Instructions for Lesson 1
THEOLOGY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LESSON 1: WHAT IS SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY?
Before starting the lesson, you should obtain the following resources: a) The lecture for this lesson, either in the form of video, audio file, or manuscript. See the link under "The Multimedia Lessons." b) The "Section Study Guides" for the course. Find them under "General Resources to Download for the Course," also found in the section "General Resources." You should download this document with the study guides onto your computer, in order to use them for studying the lectures.
The lesson is divided into the following sections:
1) New Testament
2) Historical Developments
3) Values and Dangers
Goals and Objectives
In this lesson, we would like to accomplish the following:
1. We hope you will make use of all the resources and activities of the lesson to understand the nature and purpose of systematic theology.
2. We hope you will accept the legitimacy of systematic theology, when it is done in the proper way.
3. We hope you make some changes in your life as a response to the teachings of this lesson. It should help you analyze theological expressions.
When you have done the following, it will show that the goals are met:
1. Obtain satisfactory grades on the tests, demonstrating that you can identify the following: a) the purpose and characteristics of systematic theology, b) the topics it studies, c) the similarities and differences between New Testament theology and systematic theology, d) the distinctive emphases of theology during the patristic period, the medieval period, and the reformation, and e) the values and dangers of systematic theology.
2. Answer the application questions in the study guides, showing that you can evaluate theological expressions.
THE MULTIMEDIA LESSONS
1. Study the first section of the lesson.
Remember: You can study the lesson by watching the video, listening to the audio, or reading the manuscript.
2. Use Study Guide 1.1 to assimilate the teaching. Use the outline for taking notes, answer the review questions, and answer the application questions.
3. Take Quiz 1.1.
1. Study section 2 of the lesson, using Study Guide 1.2.
2. Take Quiz 1.2.
1. Study section 3 of the lesson, using Study Guide 1.3.
2. Take Quiz 1.3.
1. Review all the study guides of the lesson, preparing for the test on the whole lesson.
2. Take the Cumulative Test.
OTHER REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
1. Complete the Supplementary Lesson.
2. Complete the Questionnaire.
3. Begin working on the required reading assignments. (See the section "Required Reading.")
1. Written Project
If you are doing the optional written project, read "Instructions, Optional Written Project" shown in the "Optional Activities" section of this lesson. For this lesson, do the percentage of work on this assignment that corresponds to the number of lessons in the course.
2. Essay Questions
If you are doing this assignment, read "Instructions, Essay Questions" shown in the "Optional Activities" section of this lesson. Answer the questions that correspond to this lesson.
3. Journal Questions
If you are doing this assignment, read "Instructions, Journal Questions" shown in the "Optional Activities" section of this lesson. Answer the questions that correspond to this lesson.
4. Optional Additional Reading
If you are doing this assignment, read "Instructions, Optional Additional Reading" shown in the "Optional Activities" section of this lesson. For this lesson, do the percentage of work on this assignment that corresponds to the number of lessons in the course.