Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bibliology and Hermeneutics #5 – Canonization of Scripture (NT)

How did the Church decide which books belonged in the New Testament? Were any other writings like the Gospel of Thomas ever seriously considered for the New Testament canon? What role did the church councils play in the canonization process? … Continue reading

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Bibliology and Hermeneutics #4 – Canonization of Scripture (OT)

How do Christians know what books belong in the Bible? Who determined what books were inspired? What about the Deuterocanonical books (Apocrypha)? Should they be included? Upon completion of this session the student should have a better understanding of process … Continue reading

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Bibliology and Hermeneutics #3 – Transmission of Scripture

How do we know that the Bible that we have is the same as when it was originally written? Did the scribes ever make mistakes in copying the text? If so, can we really trust the Bible? Upon completion of … Continue reading

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Bibliology and Hermeneutics #2 – Sola Scriptura

What is Tradition? Why does the Roman Catholic Church reject Sola Scriptura? Why did the Reformers reject the absolute authority of Tradition? Is Sola Scriptura to be blamed for all the separation in the Protestant Church? Can’t I just study … Continue reading

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Bibliology and Hermeneutics #1 – Class Introduction and Authority

Whom do we trust for authority? Should we trust an institutionalized Church? Is there any validity in the tradition? Or should we rely upon the Scriptures alone as the Reformers insisted? This lesson should provide the student with a better … Continue reading

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Introduction to Theology #10 – Unity and Diversity

What are the key elements that have united all Christians throughout Church history? What are the core beliefs that unite Evangelical Protestants since the Reformation? Should we seek absolute unity? Or is some diversity healthy for the Church? These are … Continue reading

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