Most approaches to historical theology follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies.
The Historical Theology Pack by Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows learners to concentrate on one tenet of Christian theology and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period.
The Historical Theology Pack includes:
- Historical Theology, a bestselling textbook arranged in a topical-chronological manner and including a generous mix of primary source material, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others.
- Historical Theology Video Lectures, featuring a video lecture for each of the 33 chapters in the textbook
The Historical Theology Pack contains everything you need to gain an in-depth understanding of history of Christian doctrine, whether you are enrolled in a class or learning on your own.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction to Historical Theology (18 min)
2 - The Canon of Scripture (10 min)
3 - The Inspiration of Scripture (12 min)
4 - The Authority of Scripture (9 min)
5 - The Inerrancy of Scripture (11 min)
6 - The Clarity of Scripture (12 min)
7 - The Sufficiency and Necessity of Scripture (13 min)
8 - The Interpretation of Scripture (9 min)
9 - The Existence and Knowability of God (12 min)
10 - The Character of God (15 min)
11 - God in Three Persons: The Trinity (13 min)
12 - Creation (15 min)
13 - Providence (16 min)
14 - Angels, Satan, and Demons (11 min)
15 - The Creation and Nature of Humanity (13 min)
16 - Sin (14 min)
17 - The Person of Jesus Christ (18 min)
18 - The Atonement (11 min)
19 - Resurrection and Ascension (7 min)
20 - The Holy Spirit (17 min)
21 - Election and Reprobation (9 min)
22 - Regeneration, Conversion, and Effective Calling (11 min)
23 - Justification: Right Legal Standing Before God (11 min)
24 - Sanctification: Growth in Likeness to Christ (8 min)
25 - The Perseverance of the Saints: Remaining a Christian (15 min)
26 - The Church: Its Nature, Its Marks, and Its Purpose (17 min)
27 - Church Government (8 min)
28 - Baptism (23 min)
29 - The Lord’s Supper (16 min)
30 - Worship (10 min)
31 - Christ’s Return and the Millennium (12 min)
32 - The Final Judgment and Eternal Punishment (10 min)
33 - The New Heavens and New Earth (5 min)
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