3.4 – Tertullian on Creation from Pre-Existent Matter
3.14 – Augustine on the Relation of God and Evil
3.24 – Thomas Aquinas on Divine Omnipotence
3.29 – John Owen on the Sovereignty of God
3.32 – Karl Barth on the “Otherness” of God
3.33 – Jürgen Moltmann on the Suffering of God
McGrath Reports (20%). It will be important for students to read and engage the selections from the McGrath reader. For each section of discussion (Nature of Theology, Trinity, Revelation, etc.) you are required to give a 500+ word summary and response. You only have to report on 6 of the selections in any given section (if there are more than 6 listed for that day, e.g., Salvation). To be clear: for those weeks where two topics are covered, two reports are expected.
Consider these questions:
For each numbered reading:
author fit? These categories are: Patristic, Medieval, Byzantine, Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox. (See the appendix in
McGrath or look online to find the time frame and religious tradition of
each writer.) Note: Handwritten categories will be counted as wrong.
What are the central theses of the texts at hand? What is the main idea
of the passage? Note key terms or issues.
What quote(s) from the reading capture(s) the main idea?
Within the report as a whole (i.e., For specific readings you find engaging or controversial):
How does this material relate to the Felker-Jones textbook?
Which authors and what point(s) do I resonate with in these readings?
What questions do I have about these readings?
How do these topics impact my academic discipline?
I have also attached a sample of what the work should look like.