Diploma in Theology

Enrol for a Diploma in Theology in Birmingham

Do you want to enrol for a Diploma in Theology? Contact Lords Christian Bible College. We conduct nationally recognised classes for students in Birmingham.

What is Theology?

Theology is the study or science which treats of God, His nature and attributes, and His relations with man and the universe.

The word theology comes from two Greek words 1. Theos (meaning God) and 2. logos (meaning word). Theology is very important as we can discover who and what God is and what He requires of us through it.

Purpose

The Purpose of the Diploma in Theology is to provide a quality education in areas of theology, hermeneutics, Bible backgrounds, spiritual development and prayer, preaching and other pastoral courses.

An overview of the history, methodology, and content of New Testament theology as a foundation for understanding how the Old and New Testaments relate to one another in the context of the Church and the Christian life. Special attention is given to major New Testament themes.

Building on a foundation of basic systematic theology, students will explore the issues that create tensions within a theological system. Particular attention will be given to contemporary theological questions relating to topics such as inspiration, the nature of God, and personal development. Students will be expected to prepare position papers, which are to be defended in class.

Christian theology also examines other religious systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam as well as the non-Christian cults like Mormonism, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and compares them with Scripture because by knowing what is true about God, we can identify what is false about other gods and beliefs.

The ultimate aim of Christian theology is to learn about God, His nature, and His will, and how these apply to ourselves.

The learning process

The learning process is stimulated, both by outlining a proper methodology, and by discussing in detail some of the most serious parables facing theologians (people who think about God), pointing out what are sometimes provocative and controversial possibilities in the hope of encouraging, or even forcing, the students to learn how to think for themselves.

Course objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Cultivate competent skills in the study and interpretation of scripture
  • Develop an understanding of theology and set out a systematic framework informing the ethics of personal and social behaviour and the practice of ministry
  • Value the origin and growth of the Christian tradition and appreciate its richness and diversity
  • Promote growth in Christian maturity and ministry