Monday, November 06, 2006

Theological Essentials

A few summers ago I proposed this for Adult Sunday School but one of my other options got picked instead. Nonetheless, I'm posting it here for safekeeping.
01. Hebrew Bible Introduction

02. New Testament Introduction

03. The Bible is canonized

04. Early Creeds

05. Augustine, Aquinas, the Late Medieval Church and "pre-reformers"

06. The Reformation and Reformation Confessions

07. England and Scotland

08. Continental Anabaptists and the Radical Reformation

09. Puritans, Pilgrims, the New World and Zion

10. Enlightenment Thought and Influence

11. The 100 Years' War

12. Schleiermacher and his progeny

13. Fundamentalism, Dispensationalism, and Restoration Movements

14. 19th Century Reason

15. Great Awakenings, Revivals, and Frontier Religion!

16. Barth, Bultmann and Brunner: neo-orthodoxy

17. Barmen Declaration and denominational confessions

18. Process Theology

19. Neo-Evangelicalism

20. A flurry of factions!

21. The Jesus Seminar and its offspring

22. Ecumenism and Ecumenical Theology

23. Interfaith Dialogue

24. Wrapping it up!