Biblical Theology for Contemporary Christians (Summer 2019)

Speaker(s): Rikk Watts
Date: 2019
Length: 25:33:34
Product ID: RGDL4917S

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For many Christians, the transformative power of the gospel is essentially ethical: it makes us better persons. While surely true, this course argues that the gospel does so much more. The unique “worldview” of Scriptures is fundamental to the most radical revolution the world has seen: modernity’s previously unimagined growth, freedom, knowledge, creativity, and innovation. This raises two questions: what is this “worldview,” and what about modernity’s obvious problems? This course is specifically designed to address both. We will see how Scripture not only “created” modernity but also offers profound guidance in the transformation of our everyday world, through its big metaphors (creation as God’s temple, humans as his image), deep narrative of life and hope in the face of suffering and evil, and their central emphasis on God’s wisdom and character, ultimately expressed in Jesus, as the basis for human creativity.

Lectures include:

A: Understanding Our Context
B: Understanding Our Context (Cont.)
C: Creation as God’s Temple; Humanity as God’s Image
D: Creation as God’s Temple; Humanity as God’s Image (Cont.)
E: The Human Dilemma: Autonomy and Creativity, the Cities of Man and the City of God
F: The Solution: the Character of Yahweh and the Centrality of the Exodus
G: A New Humanity: Moses, Torah, Tabernacle, and the making of a nation
H: A New Humanity: Israel and the land, Judges and Kings, Idolatry and Exile
I: A Sure and Certain Hope: Jesus, the Spirit, and Living into the Future
J: A Sure and Certain Hope: Jesus, the Spirit, and Living into the Future (Cont.)

 

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Rikk E. Watts was Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

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