Schedule [update 11/4: restored whole-book discussion dates to their originals]

Date

Subject

planned possible
presenters

assigned extra credit
significant dates

Reading

required recommended special

regular only honors only
8/29

The Shape of the Course

Syllabus, course, vision, tasks, reading

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

Know about Pointers for Presentations, Peer Review Guidelines (Peer Review FAQs are optional), and Chatting to Learn and to Teach

The Otherness of God Wilken intro and ch 1, Ex. 3
8/31 Discussion: The Challenge of Theology in Modernity
Leader: Telford Work

Newbigin (Gospel) preface and chs 1-2, Donovan chs 2-3, Kallenberg preface and ch 1, Newbigin (Light) preface, (J.) Wilson Virtues intro, Augustine intro

Camp ch 1 Hauerwas intro and ch 1, (E.O.) Wilson prefaces

The Paradigm: Life from the Father, Death in the Son, Resurrection by the Spirit

Barron prelude, (J.) Wilson Primer ch 1 Ratzinger prefaces, Barth forewords
Creation as Trust Wilken ch 6, Augustine bk 13

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

9/5 Discussion: Tradition
Leader: _____________________
Newbigin chs 3-5, Kallenberg ch 2, Augustine bk 1
  Hauerwas ch 2
Creation as Trust (continued) Gen. 1:1-2:25, Ps. 104, Newbigin Light ch 1
Wilson ch 6 Ratzinger pp 39-81, Barth chs 1-4
Informal reading discussion in the DC
Add/drop deadline
9/7

What Is the Image of God?

Gen. 2, Newbigin Light chs 2-3, Wilson Virtues ch 1, Augustine bk 2, Myers ch 1

Wilson ch 7, Narciso chs 1-2 Ratzinger pp 82-100, Wilson ch 1
9/12

Sin as Mistrust (and a lot more less)

 

Gen. 3:1-6:5, Rom. 1:18-2:16, 5:12-14, Dalrymple "The Frivolity of Evil", Augustine bk 3
Wilson ch 8, Barron chs 1-3 Barth chs 5-9, Hauerwas ch 3
Memorize the Ten Commandments by today
9/14

The Dark Side

Newbigin Light chs 4-5
Narciso ch 3 Ratzinger pp 103-136, Wilson chs 2-3
Depravity: What Can We Do About Sin? Wilson Virtues ch 2, Myers ch 2
Camp chs 2-3, Barron ch 4, ch 5  
Reading notes on making sense with Newbigin due Harvey ch 1
9/19 Discussion: Exposing the Paradigm: The Story of God
Leader: _____________________

Newbigin chs 6-8, Donovan ch 4, Myers ch 3

  Work "Witness to the Signs"

Children of Pelagius: Election

Rom. 8-11 (cf. Isa. 19:9-14), Eph. 1:1-14, Augustine bk 4
Barron ch 6 Ratzinger pp 137-161, Wilson ch 4, Work "Annunciation as Election"
God, With, Us: Incarnation

Wilken ch 5, Luke 1, Work "Just You Wait", Work "Jesus Was (Un)Expected", Newbigin Light ch 6

9/21

Loving Jesus the Wrong Way: How Christological Heresies Hurt

Wilken ch 10, Luke 2:1-20, John 1:1-18, Rom. 5:12-21, 1 Cor. 15, Heb. 2:5-18, 4:14-16, Work "One of Us" pp 2-17, 37-44, Work "Taking Jesus Personally" pp 45-54, 61-68, Newbigin Light ch 7, Augustine bk 5, Myers ch 4

Camp ch 4, Wilson ch 3, Barron ch 7 Barth ch 10-14
Informal reading discussion in the DC
9/26

God's Anointed: Jesus' New Relationship with the Holy Spirit, and Ours

Matt. 3, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22, John 1:19-51, Work "Jesus' New Relationship", Donovan ch 5, Augustine bk 6

Barron ch 8 Hauerwas ch 4
Reading notes on the identity of God due Harvey ch 2
9/28

