Basic Theology II

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Study doctrines related to the atonementChristology, the Holy Spirit, the Church and the Last Things (Eschatology).While a variety of theological perspectives are considered, special attention is given to these topics from the standpoint of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. 


Prerequisite: Learners must complete Basic Theology I with a passing score before enrolling in this course.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the essential language and schools of thought which are related to the doctrines being studied.  
  • Articulate and defend, from the Bible and scholarly research, doctrines of the Christian faith in relation to the person and work of Christ, salvation, the composition and work of the church, and the things to come.  
  • Objectively evaluate theological arguments in such a way as to be able to identify orthodoxy or potential heresy.  
  • Identify present day applications for the various doctrines learned, and be able to demonstrate how these doctrines should affect Christian faith and practice.  
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Licensing, Ordination and Consecration Requirements this course fulfills

By completing this course and its assignments fully, you will meet the following C&MA credentialing criteria:

  • Read Erickson, M., A Basic Guide to Eschatology
  • Christ’s Body: The Church position paper
  • Christ as Coming King position paper
  • 3 of the 30 required Bible, theology & ministry leadership course credits


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By completing this course with a demonstrated 80% proficiency, you are eligible to apply a Certificate of Completion for 3 academic credits in an undergraduate degree at Crown College. This course can also be applied as 3 professional development credits of the Crown 30 Certificate Program for learners pursuing licensing, ordination or consecration with the Christian & Missionary Alliance.


  • Erickson, M. J. (2015). Introducing Christian doctrine, 3rd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. [ISBN: 978-0801049194] Additional readings are provided in the course.
  • Erickson, M., A Basic Guide to Eschatology
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