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Mobile Ed: TH112 Doctrine of Christ and the Church: A Reformed Perspective (4 hour course)

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In Doctrine of Christ and the Church: A Reformed Perspective (TH112), Dr. Michael Allen focuses on the doctrines of Christ (Christology) and the church (ecclesiology), carefully explaining how Christ—as Prophet, Priest, and King—fulfills the covenant of grace conveyed throughout the whole of Scripture and the implications of this for the life of the church as the site of God’s covenantal promises. This course will introduce and respond to a wide variety of heresies concerning Jesus—many of which still arise today—including those from the Ebionites, Docetists, Apollinarians, Arians, Monophysites, and Nestorians. This course will help you address unorthodox portrayals of Jesus Christ with a thoughtful, biblical, and historical response; explain how the resurrected Christ is working through the church; and show how this understanding offers practical application for real-life ministry issues.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Explain the various covenants that underpin our relationship with God
  • Appreciate the struggle of the early church as it attempted to understand the incarnation
  • Draw nearer to Jesus as you contemplate the humiliation He endured for our salvation
  • Describe Jesus’ exaltation and its ramifications for humanity

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
  • Course Overview

Unit 1: Covenant of Grace

  • The Gospel and the Covenant
  • Divine Processions and Divine Missions
  • Covenant of Redemption
  • Defining God and Humanity
  • Ancient Grants and Treaties
  • Contrasts between the Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace
  • Deuteronomy and the Covenants
  • Jesus and the Fulfillment of the Covenant
  • Old Testament Light on Jesus
  • Promises, Mysteries, and Testaments
  • Major Approaches to Canonical Continuity/Discontinuity
  • Inaugurated Eschatology: Already and Not Yet in the Covenant
  • Messiah and the Munus Triplexof Jesus

Unit 2: The Incarnation

  • Oneness of God
  • The Divine Name and the Person of Jesus
  • John 1:14
  • Early Heretics: Ebionites
  • Early Heretics: Docetists
  • Early Heretics: Apollinarians
  • Early Heretics: Arians
  • Development of Nicene Christology AD 325–381
  • Eternal Generation
  • Later Heretics: Monophysites
  • Later Heretics: Nestorians
  • Christ’s Knowledge as Test Case for Chalcedonian Orthodoxy
  • Spirit Christology

Unit 3: The Story of Christ: Humiliation

  • Pattern in Gospels and Epistles: Humiliation and Exaltation
  • Preexistence
  • Virgin Birth
  • Faithful and Obedient Last Adam
  • Sacrificial Death
  • Key Metaphors for the Atonement
  • Grace, Justice, and Mercy
  • Love and Law
  • Descent into Hell

Unit 4: The Story of Christ: Exaltation

  • Resurrection, Justification, and Exaltation
  • Glorification of Jesus’ Body
  • Jesus’ Ascension
  • Patterns of Ascent: Platonic and Biblical
  • Christ’s Heavenly Session
  • Jesus’ Continuing Service as Prophet, Priest, and King
  • Jesus Is Lord of the Church

Unit 5: The Body of Christ

  • The Church as a Gospel Promise
  • Church in the Nicene Creed: One
  • Church in the Nicene Creed: Holy
  • Church in the Nicene Creed: Catholic
  • Church in the Nicene Creed: Apostolic


  • Plumbing the Depths of the Great Gospel

Product Details

  • Title: TH112 Doctrine of Christ and the Church: A Reformed Perspective
  • Instructor: R. Michael Allen
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 4
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About R. Michael Allen

R. Michael Allen is associate professor of systematic and historical theology and the dean of students at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He is eager to guide students to grow in their ability to retrieve theological riches from the past for the sake of renewing contemporary reflection, worship, and witness. In this vein, he is committed to Reformed catholicity as a confession and a posture for doing theology and approaching ministry today.

Prior to joining the faculty of RTS in 2015, Dr. Allen taught undergraduate and graduate students at Wheaton College and then taught at Knox Theological Seminary for five years, where he held the D. James Kennedy Chair of Systematic Theology and also served as dean of the faculty. With Dr. Scott Swain, he serves as general editor of the T&T Clark International Theological Commentary and the New Studies in Dogmatics series for Zondervan Academic. He also serves as book review editor for the renowned International Journal of Systematic Theology and is a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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