Introduction to Reformed Theology

You’ve heard of Reformed theology, but you’re not certain what it is. If you want a full explanation, not a simplistic one, join Dr. R.C. Sproul as he explains how Reformed theology reveals just how awesome the grace of God is.

  • 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

You’ve heard of Reformed theology, but you’re not certain what it is. Some references to it have been positive, some negative. It appears to be important, and you’d like to know more about it. And you want a full explanation, not a simplistic one. 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. In this course, you'll learn there’s more to Reformed theology than these five points. Reformed theology reveals just how awesome the grace of God is.

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 Overview

  • GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome to Introduction to Reformed Theology

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • INTRODUCTION

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

      • watch The Introduction
      • read The Introduction of “What is Reformed Theology?”
  • CATHOLIC, EVANGELICAL, AND REFORMED

    • Lesson 2: Catholic, Evangelical, and Reformed

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

    • Lesson 3: Scripture Alone

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

    • 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
  • COVENANT

    • Lesson 6: Covenant

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

    • 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
  • UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION

    • Lesson 9: Unconditional Election

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

    • Lesson 10: Limited Atonement

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

    • Lesson 11: Irresistible Grace

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

    • 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

    • Final Assessment

      • to-do Putting It Into Practice