Christian & Old Testament Theology

CMT 027 The Christian & Old Testament Theology

I. Course Description

How do you view reality? What is the source of your knowledge? Do you live what you believe? Such are the questions that a worldview answers. This course examines the nature and function of belief structures, and the value of developing and living a distinctly Christian life. The course develops a Christian worldview from a redemptive history model of Biblical theology, which is then clarified using the philosophical categories of metaphysics, epistemology, and axiology. Learners will gain an understanding of modern and postmodern thought and how to critique them biblically, and are encouraged to develop and apply a Christian worldview to life and ministry.

II. Course Objectives

As a result of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the functions and concepts of a worldview.

2. Inventory presuppositions and control beliefs that inform his/her own worldview.

3. Formulate a Christian worldview and evaluate ideas, values, and processes in life situations from the perspective of that worldview.

4. Analyze alternative worldviews in the categories of metaphysics, epistemology, and axiology.

5. Enact worldview principles in Christian ministry.

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