BBST 251: Theology I

Fall 2010, Dr. Erik Thoennes

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  • 27.3 Hours of Content

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  • 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...

  • Doing Theology

    from BBST 251: Theology I

    by Erik Thoennes

    60:21 — February 17, 2011

    Doing Theology

    Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches a step-by-step approach to achieving good theology. He explains the progressive processes of textual criticism, exegesis, and Biblical theology as they ultimately lead to ...

  • 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...

  • Introduction, Part 1

    from BBST 251: Theology I

    by Erik Thoennes

    53:41 — February 1, 2011

    Introduction, Part 1

    Dr. Erik Thoennes introduces his class to the importance of theology using the hymn, "Be Thou My Vision." He continues by relating the personal loves and hates of students to the character of God.

  • 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 Jealousy of God

    Continuing through the book of Exodus, Dr. Erik Thoennes explains how God's jealousy comes from His desire to be glorified. Thoennes explains that this righteous desire originated in the Trinity an...

  • The Humanity of Christ, Part 1

    Dr. Erik Thoennes uses the beginning of 1 John to emphasize that Christ's humanity is a marvelous thing. He continues to explain that Christ's humanity is eternal, and that if Jesus is not truly hu...

  • 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...

  • 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 Doctrine of Creation

    Dr. Erik Thoennes highlights God's role as Creator in Scripture and makes the point that there is special emphasis on God as the Creator of humans. Based on creation, Thoennes explains that God has...


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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