The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology
AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid
SEMESTER 2 2023
Wednesday Daytime Unit
TH103-612/712/812 + TH205-912 (Capstone) + TH206-912 (Specialised Studies)
There is no more important question in life than, “What must I do to be saved?” The doctrines of grace are concerned with God’s plan of salvation from election through to glorification, through which he brings about his eternal purposes for his creation, and in particular, for those he has chosen by grace to be his people. They also describe how the finished work of Jesus Christ is applied by the regenerating and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit to the believer, who by virtue of their union with Christ, is justified, adopted and perfected to share in his glory.
Eschatology is intrinsically connected to the doctrines of grace because it is concerned with God’s goal for his creation. God’s goal is to dwell as king over a renewed creation and to fill the earth with his glory. This has personal, political and cosmological implications for God’s people now. Without a good handle on biblical eschatology, we struggle to understand the 'now not yet' nature of reality in which God’s kingdom has come but its enemies continue to exist as we await its consummation.
Lecturer: Rev Dr Rob Smith and Rev Dr Ian Maddock
AQF level: 6/7/8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Corequisites: TH103 = 24 credit points of NT/OT/BB, Prerequisite: TH205-912 = 48 level 8 credit points with 12 level 8 (or higher) credit points in TH, TH206-912 = 48 level 8 credit points with 24 credit points in TH
Times: Wednesdays 8.45am–9.35am + 9.40am–10.40am + 10.55am–11.45am
Dates: 19, 26 July; 2, 9, 23, 30 August; 13, 20 September; 11, 18 October; 1, 8 November 2023 (Exam period = 20-27 November)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132 + online via Zoom
ATH103 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
TH103-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BMin, BTh, BDiv
TH103-712 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - BMin, BTh, BDiv
TH103-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS
TH205-912= 12 credit points (1 unit) Capstone - MDiv, MTS
TH206-912 = 12 credit points (1 unit) Specialised Studies - MDiv, MTS
Audit = $420 on-campus*/$378 off-campus*
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,679 (Overseas student = $3,087)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,802 (Overseas student = $3,228)
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