This first of two-course series is based on Dr. Heiser's book, The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible. It takes an in-depth and behind the scenes look at Chapters 1 through 22 with a focus on examing the context of Scripture and explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. Special attention is given to the following concepts:
- Cosmic geography
- Divine council
- Imaging God
- Sacred space
- Supernatural rebellions
- Believing loyalty
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the concepts of the divine council, cosmic geography, sacred space, and believing loyalty.
- Apply the concept of God's heavenly family to the Bible's vision of God's earthly people.
- Explain what is meant by the “image of God” and how it determines the sanctity of human life, human relationships, discipleship, our earthly purpose, and theodicy.
- Describe supernatural evil from the perspective of the ancient biblical writers
- Explain the relationship between faith and works within the concept of believing loyalty.
- Discern how the doctrine of salvation is consistent between the Old and New Testaments
This course is adminstered through the learning management system Brightspace. It is online and self-paced. Students have access to the course from Aug 16 to Jan 02 (20 weeks) and are expected to complete the course within that timeframe.
Hardware: A personal computer or mobile device with reliable Internet access is required for this course.
Software: The ASOT Logos 9 Student Package is included in enrollment and belongs to you. Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended for this course.
Instructional: The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The primary instructional materials are the following books by Dr. Heiser:
- The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible
- Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World and Why It Matters
- Angels: What the Bible Really Says About God’s Heavenly Host
- Demons: What the Bible Really Says About the Powers of Darkness
You access them through the Logos Library. In addition, supplemental instructional material is provided to you in the course through URLs or in PDF format.
A general knowledge of biblical theology terms and language is benefical in this course. This list of biblical and theological terms may be used as a resource as you go through this course.