Course: Ecclesiology & Eschatology

 

Floyd Elmore, Th.D.

Module 4 Course Dates: (May 23rd-28th | Mon. – Fri. 6:00pm-10:30pm | Sat. 8:00am-4:30pm) 

Ecclesiology and Eschatology Syllabus

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DESCRIPTION


This course is a study of the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, stressing the interconnections of these doctrines and their roles in bringing all God’s purposes to realization in human history.

OBJECTIVES


By the completion of this course, you should be able to . . . In general:

  1. Discuss the major issues, arguments, and biblical texts important for the doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the Church, Last Things.
  2. Articulate a growing appreciation of God’s ultimate purposes for humanity.
  3.  Rejoice with intense gratitude to God for His saving work in history, resulting in greater love for God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
  4.  Explain how you have grown in your ability to think critically about theological issues and to relate what you have learned in these areas of systematic theology studied to other areas of doctrine.

Specifically for Pneumatology:

  1. Explain the necessity of the Spirit’s presence and work within creation.
  2. Relate the Spirit’s works to each area of systematic theology.
  3. Evaluate various views of miraculous gifts for biblical and logical soundness.

Specifically for Ecclesiology:

  1. Explain how God’s salvation plan relates to Israel and the NT church in history.
  2. Explain the relationship between the universal and local church.
  3. Describe a biblical ministry of the church including both men and women.
  4. Explain the differences among the views of the meaning of the ordinances.

Specifically for Eschatology:

  1. Articulate clearly various views of the millennium and their relationship to the role of the church in history.
  2. Explain Daniel’s 70 weeks and how various interpretations impact the views of the timing of the Rapture.
  3.  Describe and analyze the central concerns of personal eschatology.
  4.  Trace a consistent timeline of events from the futurist dispensational viewpoint.

 REQUIRED RESOURCES FOR THE COURSE


Basic Textbooks

Geisler, Norman L. Church and Last Things. Vol. 4 of Systematic Theology. 4 vols. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany House, 2005. [NG4] [ISBN: 0-7642-2554-5]

OR… Geisler, Norman L. Systematic Theology. [In One Volume]. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany House, 2011. [1NG] [ISBN: 978-0-7642-0603-0]

Saucy, Robert. The Church in God’s Program. Chicago: Moody Press, 1974. [ISBN: 978-0-8024-1544-8]

For reading and writing projects

Bock, Darrell L., general editor. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. [ISBN: 0-310-20143-8]

Grudem, Wayne A., general editor. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. [ISBN: 0-310-20155-1]

“Outline class notes” by Dr. Floyd S. Elmore. [Download your personal copy of these notes by way of Moodle resources for this course.]

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The above is a summary of the course that is being offered by Southern Evangelical Seminary. If you would like to see the detailed description of this course and what is expected of students, please view the syllabus. If you are interested in enrolling in this class, please contact Southern Evangelical Seminary or click the button to request more information. 

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