The Threeness of God

 

Wilken ch 4, Luke 3:1-22, John 14-17, Torrance ch 1, Newbigin Light ch 8
Wilson ch 2, Barron ch 9 Ratzinger pp 162-190, Wilson ch 5

Memorize the Lord's Prayer by today

Informal reading discussion in the DC
10/3

The Threeness of God (continued)

Newbigin Light chs 9-10, Augustine bk 7

Barron ch 10

Wilson ch 6

Chat log on the Lord's Prayer due Harvey ch 3
10/5 Signs and Wonders: Christ's Prophetic Office (alternatively, The Threefold Office)

Wilken epilogue, Work "God's Anointed" 28-39, 39-47, Jer. 1:4-10, Deut. 18:15-19, Acts 3:18-26, Newbigin Light chs 11-13, Wilson Virtues ch 3, Augustine bk 8, Myers ch 5

Barron ch 11 Ratzinger pp 193-228, Hauerwas ch 5

Exercise on theologies and idolatries due (revision due 10/12)

Harvey ch 4
10/10 Celebrate colonialism, postcolonialism, or both, depending on your point of view
10/12 Midterm (review guide)
10/17 Signs and Wonders: Christ's Priestly Office (alternatively, The Threefold Office)

Num. 8:5-22, Heb. 9:1-10:25, Donovan ch 6, Torrance ch 2, Newbigin Light ch 14, Wilson Virtues ch 4

Camp ch 5, Narciso chs 4-5 Ratzinger pp 228-243, Wilson ch 7
Signs and Wonders: Christ's Royal Office (alternatively, The Threefold Office)

1 Sam. 8:1-22, Matt. 27:11-44, Work "King of the World", Donovan ch 7, Newbigin Light ch 15

Camp ch 6, Barron ch 12 Ratzinger pp 243-270
Extra credit exercise on theology in the liberal arts due (revision due 3/9)
10/19 Jesus Saves, But How? A Few Visions of Atonement

Work "Why the Cross?", Work "The Nonviolent Atonement", Kallenberg ch 3, Newbigin Light chs 16-17, Wilson Virtues ch 5, Augustine bk 8, Myers ch 6

Wilson ch 4, Narciso chs 6-7 Barth chs 15-17, Wilson ch 8
Can God Really Suffer? The Powerful Weakness of the Cross Mark 14:1-15:47, 1 Cor. 1:8-2:16
  Ratzinger pp 271-301
Chat log on the Kingdom of God due Harvey ch 5
Informal reading discussion in the DC
10/24 Discussion: Mission as Atonement
Leader: _____________________
Newbigin chs 9-11, Kallenberg ch 4
Barron ch 13  

"Christology from Behind": The Myth of Objectivity and the Privilege of Discipleship

Matt. 4:1-11, John 3:14-21, Mark 8:31-38, Luke 9:28-36, Work "Crunch Time"

Disclosing the Paradigm: Easter Changes Everything

Wilken ch 7, Matt. 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-49, John 20:1-21:23, Newbigin Light ch 18, Wilson Virtues ch 6, Augustine bk 9
Narciso ch 8 Ratzinger pp 301-327, Barth chs 18-19
Extra credit exercise on a hymn due (revision due 3/23)
10/26 Discussion: Culture
Leader: _____________________
Newbigin chs 12-14, Donovan ch 7
Barron conclusion, Narciso chs 9-10  

Judgment as a Form of Salvation

 

Work "Advent's Answer to the Problem of Evil", Matt. 24:1-25:46, 1 Pet. 3:8-5:11, 2 Pet. 3, Newbigin Light ch 19
Wilson ch 11 Barth ch 20
Signs of the End: Apocalyptic Eschatology

Work "Once Upon a Tribulation", Rev. 20:1-22:5, 2 Thess. 2

10/31 Discussion: World
Leader: _____________________
Newbigin chs 15-17, Augustine bk 10
Camp chs 7, 9, Narciso chs 11-12 Wilson ch 9
Until I Come: Eschatology between Ascension and Return Work "Pop Goes the Bubble", Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor. 14
Exercise on your culture due (revision due 11/7) Harvey ch 6
11/2 Discussion: Church
Leader: _____________________
Newbigin chs 18-20, Donovan ch 8, Kallenberg ch 5
Narciso chs 13-14 Hauerwas ch 6

A Pentecost-al Introduction to the Holy Spirit

Work, "The Churches' Life, Separation, and Hope in the Spirit"
Wilson ch 5 Ratzinger pp 331-337, Barth ch 21
Ecclesiology: Who Cares? Wilken ch 8, Work "Get Real", Jer. 3:1-4:4, Rom. 11, Heb. 3:7-4:13, Augustine bk 11, Myers ch 7
Camp chs 8, 10-11, Wilson ch 10 Barth chs 22-24
Extra credit exercise on the resurrection due (revision due 4/4)
Informal reading discussion in the DC
11/3 Deadline to withdraw or change to pass/fail
11/7

What Makes a Church? Dead Ends and Live Options

Wilken ch 9, Ps. 24, Acts 8:14-17, 1 Thess. 1, Rev. 2-3, Donovan ch 9, Newbigin Light ch 20, Augustine bk 12
  Ratzinger pp 338-359, Hauerwas chs 7-8

Reading notes and annotations on midterm readings due

Harvey ch 7
11/9

Discussion: Camp / Leader: _____________________

Discussion: Hauerwas / Leader: _____________________
11/14 Discussion: Barron / Leader: _____________________
Discussion: Barth and Ratzinger / Leader: _____________________
Chat log on secularity due Harvey ch 8
11/16 Discussion: Narciso / Leader: _____________________
Discussion: E.O. Wilson / Leader: _____________________
Review discussion in the DC
11/21 Midterm on secondary readings
11/23 Give thanks
11/28

Word and Sacraments: Practicing Salvation

Memorize the Apostles' Creed by today

Wilken ch 12, Mark 4:10-20, Acts 8:26-40, Rom. 10:8-17, 2 Tim. 3, Titus 1:1-9, Wilson Virtues ch 7, Myers ch 8
Exercise on a worship service due (revision due 12/5) Harvey ch 7
11/30 Baptism: Here Comes the Bride Wilken ch 2 , Luke 3:21-22, Mark 10:33-45, Rom. 6:1-4, Gal. 3:27-29, 1 Pet. 3:18-22, Torrance ch 3, Wilson Virtues ch 8
   
Communion: Sharing Salvation 1 Cor. 11, Work "What's the Connection?"
   

Exercise on the shape of theology due (revision due 12/7)

12/5 Holiness: Signs of the Order of Salvation Wilken ch 11, Work "Reordering Salvation", Ps. 15, Isa. 57:14-21, Matt. 18, Donovan ch 10, Kallenberg ch 6, Torrance ch 4, sWilson Virtues conclusion
Wilson ch 9  
Extra credit exercise on eschatology due (revision due at final)
12/7 From Jesus to Scripture: How Christ Instituted the Bible Wilken ch 3, Ps. 19, Matt. 5:17-48, Luke 4:14-22
   
Scripture (and?) Tradition  

One True Church?

Work "I Belong to the One True Church", John 17:20-23, 1 Cor. 1:1-17
   
Worship as the Shape of the Christian Life Ps. 66, 84, 149, 150, Work "Is Required Worship Unspiritual?"
Uses and Abuses of Spiritual Gifts Acts 10:44-48, 1 Cor. 14
   
The Wholeness of the Church Rom. 12, Luke 6:17-38, Acts 4:32-37, Work "Rock of Aged"
Apostolicity: Structures of the Missionary Church Acts 6:1-7, Acts 15, Acts 20:25-32, 1 Tim., Work "My Enemy, Myself"
   
Exercise on entrance examination due (no revision)
Review discussion in the DC
12/12 Final exam
1:15 section: 8:30-10 a.m.
3:15 section: 3-4:30 p.m.
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