Philosophical or analytic theology seeks to employ philosophical tools while studying topics in Christian theology and examining the logical consistency or intelligibility of some of the key doctrines of the Christian faith. In An Introduction to Christian Philosophical Theology online course, Stephen T. Davis and Eric T. Yang explain the scope, relevance, and value of philosophical theology. Units apply conceptual tools to examine each of the core Christian doctrines: the Trinity, the incarnation, redemption and the atonement, and resurrection and life after death. The final unit briefly addresses some additional theological issues including petitionary prayer, eschatology, and original sin.
Designed for beginning students and non-specialists this course provides the ideal entry point for not only understanding what philosophical theology is but also for how it can provide valuable insights for how we think about the core doctrines of the Christian faith.
By completing this course, you’ll gain:
- Familiarity with philosophical theology’s basic concepts and tools for thinking
- Basic understanding of the big core doctrines in the Christian faith
- Exploration into practical application of philosophical theology to daily life
- Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments