TH505 – Doctrine of the Trinity
About this course
This course explores in depth the Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity, with its biblical foundations in God’s revelation, the nature of theology, the foundational historic creeds and controversies, key elements and current obstacles to a fully Christian faith in the Triune God. This course examines vital implications of the doctrine of the Trinity for ethics, worship, the church and proclamation of the Gospel of the Grace of God through Jesus Christ in the Spirit. Prerequisite: at least one previous theology course.
- Explain the topics noted in the Description a) in the light of Scripture, b) in the light of its expressions in the relevant ecumenical creeds, and c) in contemporary contexts (assessed through readings and lectures accounted for in reading notebook).
- Explain the challenges of theological method and identify the important interplay of cultural-historical context (assessed through readings and lectures accounted for in reading notebook).
- Critically analyze and evaluate a variety of theological formulations of the theological topics under consideration recognizing the interplay of ecumenical and contextual/intercultural perspectives (assessed through written assignments and final exam).
- Critically evaluate competing theological formulations and bring to written articulation a faithful presentation of key theological themes that will inform their own ministry, preaching, teaching and personal lives as members of the Body of Christ in its local and global expressions (assessed through written assignments and final exam).