Unseen Realm 102


Spring 2022 Semester: February 14 through June 12 (17 weeks) Format: 100% Online, self-paced
Average Completion Time: 60-70 hours Earn: Course Completion Badge


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What this course is about

In this course, Dr. Heiser builds on the meta-narrative and supernatural concepts developed in Unseen Realm 101. He covers Chapters 22 through 42 of the The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible and transitions into the New Testament by picking up the supernatural plot line of the Bible and culminating in God establishing his natural and supernatual family in the book of Revelation. Special attention is given to the following concepts:

  • Eschatological Son of Man
  • Believer's as sacred space
  • Cosmic geography in the Gospels
  • How Jesus' birth, life and ministry reverses the three rebellions
  • Spiritual warfare in light of the Great Commission

What you will learn

After completing this course, you should be able to explain:

  • The supernatural-theological rationale in Israel's conquest of Canaan.
  • How the divine council worldview provides a framework for the prophets’ ministry.
  • The divine council context of Daniel 7 and the Son of Man and how that determines Christology and Old Testament Godhead theology.
  • The cryptic nature of the ultimate mission of the Messiah in the first advent.
  • How Christ's ministry targeted the three supernatural-human rebellions described in Genesis 1-11.
  • How the Church, the Body of Christ, and its ordinances repurpose Old Testament concepts of sacred space, holy priesthood, and cosmic geography.
  • How the divine council worldview impacts eschatology, the Day of the Lord, and the restoration of Eden on a new earth.

How this course is taught

This course is completely online and self-paced. It consists of 15 modules that are structured as follows:

Component Description
Objectives These identify the module's key ideas and concepts.
Gather Knowledge You will read texts, watch videos, and/or listen to podcasts to learn about a module's topic.
Expand My Knowledge You will watch a 45-60 minute pre-recorded lecture by Dr. Heiser to build on what you learned.
Apply My Knowledge You will complete a quiz and/or join a class discussion to use what you learned.
Additional Resources Other articles, graphics, websites, etc. shared during the lecture or more material to go deeper in your learning of the topic are provided to you.
Module Topic
01 The Israelite Conquest, Part I: The Supernatural Worldview Rationale
02 The Israelite Conquest, Part II: Questions and Other Observations
03 Temporary Sacred Spaces: Sinai and Tabernacle, Temple and Zion
04 The Second Death of Eden: Apostasy, Exile, and Future Hope
05 In the Fullness of Time: The Birth of Jesus as a Signal of Cosmic Reversal
06 The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry: Cosmic Reversal, Part 1
07 Jesus Ministry: Cosmic Reversal, Part 2
08 The Crucifixion as Spiritual Warfare: Cosmic Reversal, Part 3
09 The Resurrection, Ascension, Coming of the Holy Spirit: Cosmic Reversal, Part 4
10 Reclaiming the Nations and the Fullness of the Gentiles: Cosmic Reversal, Part 5
11 The Holy Ones: The Spirit, Believers as Sacred Space and Royal Priests
12 The Church and Cosmic Geography: Baptism, Lord’s Supper, and Church Discipline
13 Enduring Discipleship: Believing Loyalty to the End
14 The War of the Cosmic Mountain: Armageddon and the Day of the Lord
15 God Gets His Way: The New Creation, New Eden, New Council

Dr. Michael S. Heiser (who prefers to be called Mike) is a scholar of the Bible and its ancient context. He earned master’s degrees in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania and Hebrew Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a PhD in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Before teaching at AWKNG School of Theology, Dr. Heiser taught at the university level for over 20 years and was the Academic Editor and Scholar for Logos Bible Software for 15 years. He supervised scholarly data projects related to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew and Semitic inscriptions, the Septuagint, and the Greek Pseudepigrapha.

Dr. Heiser is published widely in scholarly academic journals, including the Bible Study Magazine, and authored several portions of the Faithlife Study Bible. In addition, he is the author of several best-selling books, most notably:

  • 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

Dr. Heiser has a wide online presence through his blog, podcast, and YouTube channels, all of which can be found on his website. Dr. Heiser also has a nonprofit ministry MIQLAT, which provides free translations of his books Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches about the Unseen World and Why It Matters and What Does God Want? in dozens of languages.

On a personal note, Dr. Heiser has been married for more than thirty years to his incredible wife, Drenna. They have four adult children. He enjoys pop culture science fiction and has published two science fiction novels The Facade Sage (Volume 1 and 2) and The World Turned Upside Down: Finding the Gospel in Stranger Things. He loves dogs (especially pugs), enjoys playing fantasy football and baseball, and loves the Red Sox and the Packers.


Unseen Realm 101; 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.

NOTE: Even though Unseen Realm 101 is a pre-requisite for this course, you can take this course at the same time as Unseen Realm 101 so long as you complete the learning sequentially.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials 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
  • What Does God Want?

These books are provided to you in the ASOT Logos 9 Student Package, which is included in enrollment in the Unseen Realm 101 course. Other instructional material is provided in the course.

Technology Requirements:

You must be technologically capable to take this online course. Below is a list of materials and technology used in this course.

Material/Technology Description
ASOT Logos 9 Student Package The ASOT Logos 9 Student Package is included in enrollment of the Unseen Realm 101 course. It includes Dr. Heiser's books that are used in this course as well as other resources. For a complete list of what is included in the package, refer to the FAQs. Review the Logos Minimum System Requirements.
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Some instructional material is provided as a PDF and Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended for this course. With this tool, you can view, annotate, and print PDF documents. Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for free.

This course is facilitated through the learning management system Brightspace. When you enroll in this course, you will either checkout as an existing student and sign into your Brightspace account, or as a new student and create a new account. It is important you make note of your username and password. Review the Brightspace Platform Requirements as well as check your system capability.

Brightspace Pulse App

You can take this course on a mobile device through the Brightspace Pulse app. It is available for download from any Google Play or Apple App store. Review the Brightspace Pulse Platform Requirements.


The pre-recorded lectures are hosted in Vimeo and are embedded in each module. A Vimeo account is not required to watch the lectures. Review the System Requirements for Viewing, Browsing, and Apps.


To successfully complete this course, you must take all 15 quizzes within the course/semester start and end dates. There is no minimum grade requirements to pass a quiz and you have unlimited attempts. Once you successfully complete the course, you are awarded a Course Completion Badge, which is issued within 14 business days after the course/semester ends.

You do not receive a grade for this course. The focus is on learning and mastering the concepts.

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