|Teacher||Dr. T. Cross|
|Frequency||Every three years|
|Credits||5 ECTS||Workload||125-150 Hours|
|Applicability||This Module seeks to enable the student to grasp one of the more difficult theological topics. It is related to courses in Pentecostal and contemporary theology and the history of doctrine.
|Course structure||See module and courses|
|Contact time||35-45 Hours||Self-Study||105-125 Hours|
|Participation requirement||See access to the program|
|Content of the Module||This course offers a study of the doctrine of the Trinity. It examines the fundamental, Scriptural data for the doctrine, tracks the formulation and articulation of the doctrine in the history of the Church, and attends to appropriations of the doctrine in contemporary theology.
This course is intended to provide the biblical foundation, the historical framework, and current appropriations of the doctrine of the Trinity. It will also offer the student an understanding of the indispensability of the doctrine of the Trinity with regard to Christian notions of salvation and community.
A. General Learning Objectives
B. Specific Behavioral Objectives
|Outline||A. Biblical Intimations of God as Triune
B. Historical Formulation of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part I): The Apologists and Clement of Alexandria
C. Historical Formulation of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part II): Origen to Athanasius
D. Historical Formulation of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part III): The Cappadocians
E. Historical Formulation of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part IV): Tertullian to Hilary
F. Historical Formulation of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part V): Aug to Filioque Controversy
G. Contemporary Appropriations of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part I): The 19th Century
H. Contemporary Appropriations of the Doctrine of the Trinity (Part II): Karl Barth, Jürgen Moltmann, and others in the 20th Century
|Core Literature||Reading List:
Augustine. De Trinitate. NPNF 1/3.
Badcock, Gary D. “The Anointing of Christ and the filioque Doctrine.” Irish Theological Quarterly 60/4 (1994) 241-58.
Barth, Karl. Church Dogmatics I/1. Trans. by Geoffrey Bromiley. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1975 ed.
Boff, Leonardo. Trinity and Society. Trans. by Paul Burns. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1988.
Coffey, David M. Deus Trinitas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Davis, Stephen, Daniel Kendall, and Gerald O’Collins, eds. The Trinity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Fortman, Edmund J. The Triune God: A Historical Study of the Doctrine of the Trinity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1982.
LaCugna, Catherine Mowry. God For Us: The Trinity and Christian Life. San Francisco, CA: HarperSan Francisco, 1991.
Hill, William. The Three-Personed God: The Trinity as a Mystery of Salvation. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1982.
Hunt, Anne. The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery—A Development in Recent Catholic Theology. Collegeville, MI: Liturgical Press, 1997.
Johnson, Elizabeth. She Who Is—The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse. New York: Crossroads, 1994.
Jüngel, Eberhard. The Doctrine of the Trinity—God’s Being is in Becoming. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1976.
Marshall, Bruce D. Trinity and Truth. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
McDonnell, Kilian. The Other Hand of God: The Holy Spirit as the Universal Touch and Goal. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2003.
Moltmann, Jürgen. The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology. Minneapolis, MI: Fortress, 1993.
_____________. The Trinity and the Kingdom: The Doctrine of God. Minneapolis, MI: Fortress, 1993.
Rahner, Karl. The Trinity. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co., 1998.
Smail, Thomas A. The Forgotten Father. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1980.
Vanhoozer, Kevin J, ed. The Trinity in a Pluralistic Age: Theological Essays on Culture and Religion. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997.
Volf, Miroslav. After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
Vondey, Wolfgang. Heribert Mühlen: His Theology and Praxis: A New Profile of the Church. New York: University Press of America, 2004.
Zizioulas, John. Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church. Crestwood, New York: St. Vladimir’s Press, 1985.