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Mobile Ed: A Reformed Doctrine of God Bundle (2 courses)
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Mobile Ed: A Reformed Doctrine of God Bundle (2 courses)

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Lexham Press 2017–2019

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In this two-course bundle, Dr. K. Scott Oliphint presents an overview of the doctrine of God from a Reformed perspective. In TH211 he focuses on the Trinitarian nature of God as he examines the names of God used in Scripture and discusses the doctrine of God throughout church history. In TH212 Dr. Oliphint explores who God is by looking at the attributes and the actions of God. He investigates the covenantal character of God and the role of the Second Person of the Trinity in covenant redemption.

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TH211 A Reformed Doctrine of God: Trinitarian Foundation

  • Instructor: K. Scott Oliphint
  • Video Hours: 7

A Reformed Doctrine of God: Trinitarian Foundation (TH211) provides a comprehensive overview of the most vital piece of systematic theology in the Reformed tradition: the doctrine of God. With a specific focus on the Trinity, Dr. K. Scott Oliphint presents both biblical and extrabiblical evidence, considering the testimony of Scripture as well as other methods of revelation which God uses even today. In the final section, the course covers the shaping of Trinitarian doctrine and language throughout church history, illuminating the backstories to various controversies.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Describe the place and purpose of the doctrine of God and the doctrine of the Trinity in systematic theology
  • Identify methods of God’s natural revelation, special revelation, and progressive revelation
  • Describe various implications of the knowledge and image of God in humankind
  • Compare and contrast scriptural evidence for the Trinity in the Old and New Testaments
  • Discuss the scriptural evidence for the deity of Jesus Christ, including the evidence that links Jesus in the New Testament to Yahweh in the Old Testament
  • Discuss the revelation of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments
  • Explain the value of using conventional terminology when discussing the doctrine of the Trinity
  • Describe the purpose and content of the councils and creeds that developed Trinitarian theology
  • Identify and describe the main heresies regarding the doctrine of the Trinity


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Introducing the Reformed Doctrine of God
  • The Priority and Centrality of the Doctrine of God
  • Views on the Knowledge of God
  • Responding to the Incomprehensible
  • Understanding the Limitations of Humanity
  • Knowledge of God: Central to Christ's Ministry
  • Covenantal Context
  • The Growth of Knowing God
  • Considerations and Approach
  • The Humility That Leads to God
Unit 2: Knowing God through His Revelation
  • The Voluntary Descent of God
  • Natural Revelation: The Communication of God
  • Humanity as a Venue for God's Natural Revelation
  • Realities of the Image of God in Humanity
  • Dissecting Knowledge
  • The Content of Knowledge
  • Special Revelation
  • Shifts in Revelation
  • Prefaces to God's Revelation in Christ
  • Jesus as Revelation of God
  • Progressive Revelation
  • The Light of God’s Revelation
Unit 3: Name Above All Names
  • The Progressive Revelation of the Name of God: Part 1
  • The Progressive Revelation of the Name of God: Part 2
  • The Developing Name of God
  • The Name of Yahweh: Setting the Stage
  • Revelation of the Covenant God
  • Revelation from the Burning Bush
  • Word and Deed in God’s Revelation
  • The Revelation of the Son
Unit 4: The Doctrine of the Trinity
  • The Priority of the Trinity in the Doctrine of God
  • Scriptural Evidence in the Old and New Testaments
  • Logos, Jesus, and Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • The Deity of Jesus Christ in the Gospels
  • The Deity of Christ in the Pauline Epistles
  • Jesus as Yahweh
  • The Revealing of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  • The Presence of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament
Unit 5: History, Terminology, and Heresy
  • The Historical Development of the Doctrine of the Trinity
  • The Creedal Development of Trinitarian Theology
  • The Language of Orthodoxy
  • Dissecting the Trinitarian Formula
  • Ecumenical Councils and Creeds
  • Trinitarian Heresies
  • The Filioque Dispute
  • Divine Simplicity: Arguing Aquinas
  • Calvin and Controversy: Part 1
  • Calvin and Controversy: Part 2
  • The View of Turretin
  • The View of Van Til
  • Concluding the Course

