Systematics

Systematics


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Full-time Faculty     About the Systematics Department     Courses Offered

Full-time Faculty

David Garner

David B. Garner

Lane Tipton

Lane G. Tipton

Rev. Carlton Wynne

R. Carlton Wynne

About the Systematics Department

Systematic theology seeks rightly to divide the Word of truth, particularly the holy Scriptures. It aims at formulations which correctly understand the Scriptures, through proper exegesis, and applies those formulations to the needs of the church and the issues of the day.
To that end, the Systematic Theology curriculum enables students:

  • To understand and be able to articulate “the whole counsel of God” in the form of the system of doctrine taught in Scripture
  • To grasp the way this system of doctrine derives from sound interpretation that does justice to the unity of Scripture in its historical and authorial diversity
  • To understand the history of doctrine, primarily the theological heritage of the Reformed Churches and their confessional documents, especially the Westminster Standards
  • To recognize within the theological heritage of the Reformed Churches what is perennial and undoubted and what is not yet settled
  • To value the Westminster Standards as a summary of the system of doctrine taught in Scripture and, where appropriate, be prepared ex animo to subscribe to them as such
  • To embrace the system of doctrine taught in Scripture in a way that enhances devotion to God and service to the church and the world, and so, in all, “to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge”

Courses Offered*:

Master's Level Courses PhD/ThM Level Courses
  • Prologomena to Theology
  • Doctrine of God
  • Survey of Reformed Theology
  • Doctrine of Man
  • Doctrine of Christ
  • Christian Ethics
  • Doctrine of Salvation
  • Topics in the Doctrine of Man
  • The Theology of Romans
  • The Theology of Karl Barth
  • The Westminster Standards
  • The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til
  • The Theology of Adoption
  • The Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas
  • Reformed Spirituality
  • Topics in Medical Ethics
  • Themes in Puritan Theology
  • Topics in the Doctrine of Man
  • Studies in Historical Theology II
  • The Theology of Romans
  • Issues in Theology Proper
  • The Theology of Karl Barth
  • Covenant Theology
  • The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til
  • The Theology of Adoption
  • The Westminster Standards
  • The Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas
  • Calvin's Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

 

*Not all courses are available each year. Click here for course descriptions and click here for semester course schedules to see what is currently offered.