REL 112 Introduction to Old Testament Literature
An introduction to the distinctive genres of Old Testament literature,
coupled with hermeneutical principles and methodology for each. Emphasis is
given to the development of motivation and aptitude for study and
interpretation of the Old Testament, as well as application to life. Course
assignments will center on acquisition of practical skills useful for
independent study of the Old Testament.
Students will be able to identify, articulate and intelligently discuss
fundamental political questions, including: what is the purpose government
and its moral foundation? What is the best form of government? What is
required for sustainable liberty? What is the relationship between divine
and civic authority? What are the sources of political conflict and of
Johnson earned a Ph.D. in Theology at the University of Saint Andrew's,
Scotland. Before coming to King's, he initially studied psychology as an
undergraduate and then went on to seminary. He served for eight years as an
associate pastor and director of education at GracePoint of Webster in St.
Louis, Missouri, and served two years in the Church of Scotland. He has
given public lectures on death in American culture and the philosophy of
worldview for the Francis Schaeffer Institute. He also teaches regularly in
Western Kenya in a school for rural pastors and is currently ordained in the
Evangelical Presbyterian Church.