ST 119 The Christian God

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 12 hours Seminars/Presentations: 12 hours Private study/Assignments: 24 hours


Continuous Assessment: 40% End of Semester Examination: 60%

Module Aims

This module aims to introduce students to the origin and development of the doctrine of the Trinity from its scriptural roots, its development in the tradition West and East, and its significance for Christian life today.

Learning Outcomes

  • : By the end of the module the student will: • Be able to articulate a contemporary understanding of the Trinity and its importance for Christian living. • Have engaged with some of the key theologians (including Tertullian Augustine, the Cappadocians, and Aquinas) in the formulation of trinitarian doctrine. • Appreciate the link between the Trinity and Christian spirituality and mysticism. • Be able to articulate the specific contribution of at least two contemporary theologians to Trinitarian theology.


  • Declan Marmion & Rik van Nieuwenhove, An Introduction to the Trinity. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Thomas J. Norris, The Trinity: Life of God, Hope for Humanity. Towards a Theology of Communion. New City Press, New York, 2009.
  • Peter C. Phan, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Joseph Bracken, God Three Who Are One. Engaging Theology: Catholic Perspectives Series. Collegeville, The Liturgical Press, 2008.