The Doctrine of Humanity

Course Description

What is the purpose of life? What is human identity? How do we understand sin and its effect on the world and our lives? Dr. John Tweeddale will explore the Bible’s teaching on key issues such as creation, sin, worship, gender, family, and sexuality. This course will consider what it means to be created in the image of God and to live for His glory.

About the Instructor

Dr. John W. Tweeddale is vice president of academics and professor of theology at Reformation Bible College. He is also a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He previously served as senior associate editor of Tabletalk magazine, as senior pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, and as adjunct professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He earned his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss., and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is author of John Owen and Hebrews and coeditor of John Calvin: For a New Reformation and the T&T Clark Handbook of John Owen.

A Letter From the Instructor

Dear Student,

Warm greetings from RBC. Few topics are more pressing today than the topic of this course. As we consider the Bible’s teaching on humanity this semester at RBC, we will be asking four basic questions: Who am I? How can I know? What must I do? What is my purpose in life? To answer these questions, we will look to the teaching of Scripture as well as the witness of the church throughout history to learn what it means to be men and women created in the image of God. My desire for you is that by taking this course you will be better equipped to live faithfully as a Christian in a world that is often confused about what it means to be truly human.

Every blessing in Christ, Dr. Tweeddale