Some theologians consider reason to be the natural ally of faith, while others think that reason is a tool of the devil. The reality is that humans are equipped with reason in the human tendency is to employ that reason. Thus, many people in the history of the Church have attempted to describe the relationship between faith and reason. This has been done to undergird such diverse tasks as developing proofs for the existence of God, on the one hand, or finding a way to force a complete separation of faith and reason, on the other hand. This course facilitates an inquiry into various avenues for describing and defining the challenging relationship between faith and reason.
|DUE DATES READING ASSIGNMENTS||TO BE ANNOUNCED|
|DURATION||8 SESSION OF 5 HOURS + READING AND RESEARCH|
|COURSE NO./MODUL||BTH4D6303 /SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY|
|COURSE SCRIPT||DANIEL REINHOLD/THOMAS HAASE|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|EXAM /ASSIGNMENT||FINAL EXAM|
“Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, but what resulted was the Church.” This quote from the French theologian Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), draws the entire set of problems of the Church, as well as the theology of the church (Ecclesiology) to a sharp point.
This course covers Church History from the Protestant Reformation to the current time, based on selected events and developments. The course will follow the path of the Reformation from the European Continent to England and Scotland, and continue with the development of Protestant traditions in North America.