Schedule (update 11/22: added remaining exercises)

Date

Subject/Assignment

Reading

required/recommended

Presenter

8/30

The Course

Doctrine of God: Introduction

Complete entrance exams this week

Read syllabus, course, vision, tasks, reading

Skim Rules of the Game and A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing

Know about Pointers for Presentations and Peer Review Guidelines (Peer Review FAQs are optional)

Karkkainen intro, Downey intro

Telford Work
9/1

The Big Picture

The God who gives

 

Downey chs 1-3

Telford Work
9/6 The gift of God

Last day to add/drop 9/7

Downey chs 4-6

 
9/8

God in Early Christianity

God's biblical story

 

Karkkainen chs 1-2, Wilken intro and ch 1

 
9/13

 

 

The God of worship

Group presentation: Gay

Group presentation: Bauckham and Thompson

Wilken ch 2

 
9/15 God's biblical world

Wilken chs 3-4

 
9/20 God reconceived Wilken chs 5-6  
9/22

God believed

Memorize Nicene Creed by today

Wilken chs 7-8  
9/27 God embodied Wilken chs 9-10  
9/29 God followed Wilken chs 11-12  
10/4

Patristic theology: summary

Contemporary Orthodoxy

Exercise on Wilken/Downey due (revisions due 10/13)

Karkkainen chs 3-4, Wilken epilogue

Karkkainen ch 11

 
10/6

Excursus: God embracing

 

Volf selections

 

 
10/11 Four-Day    
10/13

God in the Premodern West

God synthesized and reformed

Karkkainen chs 5-6

Group presentation: Burrell

 
10/18 God imagined and affirmed

de Lubac chs 1-2

 
10/20 God proven and known de Lubac chs 3-4  
10/25 God unknown and sought de Lubac chs 5-6  
10/27

God hanging on

Liberal Catholicism

de Lubac ch 7 and postscript

Karkkainen chs 12-13

 
11/1

Protestant Orthodoxy

God in Protestant Modernity

God misattributed

Group presentation: Bavinck

Karkkainen chs 7-8

Gunton preface and chs 1-2

 
11/3

Liberal Protestantism

God negated

Exercise on de Lubac due (revisions due 11/10)

Last day to withdraw 11/5

Karkkainen chs 10, 16, 18

Gunton chs 3-4

 
11/8

Postliberalism

God storied

Karkkainen chs 9, 15

Gunton chs 5-6

 

 
11/10

Historicism

God described

Karkkainen chs 14, 19-21, 17

Gunton chs 7-8

 
11/15

God Worldwide

God contextualized

Spring 2005 registration begins

Karkkainen chs 22-25

Group presentation: Pinnock

Group presentation: Boff

 
11/17  

Karkkainen chs 26-29 and epilogue

Group presentation: Jones

Group presentation: Johnson

 
11/22 (catch-up day)    
11/24 Thanksgiving    
11/29 The Triune God: A Systematic Theology Jenson chs 1-3  
12/1

Exercise on contemporary doctrines of God due (revisions due 12/8)

Jenson chs 4-6  
12/6   Jenson chs 7-9  
12/8

Exercise on entrance exam due (revisions due at final exam)

Jenson chs 10-14  
12/13, 3-5 p.m.

Peer-edited final exercise on a biblical text due

   

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