Introduction to Reformed Theology

Dr. R.C. Sproul presents an understandable and thorough introduction to Reformed Theology. This course is ideal for those who are unfamiliar with Reformed Theology as well as those understand the basics, but want a deeper understanding.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

Few evangelical Christians today understand Reformed theology. They know it has something to do with predestination, and they may have heard of “the five points.” But they can’t name these points, and they think no one believes most of them anymore. Dr. Sproul says there’s more to Reformed theology than these five points. Reformed theology reveals just how awesome the grace of God is. 
The roots of evangelical Christianity are found in the soil of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, which brought a return of true biblical theology to the world. In this course, Dr. Sproul offers an introduction to Reformed theology, the heart of historical evangelicalism.

An optional book What is Reformed Theology? can be purchased from the Ligonier Store here to enhance the learning experience.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course path preview


    • Welcome to Introduction to Reformed Theology

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Introduce Yourself

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

      • watch The Introduction
      • read The Introduction of “What is Reformed Theology?”

    • Lesson 2: Catholic, Evangelical, and Reformed

      • watch Catholic, Evangelical, and Reformed
      • read Chapter 1 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 3: Scripture Alone

      • watch Scripture Alone
      • read Chapter 2 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 4: Faith Alone (Part 1)

      • watch Faith Alone (Part 1)
      • read Chapter 3 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 5: Faith Alone (Part 2)

      • watch Faith Alone (Part 2)
      • read Chapter 4 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 6: Covenant

      • watch The Covenant
      • read Chapter 5 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 7: Total Depravity (Part 1)

      • watch Total Depravity (Part 1)
      • read Chapter 6 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
    • Lesson 8: Total Depravity (Part 2)

      • watch Total Depravity (Part 2)
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 9: Unconditional Election

      • watch Unconditional Election
      • read Chapter 7 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 10: Limited Atonement

      • watch Limited Atonement
      • read Chapter 8 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 10 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 11: Irresistible Grace

      • watch Irresistible Grace
      • read Chapter 9 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 11 Self-Assessment

    • Lesson 12: Perseverance of the Saints

      • watch Perseverance of the Saints
      • read Chapter 10 in “What is Reformed Theology?”
      • Take Lesson 12 Self-Assessment

    • Final Assessment

      • to-do Putting It Into Practice

About the teacher

R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and chancellor of Reformation Bible College. He also serves as co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla. Dr. Sproul holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam, and he has had a distinguished academic teaching career at various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary. He is author of more than ninety books.

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