TH212 A Reformed Doctrine of God: Essence and Attributes

  • Instructor: K. Scott Oliphint
  • Video Hours: 7

A Reformed Doctrine of God: Essence and Attributes (TH212) discusses difficult questions about God, such as who he is and what he does, even while embracing the mystery of God. Dr. K. Scott Oliphint reflects on the covenant-redemptive qualities of the relational Trinity as well as a wide variety of the attributes of God. The course covers both essential and covenantal characteristics, in addition to the workings of God in view of his decrees, will, providence, and knowledge.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Identify the various ways the attributes of God can be categorized
  • Discuss the coexistence of God’s attributes, such as his immutability and relationality
  • Identify key characteristics of the essence of God
  • Discuss the covenantal and redemptive aspects of God’s relationship with humanity
  • Compare and contrast the views of John Calvin and Lutheran theology regarding the nature of Christ
  • Discuss the intersection of God’s will and God’s knowledge
  • Define and discuss “middle knowledge”
  • Describe the relationship between the decrees and providence of God


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Attributes of God
  • Categorical Distinctions of our Trinitarian God
  • Categories of Attributes
  • The Problem of the Creator in Atheistic Arguments
  • Historical Illustrations of the Creator-Creation Relationship
  • An Immutable God with a Contingent Will
  • Addressing the Coexistence of Immutability and Relationality
  • Modes of God’s Will
  • Knowing God’s Essence
  • Essential Characteristics of God
  • Covenantal Condescension
  • The Power of Determined Relationship and Redemption
  • The Covenantal-Redemptive Creator
Unit 2: Covenant Redemption and the Second Person of the Trinity
  • The Centrality of the Doctrine of Christ
  • Views of Old Testament Incarnations
  • New Testament References to the Old Testament Christ
  • The Need for the Council of Chalcedon
  • Understanding the Hypostatic Union
  • Reconciling the Divine and Human Characteristics of Christ
  • Extra Calvinisticum
  • The Reduplicative Strategy
  • The Economic Trinity
  • The Covenant of Redemption Found in the the Pactum Salutis
  • The Wrath and Will of God
  • The Tension of the Ontology and Relationality of God
  • Absolute and Relative Properties of God
  • God’s Covenantal Character
  • The Uncontested and Invisible Characteristics of God
Unit 3: Essential Characteristics of God
  • The Simplicity of God
  • Challenges to the Simplicity of God
  • Rejection of the Simplicity of God
  • The Infinity of God
  • Views on Eternity: Part 1
  • Views on Eternity: Part 2
  • The Immensity of God
  • The Immutability of God
  • The Impassibility of God
  • The Omnipotence of God
  • The Goodness of God
Unit 4: The Workings of God
  • God Is What He Thinks He Is
  • More on the Knowledge of God
  • Middle Knowledge
  • The Will of God
  • The Relationship of God’s Decretive Will and Preceptive Will
  • Decrees of God
  • The Glory of God
  • The Argument for Reprobation
  • The Doctrine of Election
  • The Debate of Supralapsarianism and Infralapsarianism
  • The Overlap of Decrees and Providence
  • Three Views of Providence
  • Concluding the Course

Product Details

  • Title: A Reformed Doctrine of God Bundle
  • Instructor: K. Scott Oliphint
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 14

About Dr. K. Scott Oliphint

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, PhD, is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and the author of numerous articles and books, including Is There a Reformed Objection to Natural Theology?: A Review Article, Using Reason by Faith, Bavinck’s Realism, the Logos Principle and Sola Scriptura, Something Much Too Plain to Say, Epistemology and Christian Belief, and Plantinga on Warrant. His books include The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Reasons for Faith, God with Us, and his most recent book, Covenantal Apologetics. He’s also the coeditor of the two-volume Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader and Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

All courses in this bundle come with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the courses. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.