Most Christians understand that the Bible they hold in their hands is the inspired Word of God. Yet very few have a general understanding of the origin of the Bible. This course is designed to acquaint the beginning student of Scripture with textual, transmission, and Bible translation issues. The student will be able to explain the process by which we have a Bible in the English language today, and why we can be confident that it is textually reliable.
This course introduces students to the Bible and the need for proper hermeneutics.
It is a study of the basic principles and methods of biblical interpretation. It then takes the students through the Practical Steps for bringing out the meaning of a passage of Scripture.
The emphasis and focus of the course is on the ability to use the skills being taught rather than on the acquisition of facts.
History tells a story. It tells about the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the past. A History of Christianity is more than Church history, more than theological history, and more than a collection of Christian biographies. Yet it contains elements of all of these.
In this course, we discuss the terms history and Church, the Christian perspective of history, and the task of the historian. The story of the birth of the Church on the Day of Pentecost and its development up to the Protestant Reformation.
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For any study to be fruitful the method and the mode must be explained. This course attempts to do exactly that.
This course, first of all, orients the learners to our online learning platform and gives them a hands-on experience on how they could use the system to enhance the learning experience.
Secondly, it introduces the students to Study Methods in general.
Going through this course is a primary requirement for anyone who wants to pursue their study in the online mode of GSOL.
The Christian Theology I course is an attempt to systematically present what the Apostle Paul called “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). This course is the first of two courses in Systematic Theology, progressing through the doctrines of Scripture, the Trinity, God’s sovereignty, election, creation, sin, Christology and soteriology.
This course provides a distinct guide for exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books. Organized to lead you to read and understand the Old Testament itself, this course cautiously-analyses the purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each section in the Old Testament.
- A deeper understanding of God and his redemptive work throughout history
- A foundational knowledge about the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament and its various books
- A grasp on issues of interpretation, geography, archaeology, and the formation of the Old Testament canon
- Insight into the background, purpose, message, structure, and major themes of each section of the Old Testament
- Insight into the Old Testament’s relationship to the New Testament
This course deals with the topic of Create and is a continuation of the formation in Study and Research Methods. The learner should have completed the topics like Self, Know and Think in a Face2Face Session, before taking this course.
This part of the course will employ a blended approach with two live synchronised sessions and other mentored session as per the need of the learner.
By the end of learning this, the learner should be able to;
- do critical reflection of any piece of writing
- present the inferences, inferences and deductions creatively through report and essay writings
- understand the parts of a paper
- format the paper according to the requirements of GSOL
- reason the need for giving citations
- give citation for the referenced work in Turabian format
The learner will also be exposed to the basic standards of Academic Integrity and Grading Standards.
To help learner grasp the importance of research as they develop research skills and competencies would be the main objective of this course. During the course learners will be introduced to various methods and methodologies involved in doing research while they sharpen their research writing and presentation skills.