Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
5.29 – Gustaf Aulén on the Clasic Theory of the Atonement
5.30 – Vladimir Lossky on Redemption as Deification
5.33 – James I. Packer on Penal Substitution
6.11 & 12 – Augustine on Predestination and Fallen Human Nature (Treat both of
these as one reading)
6.21* – The Second Council of Orange on Grace and Freedom
6.55* – The Second Vatican Council on Human Nature
7.24* – The Barmen Declaration on the Identity of the Church
7.26* – The Second Vatican Council on the Nature of the Church
7.31* – George Dragas on the Orthodox Concept of the Church
Felkner-Jones, Chapter 7 (The Work of Jesus Christ: Soteriology) and
Chapter 9 (Church in a Diverse World
a. In which of the 6 categories in the history of the church does each
author fit? These categories are: Patristic, Medieval, Byzantine,
Protestant, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox. (See the appendix in
McGrath or look online to find the time frame and religious tradition of
each writer.) Note: Handwritten categories will be counted as wrong.
b. What are the central theses of the texts at hand? What is the main idea
of the passage? Note key terms or issues.
c. What quote(s) from the reading capture(s) the main idea?
Within the report as a whole (i.e., For specific readings you find engaging or
d. How does this material relate to the Felker-Jones textbook?
e. Which authors and what point(s) do I resonate with in these readings?
f. What questions do I have about these readings?
g. What do I disagree with in this reading?
h. How do these topics impact my academic discipline?