DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Trinity Part I

Trinity Part I

This course examines the foundations of trinitarian doctrine in revelation.

Trinity part II

Trinity part III

Course code: THEN020

ECTS Credits: 3

Professor: Dr. Thomas Joseph White

course description:

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.

objectives:

  1. to present a fundamental theology of the triune god from a catholic perspective
  2. to expose students to a number of important classical theological texts and conciliar definitions
  3. to examine a systematic reflection on the mystery of the most holy trinity from a thomistic perspective
  4. to do this in some conversation with contemporary debates and controversies.
  5. to require of students a fair degree of textual analysis, and coherent theological argument, in the form of written essays.

Contents

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