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Soteriology – The Doctrine of Salvation

Soteriology – The Doctrine of Salvation

Rev. Gregory Love, PhD

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Love is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Redlands, Graduate School of Theology. A native of Portland, Oregon, Dr. Love gained his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Lutheran University, Gustavus Adolphus College, and St. Olaf College. Dr. Love is interested in understanding how God acts in the world and in our lives. He is currently working on a constructive theology of divine providence which tries to explain how God can act in a world which science believes works according to natural laws, chance and human free will, and in which horrific events of suffering happen. His book, Love, Violence and the Cross: How the Nonviolent God Saves Us through the Cross of Christ, investigates the relation between religion and violence and received the 2011 Angell Book Award for the best first book written by a Presbyterian author.

When:    Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
                 Saturday, May 14 – 9:00 to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Where:  Zoom Class – Register on the links below:

Cost:$100 for credit for Commissioned Ruling Elder Candidates

$40 to audit and open to all

Class Description: We continue our look at the Christian faith, and in particular the Reformed view of the faith, this weekend by asking ourselves this question: What does it mean to say, “Jesus died for us”? How does Jesus save us from our sins? What does it mean to be saved, and how does that salvation come about? This latter half picks up where we left off in September. It moves beyond the problem with humanity to the solution: What the triune God does for us in Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit, and the difference that makes for us and for the world.

Pre-Class Readings:
Daniel Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding, 3rd Edition
Gregory Anderson Love, Love, Violence and the Cross

Questions, please contact CRE/CLP Coordinator , 510-828-5596

For a full course description, please download the following PDF.