-10, 35-89; B. B. Warfield, “The Idea of Systematic Theology,” 49-87.

Week 3: The Doctrine of God I
Reading: Alan J. Torrance, “The Trinity,” 72-91.

Week 4: The Doctrine of God II
Reading: T.F. Torrance, “Access to the Father,” 47-75.

Week 5: The Doctrine of Christ I 
Reading: Hans Christian Schwarz, Christology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1998, 264 pp.

Week 6: The Doctrine of Christ II 
Reading: Richard A. Norris, Jr., ed., The Christological Controversy, 1-81. 

Week 7: The Doctrine of Christ III 
Reading: Richard A. Norris, The Christological Controversy, 83-159.

Week 8: The Doctrine of Creation & Modern Science
Reading: Andrew Torrance and Tom McCall, eds. Knowing Creation: Perspectives From Theology, Philosophy and Science, 15-68.  

Week 9: The Doctrine of Humanity 
Reading: Reinhold Niebuhr, The Nature and Destiny of Man, vol. 1, 1-26.

Week 10: The Doctrine of Humanity II 
Reading: John Webster, “Creation and Humanity,” 94-112.

Week 11: The Doctrine of Sin 
Reading: Henri Blocher, “Sin,” 129-45; Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall & Temptation, part 3, 70-105.

Week 12: The Doctrine of Angels


  1. Augustine. On Christian Teaching. Translated by R. P. H. Green. (Oxford University Press, 2008). 3-106 pp.  ISBN: $17.99.

  2. Bloesch, Donald. God the Almighty. Christian Foundations Vol. 2. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2005. 11-263 pp. ISBN: $39.99.

  3. Norris, Richard A. Jr., trans. and ed. The Christological Controversy. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980. 157 pp. ISBN: $25.00.

  4. Schwarz, Hans Christian, Christology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1998, 264 pp. ISBN: $56.99.

  5. Blocher, Henri. “Sin.” In Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology. Edited by Gerald R. McDermont. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 129-45 pp.

  6. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Creation and Fall & Temptation: Two Biblical Studies. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997, Part 3. 70-105 pp. 

  7. Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Translated by Henry Beveridge. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989, chs. 1-10. 37-89 pp.

  8. Niebuhr, Reinhold. The Nature and Destiny of Man, Vol. 1, Human Nature. London: Nisbet & Co., 1941. 1-26 pp. 

  9. Torrance, Alan J. “The Trinity” in John Webster, The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth. Cambridge: CUP, 2000. 72-91 pp.

  10. Torrance, Andrew and Tom McCall, eds. Knowing Creation: Perspectives From Theology, Philosophy and Science. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018, 15-68.

  11. Torrance, T.F. “Access to the Father” in The Trinitarian Faith. Continuum/T&T Clark, 1995. 47-75 pp.

  12. Warfield, B.B. “The Idea of Systematic Theology” in The Necessity of Systematic Theology. Edited by John Jefferson Davis. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980. 49-87 pp.

  13. Webster, John. “Creation and Humanity,” in Barth. 2nd edn. London: Continuum, 2004. 94-112 pp.

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