THS6100 Advanced Theology of Community & Society
Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Greg Kame
The role God intends for humanity in developing community and society as part of His created order will be explored. It will examine the theological doctrines of Creation, Fall, and Redemption, and the cultural mandate as the basis for humanity’s involvement in the community. Students will engage in analytical discussions, research, and presentations on the theology of Christian social engagement.
How This Course Benefits Students:
All humans are part of a culture and a society. The role a Christian plays in society should result not only in personal development but also be for Gods glory. This course will lead the student to consider and understand Gods purpose in creation and the establishment of society. It will explain salvation history, how God expects a person to respond to his saving love by being a steward of his created order for his glory. Students will be able to personally apply what they learn to their own ministry contexts and help others understand and experience fruitfulness as a member of whatever society they belong to.
Why This Course Is Important:
This course will help students understand Gods ultimate purpose in the world as the establishment of human community for his glory. The Biblical and theological basis for human community and the place of individuals within each community will be examined, discussed, and applied to personal and ministry contexts so that the student and those he/she ministers to will live up to Gods expectation for his ultimate glory.