Honors Course Descriptions

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Summer 2022 Honors Trip

BIBL 4313 Early Foundations in Christian History: Paul’s Journeys
3 Credit Hours
This course in an inquiry into the life and missionary journeys of Paul as it pertains to his ministry in Greece and Italy. Special attention will be given to his historical presence and ministry in the regions of Corinth, Athens, and Rome as the student is provided with a biblical and archaeological “hands on experience.”

BIBL 4315 Foundations of Faith
3 Credit Hours
This course is designed as an inquiry into the foundations and context of the Judea-Christian faith, with specific emphasis on the origins (or genesis) of our world and our Bible. Further study will also include the way in which Christianity helped shape the foundational structure of the United States. A trip to the Washington D.C. (Museum of the Bible) and Kentucky (Ark Encounter, Creation Museum) will provide experiential learning along with additional coursework.

HNRS 3211 Great Books Honors Seminar I
3 Credit Hours
The Great Books Seminar covers authors from Homer to Pascal. This course is based on the shared inquiry method and includes extensive reading, writing, and small group interaction with the text.

HNRS 3212 Great Books Honors Seminar II
3 Credit Hours
The second Great Books seminar covers authors from Locke to Solzhenitsyn. This course is based on the shared inquiry method and includes extensive reading, writing, and small group discussion interaction with the text.

HNRS 3213 Summer Honors Seminar
3 Credit Hours
An intensive seminar taught on the campus of Trinity College of Florida, somewhere in the United States, or abroad. The seminar reviews the evidence for core biblical doctrines that have been called into question in the modern age, such as God’s existence, divine attributes, Christology, and justification by faith. Students will trace the clashes between biblical Christianity and competing worldviews in these and other areas, and will analyze modernism, postmodernism, and naturalism. Finally, the class will probe the contributions of Christian thinkers like C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, and Stephen Meyer.

THEO 3322 Contemporary Issues in Theology and Ethics
3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to examine a host of issues related to contemporary issues in theology and ethics, specifically those issues that have surfaced in contemporary American culture evaluated in light of traditional Judeo Christian values and ethics. Some of the key topics that will be covered include: basic approaches to Christian ethics; current cultural trends and controversies not limited to but including: the prosperity gospel, abortion, gay marriage, bioethics, rap music, war, marriage, divorce, sexual promiscuity, pop culture, misuse of Scripture, religious pluralism, etc.

THEO 3341 Readings in Christian Thought/Theology 1 (Classical Period)
3 Credit Hours
This course, based on the shared inquiry method, focuses on the timeless writings of Christian thought from the Church Fathers up through the time of the Protestant Reformation. Potential selections will be from such authors as Athanasius, St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Kempis, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and John Owen among others.

THEO 3412 Readings in Christian Thought/Theology 2 (Modern Period)
3 Credit Hours
This course, based on the shared inquiry method, focuses on the modern day “classic” writings of Christian thought from the time of the Protestant Reformation to the present day. Potential selections will be from such authors as Jonathan Edwards, William Temple, Brother Lawrence, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C. S. Lewis, John Piper and John Stott among others.

Schedule
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