Historical Theology

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HT2000/DM2000 Theology of Augustine

This course aims at studying how Augustine systematically explained Christian doctrine and refuted the errors of heresies and how he profoundly influenced the Latin tradition of both Roman Catholic and Protestants.


HT2001/DM2001 Theology of Martin Luther

A study of Martin Luther’s theology through studying various theological themes in his selected works in their historical context and an attempt to explore its relevance to the Christian church today.


HT2002/CT2002 Ethics of Martin Luther

An exploration of the foundations of ethics in Luther’s theology, his principles for ethical decisions, and aspects of personal and social ethics in his writings. (Prerequisite course “Theology of Martin Luther”)


HT2003/DM2002 Ante-Nicene Patristic Apologetics

See DM2002.


HT3000/DM3008 Contextual Luther Studies in Asia

This course offers the opportunity of exploring the contextualization of Luther, with particular emphasis on Asian culture, political situation, and church life.


HT3001/DM3015 Luther Interpretations

A study of major figures and trends in Luther interpretation, such as Karl Holl, Paul Althaus, Gerhard Ebeling, the Luther Renaissance, and the Finnish School of Luther Interpretation.


HT3002/DM3000 Lutheran Confessions

A study of the classical confessions of the Lutheran Reformation: their origins and relations to Scripture and creeds; their theological and practical content; and their implications for Lutheran identity, pastoral practice, and ecumenical relations.


HT3003/DM3001 Christian Confessions

A basic study of the creeds, confessions, and theological emphases of major denominations of the church worldwide, with a view to promoting interchurch dialogue, and understanding for the unity of the Church.


HT3004/DM3012/SW3006 Women Mysticism and Mystics

See SW3006.


HT3005/DM3017 History of Christian Denominations and Ecumenism

This course provides an overview of the Protestant movement from the 16th century Europe to present, and the historical development of the Ecumenical movement, in order to explore the unity and diversity of the Christian denominations worldwide.


HT3006/DM3016 Roman-Catholic Theology

See DM3016.