This course examines the foundations of trinitarian doctrine in revelation (scripture and tradition read in conjunction with the church’s receptive magisterial teaching).It explores Thomas Aquinas, systematic consideration of the teaching of the church regarding god as one and three persons. it also engages with modern questions of trinitarian doctrine and interpretation.
- to present a fundamental theology of the triune god from a catholic perspective
- to expose students to a number of important classical theological texts and conciliar definitions
- to examine a systematic reflection on the mystery of the most holy trinity from a thomistic perspective
- to do this in some conversation with contemporary debates and controversies.
- to require of students a fair degree of textual analysis, and coherent theological argument, in the form of written essays.
CHAPTER 1: THE MYSTERY OF GOD: RELIGIOUS &PHILOSOPHICAL ORIGINS
CHAPTER 2: THE PROBLEM OF GODIN MODERNITY
CHAPTER 3: THE REVELATION OF THE ONE GODIN ISRAEL
CHAPTER 4: FOUNDATIONS FOR TRINITARIAN FAITH IN THE LIFE OFJESUS CHRIST
CHAPTER 5: PAULINE TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY
CHAPTER 6: JOHANNINE TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY
CHAPTER 7: NICEAN TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY
CHAPTER 8 & 9: KEY PRECEDENTS IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGICAL THINKING ABOUTTHE TRINITY
CHAPTER 10: DIONYSIUS THE AEROPAGITE & THE FOURTHLATERAN COUNCIL