Too many Christians avoid reading theology for fear they won't understand it or out of a misconception that it's only meant for the academic elite. Similarly, students in introductory theology classes can feel overwhelmed by the concepts and terminology they encounter.
Yet theology can be read with enjoyment and discernment. In the How to Read Theology for All Its Worth online course, professor, author, and devoted reader Karin Stetina introduces learners to the basic skills of intelligent reading, applied especially to theological works. Anyone who would like to read theology well, whether a formal student or an interested layperson, will benefit from the simple steps that Stetina teaches.
- Identifying genre
- Becoming acquainted with the author and the context out of which he or she wrote
- Determining a thesis and main arguments
How to Read Theology for All Its Worth will equip readers not only to understand theology but also to insightfully engage authors' ideas. With the basic tools in hand, everyone can read with confidence and enjoy "conversations" with theological works.
By completing this course, you’ll gain:
- Greater familiarity with the basic structure, layout, and components of a theological work
- Insight into basics steps to take while reading theology in order to properly understand and engage with the work as a whole
- A deeper understanding of how to apply God’s Word to your own life today
- Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments