Core Curriculum

Ways of Thinking Theological Inquiry


Theological Inquiry is the critical examination and critique of theological texts, associated narratives, varied textual interpretations, and theological doctrines.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Students will recognize various Christian theological perspectives learned through texts, narratives, and interpretations.
  2. Students will examine these texts, narratives, and interpretations for the purpose of articulating their connection to doctrine.

Alignment with LIVE learning outcomes

Communication: 2  
Critical Thinking:  1, 2 


Theological Inquiry course guidelines

1. Every Theological Inquiry course will require the students to take a pre-test [part of Week One] and a post-test, embedded in the Course Final exam 
2. Each course will require the reading and analysis of no less than 2 books, not including the Bible 

1. All unit tests will include essay questions
2. All 300/400 level courses will require a 8-12 pg. research paper 

Oral Presentations
1. Every Theological Inquiry course will include small group discussion and every student will have the opportunity to lead their group
2. All 300/400 level courses will require a major (10-15 minute) presentation  

Current catalog list of LIVE courses
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