CDE Undergraduate Courses

 

Theology

THEO 112 Spiritual Formation (3)

This course focuses on the nature of personal and corporate spiritual growth. A study of the Bible’s teaching about conversion serves as the foundation for an investigation of the classic spiritual disciplines.

THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

An introduction to the basic teachings of the Christian faith. This course will introduce the nature, methods, and importance of theological study, and will survey Christian teachings concerning God, revelation and Scripture, creation and fall, humanity, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the Christian hope.

THEO 330 The Triune God (3)

This text-based course will guide students into exploration of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity from biblical, historical, and systematic perspectives. Students will gain an intermediate grasp of the biblical rationality for the Trinity, the historical development of the doctrine of the Trinity, and an awareness of the breadth of contemporary issues in trinitarian theology.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology

THEO 350 Theology of Christ (3)

This course will study the interpretations of the person and work of Jesus Christ in Scripture, Christian tradition, and contemporary culture. Shaped around the events of Christ's life, students will interact with primary sources from a range of theological perspectives, and will consider the two questions that are at the heart of Christology: "Who is Jesus of Nazareth in relation to God and to us?" and "What difference does Jesus make in God's saving action in the world?"

Prerequisite(s): THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology

THEO 351 Theology of the Spirit (3)

This course focuses on the nature and dynamics of the Christian gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ and his ongoing work in the world by the Holy Spirit. Though the specific focus of the course may vary from year to year, students are exposed to advanced study in Christology, pneumatology, or soteriology as it relates to faithful Christian life and thought.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology

THEO 370 Theology of Mission (Replaces CM 201 Theology of Mission) (3)

This course provides a biblical base for mission. It explores some of the biblical, historical, and contemporary examples of thinking about what it means to follow Jesus Christ and point others to him in fulfillment of the Great Commission. It further teaches what it means to represent Jesus Christ sensitively and effectively in cultures other than our own.

Note: Students who have received credit for IS 101 or CM 201 may not take this course for credit

Prerequisite(s): THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology