This unit assumes the central importance of the doctrine of the Trinity in the Christian Church and undertakes an exploration of the reasons – biblical, theological and patristic – for this high status. It will include an estimate of the weight of its biblical foundations and christological presuppositions against the Jewish insistence that God is one. Through influential theologians and key conciliar statements, the unit traces the major land¬marks in the develop¬ment of the doctrine in both the Greek and Latin parts of the church. It also investigates a range of contemporary exposition of the doctrine in theologians of different traditions and concludes with a study of the trinitarian bearing on some other doctrines and contemporary issues.
Unit Code: CT3012Y
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
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examine the way biblical material is typically used as support for the Christian doctrine of God as the Holy Trinity
identify and explain both the unity and the main differences in the Latin and Greek patristic traditions, including the later church-dividing matter of the Filioque;
demonstrate a critical appreciation of various influential writers on the Trinity in the last one hundred years, incorporating Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant theologians,
Evaluate the ways in which the doctrine of the Trinity has influenced developments in Christian spirituality, liturgy, praxis or inter-religious dialogue.
This unit is generally available as an elective unit in all undergraduate awards.
Pre-requisites: CT1003Y Beginning With Jesus (or equivalent)
Weekly inter-active lectures and tutorials, using pre-circulated notes (for lectures; 2 hrs) and assigned reading for tutorials; 1 hr).
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2020-02-17 17:12:21 +1100