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Mobile Ed: TH325 Theological Interpretation of Scripture in the Church (5 hour course)

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Theological Interpretation of Scripture in the Church provides a new way to think about Christian theology. In this course, Dr. Kevin J. Vanhoozer emphasizes doing theology for the church rather than a university setting. He shows the practical use of doctrine as a tool to grow disciples and explains how reading and studying Scripture is a key discipline in the disciple-making process.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Construct a theological interpretation of Scripture in the church using the metaphor of drama
  • Defend the use of doctrine in the church as a way to make disciples
  • Explain the importance of the Reformation doctrine of sola Scriptura
  • Define discipleship as putting on and learning Christ
  • Examine the link between learning the Word, growing in the faith, and walking the way of Jesus

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: What Is Scripture For?

  • Working the Farm and Living the Life
  • Whatever Happened to Christian Doctrine?
  • Describing Theologians
  • A Portrait of the Theologian as an Old Man
  • Doctors of the Church
  • Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Seven Theses on Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Why Doctrine Matters
  • A Description of Doctrinal Theology
  • Growing Healthy Disciples
  • Where Doctrine Belongs
  • The Real Work of Theology

Unit 2: Creature of the Word

  • Theological Interpretation of Scripture in the Reforming Church
  • Four Principles of the Protestant Reformation
  • Ecclesiology and Protestant First Theology
  • A Brief Theology of the Imagination
  • Sola Scriptura and the Social Imagination of the Church
  • Imagining the Pastor: Part One
  • Imagining the Pastor: Part Two
  • The Pastor-Theologian as a Special Generalist

Unit 3: Company of the Gospel

  • The Importance of Being Biblical for Christ's Sake
  • History as the Theater of the Gospel
  • Why Churches Need Pastor-Theologians
  • The Church as the Theater of the Gospel: Part One
  • The Church as the Theater of the Gospel: Part Two
  • Liturgy as a Theater of the Gospel: Learning by Heart
  • Liturgy as a Theater of the Gospel: The Drama of Discipleship
  • Everyday Liturgics: Learning Christly Gestures

Unit 4: Communion of the Saints

  • The Importance of Catholicity
  • A Revolution in How Rightly to Handle the Word of Truth
  • The Protestant Principle of Authority: Sola Scriptura
  • Historical Context, Theological Claim, and Prospects of Sola Scriptura
  • The Protestant Pattern of Authority
  • Tradition and the Work of the Holy Spirit
  • Denominations, Discipleship, and Dialogical Unity
  • Uniting the Body?

Unit 5: Putting on and Learning Christ

  • The Disciple’s Vocation
  • The Mirror of Scripture and the Purpose of Doctrine
  • The Problem of Discipleship: A Fast Food, Secular Nation
  • The Prospect of Discipleship
  • Learning Christ
  • Putting on Christ: Part One
  • Putting on Christ: Part Two
  • Conforming to What Is in Christ


  • The Christian Way

Product Details

  • Title: TH325 Theological Interpretation of Scripture in the Church
  • Instructor: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 5
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About Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (PhD, Cambridge University) is a research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also served as Blanchard professor of theology at the Wheaton College and Graduate School (2009–2012) and senior lecturer in theology and religious studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1990–98). He is the author of ten books, including Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine and Biblical Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity—both Christianity Today Theology Books of the Year (2015, 2017).


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