This unit will deal with the Gospel account of the public ministry of Jesus as implicit Christology and ground for the development of the doctrine of the Trinity; the Paschal Mystery of Jesus, especially as revealing the triune God; and the development of the doctrines of Christ and the Trinity in the Church’s tradition, both classical and contemporary. Tutorial work will canvass key aspects of the theology of the Trinity.

Unit code: CT2202C

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Systematic Theology

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate a capacity to read, understand and respond creatively to the issues raised in contemporary theological discourse.


Express, in simple terms, the divinity and the humanity of Jesus and summarise how the doctrines of Christ and the Trinity developed in the Councils of the early Church.


Demonstrate a basic understanding of the centrality of the Paschal Mystery and its Trinitarian interpretation in contemporary theology.


Articulate a coherent understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity and its foundation in Christology.

Unit sequence

CT1100C and CT1110C

It is highly recommended that students complete CT2201C/CT3201C "Jesus Christ: Revealer of the Triune God A" before commencing this unit.


A variety of learning resources – lectures, guided reading, peer discussion, tutorials, formative feedback on assessment tasks, and electronic resources for further study – will enable students to achieve the learning outcomes of the unit.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Cook, Michael L. Trinitarian Christology: The Power that Sets Us Free. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2010.
  • Dupuis, Jacques. Who Do You Say I Am? Introduction to Christology. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1994.
  • Edwards, Denis. The God of Evolution: A Trinitarian Theology. New York: Paulist Press, 1999.
  • Hill, William J. The Three-Personed God: The Trinity as a Mystery of Salvation. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1982.
  • Hunt, Anne. Trinity: Nexus of the Mysteries of Christian Faith. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2005.
  • Kasper, Walter. The God of Jesus Christ. Translated by Matthew J. O’Connell. New ed. London: Continuum, 2012.
  • LaCugna, Catherine M. God for Us: The Trinity and Christian Life. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.
  • O’Collins, Gerald. The Tripersonal God: Understanding and Interpreting the Trinity. 2nd rev. ed. New York: Paulist Press, 2014.
  • Ormerod, Neil. The Trinity: Retrieving the Western Tradition. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2005.
  • Studer, Basil. Trinity and Incarnation: The Faith of the Early Church. Edited by Andrew Louth. Translated by Matthias Westerhoff. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1993.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Tutorial Paper 750 words

750 10.0
Tutorial Paper/Seminar Paper

Tutorial Paper 750 words

750 10.0

Essay 2,000 words

2000 50.0
Oral Examination

Oral Examination 15 minutes (1,000 words)

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 13 Jun, 2023

Unit record last updated: 2023-06-13 16:33:59 +1000