Byzantine Theology after Chalcedon. C onstantinople, the great cultural melting pot, the "New Rome" and capital of the empire, did not produce any real outstanding theologian in the fifth and sixth centuries; but the city witnessed the great theological debates of the day since their conclusion often depended upon imperial sanction. The bishops of Constantinople and their staffs however were still able to defend explicit theological convictions, even against the imperial will, as the lonely pro-Chalcedonian stand adopted by the patriarchs, Euphemius and Macedonius IIunder the reign of the Monophysite emperor Anastasius, bears witness. Thus, a theology, which can be termed specifically "Byzantine" in contrast to the earlier currents of Eastern Christian thought and centred mainly in Egypt and Syria, comes into being during the post-Chalcedonian period.
Session 10 - Unity and Diversity Course Objectives The student will understand that theology is more than just an academic discipline reserved only for professional theologians, but that it is a fountain from which all people may daily drink.
The student will know the different sources from which we derive our understanding of truth and direction. The student will develop a broader perspective of theology in general and learn how theology is done within the Christian community.
The students will critically evaluate their own theological method and worldview by learning how to test and critique the validity of their core beliefs. The students will critique various sources from which they derive their beliefs with the purpose of establishing the Scripture as their primary source for their beliefs.
The students will place greater confidence in theology and the process of doing theology. Course Textbooks Grudem, Wayne. Mosaic of Christian Beliefs. There will be various reading assignments during the ten-week period.
Each student will be expected to read and be prepared to discuss on the forum the material according to the schedule found in the syllabus. Each student will memorize the passages provided on the Scripture memorization sheet.
Once completed, the student will recite the memorized Scripture to a partner who will affirm the completion by signing the Scripture memorization sheet included in The Student Notebook. The Scriptures should be memorized in one of the following translations: There will be two case studies that must be completed.
These will be handed out by the teacher. There are two closed book theological vocabulary quizzes in course downloads. Once the student looks at the quiz, he or she must take the quiz.
In other words, you cannot look at the quiz and then study the terms. All online students are required to spend one hour a week on the bible.
Each course will have a separate section on the forum. Click here to go to classroom nowClick here for listening or download help instructions, RSS feeds are at start of each topic. Each message below is assigned a number to help study groups find a lesson or study topic easier using the search box.
Systematic Theology (Louis Berkhof) - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to theology.
Theology is the critical study of the nature of the divine. It is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities, seminaries and schools of divinity. Excerpts from "Byzantine Theology," Historical trends and doctrinal themes. By John Meyendorff (Please get the full version of this book at your bookstore).
Introduction to Theology Get started NOW If you are ready to get started with the Introduction to Theology course, click here to go to classroom now Course Description.
This is . What is Biblical Reformed Theology, and how are the Reformed Christian doctrines different from other Christian beliefs?That is a question that many students have asked over the years.
This link is intended to give the answers and the basic outline of Reformation Theology (which at its core is generally Biblical Christianity), its historic roots, and why it is important to the church today to.