Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


TH6/780—Contemporary Trinitarian Thought

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This course offers an in-depth exploration of the Christian doctrine of God, with particular attention to recent contributions to and developments in Trinitarian theology by Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox thinkers. While we make reference to the origins of the doctrine (teaching) of the Trinity in the biblical and early Church period, the primary focus of the course is on the meaning and significance of this central Christian teaching for the contemporary life of the church and the world. We will be especially interested in the implications of Trinitarian theology for scripture interpretation, liturgy and ecclesia, anthropology and sexuality, the meeting of religions, politics, economics – justice and ecology. The purpose of the course is to immerse students in the robust and delightful resources of contemporary ecumenical Trinitarian theology, which in turn draws students deeper into knowing, loving, and worshipping God.

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