Course code: SYTH 510
Wesleyan-Arminian Theology is a systematic study of theological themes in the tradition of Jacob Arminius and Reformed theology and that tradition’s appropriation and development in the Wesleyan tradition. Major themes include sin, grace, free will, and salvation.
- Students will know…
- How Wesleyan-Arminian theology is shaped by key Scriptural passages.
- How Wesleyan-Arminian theology is grounded in historic Christian faith.
- The core theological marks of Wesleyan-Arminian theology.
- Students will appreciate…
- the benefits of Wesleyan-Arminian theologians to the church today.
- the various traditions within Wesleyan-Arminianism.
- Students will be able to…
- Give a clear articulation of what it means to be Wesleyan-Arminian.
- Respond to a critical evaluation of Wesleyan-Arminianism.
- Identify the various systematic understandings of Christian holiness within the Wesleyan tradition.
- Every week, the class will meet for a live video lecture and discussion.
- Weekly reading assignments will supplement the lectures and provide material for discussion.
- Students will write and present a book review in class.
- Each student will write a theological interpretation of a passage of Scripture important to Wesleyan-Arminian theology.
- Arminius and His Declaration of Sentiments by W. Stephen Gunter
- The Arminian Confession of 1621 by Mark A. Ellis
- Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace by Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall
- After Arminius: A Historical Introduction to Arminian Theology by Thomas H. McCall and Keith D. Stanglin