BBST 251: Theology I

Fall 2010, Dr. Erik Thoennes

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  • 27.3 Hours of Content

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  • Doctrine of the Trinity

    Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the Biblical evidence and significance of the Trinity, beginning by showing evidence in the Old Testament and continuing into the New Testament. He goes on to emphasize t...

  • The Knowability of God

    from BBST 251: Theology I

    by Erik Thoennes

    68:08 — February 10, 2011

    The Knowability of God

    After acknowledging the vast incomprehensibility of God, Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the value of knowing God. He argues why knowledge must move Christians to action and explains that theology is th...

  • Humanity and The Image of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes works out a deeper definition of humanity by discussing its essence and function. Thoennes emphasizes that love for God necessarily implies love for other people and discusses how...

  • Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

    Dr. Erik Thoennes defines the popular belief of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism and shows how it is refuted by good theological practices. He prompts his students to engage culture and evangelism with...

  • The Doctrine of Jesus, Part 2

    Dr. Erik Thoennes works through Scripture to show that Jesus was both human and God. He takes particular care to show that Jesus was fully aware of his deity.

  • Unity of the Nature of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches on the significance of affirming the distinction of the divine and human natures of Christ, as well as recognizing the unity of the two natures in one person. He emphasize...

  • Creation: Males and Females

    Dr. Erik Thoennes shows that gender is not defined socially but biblically. He discusses the process Christians need to undertake to establish culturally appropriate gender roles from a biblical pe...

  • The Doctrine of Humanity

    Dr. Erik Thoennes works through the doctrine of creation to obtain a biblical definition of humanity. He makes the significant point that humanity is both made in the image of God and a fallen crea...

  • The Duality of Jesus' Humanity and Divinity

    After opening with a hymn, Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches on the reality and importance of the humanity of Christ. He stresses that Jesus understands humanity's pain, toil, and limitations from His time...

  • The Providence of God

    Dr. Erik Thoennes outlines the biblical concepts of God's transcendence, immanence and omnipresence. He works through some of the harder issues of providence to make the statement that God can work...


Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches some of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity. These include the biblical doctrines of Christ, the Trinity, man, and sin. Thoennes additionally explains the historical development of many of the doctrines.


  • Erik Thoennes  

    • Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
    • Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies Theology Department

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