THS3100 Theology of the Family

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Vinod John

Course Description:

The rapid decline of marriage and family as a social institution calls for understanding the family biblically and theologically. This course provides a Trinitarian theological foundation of family. The course will focus on practical insights for missional relationships so that families may thrive as they are on Gods mission amidst todays unrelenting worldly pressures.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course is an introduction to the theology of family as a social and theological institution. The 21st century has seen drastic changes in family structure and the understanding of genders and relationships. There are relentless debates on the role of spouses and children. All this demands a fresh look at the causes and consequences of disruption in the family from a Christian perspective. This course will provide a theology of family based on the doctrine of the divine family, i.e., the holy Trinity.

Why This Course Is Important:

The dehumanizing influence of the world has not spared the sacred institutions of marriage and family. Todays confusing gender roles, conflicting relationships, increasing rate of divorce, and broken families have resulted in a crisis for the society. A Christian response is required not only theologically but also practically to show the world that a family could learn to live, work, and exist like the Holy Trinity and restore many a broken relationships and families in our neighborhoods.