Isaiah: God IS Salvation

WSBM 208

The name Isaiah means “the LORD saves,” and that phrase summarizes his message. Addressing a people on the brink of being overcome by a more powerful enemy, the prophet Isaiah urged them to trust in God, the one hope of salvation. His message called for both present and future hope, and looked forward to the coming Messiah. This course will focus on the “what,” “when,” “how” and “why” of Isaiah: his content, times, composition and purposes. Students will understand Isaiah’s prophecies in their historical context, learn about Hebrew prophetic writings and poetic composition, and see how the prophet points to the coming Messiah. Furthermore, we will consider the implications of Isaiah’s message for life in God’s kingdom today.

WSBM 208

Course Information

WSBM 208
WSBM 208

Course Information

Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 6 – November 24 (8 evenings)  |  7:00 – 9:00 PM

The name Isaiah means “the LORD saves,” and that phrase summarizes his message.  Addressing a people on the brink of being overcome by a more powerful enemy, the prophet Isaiah urged them to trust in God, the one hope of salvation.  His message called for both present and future hope, and looked forward to the coming Messiah.  This course will focus on the “what,” “when,” “how” and “why” of Isaiah: his content, times, composition and purposes.  Students will understand Isaiah’s prophecies in their historical context, learn about Hebrew prophetic writings and poetic composition, and see how the prophet points to the coming Messiah.  Furthermore, we will consider the implications of Isaiah’s message for life in God’s kingdom today.

Required Text:

Patson, Kirk. Isaiah: Surprising Salvation. Aquila Press, 2010. (Available on Amazon Kindle)
             OR
Goldingay, John. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. IVP Academic, 2014.
Students are responsible for possessing the required text BEFORE the course starts.

Course Format

This course will be hybrid.
hybrid format means that on some evenings, classes will be in-person, while on other evenings, classes will be online (Zoom).
Zoom link will be made available on the Moodle website (which is the learning platform that we use for uploading course materials, submitting assignments, etc.).
For students who receive the exemptions ahead of time, live streaming options will be made available. You can contact us at wsbm@willingdon.org.

Weekly Updates

Weekly updates for students will be added as the course begins.