This unit aims to explore the meaning and centrality of the doctrine of the Trinity in Christian faith and doctrine. From its biblical sources through its development in East and West and its later decline, it is examined in its contemporary exposition in theologians of different traditions. Further study will include the trinitarian shaping of other major doctrines and the bearing of the Trinity on some important questions in contemporary discussion.

Unit Code: CT3012Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the scriptural origins of Christian faith in God as the Holy Trinity


Identify the main developments that have occurred in the Church’s trinitarian doctrine


Analyze and evaluate historical and contemporary approaches to trinitarian theology


Articulate some practical ramifications of trinitarian faith for spirituality and Christian praxis

Unit sequence

CT1000Y and CT2011Y/3011Y and one further unit at level two.


Lectures and class discussion


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2500 word essay

0 50.0

2500 word essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-04-12 09:01:17 +1000