Weekly outline


    • Course Goals:

      oIntroduce students to the background and primary message of the Book of Revelation

      oSummarize the structure, content, original meaning and modern application of the Book of Revelation.

      oDiscuss the foundations for Christian theology.

      oIntroduce the interconnected disciplines of Biblical studies, theology, church history, and practical theology.

      oDescribe a responsible, scriptural method for developing theological convictions.

  • Lecture 1: The Background of Revelation

    • This lecture explains how Revelation's content and setting can help us understand its original meaning and apply its message to our own lives in the modern world.

  • Lecture 2: Structure and Content of Revelation

    • This lecture explores the literary composition of Revelation and explains the significance of its outline and major arguments.

  • Lecture 3: The King and His Kingdom

    • This lecture explores how the central theme of the kingdom of God runs through the entire book of Revelation and unites all its various teachings.

  • Lecture 4: What is Theology?

    • This lecture explores typical definitions, and describes and evaluates the perspectives of these definitions.

  • Lecture 5: Exploring Christian Theology

    • This lecture defines what Christian theology is, explores the theological traditions that gave shape to Christian theology, and outlines the basic tenets of Reformed theology.

  • Lecture 6: Relying on Revelation

    • This lecture explores what Scripture teach about revelation, the dynamics of understanding revelation, and how to develop confidence in theological conclusions.

  • Lecture 7: Authority in Theology

    • This lecture summarizes the outlooks on theological authority in the Medieval Roman Catholic Church, the early Protestant church and in contemporary Protestantism.