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The Doctrine of the Trinity

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This course is an in-depth study of the doctrine of the Trinity. It considers issues related to theological method and the Trinity as well as the historical development of the doctrine through an examination of central figures, events, and periods. The course also has a seminar format, which includes a high level of student participation through the presentation of student research and discussions. 

Knowing...

  • Learn the primary figures in the history of trinitarian theology
  • Learn the key historical moments in the history of trinitarian theology
  • Learn the key terms and concepts of trinitarian theology
  • Learn the key figures and movements in contemporary trinitarian theology
  • Learn key contributions to the Trinity from non-Western figures 

Being...

  • Develop a sense for the significance of the Trinity for Christian formation
  • Appreciate the value of diverse trinitarian traditions, especially the contributions from non-Western sources

Doing...

  • Engage in scholarly and professional interaction with colleagues
  • Read and intelligently discuss assigned readings
  • Present a scholarly analysis of a primary text related to the Trinity
  • Write and present a scholarly book review on a significant secondary source treating the Trinity
  • Write and present a scholarly research-thesis paper on a topic related to the Trinity
  • Respond to and facilitate a scholarly and collegial in-class discussion on a thesis paper