Doctrine of God and Revelation (TH210)
This course begins with a study of the nature and method of theology that is based on the authority of God’s revelation in Scripture. The doctrine of Scripture is developed with a discussion on the meaning of revelation, inspiration, illumination and inerrancy. The biblical foundation for the doctrine of God given in Scriptural teaching on the existence and nature of God (the Trinity) and God’s works of creation, predestination and providence is laid out. The course requires an in-depth study of primary sources to trace how the early church formulated and vigorously debated the doctrine of God and the Trinity leading the classic formulation in the Nicene Creed and its elaboration in the theology of Athanasius, Augustine and Aquinas. Several modern Trinitarian models will be examined in the light of the classical tradition.
Class date: 23 – 27 March 2020 (Classes will be held at Dream Centre – DUMC)
MBS Semester 1 date: Jan 2 – May 15 (Jan 2: Pre-orientation; Jan 6 Opening Service / Orientation)
Time: 9am – 5pm
Lecturer: Dr. Ng Kam Weng
Dr Ng is the Research Director of Kairos Research Centre Malaysia. After his doctoral studies at Cambridge United Kingdom, he lectured on New Testament, Systematic Theology, Ethics and Philosophy and served as Dean of Graduate School at Malaysia Bible Seminary before assuming his current position at Kairos Research Centre. He was a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia (CSCA) at Trinity Theological College and a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. He is also a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. Dr Ng is married to Tien Tien. They have two grown up children.