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REL 123: Foundations of Christian Faith: Module 3

Outcomes

At the conclusion of this module, students will be able to: 

  • Explain some of the most important arguments for the existence of God from the Christian tradition. 
  • Outline the biblical progression of the doctrine of God from the one God of Israel to the Triune God of Christianity. 
  • Explain what the Christian tradition means by Trinity. 
  • Examine some of the arguments of contemporary atheism. 

Texts of Interest

Trinity

Assignments

Items to be Completed Due No Later Than:

Read
Reason, Faith, and Tradition, Chapter 6;
Deuteronomy, Chapter 6; 
Romans, 1:18-24

Post initial response to the discussion question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post responses to at least two classmates    Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Complete Exam 3 Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Submit Research Paper 1 Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Begin Research paper 2 Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 7

Research Paper

Directions: Choose one topic below. 

  1. Outline the development of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity from the New Testament Church to the Nicene Creed. 
  2. Explain the role of reason within theology as it seeks to deepen its understanding of the mysteries of faith. 

Due Date: Research Paper 1 is due to the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 3. (This Dropbox is linked to Turnitin.)