Details for Trinity
This unit is designed to enable students to understand and explain the doctrine of the Trinity, and to appreciate its significance for theology, faith and mission.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: THE502
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Trinity is part of the subject area Theology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
At the successful completion of this units, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a solid understanding of the historical development and contemporary formulations of the doctrine of the Trinity;
- critically analyse contemporary interpretations and applications of the doctrine;
- relate Trinitarian doctrine to other theological loci and to the life and mission of the church;
- dialogue with lay Christians and those of other faiths about the doctrine and its significance.
- Theological development: Scripture, heresy, creeds, church fathers
- Contemporary formulations: Barth, Rahner, Moltmann
- Feminism and the naming of God
- The triune God and creation
- Trinity, spirituality and ecclesiology
- Trinitarian theology and inter-religious dialogue
- Communicating complex concepts to congregations
Forum responses, essay, group project.
Hunt, A. Trinity: Nexus of the Mysteries of Christian Faith. New York: Orbis Books, 2005.
Bloesch, D. God, the Almighty. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2006.
Flett, J.G. “In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: A Critical Reflection on the Trinitarian Theologies of Religion of S. Mark Heim and Gavin D’Costa”, International Journal of Systematic Theology 10/1 (2008): 73-90.
Johnson, E. She Who Is: the mystery of God in feminist theological discourse. N.Y.: Crossroad, 2001.
Kärkkäinen, V. Trinity and Religious Pluralism. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004.
Ormerod, N. The Trinity: Retrieving the Western Tradition. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2005.
Ormerod, N.J.“Two Points or Four?- Rahner and Lonergan on Trinity, Incarnation, Grace and Beautific Vision.” Theological Studies 68/3 (2007): 661-673.
O’Collins, G. The Tripersonal God. New York: Paulist Press, 1999.
Rea, Michael, Oxfordreadings in philosophical theology, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Swanson, M. “The Trinity in Christian-Muslim Conversation.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 44, no. 3 (2005): 256-263.