DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Trinity Part II

Trinity Part II

This course examines the foundations of trinitarian doctrine in revelation.

Trinity Part I

Trinity Part III

Course code: THEN024

ECTS Credits: 3

Professor: 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: Aquinas on the One God: Five Ways

Chapter 2: Naming God Analogically

Chapter 3: Divine Simplicity

Chapter 4, Part 1: Divine Perfection & Divine Goodness

Chapter 4, Part 2: Divine Goodness

Chapter 5, Part 1: Divine Infinity & Omnipresence

Chapter 5, Part 2: Omnipresence

Chapter 6, Part 1: Divine Immutability & Impassibility

Chapter 6, Part 2: Divine Eternity & Unity

Chapter 7: Divine Knowledge & Love

Chapter 8: Divine Omnipotence

Chapter 9: Aquinas of Knowledge of the Triune God: Mystery of Faith