Details for Triune God and Creation
Do you think that the doctrine of the Trinity is just too hard to understand, even though you know that this doctrine is foundational to Christian faith? This unit provides students with an opportunity to reflect deeply on the doctrine of the Trinity – both its historical development and its relevance for the contemporary church. It also explores God’s providential work in the creation and addresses controversial issues such as the creation / evolution debate.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: THE301
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Triune God and Creation is part of the subject area Theology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit builds on Christian Worldview, and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the biblical basis and the historical and modern formulations of the Christian God and his creation.
- The development of the doctrine of the Trinity
- The mirror of the triune God in His creation: contemporary application of Trinitarian theology in the church and world
- The human creature: nature, vocation and destiny
- The creation / evolution debate
- Theology of creation and its ethical implications
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, class presentations, discussion, tutorials, web-based interaction.
Weekly Tests (20%); Critical Book Review (30%, 1500 words); Major Essay (50%, 2500 words)
- Augustine, A.De Trinitate. trans. Stephen McKenna. Washington: Catholic University Press, 1963.
- Boff, L.Holy Trinity, Perfect Community. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2000.
- Bloesch, D. God, the Almighty. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2006.
- Bowe, B. Dempsey, M. and Pazdan (eds.).Earth, Wind, and Fire: Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Creation. Collegeville, Minn: Liturgical Press, 2004.
- Hunt, A.Trinity.New York: Orbis Books, 2005.
- LaCugna, C.God for Us: The Trinity and Christian Life. SanFrancisco: Harper, 1993.
- Moltmann, J.The Trinity and the Kingdom of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.
- Moltmann, J.God and Creation: an ecological doctrine of creation. London: SCM 1985.
- Ormerod, N.The Trinity: Retrieving the Western Tradition.Milwaukee:Marquette University Press, 2005.
- O’Collins, G.The Tripersonal God. New York: Paulist Press, 1999.
- Pinnock, C.Most Moved Mover: A Theology of God's Openness. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001.