Dates: December 7, 14
Time: Saturdays, 8:30am–12:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Zuber
I. Course Description: This course surveys several ancient heresies that confronted the early church and the arguments of orthodox theologians that refuted those heresies. The course will examine the foundational creeds of the Christian church (the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, Chalcedonian Creed, etc.) that reflected those debates. The study of the contents of each creed will show how the Trinitarian and Christological controversies (that is, the debates between the heretics and the orthodox) contributed to the theology, indeed, the very wording and expressions used in the creeds. This study will also point out the biblical grounding for these creeds.
II. Course Objectives:
a. To equip students with an understanding of the theology and circumstances of the major Christian creeds.
b. To equip students with an understanding of ancient and modern theological heresies confronted by these creeds.
c. To equip students with better comprehension of the theological propositions of these creeds in connection to their personal Bible study.
III. Required Textbooks:
Justin S. Holcomb, Know the Heretics.
Justin S. Holcomb, Know the Creeds and Councils.