Introduction to Theology; Revelation & Scripture

This is the first of ten lectures on Systematic Theology, a survey of the whole corpus of theology, and each lecture will be one hour long and each covering a separate doctrine or series of doctrines together. In this lesson Dr. Ware introduces the what and why of theology and discusses the foundational doctrines of Revelation and Scripture.

Outline

I. What is Evangelical Systematic Theology?

A. Definition

B. Elaboration on the Definition

1. The Subject Matter

2. The Sources

3. The Structure

4. The Setting

5. The Satisfaction

II. Why Study Evangelical Systematic Theology?

A. Comprehensive Scriptural Vantage Point

B. Interpretive Guide

C. Religious Pluralism

D. Head, Heart, Hands, Habitat

II. Revelation

A. The Concept of Revelation

1. Definition

2. Scriptural Examples

B. Forms of Revelation

1. General Revelation

a. Main avenues

1) Creation

2) Conscience

b. Efficacy?

2. Special Revelation



a. Main avenues



1) Personal encounter




2) Mighty act




3) Propositional revelation



4) Incarnation


b. Efficacy?

III. Inspiration of Scripture

A. Definition

1. General Meaning

2. Verbal, Plenary Inspiration

B. Key Passages and their Teachings

1. 2 Timothy 3:16-17


2. 2 Peter 1:20-21


3. 1 Corinthians 2:13





IV. Inerrancy of Scripture

A. The Debate of Recent Years: What is at Issue?



B. Defining Inerrancy



C. Authority and Inerrancy


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Duration

1 hour