Winter/Spring 2012 Term

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Lutheran Confessions II

Cost: $800
Duration: 12 weeks beginning January 16, 2012 – First lecture TBD
Faculty Fellow: Dr. James A. Nestingen
Tutor: Prof. Scott L. Keith
This course explores the Lutheran confessional documents included in the Lutheran Book of Concord as true witnesses to the Word of God and a guide for the faith and life of the Church. From their contents, (Confessions I: the Ecumenical Creeds, Augsburg Confession, Apology, Small and Large Catechism, Smalcald Articles, and Articles on the Power and Primacy of the Pope, ���– Confessions II: Controversies, The Formula of Concord, and The 17th Century Lutheran Response) the course will define and describe the main themes of Lutheran theology and faith.������������������ First-hand reading of the documents and learning about their history, context, and content will give students an appreciation of the historical foundations of Lutheran theology as well as perspectives for critical reflection on the role of the Confessions in the Church of today.

Motifs of Lutheran Thought II

Cost: $800
Duration: 12 weeks beginning January 16, 2012 – First lecture TBD
Faculty Fellow: Dr. James A. Nestingen
Tutor: Prof. Scott L. Keith
In this course, you will begin a study of theology that will be life-long, giving you a strong foundation that not only will nurture your own spiritual development, but also enable you to meet the challenges of a faith active in love. A strong grasp of Systematic Theology will facilitate your ability to be faithful to God’s word in both speech and action, proclaim the gospel in your preaching and teaching, and provide faithful public leadership in your ministry. Motifs I will cover: (1) Saving Faith; (2) Justification by Faith; (3) Sanctification; and (4) The Means of Grace; (5) the Doctrine of the Church; and (6) the Last Things.