Schedule (update 4/20: added final assignment)

Date

Subject/Assignment

Reading

required/recommended {presenter}

1/8

The Course

Pneumatology and Nature: Introductions

Syllabus
Rules of the Game
A Few (Strong) Suggestions on Essay Writing
Pointers for Presentations
Peer Review Guidelines
(Peer Review FAQs are optional)

Witham intro and ch 1

1/10

God and Modern Philosophy

Presentation assignments

Witham ch 2, Polkinghorne STI ch 1
{_________________}

Review readings for presentation assignments

1/12

God and Modern Anthropology

Complete entrance examinations (hold on to these until the end of the course)

Witham ch 3
{_________________}
1/15 Honor the other King
1/16 (N.B.!) God and Human Psychology Witham ch 4, Polkinghorne ch 3
{_________________}
1/17

God and Post-Newtonian Physics

Add/drop deadline

Witham ch 5, Polkinghorne ch 2
{_________________}
1/19 God and Sociology Witham ch 6
{_________________}
1/22 God and Historical Criticism Witham ch 7, Polkinghorne ch 6
{_________________}
1/24 God and Confession Witham ch 8, Polkinghorne ch 4
{_________________}
1/26 Divine Action and Recent Science Witham ch 9, Polkinghorne ch 5
{_________________}
1/29 Religious Pluralism Witham ch 10, Polkinghorne ch 7
{_________________}
1/31 God and Science in America Witham ch 11, Polkinghorne ch 8
{_________________}
2/2 Pneumatological Basics McDonnell chs 1-3
{_________________}
2/5 Holy Spirit and Eschaton McDonnell chs 4-6
{_________________}
2/7

The Spirit from Scripture to Tradition

McDonnell chs 7-8, Work "Speaking"
{_________________}
2/9 The Spirit's Mission

Exercise on science and Christian learning due (revision due 2/16)

McDonnell chs 9-12
{_________________}
2/12 The Spirit's Personhood McDonnell chs 13-16
{_________________}
2/14 The Spirit in Human Experience McDonnell chs 17-18
{_________________}
2/16 Directions for Constructive Pneumatology McDonnell chs 19-21
{_________________}
2/19 Honor the emperor
2/21 Divine Action as a Problem Polkinghorne SP intro and ch 1, Welker pp ix-xvii
{_________________}
2/23 Embodied Agency Polkinghorne ch 2, Welker pp 169-182 (Polkinghorne)
{_________________}
2/26 Providence in Creation Polkinghorne ch 3, Welker pp 71-86 (Dabney)
{_________________}
2/28 Formative Christian Pneumatology Welker pp 3-26 (Dunn), Work "New Relationship"
{_________________}
3/2 Miracles Polkinghorne ch 4, Work "Breathed"
{_________________}
3/5 Order as Divine Action, Evil as Divine Inaction Polkinghorne ch 5, Welker pp 183-204 (Yong)
{_________________}
3/7 Prayer and Mediation Polkinghorne ch 6, Welker pp 87-105 (Tanner)
{_________________}
3/9 Pentecostal Identity

Exercise on the missions of the Son and Spirit due (revision due 3/23)

Welker pp 147-165 (Poloma), Work "Gusty Winds"
{_________________}
3/12-16 Take a break
3/19 Pentecostal Distinctives Welker pp 109ff (Macchia), 126ff (Wacker)
{_________________}
3/21 God and Time / Other Religions Polkinghorne ch 7, Welker pp 47-70 (Kärkkäinen)
{_________________}
3/22 Deadline to withdraw
3/23 Incarnation and Sacrament / Personhood and Power Polkinghorne ch 8, Welker pp 27-46 (Oberdorfer)
{_________________}
3/26 Hope and Guidance Polkinghorne ch 9, Welker pp 205-220 (York and York)
{_________________}
3/28 Interdisciplinary / Constructive Pneumatology Welker pp 221-232 (Welker), Work "Presence" (pp 30-38 only)
{_________________}
3/30 Reforming Theology Shults ch 1
{_________________}
4/2 God's Infinity Shults ch 2
{_________________}
4/4

God's Subjectivity

Exercise on better Polkinghorne through pneumatology due (revision due 4/13)

Shults ch 3
{_________________}
4/6-9 Celebrate the turn of the ages
4/11 God's Future Shults ch 4
{_________________}
4/13 Divine Infinity Revisited Shults ch 5
{_________________}
4/16 Triune Personhood Revisited Shults ch 6
{_________________}
4/18 Eschatology Revisited Shults ch 7, Jenson 1:146-161
{_________________}
4/20 Omniscience Reformed Shults ch 8
{_________________}
4/23 Omnipotence Reformed Shults ch 9
{_________________}
4/25 Omnipresence Reformed Shults ch 10 and epilogue
{_________________}
4/27 Study
5/1, noon-2 p.m. Final assignment due  
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